Jewellery

January


my workshop is now ready and I made my first necklace for months this morning. It was so good to get back to work!


I will be making as many new pieces as I can in the next couple of weeks.  I will then put these up on the website for sale. Watch this space!


 Thank you all for being so patient with me over the last 18 months while our house was being built.  It's all been worth it! The move from London to Stroud was a big change for us but now we are living near two of our three daughters and that is wonderful.


My friend and assistant Antigone is now moving to live in Greece where she will be close to her family. I will miss her greatly, but I thank her with all my heart for her love and support over the years.


One of my daughters is going to be helping me in the workshop, firstly doing social media (not my strong point!) and also learning the skills of jewellery design. I know she will bring her own creativity and skills to the workshop.


Wishing you all a very healthy and happy 2022 !


 


I have been buying silver, some old, some new. From souks in Oman, sitting on a dusty floor and excitedly sifting through piles of old silver tipped out of sacks, to a tiny workshop at the top of some ancient stone steps in the Khan El Khalil in Cairo. To me, silver is more beautiful than gold, so soft to feel and easy to wear. Yes, you have to polish it, but the joy of transforming a dirty tarnished piece of silver to me is magical!

Most of the bracelets I have made up with all sorts of exciting beads, some old trading beads, others new, mixed with various silver beads, again some old, some new. The silver bangles/bands are almost all old Bedouin bracelets from Egypt, Oman, Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan.

  • Zuwaina

  • Shanti

  • Safia

  • Antiope

  • Persephone

  • Halima

  • Yusra

  • garnet

  • Terpsichore

  • Anubis

  • Saffiyah

  • Khasab

  • Habibi

  • Maya

  • mali

  • Sofia

OLD HAND-MADE SILVER BRACELETS

Over the years I have collected a number of very old, beautiful, hand-made silver bracelets, from Egypt, the Arabian peninsula and Asia; most of these lovely old designs are now increasingly hard to find. A few of these are now for sale in the bracelet section.