I was lucky enough to get a very special Christmas present this year. As we’ve had a somewhat trying few months, the boy wanted to treat me to something I’d really love and, as he often complains it’s impossible to buy jewellery for a jeweller, he was delighted when he found out I’d been coveting one of Maria Tash’s beautiful diamond piercings.
Now that Maria Tash has a permanent piercing studio in Liberty, which is one of my very favourite buildings in London, it’s all too easy to pop in and admire the glorious sparkles. The piercing studio is located within the gorgeous jewellery hall at Liberty, but all of the glitter and luxury doesn’t come at the expense of hygiene. Behind the scenes, the piercing rooms are as surgically clean and sterile as any professional piercing establishment. → Read more
Well it’s been a funny old year, hasn’t it? The world has gone bananas and I have no idea what awaits us on the other side.
On a personal level, the past year has been chaotic, stressful and exciting in equal measures. Our lovely wreck of a house has finally had some significant work done on it, which was marvellous, although I would very much not recommend project managing a construction project, starting a new part-time job and dealing with the run up to Christmas order madness all at the same time! I had to turn down a lot of custom orders that I would have liked to do, just because I didn’t have enough hours in the day. → Read more
I recently had a commission to make a matching engagement ring set for a lovely couple. We designed them using the same gorgeous deep blue London topaz gemstones and hammered texture bands made from recycled, ethically sourced sterling silver, but one of the couple preferred a chunkier ring and the other a more delicate band and smaller gem. → Read more
I was given a necklace that was a favourite of the its owner and had great sentimental value. It was made from plated base metal and had lost its sparkle. I was asked to make one the same in 22k gold plated sterling silver, but with the addition of a hammered texture. → Read more
After over two years of living with our ancient pink bathroom, and having bits of ceiling fall on my head whilst showering, we have finally saved up enough money to join the 21st century!
We knew that buying this house meant a major project for the next 5 years at least, but when we moved in we knew that the bathroom really had to be the first thing. The only toilet in the house was a tiny post-war outhouse just off the kitchen – without the ancient lean-to surrounding it, we’d have had an actual outside loo! → Read more