This is a series of animal themed pendants and brooches.Each is a multi-layered object often set within an enclosing frame.Layers are joined and separated by hidden silver tubes:
The tiger’s face is in fine silver burnished with 24ct gold foil by the Korean technique of Keum Boo to give the golden stripes of his coat, with the black stripes in patinated silver.His eyes are orange glass foiled beads.The chain passes through a fixed bale hidden at the back of the piece.
Ref P-TIG Size 60mm high
The lion’s face is in sterling silver with a muzzle of black patinated silver. The eyebrows are of 9ct gold and the eyes are tigers-eye beads.The face is suspended over a black rubber necklet which passes through a tube within the creature’s muzzle.
Ref P-LIO Size 60mm high
The giraffe is in sterling silver with 9ct gold decoration to give his characteristic checked coat.The eyes are tiger’s eye beads.
Ref P-GIR Size 55mm high
The zebra has his stripes pressed into the sterling silver sheet through rolling against a stencil of textured paper. The impressed stripes are then black patinated. His eyes are black Swarovski crystal beads.
Ref P-ZEB Size 60mm high
A pair of dolphins dance within the oval frame.Both are sterling silver with 9ct gold decoration, one bright silver the other black matt silver.
Ref P-DOL Size 52mm high
The whole beast is depicted in alternating layers of bright and matt black sterling silver from his rump on the back of the pendant to the nose at the front.His eyes are black Swarovski crystal beads.
Ref P-PAN Size 50mm diameter
This piece in a combination sterling and fine silver has been textured by rolling with paper having been burnished with strips of 24ct gold foil.All the silver of the fish has been patinated to give an entirely black and gold piece, with a black onyx bead eye.
Ref P-FIS Size 50mm diameter
The snake coils around the circular frame attached only by the tip of his tail.His body is a mixed metal wire drawn from a twisted strand of silver copper and bronze.The head detail and tongue are of 18ct gold.
Ref P-SNK Size 55mm high
The seahorse stands within the oval frame attached only by the curled end to his tail.Largely of sterling silver the top-most fin is of fine silver to support burnished gold decoration.Within the gold tube of his eye is a tiny sapphire, visible when holding the piece up to the light.
Ref P-SHO Size 75mm high
The sea lion is performing his classic trick of balancing a ball on his nose.The ball is a Chinese Chrysocolla bead. He is of patinated sterling silver with 18ct gold wire whiskers.Within the gold tube of his eye is a tiny citrine, visible when holding the piece up to the light.The pendant is reversible.
Ref P-SLN Size 55mm high
The elephant pendant is in sterling silver with red Swarovski crystal eyes, connected to the circular frame by the tip of his trunk.
Ref P-ELE Size 50mm diameter
This is a large brooch in sterling silver as a complex multi-layer design with his camouflage pattern depicted in bright and black patinated areas.He has green malachite bead eyes.The same design could be made to a smaller scale if preferred.
Ref B-FRG Size 80mm diameter
This is a large brooch in sterling silver.The body of the dragonfly is a row of iridescent glass embroidery beads threaded onto a silver wire. The same design could be made to a smaller scale if preferred.
Ref B-DFY Size 80mm diameter
This oval brooch as the orca is in silver, part black patinated jumping out of a sea of green agate.
Ref BR-ORC Size 55 x45mm
This brooch was created for an Italian exhibition entitled 'The posing Jewel'. It is a large statement piece, constructed in complex layered pieces of sterling silver. The eyes are blue crystal beads.
Ref BR-CRB Size 75mm diameter.
This brooch is a statement piece made as an entry for an Italian exhibition entitled 'The Posing Jewel'. constructed fro sterling silver sheet and wire, each prawn was modelled separately and the soldered to the circular brooch frame behind. Each prawn has different coloured eyes of lapis, onyx and malachite.
ref BR-PRN Size 90mm diameter.
This cat has a 9ct gold tail and face detail with blue sapphire eyes.
Ref P-CAT 55mm dia
A friendly black-faced ram as a layered sterling silver pendant.
Ref: P-RAM 55mm
These pieces are segmental necklaces of shaped pieces.Light and comfortable to wear they are straight forward and secure to fasten compared to chains which always have tiny fiddly clasps.Each has a different joint design between the segments and Monstera actually fastens at the front allowing a small central design at the back of the neck.
This is a finely cut and layered sterling silver piece that works particularly well with a V-necked garment.
This is a delicate filigree cut piece in sterling silver that is strengthened by the slight curl in each direction.
This is a light, multi-layered confection of leaves, tendrils and flowers in sterling silver.
Not a wild flower but the Swiss Cheese house plant.Each sterling silver leaf here is a separate piece passed through the next in daisy chain fashion.The stems of the central two leaves form a hook and loop to link out of sight at the front of the necklace.
Kumihimo is a Japanese craft technique for weaving coloured cords. Several pieces incorporated these cords in the summer of 2014. Round flat or square cords are possible with thread colours that tone with the semi-precious stone pendants.
Purple Agate on Knotted Cord
This striking agate bead has been formed into a pendant of silver tubes. The 'chain' is a purple and white kumihimo cord, knotted between each silver spacer bead.
Ref K-P-KNOT 60mm long
Blue Agate Necklace
This large deep blue agate bead is suspended in a silver frame on a blue/white/grey kumihimo cord.
Ref K-BLUE 55mm long
Kumihimo Blue 2
This necklace is a deep blue striped agate bead suspended on a silver tube. The fastening is a bold silver hook and eye. The cord is a 12 thread multi-coloured kumihimo rope.
