– About Us –
Heulwen Lewis Bespoke specialises in designing and creating beautiful custom-made jewellery. Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of designing your own piece, remodelling a vintage keepsake or gifting a loved one with a sentimental treasure. We love crafting jewellery with everlasting appeal and personality, that captures special sentiments and gathers meaning for generations to come.
How it all began…
When Sarah was just two years old, she sat down beside her grandad to watch him paint. Captivated by his beautiful artwork, it wasn’t long before she took up her own paintbrush. After suffering ill health, for her grandad, this time to be creative was ‘happy-ever-after’. For Sarah, it was just the beginning…
Sarah began drawing — and signing — her ‘masterpieces’ anywhere and everywhere: underneath her exasperated Mam’s favourite coffee table was a favourite spot. Soon Sarah was rethreading her Nan’s broken necklaces and fashioning paper shoes for her dolls, too.
‘Follow your dreams,’ Sarah’s Grandad urged. With her artistic family behind her, Sarah left her beautiful hometown of Ebbw Vale, in South Wales, to study at Hereford Art College. A BA in Applied Arts specialising in Jewellery from North Wales School of Art, where she gained a 2:1 soon followed. Five years later, Sarah was awarded a Distinction in her prestigious MA in Fashion Artefacts from The London College of Fashion.
Since her first job as a Design Assistant for Arabel Lebrusan, Sarah has clocked up over 14 years of experience in the Fine Jewellery Trade. While developing as a CAD designer, she acquired an extensive knowledge of bench and setting. She continues to draw on these skills today, offering a design and CAD consultancy service for multiple award-winning companies.
A stint as Head Designer for St Albans company — Kings Hill — saw her setting up and running the Bespoke Jewellery Department. Other career highlights include winning the Lonmin Award for Innovative Design in platinum and being featured in Parisian Vogue.
But for Sarah, it was setting up Heulwen Lewis Bespoke in June 2017 that has meant the most. ‘Without my family, I wouldn’t be here, Sarah says. ‘They’re my biggest inspiration. Each piece I make is a reminder that I’ve succeeded in my dream. Our dream. This is why I want to create precious keepsakes for others: to tell their stories and create mementoes that will be cherished for generations to come.’