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Carved Cinnabar and Sterling Silver Pendant

Cinnabar Pendant

I came across this beautiful antique Chinese cinnabar cabochon and knew I had to make it into a pendant for my best friend for her birthday.

Carved Cinnabar and Sterling Silver Pendant

I even added some detail to the back of the pendant, to match the front.

Carved Cinnabar and Sterling Silver Pendant

 

Sterling Silver Domed Squares Pendant

Sterling Silver Domed Squares Pendant

This domed pendant was a one-off creation for my dear mother-in-law, who is so good to me.

Sterling Silver Domed Squares Pendant.

I wanted it to be an everyday piece that has interest, simplicity and clean lines.

Sterling Silver Domed Squares Pendant

I think it got there!

Opal Duo and Sterling Silver Pendant

Opal Duo and Sterling Silver Pendant

I created this opal pendant for a lovely client to give to her mother-in-law.

Opal Duo and Sterling Silver Pendant

The stones were found by my client’s husband’s grandfather in the 50s.

Opal Duo and Sterling Silver Pendant

What a fabulous family heirloom!

Opal Duo and Sterling Silver Pendant

Sterling Silver Guitar Pick Pendant

Sterling Silver Guitar Pick Pendant

The lovely Rusty of Vance Custom Guitars had me create a bespoke guitar pick pendant for one of his artists.

Sterling Silver Guitar Pick Pendant

The spec was for the pendant to be the same size as an actual guitar pick, and for it to have some “pillow depth” i.e. not to be flat but to have a bit of curve to both sides. The pick has the Vance “V” logo, and the artist’s initials on the reverse. There are actually three layers of metal in this piece. It was fun to build, and both Rusty and Samantha were very complimentary about it!

 

 

Sterling Silver Bee Pendant

Sterling Silver Bee Pendant

This little bee pendant flew off to a new home recently ~ a custom piece from one person named Deborah to another.

Sterling Silver Bee Pendant

Deborah is Hebrew for bee apparently. I love that we learn something new every day!

Sterling Silver Bee Pendant

Pokemon and Minecraft Pendants

Pokemon and Minecraft Pendants

Not many people with children have escaped hearing about Pokemon and Minecraft, and my dear friend Sarah is no exception!

Pokemon and Minecraft Pendants

She let me know that Santa wanted to commission me to make her two boys a pendant each.

Pokemon and Minecraft Pendants

Love you all, and good on you Santa for supporting indie businesses! xxxx

Ghost Pendants

Ghost Pendants

My smaller son asked if I could make three ghosts for he and his friends.

It’s handy when your mum can whip you and your besties up something special to wear!

 

Green Seaglass and Sterling Silver Pendant

Green Seaglass Pendant

A client asked me to turn this gorgeous piece of sea glass into a pendant for his partner.

Green Seaglass and Sterling Silver Pendant

Sea glass is always so beautiful, and how lovely to be able to wear a piece you found yourselves!

Green Seaglass and Sterling Silver Pendant

Sterling Silver Emoji Bear Pendant

Emoji Bear Pendant

My son asked me to make him a pendant to give his girlfriend for a special occasion. He wanted the emoji bear symbol:

I think it turned out ok!

Sterling Silver Emoji Bear Pendant

I love those cutie pies!

Rhodochrosite and Sterling Silver Teardrop Pendant

Rhodochrosite Teardrop Pendant

A lovely client from Paris got in touch and asked me to find the perfect stone to make her mother a pendant.

Rhodochrosite and Sterling Silver Teardrop Pendant

This amazing and unusual piece of rhodochrosite fit the bill!

Rhodochrosite and Sterling Silver Teardrop Pendant

I love knowing that my pieces are scattered around the world – it’s a great feeling!

Sterling Silver Harper Pendant

Harper Pendant

This pendant was a custom piece I created for a client to give to his wife.

Sterling Silver Harper Pendant

They are Dungeons and Dragons fans, and this is the symbol of the Harpers.

