Handmade in St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK

MEET THE MAKER

Hello, I’m Esther Dyer, the owner, designer and maker behind EsD Jewellery. I make handmade Sterling Silver Jewellery for every day and occasion wear. As well as making jewellery, I'm a mother of two energetic boys (age 6 & 7), a homemaker and wife to a golf mad hero.

I trained in Silversmithing and Applied Crafts at Camberwell College of Art (London Institute) 1994-97, and continued studying fine Jewellery at London Guildhall 1997-99.

For a time I gave up making jewellery to work in the City; but I'm now back in my happy place making beautiful things for people to wear.

Here's a picture of me with our family cat, Frank. He likes to sit in my workshop when I work - usually sleeping on the rafters above my head or batting tools off my workbench.

I design and make all of my work by hand in my workshop in St Albans, Hertfordshire; using traditional tools and methods. It's really important to me that everything I sell is handmade by me.

I specialise in etching, using resists and nitrates to create depth and texture in Silver. It's a messy and time consuming process, but it gives me great pleasure to turn a flat 2D piece of silver into a 3D light reflective texture. I look to nature for graphical inspiration; as well as modern geometric patterns and motifs. My etched designs are  completely unique to EsD Jewellery, and I take great pride in making them.

My online ready to wear collection features earrings and pendants; and I make rings, bangles and cufflinks to order. Please contact me if you would like to discuss a specific piece. I'd be happy to help create the design you're looking for.