Hello, I'm Ruth Hollick

I am a jeweller, specialising in handmade, one-of-a-kind jewellery designs.

I am a  gold member of the Guild of Jewellery Designers, and a Jewellers Academy Fine Jewellery Diploma student. In addition to my own work, I teach others how to make jewellery at experience days in my Staffordshire studio.

For many years I was a primary school teacher, in London and then Uttoxeter. I enjoyed my career, but after almost twenty years in the classroom I longed for something different. I challenged myself to learn to make jewellery, and rediscovered a long-buried creative flair. I found something I truly love to do.

I now design and make beautiful jewellery full-time. All the precious pieces I make are designed and created by hand in my own studio in rural Staffordshire. My style is organic and natural, enhanced by flashes of gemstone colour and gold. 

You can listen to me speak about my jewellery journey on episode 96 of the Jeweller’s Academy Podcast.


How I Help You

Does finding jewellery that is 'just right' feel like a mammoth task?

You want to gift yourself, your friends or your family something special. You want to show you care. You want your thoughts and ideas made into stunning reality.
I sort all that for you.

Let's find out exactly what you would like to say in your bespoke commission.

I can't wait to work with you!

The Mayflower Name

Mayflower Bespoke Jewellery shares a name with my first school, Bawtry Mayflower Primary School. The school is named after local Pilgrim Fathers who travelled to the new world on their ship the 'Mayflower'.  What better name for an adventure in metalsmithing than one so linked to new horizons and exploration?

Bespoke Commissions

My Bespoke Commissions page tells just some of the wonderful stories behind the pieces I have been lucky enough to make - and there are lots more stories to come. I can work with you to design a piece to your requirements, or suggest a design for you if you are in need of inspiration. Consultations take place either at my studio, on the telephone or via email and Zoom.

Studio Experiences and Ready-to-Wear

I love to host small-group and 1:1 studio experiences, in which I can show you how to make your own jewellery. Studio Experiences are a really enjoyable way to spend some quality time creating - a very calming process. I was thrilled recently to welcome Judith Holder, one half of the successful 'Older and Wider' podcast team to my workshop.
I also have a select range of beautiful ready-to-wear pieces on display at my studio.