Unique Hand Forged Iron & Silver Jewellery

Freshwater, United Kingdom · 2033 Sales


Unique Hand Forged Iron & Silver Jewellery

Freshwater, United Kingdom 2033 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
Marleena Barran

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Marleena Barran

Small pure Iron Thor's hammer Pendant
Small pure Iron Thor's hammer Pendant
Hand forged Snake earrings on hooked earwires
Hand forged Snake earrings on hooked earwires


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Louise Hibbert

Louise Hibbert on Jun 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Marlena was great to deal with - she made me a special sized Thor's hammer pendant and sent it really quickly. Worth every penny as the workmanship was amazing and the packaging very nice too!


davelouca on Jun 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Really great item. Exactly as it looks. Great service and wonderful contact throughout. Arrived very quickly. Thank you.


sarahloraineopitz on Jun 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

These bracelets were made for my soon to be wife and me for our asatru-wedding and they are simply beautiful. They have been designed perfectly fitting our wishes and with a lot of professional advice which material to choose and more. The blacksmith was very friendly, helpful, patient and understanding regarding our wishes and questions. We are really happy and thankful we found her.

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Taitaya Forge

“Taitaja” is a Finnish word meaning a person that is skilled or a master of a craft. We chose to call our enterprise this because it reflected our aspirations as craftsmen & artists. Our path is still one of learning and will continue to be so as long as we create by hammer and fire.

Taitaya Forge is a partnership by artist-blacksmiths Luke & Marleena Barran. Our forge is located in the beautiful English countryside, in an old stone barn on the Isle of Wight. We have been working together for over ten years producing metalwork ranging from contemporary jewellery and design, bladesmithing and traditional blacksmithing to historical reproduction work and costume jewelry. We work with silver, iron & steel, gold & copper alike, from the small scale to the large. Our designs, work methods and inspiration come from the natural world, the history of metalwork and are with a touch of folklore & myth, with a lot of Viking influence.

Our aim as Taitaya is to provide wonderful unique and completely hand made items that are beautifully presented. We wish to offer a you a good service with a full guarantee on the quality of our workmanship.

Most of our work is complete & ready to ship within 48 hours. You are can contact us to reserve any item we have sold out of.

Please visit my other shop to view some of the works I have done as an artist and graphic designer.


Shop members

  • Marleena Barran

    Owner, Creator, Customer Service

  • Luke Barran

    Owner, Creator

  • Sunny Metcalf

    Assistant, Assembly Help

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Last updated on Feb 6, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

A small leaflet is included in your order with instructions on the care of your iron or silver.

If your pendant needs to be re-finished or repaired we will do this for the price of shipping the item back to you.

Custom and personalised orders

We welcome custom orders and we can personalise by engraving or silver inlay.

For small engravings and Inlay work we reserve 1 week for completion.

We have a waiting list for custom orders. Prices start from £60 (GBP) and we reserve up to 4 weeks for completion. Please contact me for details.

Complimentary Shipping

UK orders under £70 GBP are sent Signed For without any extra charge. If this is an inconvenience, you can opt out of the signature by choosing a free shipping upgrade. You can also buy a shipping upgrade for Special Delivery at checkout

All USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand orders under £90 GBP come with complimentary International Airmail shipping (no tracking number), with an option to buy an upgrade at checkout to tracked,

Orders International orders over £90 GBP include tracking with complimentary shipping.

All UK orders over £70 GBP are sent Special Delivery Next Day.


Values can be omitted from the receipt on your purchase, but not on the customs form on international orders.

If your purchase is a gift, let me know when ordering. I can extend the return period to 14 days after the event, in case the recipient would like to return the item or exchange.

Allergy information

Our pure iron is free from nickel. The surface has been treated with beeswax and olive oil or a jewellery grade varnish.

Most of the leather cords comply with all requirements of the German Goods Ordinance, REACH (European Union), RoSH (U.K.), and CPSIA (U.S.)

Items are packaged in a smoke free environment shared with one small cat.

If you have any problems, please let us know. You can return the item for a full refund.