Friday, December 13, 2013

More Nuggets

Sorry I have been very busy with making not much time to blog. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Band-aid Ring

This is the story of a ring that needed to be rescued.
I cast a lot of my stuff. Casting does not always mean easier!! It is still time consuming. So when a ring or a cast element does not come out right it is still frustrating. This ring was about to be thrown into the melting pot (the beauty of metal when some thing doesn't work out). I had an idea, maybe it could be rescued.
As you can see it has a big hole in it.

I filed the hole so I could insert a piece of metal 

 I then soldered a piece of gilding metal (a mixture of copper and brass) into the space.

 I then cut and filed it away to be part of the ring.

I chose the gilding metal because I wanted the mending to be obvious. We all have a scar or two!!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Nugget Rings

Here are my new Nugget Rings in bronze and silver and silver. I have been playing around with finishes and have polised one bronze nugget and left the other silver and bronze nuggets matt.
I am very happy with how they turned out. Watch this space for more...

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Markets Galore

So I am very excited to be taking part in the new Market At The Square in Umhlanga tomorrow night. It is in the lovely Granada Square, should the weather hold. Don't despair if it doesn't then it will be in the basement parking.

And I have been invited to be part of the Wonder Market at the Chris Saunders Park, also in Umhlanga. So Umhlanga is the place to be this weekend. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Marie Claire Trunk Show 2013

I'm very excited to be taking part in the Marie Claire Trunk Show on the 10 October 2013. It will be held in the amazing Neighbourgoods Market venue. The first 400 people to register online will get a goodie bag. To register click here.

Oh wow so much work still to do!!!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Custom Rings

Here are some of the custom rings I have made recently. I love there simplicity.

Man's wedding band in white and rose gold. I love that it is asymmetrical.

This was a wedding anniversary ring in white gold with a diamond. Simply elegant.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

300 Giveaway

So I have reached 300 likes on my Facebook page, whoop! whoop! Thanks to all of you for your support. As a way of saying thanks I thought that I would give back. I will be giving away my star necklace, as you are all stars.
What to do??? You need to like the Facebook post if you want to be in the giveaway. The necklace is handmade from sterling silver with a matt finish on a 45cm sterling silver chain. I will do the draw on Thursday 15 August.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


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Rings - Oldies but Goodies

I had a customer that now lives in Singapore contact me about remaking some jewellery that she had bought from me years ago but had been stolen. Here are the rings that went off to Singapore.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Confessions and Non Ferrous Metal

So I have a confession to make...
I love hardware stores, machinery, tools, salvage yards and construction sites.
I don't know why, I just love them. I do manage to constrain myself, sometimes...
So when I took a trip down to 'Non Ferrous Metals' to buy bronze I loved all the machines and piles of  metal in different forms and couldn't resist taking some pics textures and shapes for inspiration.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Geometric Bracelets

So this week I have been making Geometric Bracelets. I have used my geometric elements in bronze and silver and finished them off with a sterling silver chain. I have also loaded them onto my Etsy shop for those of you who want to buy one.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Etsy Craft Party & Spiga

I have had a Spiga filled two weeks. First there was the Etsy Craft Party. Thanks to Nadia van der Mescht. It was great fun and craft filled. And by the way it was the only official one in South Africa.

Then it was Share a Square organised by I Heart Market and Spiga. This is an initiative to make knitted or crocheted squares that will then be made into blankets for people that need them in the winter chills. I  did more teaching then crocheting, but was still fun.

And last it is the I Heart Market & Spiga collaboration, Winter Showcase Suitcase. I will be there. I will have a small selection and my new Skulls

You can get them in sterling silver or bronze on an oxidised silver chain.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Treasury Happiness

I have been featured in two  Etsy Treasuries recently. Thanks

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Market and Studs

Here are some of my studs that I will have at the I Heart Market this Saturday

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tinsel Sale

Tinsel sale starts tomorrow!!! Definitely worth taking a look. 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Market, Stars and Mothers Day

So it is market time again. Great poster!!!
So May means Mothers Day!! So why not come and get your mum something special and handmade from the market. I have these great little star pendants on a chain, perfect for the star in you life - MUM.

They come in two different sizes and in 3 colours, silver, blackened and bronze.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Markets past and present

So the Suitcase Showcase market at Spiga was great. A rather social event. Here are some pics of the market, or what I saw!!

The next I heart market will be a Peoples Park this Saturday. Always a great place as the kids have the amazing play area.

I have some new Skull pendants on sale on Saturday. Very cute!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

We Heart This

You can now get some of my jewellery online thanks to We Heart This.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Tomboy, Oh Boy, Giveaway

I know I have been neglecting my blog. Sorry!!! So to make up for it there is a giveaway. Go to Tomboy, Oh Boy to see how to get one of my sweet Geometric Heart necklaces. They come in silver, blackened silver or bronze. Thanks Mariska

Monday, January 21, 2013

Nuggets and fools gold

So I have been slightly creative this year so far. I decided to make a ring that matched my Geometric studs. I think that nugget is a better term for them though.

They are hand filed metal nuggets that I then make into rings. The fools gold one is actually a metal called gilding metal, it has a rosey/brassy look, somewhat like rose gold.
In the top picture the one is matt and the other polished.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Hello 2013

So another year has past and we are into a new one. I welcome 2013 with open arms. So to start it I will be at the I heart Market this Saturday. I hope that 2013 brings all you want it to.

Loving the new style to the posters. Nice work Dom!!