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Silver custom roller derby necklace skate number

Well, September turned out to be a super-busy month! In between my part-time job and my jewellery, the boy managed to persuade me to leave London for a wedding on the Isle of Wight and a weekend at a lovely cottage in the New Forest. He’d booked all the tickets/accomodation and sorted everything out, so it wasn’t until I was on the ferry leaving Southampton that I suddenly realised I was actually taking a break for the first time in forever!

In the meantime, I’ve been making some more custom skate necklaces. I never get bored of cutting, carving and polishing the little numbers, it’s strangely therapeutic! → Read more

And so my biscuit obsession continues. It all started so long ago with my little silver custard cream, then escalated somewhat. Now, I’ve made a silver party ring!

Party rings are great aren’t they? They were always the absolute best thing about birthday parties as a child, with their lovely, sugary icing. → Read more

Sterling silver custom roller derby skate number charm

Another roller derby number charm, this time for a bracelet. → Read more

Sterling silver gothic lowercase initial necklace handmade

I recently made some lovely little gothic lowercase initial necklaces for a customer. I may have mentioned before how much I love playing with tiny sawblades, so these were great fun to do! → Read more

Sterling silver large iced gem necklace

It’s all been a bit hectic recently, what with preparing for the show and inexpert attempts at carpentry, but I’ve finally finished and photographed my iced gems, hurrah!

Each size gem I hand carved in wax, then sent off for casting. The tiny one made my head hurt to carve (it’s less than 1cm in diameter) but I love how it turned out – so cute! → Read more

Sterling silver custom roller derby skate initial necklace

I’ve recently been making some more silver roller derby jewellery. I do like customising my skate necklaces with numbers and team colours! → Read more

On Saturday I had my first ever stall at a show with the E17 Designers at the Walthamstow Garden Party. Exciting!

As always, I gave myself far too much to do and ended up working frantically all week trying to finish everything.

As I’ve never had a stall before, I had to start from scratch making a display. I may have been a little overambitious about what I could achieve in a short space of time! I ordered some wall shelves, and made wooden supports for them so they could be clamped upright to the table. They were green. How difficult can it be to paint something that is green white I thought? Turns out, quite difficult! Several trips to my lovely local timber merchant and approximately 500 coats of white paint later, this is how it all turned out: → Read more

I may have become a little obsessed with tiny biscuits. The latest in my collection of jewellery is a party ring – they remind me of everything that was wonderful about birthday parties when I was a child! → Read more

silver iced gem charm work in progress

My wax carved iced gem has now been cast in solid silver and is, as I suspected, rather heavy! Whilst I love a nice chunky necklace, I know others prefer their jewellery slightly more delicate, so I have been carving my iced gem some smaller friends. → Read more

More wax carving experiments!  I’ve been expanding my collection of shiny biscuits, this time with a little iced gem.

Working in 3D still makes my head hurt. → Read more