Richard Bett Jewellery Maker
Richard Bett creates beautiful handmade jewellery using precious metals and stones. He also has a passion for re-modelling and re-designing old pieces of jewellery to give them a contemporary feel or melting them down to create something completely new.
Verified by Make Works Derby & Derbyshire March 2018
Richard is open to hearing your ideas and working collaboratively on these, he describes himself as a creator and maker and although specialising in jewellery, he has also worked on large-scale commissions and artworks. Richard also runs workshops to teach the process of jewellery-making, and to develop your designs and ideas when working directly with the materials.
|Turnaround Time||3-6 weeks|
|Starting Cost||Up to £100|
|Production Access||workshops & classes|
|File Types||pdf, jpeg|
MaterialsIron Nickel Silver Aluminium Copper Precious Metal Gold Leaf Show more
ProcessesChain Making Gem setting Goldsmithing Plating Precious Metal Wire Drawing Silversmithing Stone Setting
MachinesButane mini torch Doming block Pendant drill Propane soldering torch Wedding Ring Sizer
Video: Make Works Derby and Derbyshire visit Richard Bett in Belper.
Richard is based in Belper where he has been working for more than 35 years in the creative sector as a sculptor, artist, designer, jeweller, teacher and musician. With a love for his local area, much of Richard's work takes some inspiration from his surroundings in Derbyshire. With a passion for learning new techniques and working with innovative materials, Richard is always pushing the boundaries of his field, and is keen to pass on this knowledge to the next generation of makers. Richard’s practice is also concerned with recycling pieces of jewellery: melting them down and re-working the materials to create new pieces, whether this be jewellery again, or larger pieces of artwork or furniture.
Contact Richard Bett Jewellery Maker
|Phone||07871 240 179||Website||richardbett.com/information.htm|
|Map||View on Google Maps|
|Address||39 Laund Close, Belper, UK. DE56 1ET|