Well, what to say. It’s been a strange start to the year hasn’t it? Ironically, March is the first month this year when I’ve not been ill! Just the usual seasonal bugs brought home from my daughter’s school, but they’ve given me a strong desire not to get ill again. Not that I’ll have a choice in it.
At the moment life doesn’t feel too dramatically different for me. I work from home anyway, and I am still able to walk the dog, go to my local shops (albeit in a strange new world of shouting my order across a blocked doorway) and drop parcels at the Post Office. But I am staying at home a lot more than normal and am very conscious of keeping my distance when out with the dog. Though I do like to shout a hello or talk to people from 2 metres away, it helps to make the whole situation feel less alien. The strangest thing so far is having my husband at home every day!
It was a delight to be given the opportunity to re-set this stunning ruby! Originally set in a pendant, it had been lost and replaced with another ruby pendant…and then – as is the way of these things – found again! So rather than have two ruby pendants, my customer decided to have it transformed into a ring.
These earrings are a follow up from a previous commission to re-purpose some old gold rings into a new wedding band. The gold was melted down and formed into 2mm square wire with plenty to make a wedding ring and have some leftover for a future project.
So it brought a smile to my face to hear from Hannah again about using the rest of her gold for her mum’s birthday this summer! I was told her mum loved green which couldn’t be more perfect as the combination of yellow gold and green gemstones is stunning. Continue reading “Commission: Recycled Gold Peridot Earrings”→
This ring was a recent (ish) commission to resize and update an existing silver and gold ring. The original – which I neglected to take a photo of – was a silver band with a small plain gold section. Simple and elegant. The ring however was now too small and so to resize it, I carefully cut the gold section straight down the middle and added a gold stone setting with a flush set white diamond. Really pleased with the final piece and it’s now got a new lease of life being worn again! Continue reading “Commission: Silver & Gold Diamond Ring”→
I have been quietly working away on stocking my new online shop which you can find by clicking on Shop in the menu above or by clicking here.
I was trying to get a lot more listed before ‘announcing’ anything but who am I kidding? It takes time to set up each listing and I’ve got loads to do! So please check back regularly as I’ll be adding to the listings all the time, including some new pieces which I’m very excited about.