Ref: K-Blue 2 Pendant bead is 40mm
This collection of pendants depicts famous cities of the world as a skyline of their iconic buildings.Set behind the buildings silhouettes is a sky cut from figured blue agate.
Here we have Tower Bridge and the London Eye.
Ref PC-LON Size 55mm high
Here we have The Chrysler Building and Statue of Liberty
REF PC-NY Size 55mm high
Here the Eifel Tower and Louvre Pyramid
Ref PC-PAR Size 55mm high
Weather and Cosmos
This is a collection of medium sized sterling silver brooches with gold decoration in 18ct gold wire and 24ct gold foil.
Sun and Sand
The sun has a central Botswana Agate bead surrounded by silver and gold wire rays while the sand has been burnished with gold foil and textured by rolling with sandpaper.
Ref BR-SUN Size 50mm diameter
Moon and Stars
The moon is a white Howlite bead set over a sky of matt black patinated silver with gold stars in burnished foil.
Ref BR-MOON Size 50mm diameter
Lightning Cloud and Rain
An 18ct gold lightning bolt drops from black billowing clouds into the stormy sea, backed by sheets of rain in black silver wire.
Ref BR-CLOUD Size 50mm diameter
This brooch has a concave background of black patinated night sky shot with gold inlayed sparks. Bursts of iridescent hematite stars on gold wires are the forground.
Ref: BR-FIR 50mm dia
This collection has developed around chevron-shaped hematite beads which have been electroplated to give an iridescent coating. This multi-coloured surface matches all outfits and the colours change in the light. Necklaces, earrings, brooches and bangle have all been made so far and the possibilities are legion.
Chevron Clip Earrings
These simple earrings with comfortable Omega Clips are a perfect companion for any of the chevron necklaces.
Ref ER-CHV 25mm
A purple chevron bead forms a flying kite in this oval brooch.
Ref BR-KITE 44 x 55mm
Silver chevron beads separate the colourful hematite beads in this striking necklace.
Ref N-CHV 58mm long
Six of the chevron beads nestle into this simple circular brooch.
This necklace is alternate iridescent hematite chevrons and silver beads. The silver beads are H-shaped which prevents the beads from spinning on the cord. This is a threaded necklace that moves like a chain in a flowing motion.
Ref: N-CHV-H-LINK Various lengths available to order.
This dramatic bangle is sterling silver with iridescent Hemetite beads suspended on wires that pass through the bangle structure.
Ref: BA-CHV 50mm wide 70mm dia
These necklaces of semi-precious stone beads are interspersed with shaped silver tube spacers.Some have centre pieces in matching or contrasting stones.A large variety of beads in all colours and patterns are available. A silver spherical magnetic clasp can take the place of one bead.
Leopardskin Jasper with silver caps
Ref BTB-JAS Size 420mm long
This necklace is of decorated silver tube beads between Chinese rain flower beads. Rain flower stones are an agate which naturally occurs with blue white and pink patterns.
Ref BTB-RNF 58mm long
Squares and Cubes Necklace
Hematite cubes and sphere are separated by silver spacer beads. These are splayed to rotate around the spheres but have a square plate against the cubic bead. This necklace is long enough not to need a fastening
Triangular natural hematite beads each have an iridescent blue electroplated hematite bead at their centre. The centrepiece is set in an octagonal silver frame. The same blue beads are set between silver spacers to complete the piece.
Ref BTB-OCT 57mm long
Triangles and Stars Necklace
Hematite beads as triangles stars and cubes are set out with silver tube fine spacers to make this delicate necklace.
Ref BTB-T&S 58mm long
These special pieces are currently one-off designs
This crouching dragon grasps the encircling chain ready to take flight.Layered in sterling silver sheet the eyes are amber beads and the flame from the mouth and nostrils is in 9ct gold sheet.
Ref N-DGN Size 135mm wingspan
Dragon necklace Detail
Slipped Crown Necklace
This is a segmental necklace in layered sterling silver fused near melting point to give this textured surface .
Ice Cream Cone Necklace
These cones of silver wire cup white jade beads.The wire from each cone passes up through the bead above and encircles the top of the next cone in daisy chain fashion.The necklace fastens by a simple hook and eye within the first and last cones.
The greek mythological creature with writhing snake hair.Looking at this one will not turn you to stone.
Ref P-MED Size50mm high
Rosetta Space Mission Brooch
This brooch shows the Rosetta Space Craft in silver with solar panels of 9ct gold floating above a disc of purple agate representing outer space
Ref BR-RSM Size 60mm diameter
This bangle carries the text ‘All that glisters is not gold’ from Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice but any significant text of around that length could be used, for example the owner’s name. A concave bangle is first made as an anticlastic raising and the letters to form the wording pierced out and fitted within the protective concave shape each on short rods of silver. The inner surface of the bangle recess is then black patinated to throw the letters into sharp relief. In this example the dots over the ‘I’s are gold stars.
This silver segmental necklace opens at the centre front. It is opened and secured by rotating the central ring. There is a small gap in the ring which, when at the lowest point, allows the left hand segment to slide down and the necklace opens.
Ref N - PUZ
Agate Lid Trinket Box
This sterling silver cylindrical box has a disc of translucent agate set as the lid. It is lined with white leather.
Ref BX-ALT Size 65 mm high 75mm diameter
This jar has a bohemian glass crystal cylindrical body with a sterling silver lid. The knob is a glass crystal bead in a choice of colours.
Ref BX-GTJ Size 175mm diameter 340mm tall.
Marmalade Jar - Image 1
This silver filigree holder with hinged lid holds a toughened glass tumbler for the preserves. The tumbler is removable and replaceable.