Helen has been designing and making award winning jewellery since launching ‘Helen Brice Designs’ in 1999, following graduation from the BA(Hons) Design Crafts degree at Hereford College of Arts.
Bridging the gap between classical and contemporary jewellery, warm precious metals in unusual finishes are combined with the beautiful tones of natural gemstones. Drawing inspiration from architectural and organic forms with naturally occurring textures & patterns such as crystal structures, Helen has created a timeless collection which is both stylish and wearable.
Working in Silver, Gold, Platinum & Palladium Helen’s jewellery ranges from £20-£10,000. She enjoys working to commission, creating unique wedding and engagement rings or bespoke designs to celebrate a special occasion. In particular, she relishes breathing new life into old or inherited jewellery by resetting gemstones or recycling the gold into a new piece with sentimental significance for her clients.
As a self-taught Goldsmith, with over 20 years at the bench, Helen’s mixed-media background allows her to approach jewellery design from a somewhat unorthodox perspective. Preferring to explore new designs in the workshop, rather than in a sketchbook, she is usually inspired by a particular gemstone or setting which becomes the feature of each piece of jewellery.
Her unique style has manifested as a growing collection of signature 'Showstoppers!' – predominantly rings. These highly coveted, one-of-a-kind pieces are instantly recognisable, and their mostly organic and asymmetric design stems from her love of architectural detailing and naturally occurring pattern and texture.
Meet Helen at Living Crafts at Hatfield House 6 - 9 May 2021