DormouseDesigns

Quirky Sterling Silver Jewellery .100% Handmade!

Folkestone, United Kingdom · 122 Sales

DormouseDesigns

Quirky Sterling Silver Jewellery .100% Handmade!

Folkestone, United Kingdom 122 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(42)

Shop owner

Anja

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Announcement   Welcome to my shop!
I'm a designer/maker of contemporary 925 Sterling silver Jewellery which is quirky and individual. I've spend most of my life living and working in London, but moved to Folkestone in 2016, a beautiful seaside town on the south coast of England which boasts a vibrant creative community . I love colourful gemstones in natural forms so these often feature in my designs . All my items are handcrafted using a mix of traditional and idiosyncratic silversmithing techniques. My jewellery is inspired by many different things, such as nature,art, popular culture, history and urban life and seeks to underline the individuality of the wearer. A sense of fun and mischief is also very important to me...

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Last updated on Apr 18, 2018

Welcome to my shop!
I'm a designer/maker of contemporary 925 Sterling silver Jewellery which is quirky and individual. I've spend most of my life living and working in London, but moved to Folkestone in 2016, a beautiful seaside town on the south coast of England which boasts a vibrant creative community . I love colourful gemstones in natural forms so these often feature in my designs . All my items are handcrafted using a mix of traditional and idiosyncratic silversmithing techniques. My jewellery is inspired by many different things, such as nature,art, popular culture, history and urban life and seeks to underline the individuality of the wearer. A sense of fun and mischief is also very important to me...

Anja

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5 out of 5 stars
(42)
Mimi

Mimi on Jun 19, 2018

4 out of 5 stars

Very pretty and well made. Had to have the clasp resized so it wouldn't fall off. Now I can wear it without fear of losing it.

m18vjs

m18vjs on Apr 26, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful earrings! Thank you so much!!!

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Updates

A very special new design! Long statement pendant with heart, key and star charms plus lapis lazuli cluster. Sterling silveryellow_heartblue_heartpurple_heartgreen_heartheart
New addition to my men's collection ! Chunky 'Lightening Strike' Sterling silver & leather necklace.
Stars & moon layered necklaces set - handmade in Sterling silver.yellow_heartblue_heartpurple_heartgreen_heartheart
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About

Of mice and...fire..!

I've always been making things for as long as I can remember, but never really had the self-belief to develop my skills and focus on one craft, until a few years ago, when I was going through a difficult time in my personal life. Apart from everything else, lack of money became an issue and , being unable to buy new 'stuff' I started scouring charity shops for things I could use to make something 'new'. So with the beads and other bits of jewellery I bought I would make new pieces for me to wear (& cheer myself up!). To my amazement my friends and colleagues loved them and asked where I bought them from and being astonished when I said that I'd made them myself. After making jewellery for friends and family, an idea slowly formed in my mind that I could maybe make more and maybe sell them at local markets. So this is what I did... but I soon grew a little bit dissatified with just using ready-made component parts and beads and just assembling them into necklaces, earrings and bracelet. I realised that I would have to actually start making the majority of component parts if I really wanted to design original and unique pieces of jewellery.

That's when I started learning about silversmithing and it turned out to be one of my best ideas - and the birth of DormouseDesigns . Being self-taught has been a bit of a challenge at times (and I got the scars to show for it!), but it also has allowed me to experiment and develop my techniques by trial and error. I have now reached a stage where I feel that my finished designs come close to my original ideas. I love the colour of natural gemstones and contrast that with my handcrafted pieces of sterling silver. The pieces that best incorporate this (& my personal favourites at the moment) are my cluster bracelets which i make in a variety of colourful stone beads and which all fasten with giant toggle clasps to make them a little bit unusual...and quirky!

Shop members

  • Anja

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on September 9, 2013
Welcome to DormouseDesigns London. Please read my profile for more info about me and my shop.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
I take great pride in my jewellery pieces and hope that all my customers are very pleased with their purchases. If however one of my items does not meet with the buyer's expectation, i do offer a 'no quibble' refund if the item is returned to me within 14 days in new/unworn condition. The refund covers the purchasing price, including postage, but not the postage of returning the item to me.
Payment
I accept PayPal from Uk and International customers and cheques and postal orders from Uk customers. Payments must be made within 5 days by PayPal . Cheques and postal orders must be received within 7 working days. If there is any problem or delay please do not hesitate to email me at dormousedesigns [!at] yahoo.com
Shipping
I aim to ship all my items within 48 hours after payment has been received. I use Royal Mail for all my items.

International Shipping
Buyers are responsible for all duties, taxes, levies or fees. I ship worldwide to countries that accept PayPal. I ship using Royal Mail Airmail to keep postage costs low. You may request additional shipping services at your expense.