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The Studio

 

Mia Elizabeth Jewellery

Our jewellery is influenced predominately by the colours of Venice its rich elegance, the faded facardes of centuries old buildings that hold the secrets of another era, were women were draped in sumptuous velvets, silks and sparkling jewels.

The aim to offer our clients collections of stunning vibrant costume jewellery.

Using Italian Murano glass perfected over centuries famous for its purity that has a deep jewel like quality that looks wonderful against the skin. Together with handmade collections of genuine crystal  jewellery, using the Swarovski crystal elements bead range all finished with sterling silver, we can offer A sparkling range of jewellery suitable for special occasions.

With an extensive colour pallet we can also match any colour for any occasion Weddings, Ascot, Proms, Balls etc.

Browse our collections of unique handcrafted jewellery on line.

Or alternatively - Do you have a vision for a special piece of jewellery? Would you like to see it handmade in Swarovski Crystals, pearls or Murano glass and sterling silver? Email us at info@miaelizabeth.co.uk with your ideas or call in and see one of the artists at the Mia elizabeth studios in Rochford Close to Southend in Essex. if you would like a personal consultation please make an appointment 01702 540459

Culture statement

We all have the responsibility to encourage a creative environment in order that all Mia Elizabeth members including Mia Elizabeth and other studio partners have an opportunity to grow and develop their artistic talents. We all value new ideas especially creative and support risk taking, in order to provide our customers with new and unique collections. We its team are its heart and soul. We represent it with pride, enthusiasm, energy and commitment. We take responsibility for ourselves and always respect others encouraging growth and promotion of a happy and energetic environment. We give 100 percent in all that we do, we all make a difference. We always feel good about what we do.

Fused Glass

Fused glass is made by layering murano glass, often starting with clear cristallo glass on the base then the design is encased in the centre using individually hand cut coloured Murano glass, with Avventurina crystals, dichroic glass or gold and silver powders, finishing with another layer of clear glass on top of the design. These are then fired at around 795 degrees fully fusing together, resulting in beautiful jewel like pieces

Article in Rochford Life Spring 2011

At the end of February, JJW Designs launched a small extension of their main shop. The Wedding Room. with a new range of wedding, prom and Mother of the Bride jewellery, blending the traditional with up-to-date and vintage style collections, using freshwater pearlsand sparkling swarovski crystals together with Murano glass and sterling silver.

Rochford life is all about personal contact so we went to see for ourselves - When we first interviewed Julie and Diane, we were almost overwhelmed by the beauty of the shop and its wares - glass, glass and more glass, and lighting that completely takes you by surprise in the olde worlde buildings of West Street....Rochford

We had already been won over by the style of beautiful and unusual glass jewellery and the new room only enhances the range for potential customers.

This sort of jewellery is rarely found on the high street, Julie and Diane regularly visit Venice to see the local work and talk with their counterparts working with Murano glass in its home locality. They tell me they have just returned from such a trip and will be expecting new pieces to arrive from there within a few weeks, to be added to the existing stock, as well as the glass to work with. It will be interesting to see the new pieces when they arrive.

Article in the echo 18th August 2009

Julie White graduate of Southend school of art and design had always dreamed of owning her own studio.
Two years ago Julie took over the pottery business where she had been working part time.
A few months down the line and a chance to enrol on a glass jewellery making course came up and she took it. Mia Elizabeth was born and, along with her pottery studio, Craft Cottage, there was no looking back.
Using Murano glass, which is sourced from Venice, Julie and her team make jewellery pieces by hand. The designs are contemporary and because Murano glass is transparent it results in a beautiful finish.
Every piece is unique and personal to the wearer and is popular for weddings, proms, special occasions. Colours can be matched to suit a particular colour theme and include necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
There is between a two and four week turn around for items specially made but stock items are also available.
The past two years have been busy for Julie but her enthusiasm and dedication have made it worthwhile.
She said: The business has grown very quickly and I am thankful for the support of my team, including Diane Osborn team leader, contemporary glass and ceramic artist also Lorraine Isitt contempary glass and ceramic artist, not forgetting our youngest member Jenn Sambridge up and coming Jewellery designer.


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