Juliet Brown - Hand-Crafted Silver Jewellery

(aka. Julissimo Jewellery)

Juliet Says:

"Juliet hand-crafts each piece of Jewellery by upcycling old solid silver cutlery into unique pieces to wear - from rings to pendants, earrings to bracelets. Because Juliet designs her creations around hallmarked silverware, her jewellery comes with a history.

Spoon rings are having a bit of a renaissance as we enter the 2020s.
The idea is widely considered to have originated in 17th century, when people began to make rings from the metal handles of table flatware. In those days, flatware was highly prized. The pieces were typically made of solid silver, and often displayed the family crest of the wealthy family who commissioned, owned, and used the pieces.

Popular folklore explains in those times servants couldn't afford to buy 'proper' engagement/wedding rings when they wanted to get married so they would steal a silver flatware piece, usually a coffee or tea spoon from their master's home, take it to the local blacksmith who in turn would shape it into the ring!

Juliet is passionate about making beautiful items of jewellery using vintage solid silver cutlery, incorporating copper shapes, silver charms and amber among other things.

I love everything about the craft, the unknown history for each knife, fork, or spoon. The change in purpose. The beauty of working with silver and then the pleasure it brings when items are bought, knowing they will be worn and enjoyed and continuing on the next part of their journey."

Juliet Brown creates silver jewellery from antique cutlery adding a modern twist
Juliet in her studio

Juliet Brown - new silver jeweller at Vitreus Art, making exquisite jewellery from old silver cutlery
Spoon clam & amethyst sphere pendant £64

Juliet Brown is Julissimo Jewellery making silver jewllery at Vitreus Art
Hammered half-spoon silver earrings from £30

Juliet Brown is Julissimo Jewellery making silver jewllery at Vitreus Art
Nail top handle silver earrings from £34


Half spoon silver earrings with dragonfly detail in copper £36

Juliet Brown is Julissimo Jewellery making silver jewllery at Vitreus Art
Spoon handle silver pendant with flower pattern £26; leather thong £6

Juliet Brown - new silver jeweller at Vitreus Art, making exquisite jewellery from old silver cutlery
Silver two-spoon pendant with sodalite ball £58; leather thong £6 in a choice of two lengths

Julissimo Jewellery - new silver jewellery at Vitreus Art gallery in Northants UKSilver two-spoon pendant with amber ball £58; leather thong £6 in a choice of two lengths

Juliet Brown is Julissimo Jewellery making silver jewllery at Vitreus ArtHammered silver spoon pendant with sunflower and bee detail in copper £90 inc silver snake chain

Julissimo Jewellery - new silver jewellery at Vitreus Art gallery in Northants UKSilver spoon pendant with copper feather detail £36; leather thong £6 in a choice of two lengths

Juliet Brown - new silver jeweller at Vitreus Art, making exquisite jewellery from old silver cutleryKings Pattern and Copper Bee bangle £74; Heart Cuff napkin bracelet £120 - available to buy in person at Vitreus Art

Juliet Brown - new silver jeweller at Vitreus Art, making exquisite jewellery from old silver cutlery
Hammered Spoon Rings from £44 - available to buy in person at Vitreus Art

Juliet Brown - new silver jeweller at Vitreus Art, making exquisite jewellery from old silver cutlerySugartong and copper flower bangle £88 - available to buy in person at Vitreus Art

Juliet Brown - new silver jeweller at Vitreus Art, making exquisite jewellery from old silver cutlerySalt Spoon Dragonfly pendant £58 with leather thong - available to buy in person at Vitreus Art

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