This pendant is from my Darley Abbey Acorn collection. It has three acorn cups washed inside with yellow gold hanging at the bottom of the twig. The pendant measures 6cm long and are supplied with a silver chain.
Each link has the texture of that great American acorn cup on the outside and the curved inside edge is smooth to add contrast and shine. Each link measures 20mm in diameter and 5mm deep. The total length of the chain is 51cm but can be worn shorter as the toddle clasp fits threw all the links.
This delicate necklace was created by taking the heart of the acorn cup found in Elephant Rock State park Missori which formed this most interesting texture. This handmade piece is sterling silver, hallmarked with a toggle clasp, approximately 43cm/17in in length.
This very sparkly gemstone necklace comprises of faceted stones one string of deep purple Amethysts and four strings of plumb coloured Garnets. I have chosen different sized silver Navette beads to intermingle with the gemstone beads for a contemporary look. The strands lead up into two cones from which I have attached a clasp and chain so the necklace can be worn at different lengths. Approximately 51cm to 54cm long.
Azurite-malachite is a blend of two popular gems formed of deep blues and greens that compliment superbly I have combined them with other small lapis beads and silver beads.
The back of this pendant has been created using the texture from the skeleton of the Cholla plant which is a cacti native to northern Mexico and South-western United States. The skeleton is made up of a lot of interesting textured holes and is hollow through the centre. I have set a vibrant titanium blue Druse 1.5cm x 1cm in the middle. The total size of the pendant is 3cm x 1.5cm approximately.
This is a blue Chalcedony gemstone necklace. Chalcedony belongs to the quartz group of minerals. It was used in ancient times by Egyptians, Greeks and Romans for jewellery and its name may have been derived from the Greek City of Chalcedony. This necklace is most unusual because the stone has been cut into graduated pear-shaped Briolettes which is a beautiful and elegant faceted gemstone cut. The gemstones are on a 21 cm string ranging and from 10 to 20mm each sone. They hang from an attractive adjustable silver chain to allow it to be worn at a variety of lengths from 44.5 cm to 49cm.
This chunky necklace is made up of eight strands of Yellow Citrine chips then silver hoops gather these strands together. The strands feed into two silver cones at the back with chain attached and clasp to make it adjustable in length.
There are twelve hydrangea flowers of mixed size arranged around the front of the necklace leading to four branches which
I purchased these gemstones whist in Germany from one of my favourite gemstone dealers as I have always liked cubes. I have kept the design uncluttered by placing four cubes of the same size off centre.
This silver ball is versatile with how it can be worn not only because of its mixed silver and gold but can be worn either on a long chain which will supplied with it or a shorter chain so it hangs just below collar. Making this was a pleasure as it took me back to my silversmithing days as some of the skills it required I had learnt then. Cutting two circles out is silver the same and doming them. Before I soldered the two halves together I etched a pattern in to the silver using acid and then to highlight this I have used a gold wash. The ball measures 15mm includes a fine silver chain
This very sparkly gemstone necklace comprises of three strings of faceted yellow citrine and to one string I have added
This is a collection of Hydrangea flowers arranged to form a pendant that looks rather like a spray of flowers. It measures 7cm long by 5cm wide and hangs from a silver chain so the total length of the necklace is 42.5 cm but can be worn shortened to 40cm. I have always loved the Bouquet Rose, hydrangea, which I can see from my kitchen window. But, while visiting my friend Lynn's beautiful garden in the Derbyshire Village of Quarndon, I was truly amazed by the many different varieties of hydrangea: Blue Bonnet, Lanarth White and Hamburg, and many others. However, it was the Bluebird, which captured my attention; a beautiful, large lace cap with rich blue flowers surrounded by pale blue flowers, the leaves of which turn red in, Autumn. This inspired my 'Lynn's Garden' collection.
I love the lighting strike of delicate shades of reddish pink and black going through the middle. To complement the pattern in the stone I have secured it in the setting with two claws. I have attached it to a firm collar. The gemstone measures 4.5cm x 2.5cm. Collet 36 to 40 cm apparently
This Mibres Jasper is from Mexico displaying silhouetted landscape the colours are dark red or maroon with occasional greys and white. I have set the stone behind a solid silver shell I have made using a Limpet I found on Daimler Bay in Cornwall. Approximate length 4.5cm and width 3.5 cm
Ocean Jasper necklace with shades of colours greens, greys, creams and golden tones. They are irregular in shape and have been arranged at the front of the necklace spaced with twig shaped pieces of silver. I have then attached them to a hollow silver hoop and it fastens with a hook and eye at the back. Approximate length 46cm
These beautiful Picture Jasper Beads are a combination of cream, grey, black, taupe and one bead has a few spots of plum. This necklace necklace would look very good worn with neutral colours. I have use silver cones to add some sparkle.
This is a rich pink Rhondonite is a semi precious gemstone from Australia. I chose this stone because it reminds me of an abstract painting with lolly pop trees in the foreground. I purchased it from an excellent gemstone cutter in America and set with a silver setting that I believe complements the markings in the stone.
This beautiful pink Jasper necklace is made up of graduating oval pebbles ranging from 2.5cm x 2cm up to 4cm x 3cm. They are many shades of soft pink mixed with buttermilk creams. I have placed a large filigree Silver peddle of centre which measures 4cm x 3cm as a sparkling feature. The necklace measures 52 cm in length.
This necklace is made up of six Poppy Jasper coins each measuring 3cm in diameter. They have shades of red, grey, green and sand tones. I have placed a silver spiral at the front. The stones are connected from a small cone on each side then a chain measuring 20cm in length that comes up around the neck. The necklace is adjustable and the total length is 54cm.
I have made this Crucifix using the Quince texture as I felt it was a connection with nature. It is 40 mm long and 30mm wide and is sold with a hand made chain 55 cm long . However the chain can be made to a different length if you contact me.
This necklace consists of beautiful freeform Hematite crystals. The Inclusions in the gemstones give lovely patterns. The beads are in hues of orange, red and pink. It is very delicate looking and most unusual. I have placed silver torpedo like silver beads in the necklace for contrast. Approximatley 45cm Long and each nugget is about 1cm in diameter.
I have created this pendant by using the method of reticulation is a way of creating an organic look by using a hot flame to melt and then move the liquid silver to form the pattern. This pendant measures approximately 5cm x2cm.