Custom Commissions. Where I tell you the stories of my custom pieces. Jewellery always has a story.
I made these classic, gold, flat hoop earrings for a customer. They were fun to make because I used to make pieces like this all the time when I worked in a fine jewellery workshop in South Africa. Now I make a lot more contemporary pieces so it was nice to use my finer skills again.
I made this pendant for my mother. She bought the stone while on holiday in Italy and so I thought it would be a nice gift for her birthday to incorporate one of her favorite flowers, the orchid. I normally do a few drawings before selecting the final design but, as you can see from the picture, I knew exactly what I wanted it to look like This was the only drawing that I did for this piece. My mother loves this piece. (She said I must add this comment)
This Silver and Aventurine pendant, that was inspired by fern leaves, was commissioned by a customer in remembrance of her sister who passed away. This was the original design drawing. I love working with tumbled stones because each one is unique. For a custom piece I sit with the client so they can decide on a stone and then I work out a design from there. Often the shape of the stone really guides the final design.
Silver and Blue Topaz Pendant. This customer came to me with a ring that she no longer wore. We discussed making another ring but the reason why she didn't wear the ring was because it was too high due to the height of the stone. If I made another ring it would be just as high to accommodate the stone. I therefore suggested that I make a pendant instead and set it upside down so that it would lie flat when worn. Now it is a wearable and original piece. If you have any old jewellery that you would like re-imagined, please get...
This silver and green onyx fern inspired set was an anniversary present. The customer's wife loved my fern inspired onyx earrings so much but was worried she wouldn't wear them, as they are quite large, so I designed this smaller version just for her and made a necklace to match.