Monday, 29 March 2010

Frankie's footprint pendant

Stephanie came to see me and commissioned this little pendant. A permanent reminder of her son Frankie.

I was honoured to undertake such a commission and to provide a pendant just as Stephanie wanted it.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Personalised silver ring with hearts.

A recent commission in sterling silver.

An oxidised inscription sits inside the ring with the outer edge covered shoulder to shoulder in tiny hearts.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Wedding Ring Inscriptions.

The one thing I am asked most, is

"What can we have engraved on our wedding rings?"

The simple answer is


I find most couples want something that is personal to themselves. So typically the inscription relates to their "pet" names for each other. Maybe a "cute" saying that they have. It might be a significant date, if not the date for the wedding.

In addition I find couples going , not for an obvious inscription, but something a little bit more cryptic. This might be a symbol, from the much used symbol for eternity (looks like an 8 lying on its side), to a musical note, a chinese word, or even a cartoon character, such as Woodstock from the Peanuts strip.

I have done the date in regular numerals, in Roman numerals and the most unusual is the date stamp in seconds from the dawn of the digital age (He was an I.T. guy)

Ring inscriptions have also used quotes from favourite films, lyrics, poems and novels.

I really don't hink it matters where the inscription comes from, as long as it has some meaning to you both.

Of course there is the more obvious statements such as those listed below

Yours forever.

I love you.

Faithfully yours.

You should also consider one of these quotes in another language, beit Latin, French, Italian or whatever. Sometimes, a rather dull English quote becomes that much more exotic in another tongue.

I have another page of quote inscriptions, that you can find here.

Have fun choosing your ring inscription, talk about what you both want or decide that you will each choose an inscription for each others ring and keep it a secret.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

9k gold pendant

A recent commission in 9k gold for Pamela. The inner hoop is in a hammered finish in 9k red gold. The outer loop and bail are in 9k yellow gold annd both polished.

Pamela came into to see me to discuss the design and the relevant sizes and scale of the piece.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Fingerprint cuff links witha wee heart.

Mrs Silverton popped into my shop with her two lovely kids. They each did a fingerprint and I added a wee heart to each. Then I made these unique sterling silver cuff links for Mr Silverton.

I recently had an e-mail from a chap, who received a similar unique gift from his better half. In his words "I have thrown all my other cuff links in the bin, as I'll never wear a different set"

It is such a nice part of my job, hearing back from clients, and how much they have enjoyed giving or receiving the items.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Etsy Interview

I was thrilled to have been interviewed and "twittered" about by Etsy.

You can read the full article by CLICKING HERE

I have been selling on Etsy now for a little over two years and the exposure is of course great. It has bought me clients from all over the world and to date, I have sent a commission to each continent!!!

It is quite amazing when an order comes through from obscure far flung countries, and it is such a lovely thought, to know that my pieces are being enjoyed the world over.
I haven't kept track, but I reckon I have sent at least one item to each of the USA states and what makes me smile the most, is that I have exported goods to China. I have certainly bought enough from China in my life, so nice to send something back.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Child's drawing onto cuff links.

I love my job as I get asked to make all sorts of special commissions. Here a child's drawings of a cat and mouse were hand engraved onto some cuff links that I made for the purpose.

I'm going to do so more like this soon, so keep popping back to have a look.