Laforgedesignsuk

Forge ( verb) to form, shape, make or fashion. Jewellery designed and hand crafted in copper or sterling silver by Sarah Clark.

Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Announcement    2020 Update - I set up my Etsy shop 5 years ago, just as a hobbie with about 5 - 10 products available. I have since been busy selling at craft fairs, developing my skills and making my pieces. Now having time to focus, I have updated my entire collection for online purchases. I hope you enjoy looking at my new collection - ALL MADE BY ME!! If you would like to be kept up to date with my latest work, please follow me on facebook (facebook.com/laforgedesignsuk) Instagram (@laforgedesignsuk) or for a gallery of past designs you can view my website (www.laforgedesignsuk.com)
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Last updated on Aug 28, 2020

2020 Update - I set up my Etsy shop 5 years ago, just as a hobbie with about 5 - 10 products available. I have since been busy selling at craft fairs, developing my skills and making my pieces. Now having time to focus, I have updated my entire collection for online purchases. I hope you enjoy looking at my new collection - ALL MADE BY ME!! If you would like to be kept up to date with my latest work, please follow me on facebook (facebook.com/laforgedesignsuk) Instagram (@laforgedesignsuk) or for a gallery of past designs you can view my website (www.laforgedesignsuk.com)
Thank you for showing your support for small businesses.

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About Laforgedesignsuk

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On Etsy since 2015

Forge (verb) ; to form, shape, make or fashion

La forge designs is a collection of contemporary and individually hand crafted pieces. Often evolving through the creative process, yet ensuring each piece is still a joy to be worn.

The designs influences have derived anywhere from an architectural spiral staircase down to the tiniest forgotten pebble found on a beach, mainly incorporating movement, line and texture.
Using traditional age old methods of making, many of the designs have been cut by hand, then surface pattern added, formed and professionally finished.

The collection has all been designed and made by myself - Sarah Clark

Why 'La forge'...???
When thinking of a name for my designs, it had to be something extremely personal to me,.
One of my earliest influences was growing up on a tiny island, just off the coastline between U.K and France. I have many happy childhood memories simply playing on the beach, enclosed by the ocean and the Islands rugged landscape. Influences that form many ideas even now, behind my designs.
The old blacksmiths cottage, with the original stocks outside, was my family home for many years. Its name was; La Forge...!!

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  • Sarah Clark

    Owner, Designer

    Studied at Surrey Institute of Art and Design.UK. Degree awarded; 2:1 (hons) BA 3-D Design Though many of my jewellery skills are self taught, many of my ideas and style derive from my degree and still influence my work as a designer.

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Last updated on Feb 19, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

The biggest advantage of buying straight from the designer!!

As all products are designed and made by myself, the majority of the pieces can be changed to become specific and individual to yourself. If you like the piece, but it is not quite the right size or would prefer in a different material...I would be happy to help.

Commissions: If you like my style of work and have an idea of a specific piece, I would be happy to discuss this with you.

As with all queries - Please contact me direct in messaging if you would like any further info re changes / pricing / timing etc

Care instructions

Personally being tired of buying 'costume' jewellery only to find it is plated and sadly the overall finish eventually wares away.... my work is made using 925 Sterling Silver, Copper or Brass.
Therefore the original finish can easily be retained with a little care and cleaning.

Please note; The following guidelines are advise and my opinions only. No Liability will be accepted.
Please contact me direct if you are unsure of how to maintain any of my designs.
Thank you

Care guidelines specific to : Copper and Brass

Using a lint free cloth and rubbing - this can remove the unwanted black colouring from the piece, yet revealing some beautiful natural colours specific to the metal- esp copper can show up as pinks/purples etc.
If wanting to regain the original high shine and base colour -
A household cleaner specific to Copper / Brass can be used. Please follow manufacturers guidelines.

Care guidelines specific to : 925 Sterling Silver

Clean with a lint free cloth and a household cleaner specific for Sterling Silver, following manufacturer instructions.
Items can also be kept in an airtight sealable container - plastic bag, which will reduce a certain amount of oxidisation (turning black)

It is also not advisable to wear in high chlorine areas (ie swimming pools), or not to spray perfume etc directly onto the piece. The chemicals contained in these substances can actually add to the oxidisation and irreversably turn silver black / dull grey in colour.

Each piece is unique!!

Each piece is created by me, lovingly and individually handcrafted using traditional techniques, ultimately creating a unique and individual design. This does mean however that slight variations will occur on the finished surface and size from the original photographed image.   

I will be happy to send an image of the final item being delivered. – please simply message me.

HALLMARKED - your guarantee

This identification is the only way to guarantee that you are buying 925 Sterling Silver.

My Sterling Silver Pendants and Bangles are all Hallmarked at the London Assay office.UK . (my earrings are not required as they are under the legal weight).

The Assay Office stamp my pieces by hand with my own makers mark. The 925 quality stamp and the Lions head - showing the provenance of London, confirming it has been assessed in London. England. 

Understandably it may take an additional time in making my pieces, but crucial to confirm the quality of the silver.  

Out of Stock

If a piece is not immediately available, I will confirm an expected made to order estimated production and delivery date. Please let me know if you have a specific date in mind (i.e. birthday/ anniversary/wedding etc).