Sterling Silver Harper Pendant

Their daughter’s name is Harper, so it’s a lovely and meaningful gift!

Sterling Silver Friendship Pendant

Sterling Silver Friendship Pendant

I created this pendant for a lovely client as a going away present for her friend. The symbol has significance to them both. DSCF7860

I love making special keepsakes for nice people!

Sterling Silver Gothic Cross

Sterling Silver Gothic Cross

This gothic cross was commissioned for a friend of a friend, as a replacement for an existing costume piece.

Sterling Silver Gothic Cross

The oxidisation gives it a worn feel, and enhances the detail. I like the look!

Sterling Silver Gothic Cross

 

Carnelian and Sterling Silver Pendant

Carnelian and Sterling Silver Pendant

Some of the gorgeous ladies from Alderley Post Office commissioned me to create this pendant for their lovely boss Maria for a significant birthday.

Carnelian and Sterling Silver Pendant

I happen to know that Maria loves orange, so this carnelian gemstone was just the thing! Happy birthday again, Maria!

Carnelian and Sterling Silver Pendant

Sterling Silver Gundam Pendant

Sterling Silver Gundam Pendant

This custom piece I made is a depiction of a character named Haro from the Japanese animation series ‘Mobile Suit Gundam’.

Sterling Silver Gundam Pendant

There is a romantic story behind this pendant – a guy commissioned me to make it for his girlfriend because they randomly first met one another due to of a shared love of this character; then randomly met again because of these animations and fell in love with each other. So sweet!

Sterling Silver Gundam Pendant

Smoky Quartz and Sterling Silver Pendant

Smoky Quartz and Sterling Silver Pendant

One of the lovely mums from school had inherited this gorgeous piece of smoky quartz, and asked if I would be able to make it into a pendant for her to give to her mum. The stone even came to me in a cute little vintage box!

Smoky Quartz and Sterling Silver Pendant

I created the setting so that the stone would be protected, but the maximum amount of light would come through – I always aim to make the stone the star of the show!

Smoky Quartz and Sterling Silver Pendant

Thanks, Emma, and I’m so glad your mum loves her new pendant!

Smoky Quartz and Sterling Silver Pendant

Opal and Sterling Silver Gumleaf Pendant

Opal and Sterling Silver Gum Leaf Pendant

A friend from circus training needed a gift for a girl about to have her bat mitzvah in the US. He wanted something that was age appropriate, timeless, and Australian without being tacky.

Opal and Sterling Silver Gumleaf Pendant

I designed this pendant for him, the gum leaf and the opal both being very Australian!

Opal and Sterling Silver Gumleaf Pendant

I love boulder opal, so many fabulous colours.

Sterling Silver Cross Pendant

Small Sterling Silver Cross

Sterling Silver Cross Pendant

I previously created this cross for a lovely customer to give her partner.

Sterling Silver Cross Pendant

As my client’s partner is a personal trainer, the dimensions my client requested turned out to be a little large for everyday wear – so she asked if I could construct a second cross, leaving the first one for special occasions.

Sterling Silver Cross Pendant

I enjoyed revisiting this process – thanks, Bella!

Flower Jasper and Sterling Silver Ring

Flower Jasper and Sterling Silver Ring

One of my lovely customers, Trish, chose this lovely piece of flower jasper to be made into a ring for her daughter’s birthday.

Flower Jasper and Sterling Silver Ring

The colour and shape of the stone is wonderful!

Flower Jasper and Sterling Silver Ring

I hope Cassie loves it, it was a joy to create for her!

Zoisite and Sterling Silver Ring Pair

Zoisite and Sterling Silver Ring Pair

I created this pair of zoisite rings at the request of one of my lovely customers ~ one each for her and her sister.

Zoisite and Sterling Silver Ring Pair

They live far away from each other, and I know that feeling. What a nice way to show the ever-present bond between them. 

Zoisite and Sterling Silver Ring Pair

 

Thanks, Ash!

