About Lydia Niziblian
Since 2009, I’ve been an independent jewellery designer/maker, working in Cardiff, my hometown.
In 2019, I moved to my current studio in the heart of Whitchurch Village in North Cardiff.
I use gold and silver and traditional methods to create my jewellery. Gemstones are carefully sourced, and where possible & desirable, repurposed from jewellery bound for scrap. The gold & silver I use is recycled or of Single Mine Origin.
I'm all too aware that the jewellery industry is, by nature, not a particularly sustainable arena. It is important to me to take the worry from you, and apply my best practices. I educate myself about the materials I use, including taking lessons from a gemmologist. From using Forest Certified packaging to ensuring I create as little waste as possible, I want you to feel comfortable about the processes involved in creating your jewellery.
My inspiration often comes from the materials themselves; taking cues from the forms of the stones, minerals and metals I use. I enjoy exploring contrasts in materials, colours and textures.
As well as keeping a small stock of unique, ready-to-buy pieces, I take custom orders for jewellery.
I am autistic; part of which makes my sensory relationship with the world unusual. It informs my love of including sensory aspects to my jewellery. and also gives me an incredible ability to hyperfocus, which can be very useful.
Each piece of jewellery I make is made with the intention of inspiring the happy feeling of found treasure.
I welcome visits to my studio, which can be booked here. I hope I can make you something wonderful!