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Marion on Jun 8, 20215 out of 5 stars
Wonderful, even more beautiful than the pics (!) and very well packed. It took a while because of customs ...
Karen on Jan 20, 20215 out of 5 stars
These earrings are awesome! Even more beautiful in person. My new favorites.
Ashli on Oct 6, 20205 out of 5 stars
A unique, beautiful piece of art. Thank you!
Anita on Sep 17, 20195 out of 5 stars
beautiful earrings. Owner of the shop is a pleasure. Will definitely purchase from her again.
Anita on Aug 7, 20195 out of 5 stars
Stunning earrings. Great customer service. Shipped quickly.
Bea on May 28, 20195 out of 5 stars
Love them. They aren't as heavy as I thought they would be and I've kept them on all day and all evening. Fab.
Mary on Feb 18, 20195 out of 5 stars
So love these. Easy and beautiful to wear, lightweight pretty earrings. Can't wait to see what Claire's newest inspirations will be.
roo552 on Jan 17, 20195 out of 5 stars
Wonderful assemblage earrings, exceptional design and crafted quality. Arrived the next day perfectly packaged. Thrilled, thankyou
MartinHaus on Dec 12, 20185 out of 5 stars
Dark, mysterious and beautiful...more to love. Many thanks and warmest wishes, Claire!
Mary on Dec 11, 20185 out of 5 stars
Gorgeous and bodacious, they put a smile on my face!
A little about Something To Do With Your Hands....
Something To Do With Your Hands was born during a fallow and difficult period in my life and spurred by a burgeoning love of collecting jewellery. I was working on a PhD in Modernist Poetry but my head needed some time off. My first training was at art college studying Fine Art, but a combination of factors had led me away from painting, and making and creating more generally. My love of jewellery led me back to these interests, reminding me of both the comfort and fulfillment that comes from creating things that appeal to the eye and stir the imagination. So, what started as a wish to fashion my own accessories has grown into a full time occupation.
Since I began making jewellery, I have always delighted in bringing together disparate and unusual components. I can't imagine I will ever tire of my love of collecting a variety of materials and items from around the world to use in my jewellery. This includes vintage components, gemstones, artisan-made beads, archaeological finds and antiques, a great variety of glass, and much, much more. I love the contrast of rough and smooth, glamour and grit, dark and light, dusty hues and pops of colour. I can't shake off my love of combining incongruous materials to make happy wholes, pieces that seem to have an inevitability to them, even though they have been formed from diverse parts.
Just over two years ago, I started to work with ceramics, again something I studied when younger. I began to make my own components to use in my designs. More recently, I have begun to develop my metalwork skills, with the aim of making my jewellery yet more individual and distinctive. I started taking silver-smithing classes just over a year ago, and I was so taken with it, I set up my own tiny metal workshop, complete with jeweller’s bench, inside a walk-in wardrobe. I've become obsessed with designing and making rings, setting beautiful cabochons in surrounds that enhance and correspond with the stone. This pursuit is, in a way, led by a different instinct to that of my other jewellery. Rather than working with a collection of varied parts, I start simply with silver sheet and silver wire (either sterling or fine silver), and the stone I wish to set. However, I’m also working on integrating my metal skills in all that I make, and on combining just the silver and ceramics in new and unique ways.
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Something To With Your Hands
Flat 1 The Old Post Office
9 Market Place
UK 01373 465195
I am happy to arrange payment plans for more expensive items so they can be purchased in several instalments.
Additional policies and FAQs
RE. 'Vintage' - Please note that the term 'vintage' is used only to describe materials that are over 30 years but under 100 years old (to the very best of my knowledge!). A large number of the materials I use are vintage, many dating from the middle of the last century, which gives them both rarity and character. Many of these pieces are from unused stock from long-closed manufacturers and stockists, but some are up-cycled. In some cases these pieces show some sign of their age, so please be aware of this; it is generally evident from the photographs but please ask if you have any questions regarding the condition of vintage components.
Thank you for taking the time to read this - Happy browsing!