When I was six, my father made me a crystal ring with a beautiful deep red ruby in it. Of course it wasn’t really crystal - it was Perspex which he had carved, and the stone wasn’t really a ruby but red glass, but to me it was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen – and it was mine! I still have it. And that is where my love of jewellery making came from.
Years later I learned silver smithing,and later beading and then fine silver. I just love playing with ‘pretty’ things!
What I particularly love about fine silver is the scope – it seems never ending. It’s true it is more expensive than sterling, but the beauty and ‘silveriness’ that it gives is more than worth it.
- Joined November 25, 2009