Every item in Nanuk Jewellery is handmade by Louise, owner of Nanuk Jewellery, from her home in Saffron Walden. Louise has always been creative and enjoyed making things, studying jewellery making and design at university, after which she spent some time working in a local jeweller’s before setting up Nanuk Jewellery. Louise sells her work mostly online, although she does enjoy the opportunity to participate in craft fairs and show her work in person, where it’s great to see people looking at her work face-to-face.
Louise’s focus has always primarily been jewellery, for which she mostly works with sterling silver, incorporating wire work, gemstones and traditional pearl knotting techniques.
“I enjoy using colourful strands of gemstone beads, making them into necklaces, bracelets and earrings with my own hand made silver fittings. I like to include colour and intricate small details in my work, and combining gemstone beads with my own unique handmade findings gives me a chance to do this” says Louise. Louise also makes a range of steampunk-inspired polymer clay jewellery, featuring dragons and fantastical, colourful creatures, as Nanuk Designs.