A Journey Into Jewellery Making
There is a story behind my decision to try silversmithing...
Just over twenty years ago my dad died.
My brothers and I were sorting through his stuff.
I picked out some of his music CD's - he was a jazz fanatic, some photos, and a few other items amongst which was a tiny box.
In the box were spare buttons for his shirts, old keys and other miscellaneous items which for one reason and another he had kept.
A few years ago I was looking through the contents of this little box again and I noticed the hexagonal nut. It became the basis for a necklace,(to which I also added some of the spare buttons), which forever reminds me of him.
The original one I made is in the picture photographed on a piece of driftwood that washed up on the shore on holiday one year..
Every time I wore it people would comment on it, and I ended up being commissioned to make lots of personalised necklaces.