Announcement hello! how lovely to see you! close your eyes hold out your hand. is the emerging british brand under which i design and hand make intriguing contemporary jewellery. you can find out more about me and my collections, or sign up to the mailing list so you don't miss anything exciting at www.holdoutyourhand.co.uk
hello! how lovely to see you! close your eyes hold out your hand. is the emerging british brand under which i design and hand make intriguing contemporary jewellery. you can find out more about me and my collections, or sign up to the mailing list so you don't miss anything exciting at www.holdoutyourhand.co.uk
Anonymous on Jul 24, 2011
Great customer service and a beautiful pair of earrings. Not too big, not too small. Quality craftsmanship and the perfect colour. Thanks Marsha!
Anonymous on Feb 15, 2011
A fantastic seller!I told her the wrong size when I ordered my ring and Marsha very kindly altered it without charge.The ring is simple,stylish and beautiful.I bought it to sit next to my wedding band and it is exactly what I wanted.It arrived very quickly in a lovely gift box.I 100% recommend this seller.x
intriguing handmade contemporary jewellery
close your eyes hold out your hand. is the emerging british brand under which designer-maker marsha oza creates intriguing handmade contemporary jewellery.
using traditional silversmithing techniques, marsha incorporates recycled precious metals, handmade textiles, glass, bio-resins and whatever else takes her fancy into finely crafted, wearable art.
you can find her on facebook, twitter and pinterest, or at studio 14, nucleus arts chatham, uk (where you are very welcome to join her for a nice cup of tea).
"i really like simple, beautiful things (rocks; sunrise; beetles; walking), and i really like clear, purposeful design.
i think contemporary jewellery can be a bit tight-lipped and inaccessible - and it shouldn't be. after all, at it’s best it’s just a combination of thoughtful design and beautiful materials. nothing to be frightened of. to me it should feel straightforward and familiar: a good comfy armchair, a nice cup of tea, and your favourite book.
i design and make jewellery because not doing it makes life feel bland. i like spending time with my materials to find out about their personalities and how we might work together.
silver is like the old family dog. stubborn and set in it’s ways - but if you can coax it round to your way of thinking there’s nothing quite as rewarding.
merino wool is rabbits. inquisitive and bouncy and a little bit skittish – if you calm it down a notch and make it feel loved, it's pretty obedient.
resins take themselves very seriously.
glass is the quiet one that brings everyone else together...
... some days it’s like piccadilly circus at my workbench."
Owner, Maker, Designer, Designer-maker
born and raised in london, contemporary jewellery designer-maker marsha oza now lives on a boat moored at the mouth of the thames estuary in kent, uk.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
all items ship from my studio in rochester, uk (that's down south, in kent). i generally make items to order, which can take up to 7 days. however, i do keep small quantities of some things in stock, so if you need your item urgently, please convo me so i can do everything possible for it to arrive to your deadline.
i use the following shipping services as standard:
uk: special delivery (next working day)
europe: royal mail international tracked & signed (3-5 working days)
worldwide: royal mail international tracked & signed (5-7 working days)
if you prefer a shipping method different to those shown above, please convo me and we can make alternative arrangements (which may result in a small additional charge).
i will do everything i can to ensure your treasure reaches you in tip-top condition, but cannot accept responsibility for items lost or damaged in transit.
Refunds and Exchanges
please convo me to let me know you are making a return and take care to package the item so it arrives safe and well and in it's original, unworn condition.
i will process your refund on receipt of the returned goods and will not accept responsibility for items lost or damaged in transit.
Additional policies and FAQs
convo me, or contact me at marsha [!at] holdoutyourhand.co.uk and we can take it from there!