RebeccaCordingley

Sterling Silver & Gold Jewellery & Lampwork Glass Beads

Adelaide, Australia · 1369 Sales

RebeccaCordingley

Sterling Silver & Gold Jewellery & Lampwork Glass Beads

Adelaide, Australia 1369 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(572)

Announcement   Please note: for health reasons, I currently have a longer than usual production time for made to order items of approximately 4 weeks.
sterling silver stacking rings ▪ 14k gold stacking rings ▪ sterling silver bangles ▪ sterling silver spinner rings ▪ sterling silver cuff bracelets ▪ sterling silver wedding rings ▪ sterling silver engagement rings ▪ sterling silver bracelets ▪ lampwork glass euro charm beads

All my items are handmade in my studio in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia.

I am always happy to consider customer orders. Please contact me if you have something in mind.

Please note: My current production time is approximately 2-3 weeks. I will always make your items as quickly as possible. My lampwork glass beads are made in advance and will be posted within 2 days of being ordered.

UK customers, please be aware that you will be required to pay VAT plus a handling fee upon delivery. This fee is the customer's responsibility.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 20, 2017

Please note: for health reasons, I currently have a longer than usual production time for made to order items of approximately 4 weeks.
sterling silver stacking rings ▪ 14k gold stacking rings ▪ sterling silver bangles ▪ sterling silver spinner rings ▪ sterling silver cuff bracelets ▪ sterling silver wedding rings ▪ sterling silver engagement rings ▪ sterling silver bracelets ▪ lampwork glass euro charm beads

All my items are handmade in my studio in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia.

I am always happy to consider customer orders. Please contact me if you have something in mind.

Please note: My current production time is approximately 2-3 weeks. I will always make your items as quickly as possible. My lampwork glass beads are made in advance and will be posted within 2 days of being ordered.

UK customers, please be aware that you will be required to pay VAT plus a handling fee upon delivery. This fee is the customer's responsibility.

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5 out of 5 stars
(572)
DANIEL CASENOVE

DANIEL CASENOVE on Mar 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

le côté artisanal garantissant qualité du travail et du matériau(argent de récupération en l'occurrence ,principe de "RIEN NE SE PERD RIEN NE SE CREE TOUT SE TRANSFORME"...........

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Stephen Mattsson

Stephen Mattsson on Mar 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Great communication and she even suggested she could arrange the engraving which was excellent. Time frame was great - and she had no issue making rings for 2 guys.... excellent workmanship as well... highly recommended!!!

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Updates

I've recently moved house and set up my new studio. This is where I make all my jewellery, overlooking the back garden.
Filing the ends of a sterling silver cuff bracelet
Forming a lampwork glass bead in the flame of my GTT Cricket torch

About

Silver Jewellery and Lampwork Handmade in Adelaide, Australia

Art has always played an important role in my life. I played the piano, violin and harp as a child and spent most of my spare time with my nose in a book. In my teens and early 20s, I loved taking photos with my SLR and developing them in the darkroom.
I studied politics then post-graduate social health at university, with a particular interest in human rights. I have a very strong interest in disability and women's issues, especially violence against women.

In 2006, a friend introduced me to lampworking. I knew nothing about jewellery at the time - I didn't even know what a lampwork bead was - but I was fascinated by hot glass and hooked from the moment I melted my first rod.

I bought my first little torch (a hothead) that week and set up a small studio at home. That small studio grew as I acquired more glass and tools and moved on to more powerful torches.

I find hot glass mesmerising and love playing with it and trying to get colours to react in different ways. The array of reactions you can get from a single rod of silver-rich glass is astonishing and depends on so many variables - the temperature of the flame, the chemical makeup of the flame, the kiln environment, the types of tools used to manipulate the glass (brass vs graphite etc)...

Like so many artists/craftspeople, I began selling my work as a way to fund my hobby but after a while my business became quite successful.
Unfortunately, in late 2010, I had to give up lampworking due to ill health. Since then, I've been back to university to study post-graduate computer science.

From the time I started lampworking, I've wanted to try silversmithing and I was eventually able to do beginners and intermediate silver jewellery-making and lost wax casting courses at the incredible Jam Factory in Adelaide.

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I'm a big proponent of buying handmade whenever possible - not just for the sake of the creator but for ethical and environmental reasons, too. I find that people who make things by hand are often interested in the origins of their materials and concerned about the impact their work might have on others and the world. Some materials cannot be obtained as ethically as I would like and that's a conflict I often find myself thinking about as I'm working.
I use recycled/reclaimed materials whenever possible.

I also think handmade objects are inherently more interesting than mass-produced. They're never machine-perfect but their imperfections make them unique and remind the owner that a real person put time, knowledge and skill into creating their piece. I like knowing that the things I own are one of a kind.

I get an enormous sense of satisfaction from the process of turning a pile of raw materials into something (hopefully) beautiful and/or useful.

All my items are handmade, by me, in my studio in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia.

I hope you enjoy my work!

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  • Rebecca Cordingley

    Owner, Creator, Designer

Production partners

  • Peter W Beck

    Adelaide, SA

    While I design and carve the wax models for my jewellery by hand, I do not own the equipment necessary to cast the models in sterling silver, gold or any other metal. I have chosen to use Peter W Beck's high quality casting service for my jewellery.

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Last updated on May 23, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

Most of my items are made to order but some are available to buy as listed. My current production time is approximately 2 weeks but I will always make your item as quickly as possible.

I am always happy to consider customer orders. Please contact me if you have something in mind.

Gift wrapping and packaging

You will receive your item in an organza or black velvet bag. All my products are well-wrapped in bubble wrap and posted in bubble wrap-lined bags.

UK VAT & handling fees

UK customers, please be aware that you will be required to pay VAT plus a handling fee upon delivery. This fee is the customer's responsibility.

Sizing details

I am happy to take orders for rings in both US and UK/Aus sizes (numbers and letters). I have given US sizes as the default simply because most of my customers are in the US but if you are in Australia or the UK, just select the ring size "Other - will advise" and leave me a note during checkout with your size.

Resizing

Please select your size carefully when ordering. Some of my items can be resized but some have to be completely recreated in the new size.

Please contact me before returning a ring or bracelet and I will let you know how much the resizing will cost. Prices range from AU$10 for a simple stacking ring to 75% of the total cost for items that have to be recreated from scratch.

Feel free to contact me before ordering if you would like an estimate of the resizing fee for your item.