Silver Bead Necklace
Silver and electroplated hematite bead necklace by Mim Best.
Silver, hematite beads.
Necklace 16" long.
About the Maker
Mim Best is a Bristol-based contemporary jewellery designer who creates fashion-forward statement pieces that sit alongside delicate timeless classics, appealing to a wide audience. Working primarily with silver and gold, Mim uses traditional making techniques and often stamps the metal to create unique surface textures. Much of her work is then embellished with coloured gemstones and intricate wire-wrapped beads.
Her inspiration comes from simple shapes, pattern, print and surface textures; always seeking to find interesting details and beauty in the banal. She is also fascinated with ethnic, tribal, ancient and antique jewellery from all over the world; captivated by the stories behind the pieces, the intricate details and the high level of craftsmanship involved. Many of Mim's pieces begin life either from a drawing or an experiment, or simply from finding a process that she enjoys. This debut collection demonstrates her meticulous attention to detail as well as a lifelong obsession with her craft, resulting in original, elegant and beautifully executed designs.