Unique, original handcrafted contemporary jewellery.
Over 25 years of experience working in silver and gold, setting gemstones, silversmithing, hot and cold enamels, horsehair, bead stringing and pearl knotting.
Rings, wedding rings, toe rings, cufflinks, earrings, pendants, bracelets and bangles, ecclesiastical and silver tumble cups.
My training is unusual.
A weekend course at West Dean College, West Sussex was my introduction to jewellery making. I continued my studies in Thailand for 4 years with the help of local silversmiths & books. Only very basic tools were available, others had to be made. Silver grain was purchased from the supplier in Bangkok, then taken across to the smelting house where it was made into wire strips or sheets of varying thicknesses, then wrapped in newspaper ready for the 16 hour journey home to Koh Samui by train, bus & boat.
A course in etching and enamelling in Hammersmith broadened my skills. A stone setting course at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham (BIAD) followed by one-to-one tuition in specialist stone setting honed my expertise. Further mentoring with expert jewellers in England & New Zealand expanded my learning and capabilities.
For the past 15 years I have been working in the North East of England.
Red Robin Pantry introduces eco friendly packaging:
This year it’s been our mission to source compostable & biodegradable packaging for our new confectionery ranges - not an easy task I tell you! Sure if you are opening up a deli or takeaway there are loads of options, but when i comes to finding eco packaging for products it’s a nightmare! If our chocolate is going to be sustainable, organic & eco then so should our packaging!!
After what seems like never-ending searching finally and some creative repurposing of packaging designed for food to go, finally we’ve sourced packaging for the last of our troublesome products - marshmall ...
Wax seals for wedding stationary (if you can still get married of course!) or for business purposes to highlight your brand. Standard or personalised options available. Just peel them off and stick them on!
Made by The Guild of Jewellery Designers and available through Odissa Handmade.