Kerry Blance on Dec 19, 2013
GORGEOUS !!!! perfect fit really special - delivered in time for xmas - thank u so much x x x
Natalie Powell on Sep 19, 2013
I bought this for my fiance to be worn as his wedding ring. He was not all that excited at the idea of wearing any type of jewelry, but after seeing this ring he completely changed his mind. In fact, he loved it so much that he commented that he wished he could wear it immediately. Thankfully he doesn't have to wait much longer. Don't think we could be any happier with this ring!
Contemporary artisan jewellery with a conscience
I have been quietly obsessed with metals, precious and otherwise from a very early age, really since the day I reluctantly signed up for a day trip to Whitechapel Gallery, in London, only to be blown away by a small exhibition of David Smith's Sculptures. My teenage mind had never encountered anything quite like those enormous architectural megaliths of angular, textured steel! That was it. I never played up in my Art lessons again, and in the ensuing years I completed a degree in Three Dimensional Design at the University of Wales, then by way of a PGCE (teaching) in art, followed an ancient traditional Blacksmithing Journeyship.
I learned the fantastic craft of forging steel and iron with some of the most amazingly skilled Blacksmith masters in the UK, who not only shared with me their incredible knowledge and skills, but also made me some of the tools I use in my workshop today.
My background in artist Blacksmithing and large scale metalwork has had a really strong influence on the way I work with precious metals, and I love chunky textured silver best of all!
I set up making jewellery in 2005 whilst living in West Cornwall, the most westerly county in the UK, as a way of being able to carry on my passion for metal work - only scaled down a bit from the Blacksmithing days! ~ so that it would fit on to the kitchen table, where almost everything in our family with small children happened! I started with wire and beads, then slowly started to get back into silversmithing.
I collected sea glass on the beaches of Cornwall, and built my silver collection around the unique pieces I found.
Since then, the business has become a very busy, full time way of life, and I have continued to develop my work to include recycled silver and ethical gemstone set wedding and engagement rings, and recycled gold jewellery, and I have enjoyed working with customers to create special commissions and sending my work all over the world.
In late 2012 we moved from Cornwall back to Sussex, on the South Coast of England to the most amazing spot in the very heart of the South Downs National Park. The workshop is only footsteps from forested sandhills to the North, and no distance from the wonders of Beacon Hill and chalky downs to the South, with the sheltered inlets and shores of the South Coast beyond.
I make jewellery mostly to commission, making unique one off pieces, and I send my work worldwide. If you would like to discuss having a piece of unique ethical jewellery made especially for you, convo me, I'd be delighted to work with you!
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Silversmith
I make ethical jewellery using fairtrade and recycled precious metals and gemstones. My workshop is in the heart of the South Downs National Park, Sussex, near Midhurst, in England.
Board Of Directors
"The team" is why I believe my jewellery practice must be ethical - I have no desire to add to the catastrophic impact mining and processing metals has on our planet, which is why I use only 100% recycled precious metals, and ethically sourced gems.
Hoping there will still be trees, and a planet for them to grow on when the team grow up ..... *´¨) ¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*¨) (¸.·´ (¸.·´ *
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
UK: If you are in the UK, I will accept a personal cheque, although items will not be sent, or custom work started until cleared funds are received this end. Convo me for postal address for cheque. Please include the name of the item you purchased.
When possible I use recycled padded envelopes. I also use recycled gift boxes and tissue paper wrap, recycled hand made labels and new ribbons.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please don't leave neutral or negative feedback without first contacting me to try to resolve the issue! I am happy to exchange or refund your purchase price within 30 days of the transaction.
I'm afraid personalised items are not refundable unless they are faulty.
Additional policies and FAQs
I also have a supplies shop here at Etsy called Lou Lou Berry Supplies. When I have time, this is updated with unusual and natural beach combed bits and bobs to inspire your creative projects.
Last but not least, thanks very much for dropping by, and for being my customer!