CHECKERBOARD AMETHYST SILVER & 9CT GOLD RING
My client asked me to design a ring using an Amethyst for his daughter's 40th birthday.
We didn't know the ring size, so decided to go with an 'open ring' so it could be adjusted.
As it was a special birthday I handpicked a checkerboard cut Amethyst, as opposed to the more mainstream cuts.
To accentuate the gemstone a 9ct gold surround was added, providing an extra lift.
Client and daughter were extremely happy and am told it's cherished.
SOLID 9CT GOLD CROSS WITH FIRE OPAL
My brief was to make a heavy simple gold cross using my client's birthstone.
Rather than inlay the Fire Opal gemstone, I decided to mount it in a modern raised rub-over setting to give it the platform to really stand out.
I really enjoyed making this piece as it marked a significant milestone in my client's personal journey and was a gift to reward himself of his achievements.
MALACHITE CRYSTAL IN A PERSONALISED SILVER MOUNT
I was given a free reign on this commission. My instructions were to use silver and that the recipient loved the colour green.
This gave me the freedom to source the right crystal.
My client asked if I could incorporate his girlfriends initial "A" into the design, which I did.
To provide a little sparkle I added a Cubic Ziconia into the design of the initial.
9CT GOLD SOLID HORN PENDANT
This was a present for a close friend who's helped me. Her birthday was coming up and she'd mentioned seeing a gold plated horn pendant that she liked.
The problem with gold vermeil jewellery is that the plating soon wears off, so I set about making a quality 9ct solid gold pendant that will last!
GOLD & SILVER HEART DROP EARRINGS
My client wanted something unique for a Valentines present and liked a pair of earrings I had already made, so we adapted the design.
Adding slightly smaller 9ct gold hearts to the base added extra sparkle and finished this piece off beautifully.
SILVER WAVE DESIGN RING WITH A SYN. AQUA SPINEL
I was asked to replicate a base metal fashion ring using silver.
My client likes chunky jewellery so this ring was made heavier than the original with a larger gemstone.
It was enjoyable copying my client's old ring, whilst adding my own twist, which she loved.
RAW AMETHYST PENDANT & SILVER CHOKER NECKLET
My client first chose the crystal she was drawn to and asked me to make a pendant, giving me freedom to encase the crystal.
Next to decide was the shape of the choker necklet. Although it was more expensive, my client chose an oval shape as it's a investment piece that is striking whether worn alone or with a pendant adorned.
This crystal's shape governed this organic design and the silver was kept minimal so the crystal could hold the limelight.
Once I 'd finished and polished, it was left in the sunlight to charge, and wow, the crystal was transformed and re-energised, the colouring really came into its own!
I love working with raw crystals and my client is really happy.
PERSONALISED SILVER CHARM BRACELET
This commission involved 12 clients, all wanting to collaborate for their friend's surprise 40th birthday present.
The initials represents her children, the paw print her dog, and the oval garnet gemstone her birthstone.
As the charms were heavy, we decided to hang them on a chunky silver cable chain and used a strong feature clasp to finish.
This went down a treat and the recipient cried tears of joy when she opened her thoughtful present from her chums!
4 x SOLID STERLING SILVER BANGLES
My client loves wearing bangles so commissioned me to make a replica of her own, as presents for her 4 grandchildren.
I had to be very careful to ensure I handmade each bangle to the exact measurements that was given.
My client was over the moon with them, as were her lucky grandkids.
QUIRKY STERLING SILVER KISS PENDANT COMMISSION
I was asked to commission a chunky solid sterling silver kiss pendant.
My brief was very clear; "Do not make it perfectly proportioned, I want it to be quirky!"
These instructions tested me as I am a stickler for perfection. However, I was pleased with the end result and so was my client.
TIGERS EYE AND SILVER HOOP PENDANT
My client liked the Tigers Eye hoop drop earrings in my stock collection (Equilibrium) and wanted a matching pendant for her friends birthday.
I used chunkier silver for the pendant but kept in keeping with the earrings, they were not an exact replica, but complemented each other beautifully.
My clients friend was delighted with her earring and pendant set.
STERLING SILVER DOUBLE HOOP DROP EARRINGS
My client had seen a pair of these in my stock collection, but commissioned me to make a smaller version.
Because my pieces are handmade each and every item is unique and can be re-made according to my clients instructions.
I enjoy customising my pieces as it enables my clients to add their own twist and have the piece of jewellery they really want.
CITRINE AND SILVER PENDANT
My client choose a Citrine crystal that she was drawn to and commissioned a pendant using silver.
I handmade triangular silver wire and snugly wrapped the crystal within.
As with all my crystal jewellery, it was cleansed, charged and lovingly blessed before she collected.
AMETHYST & CUBIC ZIRCONIA SOLID SILVER BANGLE
This was a birthday gift for a very close friend.
Her birthstone was Amethyst so I incorporated this gemstone within the silver bangle and used Cubic Zirconias to compliment it.
I designed this bangle so the gemstones were mounted in a raised setting to stand out.
SOLID SILVER HEART PENDANT AND EARRINGS
I was commissioned to make a delicate silver heart pendant for a 40th birthday present.
I designed an open silver heart so it was delicate, as per the brief, and used triangle shaped silver so the light would reflect upon the angles.
As a surprise, I also made a pair of silver heart earrings to accompany the pendant, and stayed within the original budget set by the client.
9CT GOLD AND SILVER OPEN RING
This was handmade for an 18th birthday.
As it was a special birthday I incorporated 9ct solid gold balls using recycled gold and surrounded them in silver rings as a feature of the ring.
I had free reign over this entire design and very much enjoyed seeing the recipients face when she opened it.
ROSE QUARTZ AND SILVER WRAP PENDANT
My client chose the Rose Quartz crystal she was drawn to from my selection and asked me to make a pendant using sterling silver.
I personalised this pendant on the reverse to privately congratulate her achievement as a surprise, she was so delighted!
WHITE HOWLITE & SILVER INFINITY PENDANT
My brief was to create an infinity pendant using silver and a white Howlite crystal.
During the making of this piece it was decided to put the infinity symbol on the back of the piece so it was personal and hidden from view, with only the recipient knowing it is there.
Keeping my client fully informed during the making of this piece enabled the design to be tweaked during the process.