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 - which is quite...

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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...

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Ring making workshop – 1 day

Ring making workshop – 1 day

Paz and Bexx wanted to making some spinner rings and attended a 1-day jewellery workshop at the studio to learn the process and make the rings. They learned forming, soldering, texturing and a lot more to make these rings. We all had a great time and the rings turned...

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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...

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Keum-Boo Jewellery Workshop

Keum-Boo Jewellery Workshop

Keum-boo is a very old gilding technique, originating in Korea, that is used to apply very thin sheets of 24 karat gold to silver surfaces for decoration in the form of a silver-gilt. It's very much like a silver leaf. Traditionally, this technique is accomplished by...

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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 member of...

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Magical Cumbria

Magical Cumbria

With Winter finally upon us, Cumbria has a definite chill to it. The blaze of colour in the trees that ranged from greens, yellows, oranges and reds has now given way to what look like buds. At this time of the year, the sunsets seem to step up their efforts and we've...

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Westmorland County Show 2016

Westmorland County Show 2016

The shop was closed while at Westmorland County Show The weather turned out to be wetter than predicted earlier in the week and downpours soon had the mud appearing. Fortunately, Westmorland Show grounds have spent a huge amount of money and effort on hard track roads...

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Student workshop mishaps

Student workshop mishaps

It doesn't always go to plan! I always strive to ensure that students attending my jewellery workshops create successful pieces. Sometimes this doesn't happen. After all, this is a learning environment and failures are part of that journey. Here is a Mayan pendant...

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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.