First Name:GillLast Name:PatrickBusiness Name:Red Bear JewelleryBusiness Description:Hand crafted jewellery, using silver plated mounts and semi-precious stones. Also a range of beaded necklace and earring sets including one-off premier pieces and uniquely designed pearl necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Commissions for bespoke designs in pearls and beaded sets for weddings and special occasions very welcome.Business Address:140 Hawthorne Way
HD8 8PXCountry:United KingdomBusiness Tel:01484 817973Website:http://www.redbearjewellery.com
When I left school at the age of 16 I worked for several years in the jewellery department of a local store. Here I gained an interest in jewellery and knowledge of the retail jewellery trade. My love of crystals developed many years later when I was attracted by their natural beauty and fascinated by their intrinsic energies. This was linked with a deep interest in meditation and alternative therapies such as Reiki and Crystal Healing.
When I was idly browsing a small beading shop in Leeds back in 2003 I found my fingers itching to 'have a go' at making some earrings. I have always had a creative drive and up to that point it had been satisfied by photography and painting. Here was a new creative challenge! Later on I was introduced to a supplier of gemstones and jewellery findings and Red Bear Jewellery was conceived. Apart from a few basic instructions on how to use a couple of jewelling tools I am basically self-taught, mostly using my own methods and occasionally referring to text books.
My first collection went on sale at a friend's gallery in Wakefield and then I started to do small craft fairs and now have events most weekends from March through to Christmas. I also have my website, which makes shopping for a piece of Red Bear Jewellery very easy. My aim is make my jewellery to the highest standards, whilst keeping it very affordable and backing this up with first class customer service and after care.
I still hand select all of the stones for each piece of jewellery, ensuring good colour matching for pieces like earrings and sets. Owing to the uniqueness of the materials no two pieces are ever entirely alike. I am happy to make adjustments to any jewellery item and take orders for special pieces. Some of the designs can also be made using a different gemstone, please ask. I hope you like my collection
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