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Nuala’s Gold Curl Ring With Multi-Coloured Sapphires

Nuala’s Gold Curl Ring With Multi-Coloured Sapphires

 Nuala's Gold Curl Ring With Multi-Coloured Sapphires Nuala's Gold Curl Ring With Multi-Coloured Sapphires starts off as a gift voucher to Nuala from her family for a 'commission piece' for a 'special' birthday! I love when this happens as I really don't have an...

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Silver Double ‘Frond Leaf’ Box Brooch With Iolite

Silver Double ‘Frond Leaf’ Box Brooch With Iolite

Silver Double 'Frond Leaf' Box Brooch With Iolite This Silver Double 'Frond Leaf' Box Brooch With Iolite, was made years ago as part of a series of pieces for an exhibition. It's an early example of my boxy leaf-shape units which later developed into an...

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Silver Baby Charm Necklace With Initial & Flower

Silver Baby Charm Necklace With Initial & Flower

Silver Baby Charm Necklace With Initial & Flower Christening charm necklace commissioned by Jane-Mary. A cute set of charms I made for my lovely client's grandchildren. . We included the baby's initial, a leaf and flower for her birth-sign, amethyst for her...

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Curl Ring Family – Precious Metals & Coloured Gemstones

Curl Ring Family – Precious Metals & Coloured Gemstones

Curl Ring Family - Precious Metals & Coloured Gemstones All my curl rings lined up in a little row - which one do you like? We have two chunky 'super curl' silver ones - one plain and one decorated with gold granules. Then we have one in red gold with pink and...

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Dot’s Everyday White Pearl Necklace

Dot’s Everyday White Pearl Necklace

Dot's Everyday White Pearl Necklace Dot wanted a chunky white pearl necklace that she could wear 'everyday' - she choose this set of beautiful chunky white pearls to be made into a choker-style necklace with a decorative but 'subtle' clasp. Dot's had a number of...

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Charlotte’s Bespoke Sea Shore Curl Ring

Charlotte’s Bespoke Sea Shore Curl Ring

Charlotte's Bespoke Sea Shore Aqua Curl Ring. Charlotte from Celtic Crafts Gallery on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne knew designed this bespoke curl ring with me.. Charlotte chose this lovely selection of aqua coloured gemstones - a vibrant drop-shape apatite, two...

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Sea Shore Curl Rings

Sea Shore Curl Rings

Sea Shore Curl Rings - sometimes I would love to keep everything I make and wear it myself, like ALL these rings lol!!! Sea Shore Collection - these curl rings in aqua colours are all based around my love of the sea shore - the blues of the water and the yellows of...

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Charlotte’s Sea Shore Curl Ring

Charlotte’s Sea Shore Curl Ring

Charlotte's Sea Shore Aqua Curl Ring. Charlotte from Celtic Crafts Gallery on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne knew she wanted one of my curl rings and she worked with me to select her type and colours of stones. We looked at a variety of different colour combinations...

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My Sea Shore Curl Rings

My Sea Shore Curl Rings

My Sea Shore Curl Rings!!! Sea Shore Collection - these curl rings in aqua colours are all based around my love of the sea shore - the blues of the water and the yellows of the beach, mixed with the stripes of the water, pebble and a sparkle of diamonds. These sea...

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Sea Shore Rings

Sea Shore Rings

Sea Shore - sometimes I would love to keep everything I make and wear it myself, like these two rings lol!!! Based around my love of the sea shore - the blues of the water and the yellows of the beach, mixed with the stripes of the water, pebble and a sparkle of...

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Paula’s White Pearl Frond Leaf Necklace

Paula’s White Pearl Frond Leaf Necklace

Paula's White Pearl Necklace With A Clip-On Frond Leaf Pendant In Gold And Diamonds These pearls belong to Paula and are one of my favourite Frond Leaf pieces. The story goes that the Christmas before these were made, Paula's husband James, had come in a week before...

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Alison’s Wavy Amethyst Bangle

Alison’s Wavy Amethyst Bangle

Alison's Wavy Amethyst Bangle Alison was retiring and her business partner came to me a number of years ago and asked if we could make something as a parting gift. We talked about what she might like - their business name had the word 'Amethyst' in it so we already...

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Minnie’s ‘Lucky Find’ Diamond Curl Ring

Minnie’s ‘Lucky Find’ Diamond Curl Ring

2004: Private Commission - A Birthday Present For Minnie from Harry Yellow Gold Hand-Forged 'Curl' Ring set with a Diamond & Emeralds: 18ct Yellow Gold, 8mm Diamond & x3 3.5mm Emeralds This ring, made as a gift, represents an early example of one of my 'curly'...

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Margo’s Black Pearl & Amethyst Marquise Necklace

Margo’s Black Pearl & Amethyst Marquise Necklace

Margo's Black Pearl Necklace With Silver Marquise Box Clasp Set With Amethysts These pearls belong to Margo and were commissioned by her to 'jazz up' and old strand of sentimental black pearls that she had had for a long time!!!! Margo liked the shapes of my 'Marquise...

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Irenes Ruby Wedding Anniversary Ring Re-Model

Irenes Ruby Wedding Anniversary Ring Re-Model

Irenes Ruby Wedding Anniversary Ring Re-Model Irene came to me with a red gold shaped wedding band that she had had made for her nearly 40 years previous by my first teacher Graham Harron Goldsmith. The engagement ring that she originally had to go with this had been...

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Frances Emerald & Gold Heart Pendant

Frances Emerald & Gold Heart Pendant

Frances Emerald & Gold Heart Pendant What about some wearable love, with this pretty gold heart pendant? Frances treated herself to one of my large 9ct yellow gold heart pendants which she wanted customised with an emerald - as she loves emeralds! I chose a really...

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