THE WOMAN

Carol Cole is the owner and designer of Darcy & Jazz Jewellery.  Her background started out in a completely different sector.  Working as PA to board level TV and Radio MD and VPs, she felt that something was missing and her creative side needed a platform.  Enrolling on a course at Lambeth College in Vauxhall in 2006-07 she completed the NCFE Level 1 and Level 2 Certificate in Creative Craft in Jewellery. This gave her the foundation to continue her new passion to continue learning and develop and hone her craft.  Carol went on to become a student at Flux Jewellery School in Camberwell, a thriving creative community where she continued to develop her skills.  The desire to own something more exclusive and bespoke continues that passion in Darcy & Jazz Jewellery.  Everything is handmade by Carol in her home studio with access to a studio space in south London.  Working mostly in precious metal, precious and semi-precious stones.

Carol is inspired by her African and Jamaican culture, fashion, music, nature, art and what it means to be a black woman in this world.

 

 

 

"As a designer I create jewellery that is accessible and modern. Curating bold handmade jewellery, centric to Sub-Saharan culture,that empowers the modern day woman through contemporary design.

 

 

WHATS THE IDEA?

Those that know Carol well, know she is  a lover of cats.  Named after two of her old cats! “There could only be one Jazz, the smartest cat ever and Darcy, well let’s just say she was a complete Diva!”

WHY DARCY & JAZZ?

Carol Cole is the owner and designer of Darcy & Jazz Jewellery.  Her background started out in a completely different sector.  Working as PA to board level TV and Radio MD and VPs, she felt that something was missing and felt her creative urges needed a platform.  Enrolling on a course at Lambeth College in Vauxhall in 2006-07 she completed the NCFE Level 1 and Level 2 Certificate in Creative Craft in Jewellery. This gave her the foundation to continue her new passion to continue learning and develop and hone her craft.  Carol went on to become a student at Flux Jewellery School in Camberwell, a thriving creative community where she continued to develop her skills.  The desire to own something more exclusive and bespoke continues that passion in Darcy & Jazz Jewellery.  Everything is handmade by Carol in her home studio with access to a studio space in south London.  Working mostly in sterling silver and precious/semi-precious stones.

Carol is inspired by her African and Jamaican culture, fashion, music, nature, art and what it means to be a black woman in this world.

 

 

 

MY STORY

© 2017 Darcy & Jazz Jewellery

​Contact: me@darcyandjazz.co.uk

London, UK