Exciting news, a selection of my jewellery will be for sale in the Bealach Café and Gallery up in the Scottish Highlands! Check out their facebook page too – it’s a beautiful place, and I hear very good things about the scones! I covet so many of the gorgeous paintings on the walls, and I hope the locals and passing traffic like my jewellery as much as the setting.
Pierced sterling silver brooches and pendants with hammered textures.
Test piece for a commission – using plaster of paris to hold intricate structures together for soldering, and making a twist-brooch for the first time. I think it would look better with two more barnacles of different sizes.
I could make these silhouettes with just about anything… such fun!
These and others for sale on Etsy, including custom designs, made to order.
A dainty little diamond-shaped brooch pierced with a hanging fuchsia flower. The thick silver gives it a pleasing weight, and I love the way the pin works. I have a few more in progress (fuchsia, snowdrop and rocket ship!), but am currently being somewhat hampered by pain in my hands.
This delicate piece attempts to capture the beauty of the gaff rigged sailing vessels that sail the minty-green waters off the Essex coast, and the waves that bear them.
It can be used as a brooch, scarf pin or even hair ornament, and looks especially good against a dark background.
Hand-crafted from sterling silver sheet and wire, the brooch is clasped with a swirl-ended pin.
Also available as a pendant.
New pendant version of my Ship brooches, from sterling silver sheet and wire.
A thank-you gift, a silver silhouette brooch with double pin back, fabricated from sterling silver sheet and wire. With balsa wood and suede ribbon presentation case.
A little brooch I made to accompany my friend and jewellery-sensei Robin on her move up to E’burgh. It’s not a robin though, it’s a wren! Made from .9mm sterling silver sheet, it feels very heavy and luxurious, and I was delighted with how well the partial texturing came out.
Thick sterling silver, partial hammered texture and pierced wren.
This was one off the fiddliest things I’ve ever made. It took about 20 mins to cut and shape all of the pieces, then approximately THREE HOURS to solder it all together. I foolishly only have one grade of solder, so the old joints would fall apart as soon as the new would flow. I very, very nearly gave up but stepped back, took a deep breath and tried again, and I’m so glad I did. 60th birthday present for an awesome aunt.
The second pair took 3 hours to make two – using solder paste instead of chips has made a massive difference. I love the way the open wirework came together.
It can work as a scarf pin or a brooch.
I love the little wiggle in the pin, that helps it lock in place securely.
Another matching pair of brooches