Opal and Sterling Silver Ring

Opal and Sterling Silver Ring

One of my dear besties prefers a thinner smaller ring to my usual style, so as I was wondering what to make her for her birthday, I suddenly thought of this lovely opal that I bought a while ago. I loved it, but hadn’t found the right design for it.

Opal and Sterling Silver Ring

Suddenly it was clear! I created a fine setting for it, and mailed it off to my bestie.

Opal and Sterling Silver Ring

I hope she continues to love it and enjoy wearing it! Happy birthday dearest Soph!

Sterling SilverAboriginal Symbol Cuff Bracelet

Sterling Silver Aboriginal Symbol Cuff Bracelet

Sterling SilverAboriginal Symbol Cuff Bracelet

I recently created this custom made sterling silver cuff, which depicts an Aboriginal symbol representing travelling (with the circles representing a resting place/watering hole).

Sterling SilverAboriginal Symbol Cuff Bracelet

 

My client was pleased with the rustic branch or sand drawing-like nature I gave the symbol, and he has given it to his friend to remind her of her connection to her home while she goes ‘walkabout’. I really enjoy making meaningful pieces for people!

Sterling SilverAboriginal Symbol Cuff Bracelet

Regency Rose Plume Agate and Sterling Silver Pendant

Regency Rose Plume Agate and Sterling Silver Pendant

Regency Plume Agate and Sterling Silver Pendant

 

I created this for my bestie’s birthday. We had been laughing about how I’m not a fan of mustard coloured things. She is! 🙂

 

Regency Plume Agate and Sterling Silver Pendant

 

And it will be divine with her colouring, too.

 

Regency Plume Agate and Sterling Silver Pendant

 

Happy birthday, dearest Morgan!

Smoky Quartz and Sterling Silver Pendant

Smokey Quartz and Sterling Silver Pendant

 

My dearest friend commissioned me to create a smoky quartz pendant for her mum’s birthday – I was so pleased, as her mum is one of the reasons I began silversmithing – her collection of wonderful statement pieces stayed in my mind from when I was small!

 

Smokey Quartz and Sterling Silver Pendant

 

I found her the most amazing faceted cabochon, which inspired my design.

 

Smokey Quartz and Sterling Silver Pendant

 

It is one of my favourite pieces to date, and I was honoured to create it! 🙂

Sterling Silver and Opal Pendant

Sterling Silver and Opal Pendant

 

 

Jeff contacted me to see if I could create a pendant using an opal that he got in the opal fields.

Sterling Silver and Opal Pendant

 

The pendant was to be a birthday gift for his wife.

Sterling Silver and Opal Pendant

 

I was glad to be able to help, and I think the end result is great! Thanks, Jeff!

Pale Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Pendant and Aventurine and Sterling Silver Earring Set

Pale Green Drusy Agate Pendant and Aventurine Earring Set

Pale Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Pendant

 

I created this pendant and earrings set in collaboration with a beautiful customer. We worked together to match the stones and come up with the design idea.

 

Aventurine and Sterling Silver Earrings

 

The shape of the pieces mirror the pattern in the drusy. The pieces are for a gift for Sonia’s daughter, a Taurean – the stones are both birthstones for the sign of Taurus, so very fitting!

 

Pale Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Pendant and Aventurine and Sterling Silver Earring Set

 

Thanks so much, Sonia, it was such a pleasure and an honour to collaborate with you.

Sterling Silver Cross

Sterling Silver Box Cross

I created this cross for a lovely customer to give her partner.

Sterling Silver Box Cross

It is a birthday gift, and replaces a cross that was lost.

Sterling Silver Box Cross

The cross is hollow, so it is large but light, and structurally interesting. It was great fun to create!

Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Granulation Pendant

I’m always pleased to create custom pieces for people using gemstones from my ever-growing collection, and this was no exception!

Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Pendant

What made this chrysocolla pendant special is that it’s for a birthday girl, from a group of her friends – and I got to meet the person who commissioned it.

Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Pendant

Chrysocolla is one of my favourite stones at the moment – if you’d like your very own chrysocolla piece, just let me know!

