About JEMS

"I have been a fan of JEMS for a while now, and have several pieces of jewellery from Emma (her lovely brolly earrings being my favorite!) So when I got married this year, there was no question in my mind who I wanted to make the rings. My ring was custom made to fit around my engagement ring... they are both absolutely stunning, and completely one of a kind which makes them extra special!"
~Katie, JEMS Customer 2014

"I found Emma's work so evocative of my own seaside memories. Her playfulness and Yorkshire wit really shine through in the 'chip forks'and I was captivated by the beautiful Memory Orbs; what a fabulous idea. I recommend snapping them up before she becomes famous!"
~ Bridget March
Bammbah Designs

"Emma's current collection is based on childhood memories of the seaside, so clouds and rain and umbrellas of course! Beach huts and most decadent of all, a solid silver chip fork! How fantastic is that?! I think we'd better call Elton John, because it's the perfect present for the person who has everything!"

~ An Introduction by Dawn Wood
Owner of Fabrication

About JEMS Services 

"As a youngster, I had a fascination with creating things; it was the only thing I truly understood. The academic teachings of school baffled me, however to design & create a physical piece made complete sense and as an adult this continues to be the case."
-Emma Swailes JEMS designer 2011

Emma M Swailes launched JEMS jewellery after graduating from Sheffield Hallam in summer of 2012.

JEMS is a Leeds based designer maker business specialising in personalised jewellery design, narrative bespoke designs and precious objects in both base metal and precious metal.

Services available are-

- Bespoke designing from your personal ideas and inspirations

- Jewellery made to order tailored to your brief  

- JEMS Studio designs in costume and precious metal 

- Jewellery repairs

- Gallery orders wholesale and SOR

Do you desire a piece of wearable art inspired by an exceptional moment in your life? Or a personal memory so special to you it deserves to be preserved as an air loom for your children’s children?

JEMS would love to help you create a long lasting bespoke piece for you. 

Call Emma on 07773894725 or email and let's get designing your dream jewellery 

JEMS is a member of The British Jewellers Association 2014/2015 [Link] 

#JEMSjewellery Media

Our Handmade Collective blog post

Independant Leeds Profile

'Failure Fear' Bettakultcha Leeds Presentation

Profile Tree Interview

Thrive and Flourish Interview

Made by Hand Profile

Through the Loupe Interview






Past Exhibitions and Fairs 

2015 Events 

April      BCTF Harrogate Stand number 350 
May       Art in the Garden, Clitheroe 
Designer/makers market at Old Spitalfields, London 
May       Saltaire Arts Trail, Saltaire, Bradford
June      Alternative Burlesque fair, Leeds 
July       The Big Art Show, Shrewsbury 
July        Kirkstall Art Trail, Leeds 
July        'Harlow by The Sea' Exhibition, Harrogate Info
July         Kirkstall Art Trail, Leeds Info
July         Folk Forest Fair, Sheffield   
Aug         Art in the Pen, Skipton 
Sep         The WI Centenary Show, Harrogate 
Sept        Saltaire Arts Festival, Bradford
Oct          The Art Market, York

2014 Exhibitions- 

'Handmade for Christmas'
at Millennium Gallery, Sheffiled. 31st of October-11th of January 2015
'Delectable Delights' at Harding House Gallery, Lincoln, 29th of November-31st of December 2014
'Christmas Showcase' at The New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, November-December 2014 22nd November-3rd Jan 2015

2014 Events
OAKLeeds 6 weeks Etsy Pop Up, Leeds
Nov        Harrogate Christmas Market, Harrogate 
Nov        JuJu Showcase Spectacular, Leeds
Sept       Heart and Craft, Leeds 
Sept       Wirksworth Festival, Darby 
Aug        Art in the Pen, Skipton 
July        The Big Art Show, Shropshire 
May        Artsmix, Leeds
May        Cloud 9 Gallery Fair, Hebden Bridge
April       Artsmix x3
April       BCTF, Harrogate STAND N29
March    Mind the Gap event, Bradford
March    York Designer Outlet
March    Artsmix, Leeds

2013 Events
Settle Artisan Fair 
Nov      Cooper Gallery, Barnsley 
Nov      Sew Crafty Events, Roundhay, Leeds
Nov      Settle Artisan Fair 
Oct       St Gemma's Hospice Art Exhibition 
Oct       Settle Stories, Settle North Yorkshire 
Sept     Barclays event in Leeds 
Aug      Art in the Pen. Skipton North Yorkshire
Aug      Inspired Arts fair, Cartmel, Cumbria
July      Folk Forest Fair at Tramlines Festival, Sheffield 
June    The Button Project, Macclesfield 
June    St Johns Fair, Leeds as part of Fabrication co op 
May     Farsley Fair, Leeds as part of Fabrication co op  
May    Jewellery day, Galvanize festival, Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield 

2012 Events
Dec  Be@ Pop up shop event in Leeds with Net315
Dec  Be@ Inc Workshop Leeds 
Dec  Be@ Arcadia Headingley
Nov  Be@ Kirgate Market Leeds
Aug  Summer Exhibition at The Workshop Lewes
June  New Designers 2012 London
June Creative Spark, Sheffield

2010 Events
Dec  Fabricate Showcase, Sheffield Hallam University
Feb  Flair, Sheffield


Education & Qualifications

2009-12 Sheffield Hallam University: BA (HONS) degree in Metalwork & Jewellery
2008-10 Stone Carving Course at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
2005-08 Leeds College of Art and Design: Diploma in Higher Education furniture/product design
2003-05 Leeds College of Art and Design: ND Furniture Design Crafts
2002-03 Dewsbury College: GNVQ Art and Design
1997-02 Batley Girls High School (formally Howden Clough Girls High School)

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