Hello, my name is Ben and I design and make jewellery from my home in the beautiful county of Durham.
All of my designs are hand made solely by myself, using the highest quality materials that I can source from ethical UK suppliers. I also source and use high quality hand made elements from two of my fellow artisans, lampwork beads by jo and louise goodchild designs, both of whom you can check out by clicking on the links. One of my current favourite pieces incorporates a glass heart from Jo, that I have made into a pendant for a beautifully bright necklace that also has a sterling silver clasp made by Louise. The necklace shown above bring together lapis lazuli, sodalite, and one of my hand made fused glass pendants for a truly unique statement.
Barneycraft takes it’s name from the smallish market town where I first started, as do a lot of makers, to string beads together to make gifts for friends and family and my first paid commission was to design and make several unique necklaces for my mother to give as Christmas gifts to friends and daughters-in-law.