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Gold and silver ring - three colour gold

What are colours of gold?

You’ve probably heard of yellow, red and white gold, but did you know gold also comes in green, purple and black? Read on to find out more about what causes these colours in gold.

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24K gold casting grain pure gold

What is a gold karat?

Ever wondered what jewellers mean by 18 karat gold? And how is it different from 14 karat or 9 karat gold? Get your answers here.

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The Big Move (2019 ed.)

 

Crazy days at the studio and it’s not just ‘cuz of the holiday season! To keep things interesting I thought I’d move studio – smack dab in the busiest time of year – sure what else would you be doing? 

I’m delighted with the new studio space: look at all that light and the beautiful new carpet (yeah whose idea was that?)  I’m really looking forward to us all being in the same building … and with this years’ spring clean out of the way there’s nothing stopping me for 2019. Continue reading “The Big Move (2019 ed.)”

Coral Reef Necklace

My Latest Mischief

 

I just love that I learn something with every piece I make and how these new insights fuel so many new ideas (sometimes it’s like 4th of July fireworks in my head). My latest handmade clasps are a case in point and I am very excited to show you the new limited edition necklaces! Have a look below at descriptions of these gorgeous pieces and some pictures of the making process.
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Coral and Labradorite bead necklace

Family heirloom inspires exquisite OOAK necklace – 3rd in series

This delicately coloured gemstone necklaces is the third of my OOAK series and it has me just as excited as the first two! Have a look below at descriptions of this gorgeous piece and pictures of the making process.

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Puzzle clasp necklace

Reclaim, recycle, make – How an unassuming agate pendant turned into this stunning OOAK Necklace – 2nd in series

 

I’m delighted to show you the second in my series of one-of-a-kind gemstone necklaces! Have a look below at descriptions of this gorgeous piece and pictures of the making process.

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Puzzle clasp necklace

Patience and perseverance – the story of making this technical OOAK neckpiece – 1st in series

 

It’s been a bit quiet recently as I was busy working on this latest piece – I am so excited to announce the first of a series of one-of-a-kind gemstone necklaces! Have a look below at descriptions of this gorgeous piece and pictures of the making process.

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Black ice diamond gold silver handmade design necklace

Finding Beauty in Chaos

 

Somewhere between restocking the gallery and a daydream this happened.

I’m totally in love with the latest addition to the Midnight Snow range. Have a look below for description and photos.

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Various aurelia bead gold necklaces

Making up a fresh batch of 9k gold & gem necklaces

 

I’m delighted to be back at my bench after a long break! First step: restock the gallery.  Here is a fresh batch Continue reading “Making up a fresh batch of 9k gold & gem necklaces”