About Me

Fiona Adair | Silver Artisan
Gold Jewelry
Hello! My name is Fiona and I’m from Newtownabbey, in Northern Ireland, where I design and handcraft jewellery in a little garden workshop.  Mostly these items are in sterling and fine silver, although I do occasionally work with gold for clients’ commissions.
Hello! My name is Fiona and I’m from Newtownabbey, in Northern Ireland, where I design and handcraft jewellery in a little garden workshop.  Mostly these items are in sterling and fine silver, although I do occasionally work with gold for clients’ commissions.
Hello! My name is Fiona and I’m from Newtownabbey, in Northern Ireland, where I design and handcraft jewellery in a little garden workshop.  Mostly these items are in sterling and fine silver, although I do occasionally work with gold for clients’ commissions.

I am a silver artisan and specialise in designing and making silver jewellery. My main range includes earrings, rings, necklaces, pendants, bracelets and brooches. although I do make other items such as cufflinks and tie pins, on request.  

 

The craft of creating beautiful things from silver is an ancient one, thought to date back as far as 4000BC.  Since childhood, I have been fascinated by the precious metal artefacts on display in museums and the secrets they might hold about the people who made and owned them.  

 

My own silversmithing journey began in 2013 when I embarked on a course to learn the basic skills. The obsession grew rapidly from there and I have continued to develop my skills and knowledge via much trial and error, reading and online tutorials, as well as attending a number of specialist courses at the London Jewellery School in Hatton Garden. I’m constantly learning and trying to improve.

 

Inspiration for many of my designs is derived from the landscapes and coastlines of beautiful Northern Ireland.  Beach walks usually end with pockets full of stones and shells when interesting textures have sparked an idea!

 

Most weekends from March to December each year you can find me trading at a craft fair or market somewhere, as I love the personal interaction with customers and with fellow traders who are a friendly, supportive community.  Some of the regular markets for me are the Causeway Speciality Market in Coleraine, Ballycastle Seafront Market and Merville House Market in Newtownabbey.  I also supply items to a small number of retail outlets.

 

I really appreciate your interest in my small business, thank you.

Fiona xx

Fiona Adair | Silversmith
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‘When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance’.
Fiona Adair 
(Owner & Founder of Bluebell Handmade Jewellery)

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