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All jewellery listed here that says silver is sterling silver, I do not use silver plate at all. There will be elements of sterling silver in every design (keyrings excepted), some will be completely so, others may have combinations of copper, brass, bronze, dichroic glass, enamel, pewter and/or semi-precious stones as well. To make things easier for you if you wish, I can also gift wrap any presents, add a hand-written note and send them directly to the recipient – just leave me a note with what you would like to say when you checkout.

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  • Dichroic glass ear studs

    Dichroic glass ear studs

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  • Adjustable ring in sterling silver

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  • Gingerbread man pendant in copper and sterling silver

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  • Highland Cow Brooch

    Highland Cow Brooch

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  • Dog and heart in sterling silver and copper

    Dog and heart in sterling s...

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  • Otter brooch in sterling silver

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  • Puppy dog pendant in sterling silver

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  • Filigree flower pendant in sterling silver

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  • Heart gap ring in sterling silver and copper

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  • Circle earrings in copper and sterling silver

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  • Flower studs in sterling silver

    Flower studs in sterling si...

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  • Fox Pendant recycled from bronze penny coin

    Fox Pendant recycled from b...

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  • Owl pendant made from penny coin

    Owl pendant made from penny...

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  • Shamrock earrings in sterling silver

    Shamrock earrings in sterli...

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  • Dragonfly Brooch etched in pewter with sterling silver

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  • Glass stud earrings

    Glass stud earrings

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  • Flamingo earrings in sterling silver

    Flamingo earrings in sterli...

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  • Sterling silver pendant with dragonfly - hallmarked

    Sterling silver pendant wit...

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  • Giraffe brooch in etched brass

    Giraffe brooch in etched brass

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  • Guitar Plectrum

    Guitar Plectrum

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  • Dog studs in sterling silver

    Dog studs in sterling silver

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  • Tortoise brooch in recycled bronze coins

    Tortoise brooch in recycled...

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    £28.00 1 in stock

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  • Cat ring in sterling silver and copper

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  • Wonky owl brooch in copper and sterling silver

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  • Dog pendant recycled from bronze penny coin (D1)

    Dog pendant recycled from b...

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  • Owl brooch in sterling silver and copper

    Owl brooch in sterling silv...

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  • Angel earrings in sterling silver

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  • Cat pendant in recycled bronze coin (C2)

    Cat pendant in recycled bro...

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  • Cow & moon pendant in sterling silver and copper

    Cow & moon pendant in sterl...

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  • Leaf earrings in etched copper

    Leaf earrings in etched copper

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  • Moon and Star earrings from old bronze coins

    Moon and Star earrings from...

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  • Dog pendant recycled from bronze penny coin (D3)

    Dog pendant recycled from b...

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  • Squirrel Pendant recycled from bronze penny coin

    Squirrel Pendant recycled f...

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  • Bunny rabbit pendant in sterling silver

    Bunny rabbit pendant in ste...

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  • Flower pendant recycled from bronze penny coin

    Flower pendant recycled fro...

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  • Fox earrings in hallmarked sterling silver

    Fox earrings in hallmarked ...

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  • Dichroic glass pendant

    Dichroic glass pendant

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  • Kettle Brooch in copper

    Kettle Brooch in copper

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  • Leaf studs in etched copper

    Leaf studs in etched copper

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  • Bracelet with carnelian stones with recycled 3d coin charm

    Bracelet with carnelian sto...

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  • Necklace from recycled bronze halfpennies

    Necklace from recycled bron...

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  • Dog and ball pendant

    Dog and ball pendant

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  • Yellow glass pendant

    Yellow glass pendant

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  • Teardrop dichroic glass pendant

    Teardrop dichroic glass pen...

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  • Gardeners Welly Boot Brooch

    Gardeners Welly Boot Brooch

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    £27.00 1 in stock

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  • Ear Cuff in copper and sterling silver

    Ear Cuff in copper and ster...

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  • Sheep brooch in sterling silver and copper

    Sheep brooch in sterling si...

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  • Dragon pendant in sterling silver

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  • Aquarius pendant in sterling silver

    Aquarius pendant in sterlin...

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  • Giraffe pendant

    Giraffe pendant

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  • Snail brooch in copper and sterling silver

    Snail brooch in copper and ...

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  • Hare & Moon pendant

    Hare & Moon pendant

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  • Paw in bronze halfpenny coin keyring

    Paw in bronze halfpenny coi...

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  • Gardeners Pendant Recycled from Penny Coin

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  • Farthing Cufflinks

    Farthing Cufflinks

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  • Sheep earrings in sterling silver and copper

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  • Possum brooch in copper and sterling silver

    Possum brooch in copper and...

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  • cat pendant on rainbow bridge from a recycled bronze coin (version C4)

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  • Capricorn goat pin brooch in sterling silver and copper

    Capricorn goat pin brooch i...

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  • Frog pendant in sterling silver

    Frog pendant in sterling si...

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About Jewellery By Silvana

Jewellery By Silvana

Copper & sterling silver jewellery - often quirky, always original

My life has come full circle and I love the way it's turned out for the end of my "career". I started out with art college but having been led to believe I was really something at school, when I got into the big league, I realised I wasn't that special, put my sensible head back on and went back to my original idea - getting a degree and working as a Librarian in Local Government for many years. I loved running the housebound library service but when my back gave in after too many book-wielding, van-with-no-power-steering years, I went on to working for Age Concern, again with elderly and disabled people.
Then I made a wrong move and went back into libraries but in a Chemical corporation - I so hated it! So then I moved back into the charity sector to organise information in a disability helpline, where I gradually reduced hours. At that time, I also started a silversmithing course, the best decision in years, it was like a duck to water and I loved every minute of it. I still go on lots of courses to brush up or learn new techniques with different materials, so I have added enamelling, silver clay, anodising aluminium and pewter etching and casting to my repertoire along the way.
I progressed from working from the back of the dark and dingy garage, to a rebuilt conservatory, made to my specifications so that the glass and the walls are where I want them and painted yellow so it always feels bright and cheerful even when it's miserable outside.
When the jewellery bookings became too much to handle with working part-time as well, I gave it all up and now concentrate solely on the jewellery, ably assisted by my now retired husband Mike (my donkey at the craft fairs as I still can't lift; as well as my studio technician, very handy to have an ex-engineer!) and my inspiration, my toy poodle Zuzu.
I'm based in Ashton-in-Makerfield which is a very convenient little town. It's officially Greater Manchester, in the old county of Lancashire (which we always use on our address) and very near the intersection of the M6 and the East Lancs Road, basically where Cheshire and Merseyside also meet. Very convenient for my frequent visits to local craft fairs, covering all 4 counties.

Finally, about my work. Sterling silver is always the basis (never silver plate) though often in combination with copper, brass, pewter, dichroic glass, recycled pre-decimal coins. All work in sterling silver weighing over 7.78g is hallmarked (as legally required) at the Edinburgh Assay Office with the lovely little castle symbol. Also, some of the more intricate/expensive designs that are under this weight will also have the hallmark but otherwise, to keep the costs down, I do not send for hallmark when it is not required by law. Those that have the hallmarked will be noted as this in my descriptions: if this is not mentioned, they are not hallmarked but please be assured, they ARE sterling silver.

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