Hello! My name's Ellen Thorpe and I'm a jeweller creating colourful silver and glass jewellery inspired by nature. Each piece is handmade and unique, and made in my workshop in beautiful Snowdonia, North Wales. I've been a jeweller for nine years, but have enjoyed making all my life.
I find inspiration from the stunning landscape of North Wales, which I love to explore, and the materials that I work with. Silver and glass have very different properties, silver is very forgiving and you can have complete control over the making process. Glass on the other hand is much more fluid and spontaneous, which creates wonderful organic forms.
Together they work beautifully, the shiny polish of the silver reflecting the beautiful colour and depth of the glass.
To read more about my inspirations and creative process click here.
My collection of Silver and Glass Jewellery is colourful, organic and unique! Each piece is made by hand using sterling silver and glass beads.
Each piece has been designed to be comfortable to wear, and made to last!
Organic Silver Jewellery
I love having the opportunity to learn more skills and techniques by making pieces that are out of my comfort zone. These metalwork commissions have all been very different to the jewellery that I make, so don't be afraid to ask me to make something unusual!
Unique Wedding Rings
I really enjoy working with couples and incorporating their ideas and inspirations to make them their perfect wedding or engagement rings! Why settle for a boring ring when you can have anything you can help design one yourself?
I recently discovered an amazing glass layering technique that creates this amazing texture, so couldn't help but have a go at making some glass eyes. They turned out to be a big hit, so I've created a collection of glass eye jewellery!
"I have ordered several commissions from Ellen and I have never failed to be impressed. I was consulted on every part of the process and every piece has come out better than I could have imagined- each one of high quality, beautifully designed and wearable.
I will definitely be back for more!"
"I've now had two truly amazing commissions made by Ellen. Each completely different, and both have been worn every day! The whole process was easy from talking about the ideas, being sent sketches and options, then finally Ellen even wrapped them for me. I cant recommend her enough. Thank you Ellen for creating the most special presents!"
"Ellen is so creative and a pleasure to work with. I really enjoyed chatting with her throughout the process. I would definitely recommend her if you're thinking of getting something unique that will be of much sentimental value."