Derbyshire Jeweller, Richard Bett, is showing at Belper Arts Trail this Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday

Derbyshire Jeweller, Richard Bett, is showing his latest jewellery as part of Belper Arts Trail this Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. He is showing as part of the design group “Shine in Belper” at No 28 which is situated on the market place in BELPER.

This is some of his latest jewellery that he has created.

Come and see Richard and  more than over 140 difference artists showing on the Belper Arts Trail.

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Oh Dear… it has collapsed

One stile Sauce The River gardens Belper Yes! got there

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Derbyshire Jeweller, Richard Bett, shows his Jewellery at Design @ 44, Sadler Gate, Derby DE1 3NL

 

Different type of nail pendants.

Different type of nail pendants.

Richard is showing a mixer of styles including work based on the World Heritage site of Belper,his home town. Using the images of the Nails that were made in Belper and the beautiful Horseshoe Wier that drove the machines in the famous Strutt mill.

Belper Horse Shoe weir necklace

Belper Horse Shoe weir necklace

 Derbyshire Jeweller, Richard Bett, is showing his jewellery at Design @44 ,26-27 Sadler Gate, Derby DE1 3NL. 

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“Shine in Belper” with Nails

Richard Bett, jeweller of Belper, Has made a suit of jewellery based on the nail makers of Belper. Nail Making was one of the first industries of Belper on the 17th century. It was a cottage industry that involved the whole family. The floors of the world heritage site mills have them in.

Now Jeweller, Richard Bett, is using cold forging techniques, to make pendants, earrings, rings and bangles Made in Derbyshire.  In Belper, the nailers town.

So are you FORGED IN BELPER or MADE IN BELPER? or just proud of the is amazing town.

Richard is showing his work this FRIDAY evening 6 to 8.30 and SATURDAY 10 – 5 at No 28, The Market Place. DE56 1FZ. “AT SHINE IN BELPER”

Different type of nail pendants.

Different type of nail pendants.

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Richard Bett, jeweller of Belper, is showing work inspired by the Derwent Valley at Banks Mill, Derby

Banks Mill, DE1 3LD in Derby is Opening it’s doors to 4 floors of Artists Studios

This weekend. 18th, 19th and 20th November

Open times.Friday 5 to 8 and Saturday and Sunday 10 – 5.

Richard is on the 1st floor at the end of the corridor in studio 1.3

He is showing is new collections of work inspired by the Derwent Valley and it’s industrial history. Such as the Nail makers of Belper.

 A bangle, ring and pendent all forged in Belper in silver.

A bangle, ring and pendent all forged in Belper in silver.

 

 

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Richard Bett, Jeweller of Belper town, is taking part in The Belper Mill artist and makers fair


Richard Bett, Jeweller of Belper. is showing his 
latest jewellery based on the Derwent Valley and the Amber valley world Heritage site

Richard has hand forged pieces of jewellery that are made in a similar technique that was used by the Nail makers of Belper.

The Weir at Belper that held back the water that drove the water wheels that power Messrs Strutt’s mills. Richard finds the weir very beautiful and inspiring. Also combining  with the glass from a local Victorian bottle pit and unfashionable chain to make necklaces and earrings

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Richard Bett, artist and jeweller, at Wirksworth Festival

Richard having moved to Belper, Derbyshire, became inspired by the the heritage and beauty of the Derwent valley so has made some pieces of jewellery based on this.

Inspired by horse shoe weir at Belper and flow of the water over it
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The crumbling grander of Matlock Bath

Crumbing Grandure

The Nail makers of Belper

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Also the introduction of Betty Richards

Richard is showing his work by kind invitation of Alison Richards in her interesting designer house.

It is Venue No31
Moot Piont, Chapel Lane, DE4 4FF
On Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September
Opening from 10am to 5pm

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“A-May-Zing!” A Fools & Angels event is part of the Belper Arts Festival 2016

River Derwent BangleRichard is showing his latest jewellery based on Matlock and recent trip to Australia. As part of “the A-May-Zing” Fools and Angels at No28, Market Place, Belper DE56 1FZ on Saturday 14th May and Sunday 15th May 10am to 5pm.AchievmentPink charmArtist Corner MatlockJPG

What is Fools & Angels?
Fools & Angels are a non-profit making collective of five practising professional artists: Richard Bett, Kevin Wallhead, Jane Wright, Suzi L. Smith and founder Ba Wheeler.
With other invited artists we promote high quality arts holding two successful exhibitions annually. Our reputation and patronage has continually and considerably grown over the last twenty years.
As artists and craftspeople we are a dedicated group, selling direct to the public. You are invited to share our passion for the work and the event itself, which is hospitable, accessible, celebratory, mysterious and fun.
We are delighted to welcome our invited artists, Peter Knight, Polly Lancaster, Malcolm David Smith, Gill Vines and David William Sampson in this collaboration of art from Notts, Lincs and Derby.

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Next Weekend Richard Bett,jeweller of Belper, shows with a great collection of Artists

Sat 21st / Sun 22nd November

Come and visit us all under one roof

As artists and craftspeople we are a dedicated group, selling direct to the public. You are invited to share our passion for the work and the event itself, which is hospitable, accessible, celebratory, mysterious and fun.
Come and visit our Winter Show in the beautiful Derbyshire Dales.

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No28 Market Place, Belper
DE56 1FZ

What is Fools & Angels

Fools and Angels are a non-profit making collective of five practising professional artists: Richard Bett, Kevin Wallhead, Jane Wright, Suzi L. Smith and founder Ba Wheeler. With other invited artists we promote high quality arts holding two successful exhibitions annually. Our reputation and patronage has continually and considerably grown over the last twenty years.

We are delighted to welcome our invited artists, Maggie Cullen, Alison Read, Carole Beavis, Carlos Dare, Barbara Coulam, Pauline Lancaster and Ruth Gray in this collaboration of art from Lincolnshire and Derbyshire.
An opportunity to meet and purchase unique art direct from the Artists & Makers

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It was a great experience to make our own rings

“It was a great experience to make our own rings and I really can’t understand why anyone would want to buy them from a shop when there is the possibility to make/participate in creating their own original pieces. My only issue now is that I keep having to hide them from Claire as she keeps wanting to wear hers.”
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Richard Bett the jeweller, with the delighted couple, at his new jewellery studio in Belper, Derbyshire.
Not only did they make the wedding rings but also pendent and a pair of cuff links for the special day
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AND GREAT VALUE!

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A JEWELLERY MAKER’S COURSE

THE COURSE NUMBERS ARE LIMITED TO 4. ENSURING A HIGH LEVEL OF TUTOR SUPPORT

There are 4 different Modules that you attend. Once a month over 6 months. So it is a two year course in all. But it could be condensed down for shorter times in between sessions but there has four people who agree on there session dates and there has to time to practise between sessions.
Because the idea is that you go away and set up your own workbench and the learnt skills and practise them at your home. There is advice given by Richard what is needed and a tools list will be provided. Richard tries to use old tools or altered tools to do the job needed, showing that you do not need to spend a huge amount of money on tools.

MODULE 1

Hands, Hammmer, fire and flame.

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