Sterling Silver Bow

Sterling Silver Bow

 

Ages ago, my lovely sister wondered if I could create a silver bow for her to wear.

 

Sterling Silver Bow

 

I stored that request in my (not so great!) memory bank, and created this bow recently as a gift for her birthday.

 

Sterling Silver Bow

 

Happy, happy birthday to my dear, gorgeous, wonderful sister!!

Captain America Winter Soldier Sterling Silver Pendant

Captain America Winter Soldier Sterling Silver Pendant

I had a request for a Captain America themed pendant for a daughter’s 16th birthday.

Captain America Winter Soldier Sterling Silver Pendant

She loved the new Winter Soldier breastplate – so I recreated it in silver. It went off to California, and I hope it was well received!

Square Domed Sterling Silver Ring

Square Domed Sterling Silver Ring

 

My best friend Morgan’s sister has a birthday today (happy birthday, Dyl!) and Morgan wanted me to create the perfect piece for her. We had lots of ideas, and in the end this square domed ring was the fav.

Square Domed Sterling Silver Ring

 

I think Dylan may have suggested the domed square – at first I didn’t think it could be done. After I gave it more thought, I realised of course it could!

Square Domed Sterling Silver Ring

 

I love this ring, I think it’s really effective and stunning. It may inspire a new collection!

Peridot and Sterling Silver Family Intials Pendant

Peridot and Sterling Silver Family Initials Pendant

My good friend Narelle asked if I could create a pendant for her to give to a good friend of hers.

Peridot and Sterling Silver Family Initials Pendant

Narelle sent me some sketches of ideas she had, and we agreed on this design, which incorporates the first initial of the name of each of the members of the family.

Peridot and Sterling Silver Family Initials Pendant

I’m pleased with the way this one turned out, I think it’s effective – and I do love peridot! Thanks, Nez!

Bright Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Bright Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Bright Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

The lovely Mel was a lucky one at Christmas time – her husband gave her a drusy agate and sterling silver ring.

Bright Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

He originally bought a ring from my shop, but when it arrived, he realised that he had misjudged the size.

Bright Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring I was happy to help by getting him to return it, and creating a custom made one instead! Louis chose the ring from my gemstone collection.

Mel creates gorgeous things for little people (and some for big!) in her shop Creative Wishes.

So cute!

Seraphinite and Sterling Silver Pendant

Seraphinite and Sterling Silver Pendant

Seraphinite and Sterling Silver Pendant

I created this pendant for my best friend. Her lovely father passed away recently, and she needed something to wear close to her heart. Seraphim were angels, and seraphinite is named because of the feathery appearance of the stone, so is a lovely choice for this piece.

Seraphinite Pendant

I designed it to have six feathery figures gathered around the stone, to represent Mick’s six children. Morgan said the pattern also reminded her of olive branches, which was lovely, as her dad used to take her walking in olive groves.

Seraphinite and Sterling Silver Pendant

Seraphinite is believed to promote self healing and aid with contacting the spirit world.

Seraphinite and Sterling Silver Pendant

I love you my dear friend, and I hope some gentle peace comes your way.

Sterling Silver Forget-Me-Not Flower Bracelet

Sterling Silver Forget Me Not Bracelet

I created this forget-me-not charm bracelet for a customer to give to her boss for Christmas.

Sterling Silver Forget-Me-Not Flower BraceletThe sterling silver chain is pre-made, but the clasps and the charms are handcrafted.

Sterling Silver Forget-Me-Not Flower Bracelet

 

Thanks, Cherie, I hope it was appreciated!

Sterling Silver Ljiljan Pendant

Sterling Silver Ljiljan PendantI created this sterling silver ljiljan pendant for a customer as a gift for her partner.

Sterling Silver Ljiljan PendantThe Lilium bosniacum is a lily native to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the is national symbol of the Bosniak people.

Sterling Silver Ljiljan Pendant

 

This design is also known as a fleur-de-lys, often used in heraldic imagery. Thanks, Caitlin. I hope it was well received!