Halina Szutowicz, jewellery repairer

I started making jewellery about 10 years ago. I have always had handicrafts amongst my hobbies, as an antidote to a scientific bias in my work as a specialist radiographer. I decided to ‘have a go’ at jewellery making and very soon became addicted to the genuine gemstones I use. The jewellery is almost exclusively made using genuine gemstones and sterling silver. I sell my jewellery locally at craft fairs, take commissions and donate all my profits to charity.

It was a short step from making to repairing and I am now part of a core of repairers on the Cambridge circuit. With jewellery repairs it is often only a matter of having the right tools for the job. Even pieces of modest costume jewellery often have great memories attached and it is a pleasure to make these wearable again.

I am able to repair (most) broken chains, I will replace clasps, re-strand necklaces and bracelets, add new earring findings. If I cannot repair, I will advise.