Commissions …..yikes.

I do like making things, but sometimes when I get asked to make some specific I do quake a little. What if they don't like it, or doesn't meet with their vision... yikes. Bespoke sometimes means, more cost, hallmarking and charging more too. i honestly don't make exactly the same things over and over. I make hearts etc but often texturing different, but one off peices is something else. im hoping my purchasers like their items as much as they hoped. just now need to make a camera necklace and some earrings and pendant for Xmas. 

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Coronation 23

Made a little something for myself. With so many coronation celebrations and needed a little colour and pride in being British. So here's my very one off set. Inspired by my cousin Nikki Murray's bunting necklace I saw recently. GOD SAVE THE KING. 

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Commission piece

When I said I could make it, I procrastinated for a while. Bought a larger circle punch and then procrastinated a little more. Sawing circles still not my forte. This was made for my cousins friend from school nicer 50 years of friendship. Xx 

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Silver Diploma term two submitted.

This strayed out as simple sheet silver and the.n by the miracle of patience and and few re workings it was done, thoroughly enjoyed making it too. aling with many rings it seeed this term. Just awaiting my marks. 

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Another place to buy.

The lovely @hairbycharlotte and Elegant Beauty By Emma who I go and visit once a month have agreed to have a couple of frames of my silver jewellery. So that's another place in Long Eaton. Here's hoping I sell something :-). Can only but try. I realise I have a lot of bangles but not many earrings not in Emma's or Tobi Frames. More making required. attached are some of the things that will be for  sale. 

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Getting ready for valentines

This weekend along with finishing items in wax carving for me course. A faceted ring and cabavob setting. I have been getting things ready for valentines. Making, taking images for the website and instagram as well as popping them into show bags. To to be pinned up in my little washing line frames. Also my local beauty parlour has said they'll pop some of my stuff in their main room. So I've had to buy another sum up. Missed the bargain of the century in Curry's it seems. But I'm sorted. So I'm ready for valentines. Strap line. Why buy flowers when jewellery lasts longer.?

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Term 2 week 3

So this took a little more time than I thought. All handmade and assembled by me. Yes all that cutting and soldering and resoldering lol. The only thing I didn't make is the silver and stone. so does that make it hand assembled or hand crafted, or hand made. Well no mass producing machines were used. This is truly a one off. Although you might see similar being made this week by those on the diploma course. I had a discussion re handmade and it's value and not using it when you just assemble products. So here's a definition which isn't legal but one I'll stick by. https://www.gblabels.co.uk/guides-what-qualifies-as-handmade-uk-law-and-industry-rules/

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Week1 term 2 silver diploma.

Really enjoyed making these.  A relaxing day in the hut making these for term 2. I've been making and teaching stacking rings for a while and dont use gold. So this was a treat. learning points. 1. Gold need annealing .., trying to bend it to shape if not doing so was hard work. 2. Even a shallow v at 5cm bigger than the normal ring size makes quite a dip. 3. planning time in calander really works. Better if on leave though;-) 

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Xmas fairs - Long Eaton and Kimberly

My first Christmas fairs were on the last weekend on December 22. after lots of worrying I wouldn't sell anything to selling out. Neither came to fruition as I managed to sell a fair amount at both the Long Eaton  and Kimberly xmas markets, both making it worthwhile, and a boost to my confidence with lots of lovely comments about my silver. 

Read more »

Commissions …..yikes.

I do like making things, but sometimes when I get asked to make some specific I do quake a little. What if they don't like it, or doesn't meet with their vision... yikes. Bespoke sometimes means, more cost, hallmarking and charging more too. i honestly don't make exactly the same things over and over. I make hearts etc but often texturing different, but one off peices is something else. im hoping my purchasers like their items as much as they hoped. just now need to make a camera necklace and some earrings and pendant for Xmas. 

Read more »

Coronation 23

Made a little something for myself. With so many coronation celebrations and needed a little colour and pride in being British. So here's my very one off set. Inspired by my cousin Nikki Murray's bunting necklace I saw recently. GOD SAVE THE KING. 

Read more »

Commission piece

When I said I could make it, I procrastinated for a while. Bought a larger circle punch and then procrastinated a little more. Sawing circles still not my forte. This was made for my cousins friend from school nicer 50 years of friendship. Xx 

Read more »

Silver Diploma term two submitted.

This strayed out as simple sheet silver and the.n by the miracle of patience and and few re workings it was done, thoroughly enjoyed making it too. aling with many rings it seeed this term. Just awaiting my marks. 

Read more »

Another place to buy.

The lovely @hairbycharlotte and Elegant Beauty By Emma who I go and visit once a month have agreed to have a couple of frames of my silver jewellery. So that's another place in Long Eaton. Here's hoping I sell something :-). Can only but try. I realise I have a lot of bangles but not many earrings not in Emma's or Tobi Frames. More making required. attached are some of the things that will be for  sale. 

Read more »

Getting ready for valentines

This weekend along with finishing items in wax carving for me course. A faceted ring and cabavob setting. I have been getting things ready for valentines. Making, taking images for the website and instagram as well as popping them into show bags. To to be pinned up in my little washing line frames. Also my local beauty parlour has said they'll pop some of my stuff in their main room. So I've had to buy another sum up. Missed the bargain of the century in Curry's it seems. But I'm sorted. So I'm ready for valentines. Strap line. Why buy flowers when jewellery lasts longer.?

