Why jewellery commissions are increasing

Why jewellery commissions are increasing

Changing tastes There is definitely a move towards custom jewellery. I’ve noticed it over the years. My split of stock versus bespoke work has shifted each year  in favour of customised designs. So why is there a shift? The search for individuality The high...
Dragonfly pendant series

Dragonfly pendant series

Type: Pendant Commission Materials: Sterling Silver Based on the original sheet metal dragonfly, the series was cast from a master prototype and then each one customised. I’ve just recently finished a sterling silver dragonfly pendant set for a South African...
Jade and silver pendant

Jade and silver pendant

Re-using a broken Jade bangle The brief for this was to create a pendant using a broken jade bracelet to make a pendant for an upcoming wedding. The jade had been in their family for a long time and they wanted it to be incorporated into something wearable, in...
Day of the Dead Ring

Day of the Dead Ring

Day of the Dead Ring This day of the dead ring was among the more nerve-wracking commissions I’ve done. The 2,000 year old glass was supplied to me in a pendant setting, and was to be reused and set into a sterling silver ring. With such a precious,...
Heavyweight Silver Cuffs

Heavyweight Silver Cuffs

These heavyweight silver cuffs were made from bars of solid sterling silver. They a heavier than normal but still have a great feel to them. With a hammered finish they will age well and provide years of wearability. The stages of forming these silver cuffs: Order...