Nicola May

Live Love Hope Designs

I make handmade jewellery, craft items and gifts in sterling silver, gold, copper and aluminium, in my workshop on our farm near Chagford in Devon.

My Jewellery and Craft Designs

Every item I produce is unique, and everything can be made personal to you – or for someone else you’d like to spoil!

Making Handmade Jewellery on Dartmoor

I’m Nicky and welcome to my website.  Creating has always been a passion of mine and I have set up a little jewellery studio at home in Chagford, Dartmoor where I can completely submerge myself in everything that sparkles!  I love working with Sterling silver as it can be forged and shaped into so many forms that the possibilities are endless.  I get so much pleasure working with my customers’ own designs to create beautiful unique pieces. 

Life on the Farm

Life on the farm is totally bonkers, a lot of hard work but also a lot of fun. 

We have cows and sheep a plenty along with quite a few goats, rabbits, chickens, ducks and horses (who are my favourite but I try not to let the others know). 

No days are the same and the jobs are endless but I wouldn’t change it for the world. 

In the Workshop

This is my happy space.  It has now become an ongoing joke how I have more tools in my Workshop than my husband has on the whole farm. 

My bedtime reading is even a jewellery tool catalogue. Yes, I know I’m obsessed but I love the whole process from the sketching of ideas on paper to the handcrafting of every piece I make, to the final piece of jewellery being wrapped up and sent on to its new home.

If you need me, this is where I’ll be!

I love making jewellery and working with people to help design and create their most beloved pieces – the most amazing feeling is creating something that I find hard to part with!

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