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Handmade jewellery
My story

Sonja Bessant

That's me in

my happy place

Sonja in her workshop

Misty

Quality control manager and excellent distraction

Sonja's cat, the perfect distraction from time to time

Welcome to Sonja Bessant Jewellery!

 

As a designer and maker, I am passionate about creating unique pieces that showcase the beauty of quality materials and craftsmanship. Each item is carefully designed and handcrafted in my studio, ensuring that every piece has its own personality and flair. If you're looking for jewellery that stands out from the rest, you've come to the right place!

Jewellery has been in my blood since I was young - I grew up in a small German town where my family ran a jewellery business. This upbringing, and the time I spent in my father’s and grandfather’s workshops, inspired me to be creative from a young age. After moving to London and working as an event manager, I missed the creativity of my childhood. It wasn’t until I became a mum that I found the courage to pursue my passion and love for jewellery. I attended numerous courses to learn traditional jewellery making techniques and honed my skills through experimenting under the supervision of experienced jewellers over the years. I am proud to have turned my love for jewellery making into a profession.

 

My inspiration comes from the energy and pace of bustling London city life, as well as the serene beauty of nature's complex patterns and structures. I am drawn to clean lines and simple shapes, combined with unexpected details to create truly unique pieces.

 

I am passionate about jewellery and love sharing my expertise with like-minded individuals who appreciate elegant, high-quality jewellery pieces. Whether you are looking for a custom design or exploring my existing collection, each piece is carefully crafted with the utmost attention to detail and uncompromising quality.

 

these are hollow silver pendant necklaces
Sonja at the bench soldering
That's me, Sonja, in my workshop

Almost forgot...

I’m proud to be part of Wandsworth’s rich and diverse creative scene. Here you’ll find profiles of incredible local artists, cultural organisations, projects and groups.

I'm part of the Solo Craft Fair's Indie Shopping Guide. They're a fab bunch running London markets with locally handmade items, live music and creative workshops. 

making an oval locket
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making oval textured silver cufflinks
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making a personalised silver necklace
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making a ring with rubies and enamel
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making a 4 page locket
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Here're some videos showing how I made some recent jewellery

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