Commission work

Part 2 of 2 – Sterling Silver Keyring – As always with any of my pieces, the bulk of the work comes in the finishing process. I have always enjoyed filing (yes, I know that’s odd) but it’s the technique whereby something scratched and rough becomes shiny and smooth. I like using small 25mm 3M …

Commission work

Part 1 of 2 – Sterling Silver Keyring – Commission work is always interesting, challenging and exciting. Here’s a statement piece, a keyring which I have made in the last couple of months. It’s cast in sterling silver from a real shell and hallmarked @theassayoffice in London. This is a family piece, a piece I …

Creating connections

Part 1 of 3 Do you own a special piece of family jewellery? Perhaps a ring which has been handed down through the generations or a necklace worn by your Nan. In this three-part series, I’ve highlighted the connections captured in a special piece of family jewellery. My story begins with Rosie’s silver sailboat, which …

Capturing connections

Part 2 of 3 This has been a very special commission because Rosie will wear it to remind her of her Dad. Those memories are so very precious. My Dad passed away in 2012 so I understand how memories are captured and layered in material things. If you think about it, we can all recall …

Remembering connections

Part 3 of 3 In this 3-part series, I’ve written about special jewellery and of family memories so I wanted to finish the series with a photo from my family album. Finally, part 3. Chatting to Rosie’s reminded me of a piece of jewellery, a gold necklace, given for me by my Hungarian Grandma. Sadly, …

Authentic Spaces

As a silver jewellery maker, I can work in a very tiny space. Take a look at my soldering station which includes a hand-held torch, a soldering block, strip solder which I’ve cut into tiny pieces and those weird-looking, pointy things are called a ‘Third Hand.’ They’re basically tweezers in a vice, which can be …