Please note the shop is now closed for business due to the launch of my jewellery brand The Windigo.

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Jewellery FAQ

Materials

All jewellery is cast in solid Sterling Silver 925 unless otherwise stated. Custom orders for other metals such as yellow and white gold are available upon request, please complete the contact form for a quote, specifying desired metal and the piece/s you are interested in.

Ring Sizing

Please choose your ring size carefully, returns are not excepted. If you are not sure of your size I can send you a ring sizer before you order or just pop into a local jeweller's to get sized. Ring can be resized for a small fee, please use the contact form to get in touch.

Care

It is advised, like with most things you love, not to submerse them in water for long periods of time. Patina tends to be removed in soapy water so remove when washing hands with soap to keep the oxidisation. Jewellery can be washed lightly in warm water remove any unwanted grime, dry gently with a soft cloth. Store different metals separately.

What Inspires Your Jewellery?

The inspiration for my jewellery comes from quite a different place to that of my paintings. I see the jewels I create as talismans of protection, to strengthen the wearer and allure the viewer. To be viewed but tactile, precious trinkets to be held and felt between the fingers. Potentially far more permanent than painting, I like to imagine where these creations in metal may ultimately end up. Passed on, buried, forgotton, re-found. Re-smelted. To find out when new pieces are made check out my instagram or subscribe to my newsletter via the about page.

When did you start making jewellery?

Not including pasta necklaces, I really started making jewellery aged 16. I created twisted wire chainmail head and hand pieces, necklaces and earrings. Just by hand, with hand tools and very little knowledge. This sparked my interest in heavy metal work.

Aged 19 I did a 4 week beginner's course in small workshop in Florence, where I grew up. The course was a good introduction but I wanted to experience heavy duty techniques like forging, planishing, and casting. All just excuses to use heavy tools and wield around massive flames.

In 2003 I moved to Birmingham, England and completed a two year course in Jewellery and Silversmithing learning those heavy duty traditional techniques and modern ones like CAD design and laser welding. In 2005 I spent some time as a wax modeller for a jewellery casting house in Birmingham's jewellery quarter. But when I moved away I no longer had a workshop to use so didn’t have the means to carry on metal work.

Now with my small jewellery workspace I plan to create a core WINDIGOHEART collection and custom one off items. I've had to relearn many techniques and the outcome of these efforts is my first piece of the collection, the Spearheart pendant.


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Jewellery

All jewellery is shipped via an insured and signed for service as standard, do not add the shipping upgrade to your cart for jewellery.