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Sterling Silver Lotus Flower Pendant

Sterling Silver Lotus Flower Pendant

One of my lovely everlasting besties asked me to make a lotus flower for her yoga teacher.

Sterling Silver Lotus Flower Pendant

It was a joy to create!

Sterling Silver Lotus Flower Pendant

Variscite and Sterling Silver Pendant

Variscite Pendant

My dear friend Aimee asked me to make her a green pendant. I searched around for a stone that she would love and found this fabulous variscite cabochon.

Variscite and Sterling Silver Pendant

Symmetrical, with just enough inclusions to make it apparent that it is a real piece of the earth, in such an amazing colour, it suits Aimee down to the ground!

Variscite and Sterling Silver PendantI know Aimee loves quirky love hearts, so I added a secret one on the reverse of the pendant. I was happy that I completed it in time it to give it to her as a birthday present. Love you Miss Aimee!

Variscite and Sterling Silver Pendant

Forget-me-not Sterling Silver Pendants

Forget-me-not Sterling Silver Pendants

Forget-me-not Sterling Silver Pendants and Rings

Earlier in the year I had a weekend away with some of my closest high school friends ~ some of whom I had not seen for thirty years! We felt just as in tune and had just as much fun as we did way back at school, and I feel totally fortunate to have such beautiful people in my life.

Forget-me-not Sterling Silver Pendants and Rings

I wanted to create us all a memento of our weekend, and the girls chose forget-me-nots – so apt!

Forget-me-not Sterling Silver Pendants

I loved making these – I love all the recipients, too. Happy days!

Twins Sterling Silver Pendant

Twins Sterling Silver Pendant

Twins Sterling Silver Pendant

I have a lovely sister, who has two lovely girls – my twin nieces.

Twins Sterling Silver Pendant

I made this pendant for my sister’s birthday this year.

Twins Sterling Silver Pendant

I saw two little girls with their heads together, reading or doing something crafty – although they could be dancing, or kissing. I love all three of those girls, super-much!

Sterling Silver Llama Pendant

Sterling Silver Llama Pendant

Sterling Silver Llama Pendant

It’s not often you get asked to handcraft a llama!

Sterling Silver Llama Pendant

I was commissioned by a lovely client to create this pendant as a farewell gift for a psychodrama therapist, who also breeds llamas. Yes, a psychodrama llama farmer.

Sterling Silver Llama Pendant

I was very taken, both by the notion, and by the recipient! A joy to create.

Sterling Silver Crown Pendant

Sterling Silver Crown Pendant

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A client emailed me to ask if I could help her with a costume jewellery piece she loved that had deteriorated and could no longer be worn.

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As she could’t replace the piece, and it had been created in a cheap base metal, I was happy to replicate it for her in sterling silver.

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Now it should last forever. Ah, the joys of working with precious metal!

Sterling Silver and Garnet Wave Pendant

Almandine Garnet and Wave Sterling Silver Pendant

Sterling Silver and Garnet Wave Pendant

I was approached by a new father, who wanted to have a special piece made for his partner to celebrate the birth of their first child.

Sterling Silver and Garnet Wave Pendant

The design idea started with the baby’s birthstone, which is garnet, and her mother’s love of water. I provided a few quick sketches, and the lovely dad and I worked together to finalise the design.

Sterling Silver and Garnet Wave Pendant

The baby’s name is stamped on the back of the pendant, making it the perfect piece to treasure for a lifetime!

Star Sapphire and Sterling Silver Circle Pendant

Star Sapphire and Sterling Silver Pendant

Star Sapphire and Sterling Silver Circle Pendant

I created this pendant for my client Nick using a star sapphire that was his mum’s, which has great emotional value to him. It was previously set in a ring; and then in a bangle which had seen better days.

Star Sapphire and Sterling Silver Circle Pendant

I was able to free the stone, and send it down to my lovely friend Annaig of Annaig’s Gemstudio​ to have a little gem-cutting done. Annaig worked her magic and made the back of the stone flat so that I could bezel set it.

