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Handmade silver Bracelet designed and created by Helen Burrell ©

Handmade silver Bracelet designed and created by Helen Burrell ©

This was a commissioned piece handmade for a lady who loves hares, she asked me to design a piece of jewellery for her, and together we came up with this idea.
silver hare running through a fence bracelet created by helen burrell

She has very kindly sent me this testimonial:-
I went to see Helen as I had seen her work when I was browsing on the internet for local jewellery designers and it really inspired me. I had in my mind a bracelet that captured the essence of myself and my husband. One of our favourite things to do is to go walking in the countryside as we are both nature lovers. I have a fascination with hares and my husband has an interest in birds.
When I discussed this with Helen she came up with the idea of creating a silver bracelet that looked like a fence with a hare running through the middle of it. I also asked her to incorporate an odd diamond that I had and also I wanted to use some of the gold in a ring that belonged to my gran.

It wasn’t long until Helen emailed me a picture that she had drawn of the bracelet as she imagined it. It was at this point that I knew Helen was the right jewellery designer for me!
The finished bracelet is exquisite and I cannot recommend Helen highly enough. The bracelet captures everything I wanted and more, from the gorgeous hare running through the middle of it to the tiny birds nest with a tiny gold egg nestling in it.

Helen is not only a lovely lady but an extremely professional person who interpreted my thoughts really well and created a bracelet I am very proud to wear.
I am enjoying the bracelet very much- I will be saving my pennies up for another fabulous creation!!
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The illustration below is of a double commission I had from my clients to make a set of a new eternity and an engagement ring, created in 18ct yellow gold. My clients’ diamonds from her original cluster ring were set into the flower ring shown here, a new diamond was supplied for the larger stone.

Rings created on the theme of a garden in 18ct gold and set with diamonds.

The two rings sit together with a space between for my clients wedding band.
I received a wonderful testimonial from my client Karen:- (please click to enlarge)

My thanks to Karen for the commissions and this lovely testimonial:
LIFE STORY NECKLACE on November 8, 2012 by Helen Burrell
life story necklace by helen burrell My clients Life Story necklace
She has very kindly sent me this testimonial :-
‘I first met Helen and saw her beautiful jewellery on a visit to her shop at Melbourne.
I loved the idea of using some of the jewellery my Mum had left me which had sentimental value but was not to my own taste.
I decided to have a special necklace made and wanted it to be a symbolic representation of happy memories, family friends and even pets!
After discussing my own thoughts with my husband and grandson Joseph, I met with Helen to discuss how my ideas could be incorporated into a necklace.
Helen then produced a beautiful design, which was perfect.
I must admit I was nervous when the day arrived to collect it, but my nerves were needless.
My necklace is absolutely stunning, I was overwhelmed! it was gorgeous, it reminds me of my Mum and Dad and all things precious to me, and of course it is unique.
I know for sure my Mum would have loved it,
I’ve had a lovely , happy and positive experience thanks to Helen’s incredible talent, patience and her eye for detail.

I loved making it for you, and am thrilled that you love it too, thank you very much for the commission.

Here are some more recent testimonials from my clients:-

'I have just picked up the most stunningly beautiful ring from Helen. Her designs are amazing and her attention to detail and customer service are second to none. She has created me the best possible unique and personal wedding ring I could wish for and I can't wait til I can wear it. Thank you so much. Sarah'

Thanks Sarah :)

THE WAVE RING set with a beautiful opal a stunning emerald and a peridot , all chosen as they have significance to Sarah , I bought in a collection of stones for her to choose from and they look stunning together, all set in 9ct round gold wire formed to create the wave effect........

A Re-designed ring :-
"I asked Helen to take my engagement ring, which I never wore and my battered wedding ring and combined them in a new design known as the 'simple' ring (see her website).
I am delighted with the finished item and would also add that I found the whole process enjoyable.
Naomi ............

Thanks very much Naomi, your confidence in me is much appreciated
:) Helen

'Hi Helen, I just wanted to say thank you for your vision
and expertise in making my old jewellery into
the most unique and beautiful necklace.
It's a lovely reminder of all my family and will
make the perfect heirloom to pass
on to future members of my family.
l absolutely love it. Thanks again,
Janet.' -
Thanks Janet I am so pleased you are happy with it, and hope
you always will be , helen :)

butterfly necklace by helen burrell

A special commission​​​​​​​ for
Absolutely delighted with my new ring and necklace. I’d been considering for a few years combining my original diamond rings, from the last 3 decades into one piece that made a real statement. These rings meant a lot to me, happy memories and marked important events. I wanted to wear them all every day and love them in a different, modern way for the next 3 decades! Helen gave me some great options and ideas and turned them into life. When the ring arrived, it took my breath away, it is everything I'd hoped for. From the beautiful diamonds I also had a lovely diamond pendent made, what an amazing special treat. Something stunning and gorgeous for me to enjoy for the rest of my life and to give to my daughter in the future. Thank you so much Helen, you made it all a really exciting pleasurable experience, your communication was excellent, professional, warm and kind. A truly lovely person and a very talented professional. Would very highly recommend.

5 stone diamond ring

5 stone diamond ring  and pendant

Thank you so much Claire , it was a joy to see your face when you saw the ring, I always think that's the best bit of a commission - thanks a million for having faith in me to sort it all out for you, and I hope you will always love your special pieces. best wishes always -Helen :)

My wedding took place on 22.03.18, and I was so excited to finally be able to wear my wedding ring which Helen made for me. I didn’t want a normal ‘band’ but wasn’t sure what I really wanted. It did need to include my mums wedding ring and also my best friends wedding ring...her family gave it to me when she died. After a couple of visits and chats with Helen I knew what I wanted and she knew she could do it for...and I am so happy. The ring speaks of my love of Derbyshire rocks and Nature. Am so so happy with it that Helen also made me earrings to go with the theme of the ring. Can highly recommend her workmanship, ideas and ability to help interpret what you mean. A massive thank you Helen. Much love and OMs Phillipa

Thanks Philippa, it was a lovely commission to do for a lovely lady :) I hope you always love it , and congratulations to you and your husband too, many thanks - and my best wishes for your future together, love and OMs back - Helen :)

a walk in derbyshire ring MIKE
Helen provided my wife and I with an excellent professional service, which was an honest and enjoyable experience from our first contact to the finished bespoke rings she created for my wife.
Helen took time to fully understand my wife’s requirements and came up with two fantastic designs that met the brief perfectly and were subsequently commissioned.
Without hesitation, we would go straight to Helen for any future pieces and have no reservation in recommending her brilliant results.

​​​​​​​Thank you both so much , it was lovely to meet you and work with you both to achieve your special designs , and it's really good to have met your expectations too.
Thanks again for trusting me with your commissions , I really appreciate it .
Wishing you both a very Happy Christmas and New year too.
and I hope you always love your special rings .

Please feel free to get in touch if you would like something special made for you too .
You can contact me on
01509 239348 to make any enquiries.
Helen :).