Jewellery Gallery

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Daisy Necklace

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Hedgerow Rings

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Hedgerow Oval Earrings

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Bird and Pearl Necklace

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Dahlia Brooch

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Dahlia Rings

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Dahlia drop Earrings

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Chrysanthemum Brooch

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Flower Bomb Rings

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Flower Bomb Necklace

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Flower Bomb Ring

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Bee Necklace

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Rosa reversible Ring

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Enamel Hedgerow Earrings

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Enamel Flower Earrings

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Hydrangea Earrings

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Enamel Nugget Ring

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Summer Hedgerow Necklace

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Silver Enamel Earrings

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Hedgerow Chain Necklace

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Herm Island Necklace

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Lapis Necklace

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Winter Hedgerow Brooch

Winter Hedgerow Earrings

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Silver Cuffs

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Echinacea Necklace

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Berries Necklace

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Red Enamel Necklace

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Hedgerow Brooch

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Blue Enamel Necklace

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Enamel Nuggets

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Bird Necklaces with Gems and Pearls

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The Enamelling process

Contemporary enamel jewellery. The enamels are ground to a fine powder under water in a pestle and mortar. They are then applied to the silver and fired in a kiln to fuse the enamel to the metal. On most pieces the surface is then "stoned back" so the enamel is flush with the silver and any pits and holes repaired before refiring, each piece may be fired several times to achieve the requiried results. The silver is often oxidised to give it a dark appearance that contrasts well with the vibrancy of the enamel.

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Chasing and Repousse

These cuff are made by the traditional technique of chasing and repoussé that involves setting the silver in molten tar, and a lot of hammering. 

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Some other Techniques...

The Flower Bomb collection is made by cutting flowers out of silver by hand, these are individually soldered onto the form, finishing with a gold bobble to the centre. The construction is challenging, but satisfying to achieve. The Dahlia range is made by chasing silver to give the petal pattern, hand pierced, then colour is added by oxidisation, enamel or gold fusing. I also use direct casting, pouring molten silver into hand carved moulds.