ShadesofSilverDesign

Handmade Solid Silver Jewellery gift ideas for Women.

| Morecambe, United Kingdom

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Unique handmade sterling silver jewellery. Eco conscious gifts for her. Solid Sterling Silver metalwork rings, earrings, pendant necklaces, bangles and bracelets. Individual, elegant silver jewellery hand crafted by Cheryl Morgan at Shades of Silver Design on the beautiful Morecambe Bay coast near the English Lake District. Find the perfect gift idea for girlfriend, mum, wedding and special occasions!

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Last updated on Oct 19, 2021

Free UK shipping on orders £30 and over!
Unique handmade sterling silver jewellery. Eco conscious gifts for her. Solid Sterling Silver metalwork rings, earrings, pendant necklaces, bangles and bracelets. Individual, elegant silver jewellery hand crafted by Cheryl Morgan at Shades of Silver Design on the beautiful Morecambe Bay coast near the English Lake District. Find the perfect gift idea for girlfriend, mum, wedding and special occasions!

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About ShadesofSilverDesign

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On Etsy since 2015

Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Jewellery gifts for women from the Morecambe Bay coast near the Beautiful English Lake District.

Welcome to my handmade sterling silver jewellery!

My passion is to create inspiring, elegant pieces of solid silver jewellery. Set on the North Lancashire coast, Morecambe Bay enjoys stunning sunsets and a breathtaking backdrop of the English Lakeland fells, and World Heritage Site.

I began my metalsmithing journey at college in 2011 while exploring the art of handmade silver jewellery. Captivated by the traditional skills used in bench jewellery, I soon realised sterling silver was a material I wanted to devote more time to. With it's sustainable element, as silver can be recycled, I was inspired to set up my own handmade business.

The amazing thing about sterling silver is when heat is applied, it develops a remarkable softness that can be worked in many ways such as forging, saw piercing and fusing. Subtle texture adds strength and depth creating a delicate organic, rustic feel along with unique surface effects to every piece.

Heating sterling silver causes beautiful 'shades' to come alive in the metal as the temperature rises and falls. The cooled silver is then placed in a 'pickle' solution which cleans the dark oxidised surface to a frosty white. A final polish with tripoli and rouge creates a shiny finish. When silver is introduced to 'liver of sulphur' a rainbow of colour shades can also appear.

I love to create timeless wearable pieces that capture the full brilliance and reflections of the silver. Infinite textures and shapes within the surrounding world provide a bounty of inspiration and wonderful forms to translate into silver.

One-of-a-kind designs are often serendipitous and can evolve into something I might not have been looking for. These chance discoveries often result in a rare and individual piece of jewellery.

As well as the visual aspect it's important that a piece of jewellery has special tactile quality. I strive to finish every piece to the highest standard. I only use solid sterling silver bullion, which is nickel free, and sourced only from UK suppliers who are members of the Responsible Jewellery Council.

I love to create pieces that are meaningful and cherished for years to come. So whether it’s a special gift for a loved one, or a treat for yourself, I hope you find something here to love!

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Retail Outlets:
As well as my Etsy Shop, my handmade silver jewellery is also available to purchase at the following outlets:

Pier Lane Gallery, Pier Lane, Arnside.

Robinson's Florist, Bare Village, Morecambe.

The Courtyard Gift Shop,
St John's Hospice,
Slyne Rd,
Lancaster

(A percentage of Courtyard Gift Shop sales goes towards the wonderful work of St John's Hospice.)

I regularly exhibit at popular annual events such as the Arnside & Silverdale Arts Trail and the Morecambe Vintage By the Sea.

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PRIOR TO ORDERING. Every care is taken to photograph and describe my jewellery as accurately as possible. Some images may distort size. Placing an order is conditional upon having read, understood and agreed to the item details, processing & shipping times and shop policies. Please contact me if you have any queries and I'll be happy to help.

All my items comply with UK Hallmarking Regulations and weigh below 7.78 grams. Dealers Notice can be viewed at:
https://www.assayofficelondon.co.uk/media/2635/e3087_london-dealer-notice-updates-sep-19-single-sided.pdf

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  • Cheryl

    Customer Service, Creator

    Since I discovered the art of metalsmithing I've been captivated. I love exploring ways to translate the infinite forms within the surrounding world into exciting individual pieces of handcrafted solid sterling silver jewellery.

