SIAN ELIZABETH HUGHES

Contemporary fine jewellery taking inspiration from simple organic forms. Materials include Gold, Silver and Stainless steel wire.

SEH Earrings Silver Silvergilt

About the artist

Whilst studying for a degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham my work evolved to rely on simplicity and sensitivity to the materials, forms, colours and textures.

My work is subjective and takes inspiration from natural forms. Within this context I try to incorporate the effects of the particular season and surrounding environment.

I enjoying creating simple, honest forms and there is often a delicate and feminine element to my work. My aspiration is to create desirable and precious three-dimensional objects that can adorn the body.

Winter snow blizzards in New York’s Central Park initially inspired my first collection called ‘Flourish’.


Translating my sketches and ideas into three-dimensional forms is often a case of trial and error.

I often create pieces on instinct and judge compositions on whether they ‘feel’ right. I rarely measure a length or width but try to combine pieces to make a perfect balance. This leads to every piece being spontaneous and is a fresh and unpredictable way of working.

‘Flourish’ has allowed me to be playful with colour and finish whilst remaining sensitive to form and function, I cut form and finish all the elements in this collection by hand.

I enjoy making my pieces by hand, as I feel this gives me as much contact with each piece to ensure the composition is correct. Character and individuality are very important to the process of designing and making, as is attention to detail.

Further Images

'Flourish' Pins

'Flourish' Pins

Mixed Metals

'Flourish' Black & White Pendant

'Flourish' Black & White Pendant

Silver & Stainless steel wire

'Flourish' Earrings

'Flourish' Earrings

Silver & Silver Gilt Earrings


Stud earrings

Stud earrings

'Flourish' Stud earrings

Red Copper Earrings

Red Copper Earrings

Red Copper 'Flourish' Earrings

Single Gilt Pendant

Single Gilt Pendant

22ct Gilt and Silver 'Flourish' Pendant


Foliage Necklace

Foliage Necklace

Oxidised Silver & 18ct Gold Foliage Necklace

Foliage Brooch

Foliage Brooch

Silver & 22ct Gilt Foliage Brooch

In Bud Earrings

In Bud Earrings

In Bud Earrings; Silver, 18ct Gold, bullet cut cabochon Garnets


Foliage Pendant

Foliage Pendant

Silver & Oxidised Silver Foliage Pendant.

Flourish Pendant

Flourish Pendant

Silver & 22ct Gilt Flourish Pendant.

'Flourish' Brooch. Silver & Silver Gilt


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