Star Sapphire and Sterling Silver Circle Pendant

I know Nick was really happy with the end result, and so am I – a modern masculine look for a treasured sapphire! Thanks to Annaig, and to another lovely friend, Lisa of Springwood Porcelain, who referred Nick to me!

Sterling Silver Rose Pendant

Sterling Silver Rose Pendant

Sterling Silver Rose Pendant

One of my lovely clients (for whom I have created a number of pieces including this pendant) asked me to create a pendant for her to give to her mother in memory of her father.

Sterling Silver Rose Pendant

Her dad would give her mum roses all the time when they were dating.

Sterling Silver Rose Pendant

What a gorgeous sentiment. Thank you Lithy!

Shattuckite and Sterling Silver Pendant

Shattuckite and Sterling Silver Pendant

One of my lovely clients selected this gorgeous piece of shattuckite from my gemstone collection, and asked me to create her a pendant with it.

Shattuckite and Sterling Silver Pendant

There is something wonderful about being able to create something to wear from some pieces of rock and metal from the ground!

Shattuckite and Sterling Silver Pendant

Thanks Katrina, I hope you are still enjoying your pendant!

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!

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.

Moonstone and Sterling Silver Seahorse Pendant

Moonstone and Sterling Silver Seahorse Pendant

Moonstone and Sterling Silver Seahorse PendantA customer wanted a pendant for a dear friend of hers who lives on the other side of the world. Moonstones and the ocean were the theme!

Moonstone and Sterling Silver Seahorse Pendant

The faceted stone is a grey moonstone, and the rounded one is a white moonstone.

Moonstone and Sterling Silver Seahorse Pendant

I’m pleased with this little seahorse!

Picasso Marble and Sterling Silver Pendant

Picasso Marble and Sterling Silver Pendant

For my sister’s birthday, I wanted to make her something special. She chose this Picasso marble cabochon from my gemstone collection, and asked if I could make a pendant from it.

Picasso Marble and Sterling Silver Pendant

She wanted the bail to be the symbol for infinity – such a lovely idea!

Picasso Marble and Sterling Silver Pendant

I’m looking forward to seeing the finished product being worn. I feel so lucky to have such a lovely sister!

Sky Sun Sea Hessonite Garnet and Sterling Silver Pendant

Sky, Sun, Sea – Hessonite Garnet and Sterling Silver Pendant

My lovely sister Chris, who lives far away in London, inspired me to head in a new direction as we were discussing the creation of a custom made piece for her to wear. Overlay is a great technique as it gives depth and texture to the piece. I’ve been thinking of creating some pieces like this for a while, and Chris gave me the inspiration to start!

Sky Sun Sea Hessonite Garnet and Sterling Silver Pendant

The theme of the sea resonates with Chris, as she has worked extensively with organisations who protect our marine environment. (It resonates with me, too, as I am a water sign!)

Sky Sun Sea Hessonite Garnet and Sterling Silver Pendant

As her zodiac sign is Aquarius, for which the stone is garnet, this hessonite garnet was perfect! Hessonite garnet is a variety of grossular garnet, with a lovely glowing orange hue. It is sometimes known as cinnamon stone.

Sky Sun Sea Hessonite Garnet and Sterling Silver Pendant

I’m really thrilled to have created this pendant, and I’m working on a new range with a similar feel! Thanks so much for the inspiration, Chris!

Eudialyte and Sterling Silver Pendant

I created this pendant for my dear friend Morgan some years ago. It was my first foray into creating schnörkels (my teachers have a German heritage, and at school that’s what are these things sometimes known as curlicues!) The gemstone is a piece of eudialyte from North Russia.

Eudialyte and Sterling Silver Pendant

Looking back at it, I can see many imperfections. I think we’re all hypercritical of our own work, but this one in particular is very homemade to me. However, Morgan claims to love it still, and imperfections are all part of the learning curve, after all!!

Eudialyte and Sterling Silver Pendant

I wonder if everyone looks back on their earlier work with a certain amount of cringeworthiness.  Authors, actors, artists, musicians – we’re all putting ourselves out there in some way! Still, I created this with my own two hands (and some metal and stone 🙂 ), and that must be something to be proud of.