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I live in the Midlands, England. I use traditional metalsmithing techniques to work with silver, sometimes combining this with the wooden items my husband makes.
I design and make each piece with care and attention to detail and unless otherwise stated all components are hand forged by myself. No two items will ever be exactly the same simply because they not mass produced.
The things I make are influenced by the things I most enjoy - the woodland and countryside close to our home, Pre-Raphaelite paintings, beautifully illustrated old fairy tale or classic books, Art Nouveau and beautiful stones in sea greens and blues.
I like to make jewellery that is easy to wear, not too heavy, not too flimsy, with a natural bohemian feel.

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Last updated on Mar 6, 2017

Thank you for stopping by.
I live in the Midlands, England. I use traditional metalsmithing techniques to work with silver, sometimes combining this with the wooden items my husband makes.
I design and make each piece with care and attention to detail and unless otherwise stated all components are hand forged by myself. No two items will ever be exactly the same simply because they not mass produced.
The things I make are influenced by the things I most enjoy - the woodland and countryside close to our home, Pre-Raphaelite paintings, beautifully illustrated old fairy tale or classic books, Art Nouveau and beautiful stones in sea greens and blues.
I like to make jewellery that is easy to wear, not too heavy, not too flimsy, with a natural bohemian feel.

Susan Cross

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    Stones of Turquoise

    Hello and welcome to my shop.
    This is just a little bit more about me so that you know who you are buying from.
    I love to design and make things!
    I learned to sew, knit and embroider at a young age - taught by my mum and grandmother. I made a lot of my own clothes and I also liked to draw, paint, and make small houses using found objects to make furniture.
    At 16 I was so blessed to go to a school where I was able to learn silversmithing and found I took to it like 'a duck to water'. By this time I was making most of my own clothes - generally in the dippy hippy bohemian style.
    I love the English countryside, especially the woodland. Our house backs onto woods and farmland where we walk our lurcher dog and we make full use of it, gathering elderflowers in the summer to make cordial and sloes and crab apples in the autumn to make sloe gin and jelly.
    I love a good book - especially an old book - and if it has beautiful Art Nouveau illustrations then that is about as good as it gets. Add a rain storm outside, a comfy nook with tea and cake and I'm as happy as a clam at high tide.
    We have lots of Pre-Raphaelite prints on the walls - I first fell for them at sixteen when I saw The Lady of Shalott at the Tate, London. More recently my husband took me to see the John Waterhouse exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. It's something I have never forgotten.
    The things I make are influenced by all of these things, the flowing lines and curvy shapes of Art Nouveau, stones in the sea greens and blues, the colours and style of Pre-Raphaelite paintings and English woodland with a hint of fairytale from all the old classic books I bury my nose in.

    Thank you for visiting my shop!

    I also make traditional style children's clothing with my daughter. Visit us at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/thelittleowlco

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