Saturday, 18 September 2010

September commissions

Summer in the shop has been busy as ever, and the commissions continue to come in as we enter gorgeous Autumn- here's a selection of the work!

A solid 9ct gold and rainbow moonstone pendant, this was made to the customers design.

Silver plectrum for guitarist to add to their charm necklace.

Silver and garnet ring made to customers design using their birth stone.

Silver and aquamarine for the customers engagement.

Feathers in oxidised silver for customer's boyfriend, the feathers symbolising flight.

Customer brought in 2 old fashioned signet rings that belonged to her father. I used the first ring to make lots of beads to cluster over the top of the other but the face of the other to make into a pendant.

Lacrosse pendant/brooch. Silver with 9ct gold detail and set opal.

Engagement and wedding ring set, silver with 9ct white gold and diamond.

The customer's best friend is getting married at the famous Little White Chapel in Vegas and asked for a minature replica of the chapel.

A vintage car enthusiast was our client this time, he wanted a 9ct gold V8 emblem ear stud.

More recycled gold- a wedding band (mother's) with silver pod bursting with solid 9ct beads taken from another inherited ring.

That's all for now!
Honeybourne Jewellery x

Saturday, 14 August 2010

August additions

Magnifying glass necklace
The magnifying glass was bought in by a customer who inherited it from his mother. It was put onto a chunky snake chain and a special rivet was made up to hang the glass from...

Lobster charm
This quirky charm was made up as a cute addition to a charm bracelet in silver with gold detail.

Uncut diamond
Uncut and uncoloured diamond, seen here set in 18ct yellow gold with 'spoonfull of peas' in the same metal on 18ct barley corn chain.

Placed on long chain in oxidised silver.

These lapel pins were ordered by a bowling lady for herself and her team mates. The phrase 'Bee up' is used before throwing the bowl as a good luck chant!

Summer update!

Wedding and engagement rings

Here are a small selction of recent commissions using gold, diamonds and silver, some are inherited, some new.

18ct yellow gold with inherited diamonds set in 18ct white gold.

Silver 'mock-ups'. To be made in white gold with diamonds set in yellow gold.

Engagement ring, silver with inherited gold and diamonds. Enough was left over to create matching studs.

Another mock up in silver and gold. 'Deco' style with a Honeybourne twist.

His and Hers 18ct yellow gold wedding bands.

Wedding gifts and jewellery

Cufflinks and tie pin for groom in silver and enamel to match brides theme.

His and Hers keyrings in solid silver-
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Saturday, 24 April 2010

Spring has sprung!

The shop has been busy as ever this spring and numerous new projects have been in the pipeline. Here's a look at some of the recent commissions.

A unique creation using inherited diamonds and 18ct Gold on Silver

These stones, belonging to the client, were set into rings and are designed to let in as much light as possible.

In other news we have recently begun selling a new collection on the charming gift site '' and have recieved a fantastic response.

'' was born out of a passion for unique and personalised gift ideas that could not be found in the everday high street shop and has created a platform for small creative businesses to showcase beautiful and original products of exceptional quality. Not forgetting to mention that the website featured us this week in their blog about Partner Services Manager, Nell's big wedding plans; she wrote

''I spent a long time finding the right jeweller- I'd heard of Sophie at Honeybourne Jewellery before as i used to curate jewellery exhibitions, and came across her shop and very cute studio in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight...Her enamel collection was absolutely the look i wanted.I have a late 1940's wedding dress, which has slightly uneven lace around the neckline; very simple and organic. Sophie's jewellery is not too structured and is influenced by nature ...It's pretty and feminine but very sophisticated, in fact, exactly how I'd like to look on my wedding day! To be honest, I think my necklace is going to upstage my dress!''

The full write up can be viewed here.

The collection, created in silver and pastel coloured enamels, was inspired by the sweets 'mini eggs' and evoke fresh, spring tones in the classic pod.

Below is a sneak preview of some of the photos taken for notonthehighstreet by the lovely Annie soon to be on our own site. Until next time!

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Recycled Jewellery

Recent commissons have been created using the stones and metals from client's old pieces of jewellery which hold sentimental value. This ring has a silver band with a sapphire stone taken from the old ring (seen below).

This pendant and bookmark have been constructed using the customers earrings that she wore on her wedding day. Both set on silver, and the bookmark made using a new design these pieces allow the client to keep her treasured items, giving them a new life enabiling prolonged wear and use.

These bangles are again made with stones from old rings. The gold beads on one of the pods were made from the gold, leftover from the original rings.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

February- Current Comissions

This month we've been very busy with lots of interesting comissions...

Matchbox case

Solid silver matchbox cover, with oxidised stamp and pierce work.

Russian Doll

A customer bought in a russian doll to be made from silver with 9ct gold detail to her sleeves and hair.

Engagement Rings

Just a couple of the many engagement rings I'm working on at the moment. Both 9ct white gold with 8ct yellow setting diamonds.

Charm Pendants and Bracelets

Created with flickr slideshow.

Bespoke charms made to customer request.

Recycled gold and diamonds

These studs were made from two inherited claw set rings (as seen at front)
Many more to come in 2010! See you soon!