Nisha Halo is an exciting new online handmade jewellery brand by jewellery designer Nisha Postlethwaite. Nisha’s jewellery is influenced by both darkness and light; Nisha’s name itself means ‘Night’ and with ‘Halo’ being synonymous with a circle of light and purity, the brand name couldn’t be more apt. Her jewellery is ethereal, luminescent and light yet otherwise edgy, hedonistic and mischievous. Her creative process to fuel her jewellery designs are fully inspired by her life experiences, by nature and emotion. When you see a piece of Nisha Halo jewellery you are looking at a piece of art that has been crafted with a beautiful expressive intention, they are meaningful pieces that add character to accessory roster.
Nisha herself has said she will wear men’s and unisex jewellery as well as women’s jewellery, because she doesn’t believe there needs to be a gender distinction. You should wear what you love and she has designed her jewellery to be worn your own way with this in mind. Not only does Nisha have a inspiring and open minded artistic approach to her craft, but she is also running her company with sustainability at the forefront. From the ethical raw material suppliers to an up-cycled workshop, even the way the jewellery is carefully handmade in a low impact manner and then packaged in eco-friendly recycled boxes from Tiny Box Company – as seen on Dragon’s Den.
In terms of jewellery designing, Nisha initially envisages the finished shape and form of a jewellery piece before sketching it out. Then all jewellery pieces are cut, shaped, assembled and polished by hand in her private workshop. During the shaping and polishing process, she always considers how a piece may alter in light and against the skin to achieve the best form and finish for the wearer. This is the kind of craftwomanship you can only get from amazing independent businesses and exactly why I love Nisha’s pieces, each individually moulded to perfection for her buyers. She loves to create individual bespoke pieces for customers. Generally this is using precious metals and precious stones, but Nisha has also used resin to encapsulate sentimental objects for the customer. She says ‘I find it utterly rewarding making something special for a customer, especially if it has a sentimental meaning.’
You can have a look at her work, buy her jewellery or enquire about a bespoke piece at www.nishahalo.com