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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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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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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Here’s an early bespoke piece back in for a service

 

Here’s a flashback to a piece I made when I first started out. This chunky Amazonite “pocket stone” came from a local rock shop. I loved the colour and felt there was a better destination than a deep dark pocket for this one. Continue reading “Here’s an early bespoke piece back in for a service”

A family affair

 

Traditionally a compass rose was worn by sailors as a symbol for luck and in hopes of returning to shore alive. Nowadays it is often a symbol for focus, direction and moving forward in life.

Long time ago Brendan’s wife gifted him a pendant of a compass rose and over time it has become a hugely important symbol to him. Unfortunately Continue reading “A family affair”

Sometimes it’s the little things…

 

Alli came in with her modern emerald and silver ring. She was looking to upgrade her ring to do justice to the rather nice emerald.  Turns out she actually rather liked the existing design, so we opted for tweaking her ring Continue reading “Sometimes it’s the little things…”

​A medical tag he’ll wear

J​ohn is a 9 year-old boy with ​a severe Penicillin allergy, but ​his medical ​alert ​tag kept getting “lost”. ​It’d turn up weeks later ​in the sock drawer or bottom of the school bag​ – ​that’s how a ​pre-teen tells you “​Not cool​,​ mom​!​”

So ​John’s ​mom asked me to make something that ​​is ​”​cool​”​​ ​enough for him to wear – keep​ing ​John safe and ​bringing ​his mom pe​a​ce of mind. Continue reading “​A medical tag he’ll wear”

Looking for something special

A thoughtful gentleman popped in shortly after the New Year. He was looking for something special for his wife. Something very particular. He wanted a necklace with her birthstone and an infinity symbol and hadn’t been able to find the right thing.  So we worked up a design for a custom piece.

Only a few days later we had a result he really liked: it’s a simple piece in solid silver, hand wrought and high polished then set on a fine anchor chain with an aquamarine bead detail. Perhaps to symbolise eternal love? Continue reading “Looking for something special”

Commission – Dog Brooch

A longstanding customer/collector wanted a brooch in the form of a treasured pet, so she could carry a reminder of him close to her heart.

Hand engraved, carefully cut and polished, the final piece is an accurate facsimile capturing the animal’s poise and grace in sterling silver. Suitable for casual or semi-formal wear, a unique piece with real sentimental as well as material value.

One of the great advantages of having Nicole’s bench set up in DesignYard in Donnybrook is that customers can follow the process from beginning to end. And you can too.   Continue reading “Commission – Dog Brooch”