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Last updated on Oct 19, 2021
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Sizing details

IMPORTANT: Some images are enlarged to show detail so please carefully check item size & descriptions including size reference images before ordering. Where variations apply simply select the preferred option during checkout e.g. UK ring size.
RING SIZING TIPS:
It is important to confirm your ring size at a jewellers before ordering. Please do not guess the size and ideally compare a few measurements as finger size fluctuates throughout the day. Size can vary depending if it's a narrow or wide band ring. Flared spinning rings are sized using internal diameter at the inner curve. Please contact me if you need further information on sizing before ordering.

Care instructions

CARE TIPS: To keep your jewellery looking its best:-
Polish occasionally with a silver polishing cloth.
Avoid contact with chemicals, hairspray, perfume.
Store in an airtight place to reduce tarnish.
Take care not to snag jewellery when dressing.
To preserve any oxidised finish it is recommended to avoid using jewellery cleaning solutions.

SAFETY:
All jewellery designs are intended for use as a decorative fashion accessory. It is recommended to remove before sleeping/sports. Items may contain small parts so store out of reach of children and babies.
All transactions are subject to UK law.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Jewellery items include a small white organza bag and a pretty handmade pillow shaped cardboard gift box, (style may vary).

GIFT MESSAGE: To add a short gift message, simply enter your message at the checkout. A small handmade gift card with printed insert will be included with your purchase.

Buyers outside the UK, who mark their purchase as a gift, please be aware that the item value will be visible on the outer Customs Declaration Label to legally comply with customs regulations, should they apply to your country.

Outer packaging is a small cardboard pip box placed inside an eco-friendly waterproof mailing bag. (To help the environment around 80% of the packaging is recyclable.) For security the outer mailing bag is plain.

Custom and personalised orders

I am unable to carry out bespoke requests at this time, however there may be items featured in my shop that offer custom variations e.g. choice of ring/bangle size. Simply select your required option if available at checkout. Please note custom requests are non-refundable.

Processing & Shipping turn around times.

It is the buyers's responsibility to order well in advance if items are needed by a certain deadline, especially if overseas or during a seasonal rush. It is essential to double check processing/dispatch times for items before purchase as these can vary depending on time of year, especially if 'made to order'.

I use Royal Mail delivery service. Beyond the point of shipping I entrust Royal Mail to deliver your order safely within reasonable time. Once a parcel is in transit within the postal network I'm unable to intervene. I cannot be responsible for delay if there is no-one able to sign for it.

Customer Service Queries

Being a small handmade business my customers are extremely important. I strive to ensure the very best service in order to provide buyers with a great shopping experience. Please contact me in the first instance with any queries about your order and I'll be happy to help. I aim to respond to enquiries within a few hours - subject to time zones.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All items are shipped via Royal Mail.
UK ORDERS: 1st Class Royal Mail delivery service.
Orders of £30 and over to UK are eligible for free standard UK shipping.

OVERSEAS ORDERS: Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed.

Shipping during Christmas, New Year and other public holidays

Royal Mail collection & delivery times can be intermittent over the Festive Season, Easter and other UK Public Bank Holiday periods. Please consider this if ordering for a particular deadline.

Orders received over these periods will be shipped once normal Royal Mail postal collections have been resumed.
This includes Special Delivery & International Tracked and Signed.

Hallmarking

All my silver pieces comply with UK Assay Office Hallmarking regulations and are under 7.78 grams in weight. Articles weighing under this threshold are exempt from Hallmarking. A simple '925' fineness mark may sometimes be added, where possible, to denote the metal as solid sterling silver.

Dealers Notice:
https://www.assayofficelondon.co.uk/media/2635/e3087_london-dealer-notice-updates-sep-19-single-sided.pdf

Item not arrived

In the extremely rare case where Royal Mail has not delivered your item please contact me in the first instance and I will be happy to help.

From experience delivery times vary so please order early, especially if needed by a certain date, to allow reasonable time for your parcel to reach you.

Deliveries can be affected by adverse weather, public holidays, mail strikes, postal staff shortage or customs delays. Please be aware that some International orders shipped from the UK may take 2-3 weeks to reach an overseas destination. Your patience is appreciated!

To avoid delays in receiving your parcel, if it requires a signature, please ensure there is someone available to sign for it.