Mark Vardy

Mark Vardy has a passion for jewellery making. He has a Level 3 NCFE certificate in craft and specialises in precious metal jewellery, mainly using sterling silver. Originally an electronics engineer, he is now a qualified adult education teacher as well as a silversmith.

Mark founded Silvar Design in 2004, teaching a vast array of techniques from his studio in Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire. He covers everything from costume jewellery design, macramé and kumihimo braiding through to stringing techniques, enamelling on copper and manufacturing silver jewellery.

His business Silvar Design produces jewellery craft kits and is a UK stockist for Tela Artis Bead Art products. Mark regularly demonstrates jewellery making and bead art on TV shopping channel Create & Craft. He also manages a number of popular bead fairs across the UK.