Hand-forged men’s knife pendant

Hand-forged men’s knife pendant

This little kukhri men’s pendant is currently on the bench and I’ll be posting It is forged from 3mm Swedish Damasteel by heating in gas forge and then hammered out. The final shape is ground out and then hand filed. Before it can be etched, the piece must...
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...
Silver dress ring with single CZ

Silver dress ring with single CZ

Brief Create a sterling silver ring, size F1/2 with a 4mm cubic zirconia to be worn every day. The ring needs to be on the delicate side rather than bold and chunky and will need to include a claw setting for the CZ. No decoration on the silver shank is needed and the...
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,...