LeakyCrucible

Unique, Cool & Geeky Handmade Jewelry for Guys & Girls

London, United Kingdom · 769 Sales

LeakyCrucible

Unique, Cool & Geeky Handmade Jewelry for Guys & Girls

London, United Kingdom 769 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(131)

Shop owner

Paul Dunn

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Announcement   Welcome to the Leaky Crucible Foundry. We offer a large selection of handmade geek, nerd and gamer necklaces, earrings and bracelets in sterling silver, brass, copper, stainless steel, and aluminum. You are sure to find something relevant for someone in your life. We have also just launched our handwriting jewelry line where you can have a necklace made from a handwritten message or even one of your kid’s drawings!

We love custom orders, so if you like the style but don't find the exact thing you're looking for, send us a message and we'll happily give you a quote!

If you'd like to hear more about the Leaky Crucible, you can sign up for our newsletter for info about upcoming products and exclusive promotions: http://eepurl.com/bPfhij

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 5, 2018

Welcome to the Leaky Crucible Foundry. We offer a large selection of handmade geek, nerd and gamer necklaces, earrings and bracelets in sterling silver, brass, copper, stainless steel, and aluminum. You are sure to find something relevant for someone in your life. We have also just launched our handwriting jewelry line where you can have a necklace made from a handwritten message or even one of your kid’s drawings!

We love custom orders, so if you like the style but don't find the exact thing you're looking for, send us a message and we'll happily give you a quote!

If you'd like to hear more about the Leaky Crucible, you can sign up for our newsletter for info about upcoming products and exclusive promotions: http://eepurl.com/bPfhij

Paul Dunn

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(131)
Zahia

Zahia on Jun 9, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Bought these as a gift for my biology professor - she loved them. They’re not huge or too small in size... they’re just right! Shipped fast and received them beautifully wrapped. Thanks!

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Updates

Tom and Meg are back from two weeks of walking the Wainwright coast to coast walk, and to commemorate their successful traverse I've added another engraved line to Meg's Britain necklace.
Our hand forged hooks are great for so many uses, and we can work with you to make them the perfect size and design for your needs! I've just had Tom make me one to hang my Dremel from when I'm using the flex shaft! - Paul
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About

The Leaky Crucible Foundry - Custom Artistic Metalwork

The first steps towards what would become the Leaky Crucible Foundry began back in 2014, when Tom Heathcote, already a keen amateur metalworker, enlisted the help of his friend Paul Dunn in his experiments with metal casting. We spent a long day making up a pattern from polystyrene, digging a fire pit, and melting down scraps of an old greenhouse in a tin can. At the end of the day, we were left exhausted, but grinning in satisfaction at the cast aluminium ashtray we’d made.

Since we've both quit smoking, but that ash tray still has pride of place in our workshop. The Leaky Crucible Foundry is very much a passion project; we both decided that we want to spend our lives doing what we love, and have been working hard to turn a garden shed hobby into a sustainable business.

As the business has grown, so have our skills. Tom is now training to be a qualified blacksmith, and is already experimenting with larger and more ambitious projects. Paul meanwhile has been focused on designing smaller and more intricate pieces, focusing on jewellery to hone his design skills. Our complementary skill sets allow us to tackle projects that we couldn’t achieve on our own.

The Leaky Crucible focuses on artistic metalwork pieces, taking on new creative projects as our expertise improves. We aim to offer unique custom pieces, tailored carefully to fit our customers’ needs.

Shop members

  • Paul Dunn

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    A North London dilettante, amateur foundryman and designer of trinkets. Paul focuses on designing and making small jewellery pieces, as well as running the online shop and social media.

  • Tom Heathcote

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Blacksmith in training and enthusiastic metalworker. Tom is a proud beard owner and a passionate tinkerer who takes the lead on production of our larger art pieces and researching new production methods.

Production partners

  • Elliot Fitzpatrick

    London, England

    Elliot Fitzpatrick are a reputable London jewellery company who we send our finished products to for gold plating.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on May 12, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

Whether you have an idea for a completely new custom commission, or you want a slight alteration to one of our existing products, we're happy to work with you to make the perfect piece, and we won't charge you for anything until we have a design you're completely satisfied with.

You can get in touch either through Etsy's message service or by dropping us an email at info@leakycrucible.com to let us know what you're after. Feel free to be as vague or as specific as you like; whether you have an unrefined general idea or detailed diagrams we can work with you to turn them into reality.

Shipping and delivery times

Most of our jewellery pieces are made up and shipped within two of days of ordering. After that, how long depends entirely on the destination.

Orders within the UK normally arrive the next working day, European orders generally take 3 to 5 working days, and for the rest of the world, shipping time is usually 5 to 7 working days.

As soon as your order is shipped we'll let you know and give you any relevant tracking information. If your order doesn't arrive when it's expected please let us know and we'll work with you to find out what's happened, and if necessary send out a replacement.

Returns policy

We gladly accept returns and cancellations. If you wish to cancel an order please contact us within 6 hours of the order being placed.

To return an order, please contact us within 14 days of delivery and we will give you instructions on how to ship it back to us. Once the returned item is received we will refund you. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Please note that we do not offer returns on custom orders. We will send you photographs of the finished piece for approval, and we're always happy to make any changes or alterations at this stage. We can also provide as many photos as you wish, so you can make sure you get a

Who makes your products?

Every item in our shop is handmade by Paul Dunn and Tom Heathcote. We have a small North London workshop where every step in the production process, from design to finished product, takes place.

There is one exception to this; we don't have the facilities for gold plating, so for gold-plated products we send finished sterling silver pieces to Elliot-Fitzpatrick for plating.

Usually, Paul handles the production of jewellery pieces, while Tom produces our larger homeware products. There can be a lot of crossover though, and we both have a significant role in the making of our more complex projects.