Circle hoop stud earrings - textured recycled silver
Welcome to my shop, I hope you enjoy having a browse. My jewellery is all handmade using recycled silver. You can find out more by scrolling down to the "About me" section at the bottom of the page.
LATEST NEWS . . .
My shop will be closed temporarily from 27 September until 14 October.
DENDRITIC AGATE pieces like the ring featured in the Folksy Summer Exhibition will be coming later this year. Watch this space!
SEND A GIFT DIRECT WITH A MESSAGE: If you wish to send a piece of jewellery straight to a friend or loved one, let me know at the checkout and I will post it directly to them with a little note so they know who their gift is from. Just let me know their name and address, and any message you would like me to include.
All orders are sent by first class post.
THANK YOU for visiting my shop and supporting my work x
Hello, I'm Helen, and I make delicate pieces of jewellery, designed for everyday wear, using recycled sterling silver. Each piece is made by hand using traditional silversmithing techniques, then finished with love before being passed on to its new owner.
I find inspiration while walking in the fields and woods around my home on the outskirts of Oxford, noticing the changing seasons. I love trying to capture in silver the magic of the turning year with pieces that celebrate those special markers: midsummer, the winter solstice, the equinoxes, quarter days and cross quarter days . . . In doing so, I draw inspiration from old traditions and folklore, as well as the jewellery and amulets of ancient cultures.
I am registered with the London Assay Office, so any items over 7.78g (the legal requirement for silver items) will be fully hallmarked. This means the piece of jewellery has been independently tested and conforms to all legal standards of purity (fineness). Please note, most of the pieces I make are below this weight.
I love to make beautiful things, but I do not want this to have a negative impact on the environment. I take care at every stage of creating and selling my pieces to be as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible. Here are just some of the ways how:
MATERIALS: I buy all my materials from trusted sources with ethical and corporate responsibility policies in place. I work in recycled sterling silver which is guaranteed by my supplier to be 100% recycled, traceable and audited.
PROCESSES: I don't use toxic chemicals in my workshop: that's why you won't find any oxidised (blackened) finishes in my range of jewellery, and my pickle (the acidic solution jewellers use to clean oxidisation from the silver after it has been heated) is made from non-toxic, food grade ingredients.
PACKAGING: I use eco-friendly packaging - rest assured, you won't find any plastic or bubble wrap in your order! Your jewellery will be supplied in either a branded eco-friendly box, or in a little reusable drawstring pouch, as detailed in each individual listing. Orders are then sent out by first class post, in recycled boxes with recycled tissue and shredded paper.
THANK YOU for your interest in my jewellery - I hope you will find something to treasure!
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