Lauren Bell-Brown is a Nottingham based independent jewellery designer and maker. She started her business in 2016 after graduating with First Class Hons in Jewellery Design and Related Products from the internationally renowned School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University.
Lauren's inspiration comes from the delicate florals and gilded covers of her treasured collection of Victorian books and their timeworn faded colours. Many of the books in her collection are 19th century original Grimm Brothers and Hans Christian Andersen fairytales, both influenced her graduate collection, in particular the original tale of Snow White.
She creates jewellery dedicated to her interpretations of these tellings and books, portraying the evocative imagery they provoke with a semblance to some of their darker details.
Lauren creates her pieces by combining cuttlefish casting techniques with hand sculpting and lost wax casting. She embellishes with ethically sourced gemstones, set imperfectly, portraying a seeming fragility and a transitory beauty. Every piece of jewellery she creates is meticulously hand crafted and unique.
Lauren regularly undertakes commission work, discussing ideas, designs and specifications in detail with the customer.
Lauren is able to recycle customer's unworn traditional jewellery and create something contemporary from the unworn and unloved.
Hothouse Alumni, Crafts Council 2017.
Find A Maker by Craft Festival.