Originally trained as a Theatrical Prop Maker at Wimbledon School of Art, I am inspired by ancient and antique jewellery, as well as nature and natural forms. My jewellery is frequently delicate but can also be bold and dramatic. In recent years, I have developed collections of readymade pieces that are available to buy directly from me at quality craft events, by appointment or at selected Galleries.
However, perhaps you are looking to commemorate a special event, express love or gratitude, to remodel a treasured item or you simply want a totally unique and individual item of jewellery? If so, I would be happy to work with you to create a commissioned piece of Studio Jewellery to meet your wishes.
Recent Studio Jewellery
The above pieces and other examples of commissioned jewellery can be found in my Studio Jewellery pageView My Studio Jewellery Page Here
I have been creating precious metal jewellery for over 10 years working mainly in sterling or fine silver with occasional accents of gold. More recently, I have been replenishing my silver stock with Eco Silver in a bid to be more environmentally friendly. Made of 100% recycled and scrap silver products, Eco Silver gives the same quality results and comes to me with a certificate of authenticity. Eco Silver is assayed as Sterling (925) Silver.
I am proud to have my work hallmarked at the Goldsmiths' Hall in London as, for me, hallmarking denotes a standard and reassures buyers of quality. I am often asked what the different symbols mean so here is a brief explanation of how to read a hallmark.
CBB is my registered Maker's Mark, the Britannia Lion denotes British made Sterling Silver and 925 states that the silver is assayed as 925 parts pure silver out of every 1000. The London Assay Office symbol is the leopard and the letter denotes the year of assay which changes every year.
What people say...
I chose Charlotte Biba Bouchard Jewellery to help me come up with a new setting to fit my needs as I knew she understood the importance of my cherished item and I valued her creativity and expertise.
My ring is so uniquely beautiful that every time I wear it, I see something different. Charlotte is so observant of the natural world around her and seems to be able to capture the changes of nature along with the personality of the person she is making the jewellery for in each piece she designs and creates.
I wish to thank you for the beautiful brooch and the kind words of the meaning of Phyllis that my cousin commissioned you to make for me. That the leaf design echoes the story from the ancient Greek myth is a touching reminder of a dear friend.