ABOUT NINA BULLEY
I am a jeweller and goldsmith and have been making jewellery for the past 20 years since moving to the Isle of Wight. I started out being self taught but then studied silversmithing and stone setting at West Dean College in Chichester. Most of my work is inspired by my gorgeous surroundings but I particularly like to create modern pieces with clean lines and high quality finishes.
I now only work to commission and take orders from customers on a weekly basis. I specialise in melting down old jewellery to make it into something new, I really enjoy the process of giving new life to old pieces which is sometimes a very sentimental piece which can be then worn on daily basis rather than kept in a box.
I read a lot of technical books to improve my work, and enjoy learning new techniques or processes which I can then use to make more creative and interesting jewellery.
I spent 7 years teaching jewellery making at Quay Arts and have appeared in various magazines and newspapers regarding my work and appeared on TV and BBC Radio.
I just love making jewellery - perhaps that is most important!