Sapphire and Diamond Stacking Rings

Spring 2020

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!

Business as usual (sort of)

Things are changing rapidly, but as I write I am still open for business. Fortunately I have a few longer term projects/clients at the moment which allows me to keep business ticking over without having to interact with anyone other than by email. I am still taking orders, though I will only be visiting the Post Office once a week, preferably less. Some of my suppliers are still open, some are not. I had, by pure luck, just recently topped up some of my stock of basics – silver wire, etc – so I have much of what I need for the majority of orders. Some things however will have to wait. The Assay Office has closed so I can’t have any jewellery hallmarked for a little while.

If you would like to place an order with me but would like to check timescales or discuss other options, please get in touch, I’m happy to help.

If I get ill, I will make my current clients’ aware of any delays. Once I am better, everything will be thoroughly disinfected and then hopefully things can move on with a little more sparkle.

Onto some cheerier things…

Here are a few of my latest commissions. I try to share as many of these as I can (remember to) on Instagram and Facebook so please do follow me to see more of what I’m up to. I may also post on Twitter as well – I think I have something automatic set up – but I tend to only peek at Twitter through my fingers whilst being alarmed at how fast it moves. I’m more reliable on the other two!
From top left: stack of silver and gold diamond/sapphire rings; garnet silver pendant; silver moissanite ring with gold band; square blue diamond ring.

On My Bench

A recent commission to transform a single diamond earring into a new silver and gold diamond ring for a special birthday…

If you’re interested in any of these pieces and would like to commission me to make something similar in your size, please do contact me.

Wishing you a happy, if somewhat unusual, Spring! Stay safe xx

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Happy New Year, 2020

I hope you all had a wonderful, restful festive break? I did very little over Christmas and New Year which is exactly what I had hoped for. It took me a few days to properly wind down, but I now feel ready to start the new year refreshed and excited for what a new decade will bring for my business. Are you raring to go, or still slowly building yourself back up? January can be such a tough month!

The end of 2019 –

I had a wonderfully busy time for the last few months of 2019 and so I want to say thank you so much to those who support small, independent businesses such as mine. As always, I am slightly higgedly-piggedly with my approach to designing new pieces – I make whatever pops into my head, whenever I find the time to squeeze it in! – but I was thrilled that some of my new designs were embraced wholeheartedly and led to some lovely bespoke versions. In particular my new ‘dot’ rings have been really well received and I’m planning to develop these into more of a ‘collection’ this year. Watch this space.

Recent work –

Here are just a few of my recent commissions –

Keeping in touch –

If you’re expecting to hear from me this month, I promise I will be in touch very soon! I’ve been having a massive de-clutter of my house this week which has slightly delayed me but has felt really necessary for helping to clear my head. And, as always, I really must tidy my bench. But I’m nearly there, my hands have recovered from that busy Christmas period and my bench is calling…

Do follow me on Instagram or Facebook to stay up to date with what’s currently on my bench. I’ve been sketching this morning and am really looking forward to creating this new bespoke version of one of my Simplicity Collection rings.

Thanks for reading to the end, you lovely person.

Recycled sterling silver ruby ring

Commission: Silver Ruby Ring

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.

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