Swinging copper discs in progress

Prototyping a new pair of earrings – swirly hardware and a lightly dished bright copper disc with a hammered texture. I’m delighted with how elegant, shimmery and eye-catching these turned out. I also feel my soldering has improved a great deal – not to mention that it’s great to have a second torch when you’re working on something just a little to big for one to handle alone. Unfortunately my camera’s away for repairs, so here are some dodgy phone pictures.

Sterling Silver Wind Farm

This has been my first really satisfying production experience – creating 10 pairs of my windmill earrings at once – cutting, folding, soldering and finishing 20 little treasures. I’ve optimized the process quite well, and it feels so worth the investment in some simple square boxes for packaging – they’re boxed up and ready to be shipped. I’d like to add some branding at some point, but for now, they look very professional for minimal effort.

Pyrite fossil set – earrings, necklace

To quote my Etsy listings:

Ammonites were free-swimming molluscs (which I always picture as a cross between a particularly buoyant hermit crab and an octopus) which teemed in the Jurassic seas. There were many kinds, ranging from thumbnail sized up to two meters across, but they mostly had in common a beautiful, ridged spiral shell.

This particular ammonite sank to the muddy sea bed about 195 million years ago, and didn’t do much except become fossilised until the sea came calling again, washing t out of its muddy tomb and onto the shore.

I gathered the fossil from the Jurassic Coast near Lyme Regis on the south coast of England, sifting through pebbles, grit and sand as waves tried to fill my wellington boots with November-cold salt water.

All settings are sterling silver.

Some of these are listed in my Etsy shop, but I have lots more fossils. I love bringing people’s dreams to life, so if this item or any of my others inspire you, don’t hesitate to get in touch and I’ll create something just for you.