Since I started working with Marius at his shop, Marius Nel Jewellers, I have learnt more then I thought possible in such a short time. My style of jewellery has always tended towards the contemporary style but the exposure to the techniques used in manufacturing fine jewellery has helped me to refine my own work.
I am in one of the best positions to be in as a jeweller, I am able to design and manufacture my own pieces as well as learn all the tricks of the trade from someone who has been in the industry for years. We are working together on many new pieces, which can be seen below. Marius gives me designs for theses and I manufacture them for his shop.
Thursday, 22 May 2014
Friday, 16 May 2014
While working at Read's Gallery, I came across many of these stones; each colour more interesting and exciting then the next. Their affordability meant that we could "play" with the colour combinations and experiment with the jewellery we were going to make with them.
Here are a few pairs that I made for Read's.
A pair of sterling silver drop earrings with round, facet citrine and briolette blue topaz.
And now an oldy but a goody. I made these last year and I love them. They looked incredible on the customer.
Thursday, 15 May 2014
After being told many times that I should have more of a social media presence, I have finally taken the plunge and started my first attempt at a blog. I can't promise scintillating commentary on the meaning of life and where I see the world going but I will definitely try my best to hold my followers' interest with sparkly and pretty things. Maybe a book review or two thrown in to the mix.