Q&A: Can you add an opal?

Q&A: Can you add an opal?

Question: Can you remove my current diamond cluster and replace it with a round opal? My engagement ring has a cluster of diamonds set in a dome shape. They have lost their sparkle and I was wondering if it would be possible to have an opal set in its...

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Commemorative Jewellery

Commemorative Jewellery

Commemorate the life of family or pets with jewellery I prefer to think of these commissions as celebratory jewellery pieces. Some of my customers refer to them as rememberance jewellery. In the case of pets, these have been made using teeth or hair or just a sculpted...

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When the bottom falls out

When the bottom falls out

When the bottom falls out During some late night casting I pushed the limit on one of my crucibles. I was casting two gold earrings which were proving a little troublesome and thought I could get just one more pour, but in silver, out of the graphite crucible....

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The Christmas Flurry

The Christmas Flurry

The Christmas FlurryWith almost a week left before Christmas and over 30 commissions to finish, it's going to be a very, very busy week.I am open daily until Christmas Eve and will be madly making in a bid to have all the pieces completed in time.If you...

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Super Ferret Pendant

Super Ferret Pendant

A jeweller is also a sculptor The fun and challenging thing about my day to day work is that it constantly pushes me to learn new skills. One of those is sculpture. I'll often be asked to create something in 3D and that makes the whole piece a lot more...

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Heirloom jewellery commission

Heirloom jewellery commission

A client brought me several pieces that she'd inherited and asked me to make a piece that she would wear and remind her of her family. An earring design was created that incorporated the family gold and also several garnets that had come from one of the...

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Gold Fuchsia Pendant

Gold Fuchsia Pendant

Gold Fuchsia pendant with pear shaped Sapphire stone and a custom swing-lid display box A very special 45th wedding anniversary present, this was a challenging piece. My client was very organised and had clear ideas on what he wanted. Being a surprise made it crucial...

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Custom Wedding Tiaras

Custom Wedding Tiaras

The big day is planned and you're looking for something that means more than a store bought tiara to top off your beautiful dress. Whether you are looking for a traditional / classic wedding tiara or one with a more vintage appeal, I am confident we can come up with...

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Westmorland County Show 2017

Westmorland County Show 2017

The Westmorland Show for 2017 was another great one. The weather was good, Prince Charles popped in and generally everyone had a great time. We didn't get to chat to Prince Charles but did see him through the crowd. Managed to get hold of some biltong -...

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Jewellery Making Courses

Jo offers personalised courses to small groups. You will receive one-on-one assistance throughout the day and leave with several pieces at the end of it.

Light refreshments throughout the day are included in the prices.