Alice Barnes wins National Association of Jewellers Award
Posted on 09 April 2017
We are really excited to hear that our very own Alice Barnes has picked up this years National Association of Jewellery (NAJ) award!
Alice Barnes grew up in London and studied at the Birmingham School of Jewellery. She now lives on the south coast in Brighton in the UK. Alice has spent 10 years working within the jewellery trade honing her design and bench skills before establishing her own company in 2014.
Alice was always influenced by the strong architectural lines that surrounded her whilst growing up and her signature designs consist of pleated styles handmade from Sterling Silver and some pieces come with a choice of plating too.
The National Association of Jewellers Award acknowledges the exceptional contribution of their members to the British Jewellery Industry and here’s what Alice had to say;
“I’m absolutely thrilled to have won this award, especially considering the high level of skill and talent on display at this year’s BCTF. I’ve worked so hard in these first 3 years of business to make collections that combine traditional skills with contemporary and commercial concepts, and it’s really rewarding to receive this kind of recognition.”
“My latest ‘Pleated’ collection continues to be inspired by paper, but to get the sharp folds and weighty quality I wanted to achieve I decided to turn to wax carving and the ancient lost wax process.”
This years show was judged by Caroline Kindy, a director of Element Jewellery of Hebden and also National Association of Jewellers jewellery industry Promotions Ambassador Lindsey Straughton where they had a huge choice of over 70 exhibitors to choose from.
Congratulations Alice and keep up the amazing work!