My name is Vicky and I am the designer and maker behind Vicky Callender Jewellery. As a Fine Art graduate, I have always felt most at ease and fulfilled when being creative. The need to create, alongside my combined deep love of jewellery and the challenge of working with metal meant that I set up my own workshop, enabling me to create, in my own way, jewellery for others to wear, enjoy and hopefully treasure.
There's just me, (and our family cat Tilly) in the Workshop, designing and creating small batches and custom orders by hand, working with traditional tools and recycled materials as far as possible. I was born in a market town and grew up in the beautiful countryside of The Cotswolds and Leicestershire. Days out exploring as a child, helped develop my long standing love of the countryside, nature and animals. I currently live and work in the City of Leicester.
I am registered with the London Assay Office in the United Kingdom. Each piece of jewellery over 7.78g weight, (Sterling silver) is assayed, hallmarked and my unique crafter's mark applied. In the case of jewellery falling under 7.78g,(Sterling silver) in weight usually only my crafter's mark will be applied. This is in accordance with the legislation for hallmarking and the Hallmarking Act.
I am also registered as a goldsmith with the FairTrade Foundation. This allows me to buy and work with certified Fair-trade gold.
I am a licensed user of the Argentium Brand and Trade Marks.
All elements of the jewellery I make are unique even, in any one design, because every item is individually handcrafted using traditional smithing hand tools. You will therefore be wearing a beautiful and unique piece of handcrafted jewellery. I happily take custom order enquiries and currently work with Fairtrade Gold upon request.