something to do with your hands

Frome, United Kingdom · 489 Sales


something to do with your hands

Frome, United Kingdom 489 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   handmade rustic artisan jewellery

Last updated on May 9, 2016

handmade rustic artisan jewellery

Claire Lockwood

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Claire Lockwood

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A Tireless Quest To Match All The Many Things...

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 and I needed the comfort of making things: making jewellery made sense. What started as a wish to fashion my own accessories has grown into full time occupation. I have done numerous artisan markets in the past, but I currently sell exclusively on Etsy. My designs have featured frequently in jewellery publications both in the UK and the USA.

About 18 months ago, I started to work with ceramics, making my own components to include in my designs. I also sell them in my other shop, for other jewellery designers to use ( More recently, I have begun to develop my metalwork skills, with the aim of making my jewellery yet more individual and distinctive. I've also become a tad obsessed with designing and making rings, setting beautiful cabochons, and I will be adding some of the results to my current jewellery range in the not too distant future. At the same time, I can't imagine I will ever tire of my love of collecting a variety of other 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 just can't shake off my love of combining incongruous materials to make kinda happy wholes.

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Last updated on July 12, 2016
Hello - Welcome to my handmade jewellery shop! If you have any questions please do send me a message. All items come presented in a gift box.

Please do let me know if you are interested in a custom order - I'll be more than happy to help.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept payment through Paypal. In the case of larger orders, I will consider payment by cheque - please convo me if you wish to do so. Items must be paid for within three days of the order being placed.
Items will be shipped within 2 working days of payment being made. I post First Class within the UK. The postage charge does not include insurance, so if you would like to arrange insurance please let me know, and it can be provided for an extra charge. The same applies for Recorded or Registered Delivery, so please ask for details. International customers should note that they may have to pay extra customs and handling charges. I cannot predict or cover these costs, I have no responsibility for them, and I do not receive any of the charge. Accordingly, I cannot cover any of these costs.
Refunds and Exchanges
I really want happy customers, so if you are not pleased with any item or aspect of service please do let me know and I will do all I can to put any problems right. I will accept returns provided that items are returned within 14 days of receipt and show no signs of damage caused by use/misuse. I will only refund the cost of the item, not the cost of shipping either way, or any additional customs or handling charges.
Additional policies and FAQs
RE. 'Vintage' - Please note that the term 'vintage' is used only to describe materials that are over 20 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, and this 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!