I've been in business since 2004 and am always creating new jewellery and wedding accessory designs, as well as developing the way I work.
I come from a textile background, with a degree in Embroidery, which set me off on a path of discovery exploring delicate details, subtle colour combinations and intricate textures. When I'm working on new designs I can spend hours searching for the perfect colour of beads to work together to bring my vision to life.
I have been running Judith Brown Jewellery since 2004.
My latest wedding accessory and jewellery designs are inspired by my love of nature. I've spent many hours walking around the Staffordshire Moorlands on the edge of the Peak District where I live, taking photos of the tiny wildflowers and foliage that come and go through the seasons.
I have a nostalgia for the jewellery and fashions of eras gone by. I love the elegance and detailed finish of Edwardian and Victorian jewellery and dress and the sumptuous fabrics and embroidery of the twenties and thirties, both have an influence on my style.
My style is ultra feminine, sometimes pretty, sometimes classic, sometimes contemporary but always elegant and infinitely wearable today.
I've been in my lovely studio in Leek, Staffordshire since 2014. Here I make and display my creations.
The studio is open to visitors but if you'd like to discuss wedding accessories and jewellery for your wedding please book a free consultation. Working with you to create unique pieces to be worn at special times in your life is something thatI feel honoured and excited to be entrusted with.
There have been a few beautiful frosty morning recently and there have been some beautiful colours to take inspiration from for a winter wedding. If you are like me, and are a bit biased toward the luscious colours that will come in spring and summer, then you could easily dismiss winter colours as being a bit dismal, but look closely at the details in nature and you will find some gentle tones that will add a subtle touch of colour to your winter wedding accessories, and bring a truly seasonal touch to your winter wedding.
There are beautiful shades of soft blues and greys in the sunshine reflected off the snow, bronze and golden tones from the dried wildflowers, like the moorland heather shown in the photo, which add warmth to the palette. The frost on seedheads provide inspiration for a little sparkle, perhaps using crystal beads with an aurora borealis finish to reflect the light.
You could choose to add these colours to silver accessories as pictured here in my Belaflore hairvine and Mirabella earrings, this piece would work equally well made with golden wire or even bronze coloured wire. Read more about customising or commissioning a bespoke piece here.
Alternatively, you could use this colour palette for the whole of your wedding – with bridesmaids in a beautiful shade of soft grey or blue, and using these colour accents in your stationery and table decorations for example. In which case you might decide that accessories in one colour might be the thing for example my Ornella headband in gold or silver, or my Ornella hairvine, again in gold or silver.
Browse the full collection for inspiration here.
I'd love to see what inspires you about winter! Most of my designs can be made in your own colours, so come to me with your inspiration and we can work together to create something just for you. Get in touch to make an appointment at the studio or remotely by Zoom.
Welcome to our Bridal Showcase Evening
I’m really excited to be collaborating with some fabulous Staffordshire wedding businesses in a few weeks’ time for our Bridal Showcase, on November 16th, right here in the building that houses my studio! We’re planning a relaxed evening for you, starting with a glass of prosecco on arrival, you’ll be able to see a variety of bridal looks on models, hear about bridal trends, visit my studio and enjoy drinks from the bar too.
The event takes place at Spout Brew House in Leek, Staffordshire, which is a quirky café and bar, perfect for a bridal showcase where you’ll feel relaxed, and can talk to suppliers one to one too, like at a wedding fair, but hopefully much more informally. My studio is on the top floor above Spout, so as well as seeing my bridal accessories as part of the show, you’ll be able to see the rest of my collection, where it’s made, and make appointments for your bridal consultation too.
Staffordshire Wedding Suppliers
This event was the idea of the lovely Emma from the bridal boutique The Bridal Quarters here in Leek. Emma will be showcasing a range of premium gowns and bridal separates on the evening, which will be styled with my handmade wedding accessories. Bridal make up is by Elayne Moore and hair by Kerry Louise, flowers by the Tiny Florist, with Steve Sutton Photography also present on the evening. We’ll all be available to chat to you about your wedding and how we can help you style it.
Make up Elayne Moore, hair Kerry Louise, accessories by Judith Brown Bridal
To book your tickets, which are already going fast, contact Emma at the Bridal Quarters by email.
Great things happen when people work together, and we can’t wait to share what we love doing with you, and send you away feeling excited with lots of inspiration for your wedding.
How to custom design your bridal accessories with me
You’ve had a look through my wedding accessories and jewellery, and are drawn to the intricacy and delicacy of my designs, but perhaps you’d like something created just for you? You might be looking for a tweak in one of my designs, say changing the colours to match your theme, or perhaps you are looking at one of my hair combs, but a headpiece is what you are looking for, or perhaps it will be a completely new, unique design! This is where commissioning me to make a bespoke wedding accessory comes in.
Here’s how to do it in five easy steps
1. Gather together the inspiration that you already have, for example, pictures of your dress, your wedding colour palette, and any ideas you have about your hair. Look through my designs and pick out a few that really speak to you. You may already have a wedding inspiration Pinterest board*, that will also be useful in the process.
2. Have a think about your budget and when you need your accessory before the wedding, read advice about this in the costs and timescales section on the bespoke page on my website.
3. Make an appointment for a one to one, free, no obligation consultation. This could be in my studio in Staffordshire, where you can view and try my wedding accessories in person, or it could be arranged remotely via Zoom or another app. During your consultation we’ll look through your inspiration and discuss ideas and I’ll help you to narrow down what you are looking for. I’ll ask questions, make notes and may be rough sketches of ideas too. I have a vast collection of beads and wires and we can explore the options that will work for your design.
5. I will be able to give you a rough idea of costs at the consultation, these will be estimates. After our consultation I’ll review everything that we’ve discussed and get back to you with a no obligation quote within a week. Once you are happy with your design there’ll be a non refundable deposit of 50% before I can start making, with the balance due before delivery or collection. Once work is started I’ll keep you up to date with progress so you’ll be able to see your bespoke wedding accessory or custom bridal jewellery coming together.
I love working with brides and enjoy sharing in the excitement of your big day. So if you are feeling excited and inspired at the prospect of working together to create something special for your wedding day get in touch to make an appointment, I can’t wait to hear all about your ideas!
*Pinterest is a fantastic tool for inspiration and communicating the style that you like, but do bear in mind that any good designer won’t copy the work of another designer. I want to use my creative skills and experience to make something beautiful. Just. For. You.