Silver Forge Jewellery Shop and Studio is owned and run by me, Jo Dix.
I have been making jewellery under the Silver Forge banner since 2005 but I started making jewellery long before that. My workshop has moved several times over the years, but I have been settled in my Milnthorpe shop for over 7 years, and really enjoy the hustle and bustle of the village.
I am passionate about jewellery making, and I am inspired by every day life, nature, industry, people, events… everything I see, hear and do influences my work.
I love to experiment and have had wonderfully unusual jewellery commissions over the years. These have required special care and a lot of thought during the designing / making process.
The shop is closed Sunday through Wednesday but this gives me time to make, design and email. “Open days” are always exciting and no two days are ever the same as I am usually busy with commission briefings and queries from customers. The “closed days” are my chance to try and catch up. Having a home workshop is very useful too, as I can work on those “trickier” pieces in the evenings. Fortunately I have a very understanding husband, who is probably thankful for the peace and quiet!
I love what I do, and I hope that visitors to my shop enjoy a warm welcome and a fun experience.
I want to create work that is individual, functional, easy to wear and distinctive.
What does Silver Forge Jewellery do?
I design and make jewellery with the intention of bringing pleasure to its new owner! As a maker-retailer I create stock items which are available in the shop. Perfect for spoiling yourself, or someone else. I also design and create bespoke commissions, and teach jewellery making workshops.
Much of my current work is commission based, designing and creating custom jewellery pieces for clients located all over the UK. I always love a challenge, and bringing to fruition someone else’s dream is a great feeling.
Originally trained as a secondary school teacher, I have been running jewellery-making workshops since 2006, privately at my workshop and in the adult education sector. Beginners and more experienced participants are welcome on my workshops.
I work in sterling silver, fine silver and gold along with precious and semi-precious gemstones. I am also happy working with synthetics, where pieces need to be placed in the kiln. View the galleries > to see a little more of my work.
My service offering includes:
- Jewellery made:
- Necklaces & pendants
- Bracelets, bangles & cuffs
- Earrings: post, hook and non-pierced
- I also create jewellery for men
- Sterling silver, fine silver, gold
- Fused glass & dichroic glass
- Gemstones & others
- Precious (diamonds)
- Non-precious (granite etc)
- Unusual materials (celebration or memory jewellery)
- Hair (horse, dog)
- Teeth (horse, cat)
- Bones (snake skeleton)
- Anything else you might have that symbolises or has meaning