Wednesday, 31 October 2012


Given that it's Halloween today, I decided to go to work dressed as a sort of goth circus master.  Did think I may have been pushing it a little with lack of office-appropriateness of outfit, but no-one even batted an eyelid.

Check out my rather fabulous Halloween spider necklace.  The boy is afraid of spiders and does not like it at all!

I picked this up, along with some other gorgeous crystal costume jewellery, at a trade fair a couple of years back.  I'm thinking about having a costume jewellery section on my new website, so watch this space if you fancy having your very own giant crystal spider.  Everyone wants a giant crystal spider, right?  Right...?

Monday, 22 October 2012

Pandora Style Charms

I was recently asked to make one of my little silver bee charms to fit on a Pandora bracelet.

I carved a little ring from wax with an inside diameter of 4mm, to fit on the Pandora chain, and had it cast.  I had a mould made too, just in case anyone else ever asks me for one!


And here is my little bee:


I think it turned out really well – I might offer the ‘Pandora Style’ option for some of my other charms.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

New Commission

I was recently asked to make one of my custom initial necklaces in gold - eek!  Working with gold always scares me.  It's silly really, it's no more difficult than working in silver but it's just the expense of the materials if it all goes wrong!

Anyway, my customer liked the Ornate font that I use, so here is the little gold initial - it's 15mm wide.