About

Each Piece

Remarkably Individual

Shape, colour and style have always been of interest to me.

 

I studied both womenwear and menswear at the London College of Fashion, graduating in 1997 with a BA (Hons) degree in Menswear Tailoring.

 

After a few years working in fashion buying, I moved into other areas of work in non-creative fields.

 

My fashion interests were never far from my heart, I still made clothes, soft furnishings and other crafts for myself, friends and family members.

 

I also built up an extensive jewellery collection – nothing expensive, pieces that caught my eye as I travelled abroad or on a day to day basis in and around London – pieces I always received positive comments on. I would look at an entire wall of jewellery in a store or on a market stall and zero in on the piece that was ‘meant to be mine’.

 

Then came a website called Pinterest and with it, the ability to collate storyboards and scrapbooks in an electronic format. I was happily lost!

What an inspiration Pinterest has been. I started ‘liking’ and ‘pinning’ the beautiful images of jewellery pieces I found there, and was gradually seduced by links to online tutorials for jewellery making. My reasoning? “I know what I like, I value unique pieces I won’t see on other people so why not try making my own”?

 

Courses in wirework and polymer clay effects at The London Jewellery School, and City Lit soon followed. Responses from friends, family and work colleagues fuelled my desire to make my pieces available for jewellery lovers such as myself,

On the Thea Smartt Henry website , you can browse through my creations and purchase the pieces that are ‘meant to be yours’!

 

Each piece is handmade and individually remarkable.

 

Thank you for visiting my site. New pieces are uploaded on a monthly basis so do bookmark and come again. Feel free to check out my blog, pin images from the shop, browse the archive gallery, forward to friends and email me with feedback.

 

Thea.

Xx


 

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