Tag Archives: handcrafted silver jewellery

Sterling Silver and Carnelian Locket Box

Sterling Silver and Carnelian Locket Box

As part of a bracelet I’ve been asked to put together, one of my clients wanted a special box to keep to tiny and precious booklets inside.

Sterling Silver and Carnelian Locket Box

It is set with a carnelian, one of his favourite stones.

Sterling Silver and Carnelian Locket Box

The piece will like a charm bracelet, filled with pieces that have significance to my client – what a great way to wear all those memories at once!

Pearl and Sterling Silver Ring

Freshwater Pearl and Sterling Silver Ring

My lovely client Rosie loved a pearl ring I’d created for another customer and wanted one of her own.

Pearl and Sterling Silver Ring

I made her this one. Pearls and silver look so gorgeous together!

Pearl and Sterling Silver Ring

Sterling Silver Palm Wrap Bracelets

Sterling Silver Palm Wrap Bracelets

Lenka Klikacova is a fashion designer, and she contacted me to see if I could make her some silver palm wrap bracelets for her Spring/Summer 2016 fashion show.

Sterling Silver Palm Wrap Bracelets

I hadn’t heard of palm wraps before, but they are a thing, and I was happy to create the ones that Lenka had in her mind!

Lenka Klikacova Spring/Summer 2016

Lenka’s designs are sleek and have great shape, so the simplicity of the silver band really worked well.

Lenka Klikacova Spring/Summer 2016

I’m looking forward to working with Lenka again!

Sterling Silver and Serpentine Box

Sterling Silver and Serpentine Box

My gorgeous and wonderful Granny celebrated her one hundredth birthday in October.

Granny's 100th - Cake

The family gathered for a lovely morning tea in her beautiful garden.

Granny's 100th - Garden

As part of the celebrations, I wanted to create something unique and special for her, and I decided on a box.

Sterling Silver and Serpentine Box

It was probably the most challenging piece I’ve ever worked on!

Sterling Silver and Serpentine Box

I love you, dearest Greatie, you are the best, most inspirational grandmother I could ask for, and I feel very lucky to have you!

Granny's 100th - Granny and the Queen Closeup

 

Geometric Sterling Silver Ring

Geometric Sterling Silver Ring

Lovely Laura wondered if I would be able to create a similar piece to a costume ring which she and her friend both loved, as it was made in a plated base metal which had deteriorated.

Geometric Sterling Silver Ring

It was a mercy dash to the finish line, as the ring was needed for a special birthday right away!

Geometric Sterling Silver Ring

Although it’s not identical (the original would have been cast in a factory mould), I think it turned out ok – and I believe the birthday girl was very happy too!

Geometric Sterling Silver Ring

Thanks Laura!

Ball and Tentacle Ring

Sterling Silver Sphere Ring

Occasionally I do stop long enough to make myself something! I confess it was over a year ago that I made this ring, and it’s taken me this long to post it.

Ball and Tentacle Ring

As you can tell from it’s well worn appearance, I wear it all the time!

Ball and Tentacle Ring

Pearl and Sterling Silver Ring for George

Freshwater Pearl and Sterling Silver Ring

A lovely dad, George, was asked by his daughter to have me create this custom made pearl and sterling silver ring for her birthday.

Pearl and Sterling Silver Ring for George

I was very glad to help! Simple and stunning.
Pearl and Sterling Silver Ring for George

Young Designers Market – May 2014

Young Designer's Markets

I’m happy to say The Silver Forge will be at the Young Designers Market in Little Stanley Street, at South Bank, Brisbane, between 10am and 4pm on Sunday May 4th (this weekend!).

Mulberry Splash Handblown Glass Bubble and Sterling Silver Pendant

I love my day at the market, it’s always fun to see who your neighbours are, and I love meeting new people and catching up with existing customers (and friends). Make sure you stop at my stall to say hello – I’d love to see you!

Hot Pink Cube Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Modern Earrings

Young Designers Market – April 2014

Young Designer's Markets

Yippee! The Silver Forge will be at the Young Designers Market in Little Stanley Street, at South Bank, Brisbane, between 10am and 4pm on Sunday April 6th (that’s this weekend!).

Sunshine Yellow Faceted Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Earrings

Gorgeous handmade things to be picked up, and a wonderful walk around Southbank is always lovely. Make sure you stop at my stall for a chat, won’t you!

Apricot Orange Pendant Handmade From Sterling Silver and Drusy Agate

Young Designers Market – March 2014

Young Designer's Markets

I’m happy to say The Silver Forge will be at the Young Designers Market again – this lovely market is on in Little Stanley Street, at South Bank, Brisbane, between 10am and 4pm on Sunday March 2nd.

Magenta Pink Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Curved Dangle Earrings

A beautiful stroll through the parklands, and the most divine collection of handmade goodies. Make sure you stop by The Silver Forge stall and say hello, won’t you!

Azure Blue Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Handmade Oval Cocktail Statement Ring

Young Designers Market – November 2013

Young Designer's Markets

On the first Sunday of each month, the Young Designers Market is held in Little Stanley Street, at South Bank, Brisbane, between 10am and 4pm. The Silver Forge was fortunate enough to be selected to have a stall there, so on 2nd November, I set up in a marquee under a shady tree. It really is a lovely market, and I had such a great time and met lots of lovely people!

Pale Lime Green Dangle Earrings. Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Drop Earrings.

I’m hoping to be there again on December 1st, so make a note on your calendar, take a stroll down the strip to check out the gorgeous handcrafted work, and make sure you stop by The Silver Forge stall, won’t you! 

Handmade Nectarine Orange Cocktail Statement Ring, Oval Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver

 

BrisStyle indie Markets – November 2013

BrisSytle Indie Markets Nov 13

On Saturday 9th November from 9am to 3pm at the Brisbane City Hall, Ann Street, Brisbane, The Silver Forge is off to market again!

Pink Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Cocktail Statement Ring

Pop in, shop for beautiful handcrafted things in air-conditioned comfort, and make sure you stop by The Silver Forge stall, won’t you! 

Fuchsia Pink Czech Glass Sterling Silver Modern Simple Hoop Earrings

BrisStyle indie Markets – October 2013

BrisStyle indie Markets Oct 13

Whoo hoo! The Silver Forge is off to market!

Lilac Purple Drusy Pendant

Do come along and check out all the divine handcrafted goodness, and make sure you stop by The Silver Forge stand and say hello. Saturday 12th October from 9am to 3pm at the Brisbane City Hall, Ann Street, Brisbane. A beautiful venue, too!

Acai Purple Cube Czech Glass Sterling Silver Modern Contemporary Dangle Earrings

Freshwater Pearl and Sterling Silver Dish Ring

It was lovely to be emailed by Kel, who had a request for a custom made ring to start off her bespoke jewellery collection.

Sterling Silver and Freshwater Pearl Dish Ring

I just love the idea of that! (As an aside, my small son found me this leaf just as I was photographing Kel’s ring – I think they look great together. 🙂 )

Sterling Silver and Freshwater Pearl Dish Ring

Using a freshwater pearl, I created a sterling silver dome for it to sit in.

Sterling Silver and Freshwater Pearl Dish Ring

It’s really quite difficult to photograph highly polished curved surfaces, but you get the general idea. I like the shine coupled with the soft pearl! Thanks, Kel!