I'm Helen, a jewellery designer / maker based near Durham, UK.

Since 2005 I've been making button jewellery, experimenting with and refining my designs and techniques, and buttons remain my favourite material to work with, alongside other found and upcycled objects.

You can read more about my jewellery and crafting exploits on my blog.

You can see more of my unusual handmade jewellery at the Unexpected Boutique, which sells mixed media jewellery made from upcycled and unexpected materials such as safety pins, jigsaw pieces and gaming dice.