Read more »

Term 2 week 3

So this took a little more time than I thought. All handmade and assembled by me. Yes all that cutting and soldering and resoldering lol. The only thing I didn't make is the silver and stone. so does that make it hand assembled or hand crafted, or hand made. Well no mass producing machines were used. This is truly a one off. Although you might see similar being made this week by those on the diploma course. I had a discussion re handmade and it's value and not using it when you just assemble products. So here's a definition which isn't legal but one I'll stick by. https://www.gblabels.co.uk/guides-what-qualifies-as-handmade-uk-law-and-industry-rules/

Read more »

Week1 term 2 silver diploma.

Really enjoyed making these.  A relaxing day in the hut making these for term 2. I've been making and teaching stacking rings for a while and dont use gold. So this was a treat. learning points. 1. Gold need annealing .., trying to bend it to shape if not doing so was hard work. 2. Even a shallow v at 5cm bigger than the normal ring size makes quite a dip. 3. planning time in calander really works. Better if on leave though;-) 

Read more »

Xmas fairs - Long Eaton and Kimberly

My first Christmas fairs were on the last weekend on December 22. after lots of worrying I wouldn't sell anything to selling out. Neither came to fruition as I managed to sell a fair amount at both the Long Eaton  and Kimberly xmas markets, both making it worthwhile, and a boost to my confidence with lots of lovely comments about my silver. 

Read more »

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A place to put my musings.

Work in progress. 

Thoughts are my own -- crazy so it seems 

Commissions …..yikes.

I do like making things, but sometimes when I get asked to make some specific I do quake a little. What if they don't like it, or doesn't meet with their vision... yikes. Bespoke sometimes means, more cost, hallmarking and charging more too. i honestly don't make exactly the same things over and over. I make hearts etc but often texturing different, but one off peices is something else. im hoping my purchasers like their items as much as they hoped. just now need to make a camera necklace and some earrings and pendant for Xmas. 

Read more »

Coronation 23

Made a little something for myself. With so many coronation celebrations and needed a little colour and pride in being British. So here's my very one off set. Inspired by my cousin Nikki Murray's bunting necklace I saw recently. GOD SAVE THE KING. 

Read more »

Commission piece

When I said I could make it, I procrastinated for a while. Bought a larger circle punch and then procrastinated a little more. Sawing circles still not my forte. This was made for my cousins friend from school nicer 50 years of friendship. Xx 

Read more »

Silver Diploma term two submitted.

This strayed out as simple sheet silver and the.n by the miracle of patience and and few re workings it was done, thoroughly enjoyed making it too. aling with many rings it seeed this term. Just awaiting my marks. 

Read more »

Another place to buy.

The lovely @hairbycharlotte and Elegant Beauty By Emma who I go and visit once a month have agreed to have a couple of frames of my silver jewellery. So that's another place in Long Eaton. Here's hoping I sell something :-). Can only but try. I realise I have a lot of bangles but not many earrings not in Emma's or Tobi Frames. More making required. attached are some of the things that will be for  sale. 

Read more »

Getting ready for valentines

This weekend along with finishing items in wax carving for me course. A faceted ring and cabavob setting. I have been getting things ready for valentines. Making, taking images for the website and instagram as well as popping them into show bags. To to be pinned up in my little washing line frames. Also my local beauty parlour has said they'll pop some of my stuff in their main room. So I've had to buy another sum up. Missed the bargain of the century in Curry's it seems. But I'm sorted. So I'm ready for valentines. Strap line. Why buy flowers when jewellery lasts longer.?

Read more »

Term 2 week 3

So this took a little more time than I thought. All handmade and assembled by me. Yes all that cutting and soldering and resoldering lol. The only thing I didn't make is the silver and stone. so does that make it hand assembled or hand crafted, or hand made. Well no mass producing machines were used. This is truly a one off. Although you might see similar being made this week by those on the diploma course. I had a discussion re handmade and it's value and not using it when you just assemble products. So here's a definition which isn't legal but one I'll stick by. https://www.gblabels.co.uk/guides-what-qualifies-as-handmade-uk-law-and-industry-rules/

Read more »

Week1 term 2 silver diploma.

Really enjoyed making these.  A relaxing day in the hut making these for term 2. I've been making and teaching stacking rings for a while and dont use gold. So this was a treat. learning points. 1. Gold need annealing .., trying to bend it to shape if not doing so was hard work. 2. Even a shallow v at 5cm bigger than the normal ring size makes quite a dip. 3. planning time in calander really works. Better if on leave though;-) 

Read more »

Xmas fairs - Long Eaton and Kimberly

My first Christmas fairs were on the last weekend on December 22. after lots of worrying I wouldn't sell anything to selling out. Neither came to fruition as I managed to sell a fair amount at both the Long Eaton  and Kimberly xmas markets, both making it worthwhile, and a boost to my confidence with lots of lovely comments about my silver. 

Read more »