Saturday, 19 October 2013

Eeeekk... White Mouse released in to Folk Forest..

As many of you know, we celebrated our Ten Year anniversary this year by launching ten charms, each of a limited run, inspired by all things woodland and folk. The first batch far exceeding expectations, having virtually sold out!!. I'm busy designing and making the next ideas (due in the shop mid Nov). Here's a little eek, I mean peek!...  

Oxidised silver White Mice Pendants
More to come, watch this space...

Bespoke Commission Corner!! 
With Manchester and London Dazzle stock nearing completion (around 300 pieces made..phew!), here are some of my favorite commissions hot off of the workbench.

25 Year Wedding Anniversary
This was a joy to work on. A regular customer wanted a really special piece for his wife that celebrated 25 years of marriage. He wanted to incorporate their original wedding theme of big and small horseshoes (both had their own horses) stacked on top of each other. I set 25 Amethyst and Garnet stones inside the shoes, representing the couples birthstones.

More Men!!
Following a great response from my 'Men Only' blog (it's apparent I'm not alone in finding men hard to buy for!), here are a couple of other ideas to wet the appetite..
Hand forged solid silver money clips with hammered texture (the ordered money clip was stamped with the guys initials).

A couple of men's rings that I made for the shop. Oxidised silver with 9ct detail.

This piece was made for a daughter named (of course!) Holly. Solid silver with shaped and forged holly leaf.

Keys, Arrows and Tags.
A bride and groom ordered a bunch of these as wedding gifts to mark their special day.

Opal Ladybird
This was a lovely piece to work on. A customer had inherited her late Grandma's opal earrings and having discussed various options, we set on using the stones and gold to decorate one of my Ladybird charms and set the rest on to two stacking rings. .
 Ladybird with daisies.
 Stacking rings.
Before the transformation.

Phase no.1 of inherited ring commission..
Here's one of many pieces I'm working on at the moment. The customer brought in several rings, some broken or just un-wanted. I've used similar sized stones to make up this mock-up in silver for her to try and for us to make any changes to the design.

 Stacking rings in silver and London Blue Topaz. Phase 2 to follow!..

A few other new pieces currently gracing our cabinets.
Silver set with Ruby, Sapphires and Diamond.

We're busy making some beautiful new collections in time for Christmas, which I'll be blogging very soon (very excited!). So be sure to get your bespoke orders in in time (deadline early Nov). As usual, be sure to call ahead if you need to speak with me directly.

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