TheEnglishShipmate

Personalised accessories handmade in the UK

Corsham, United Kingdom · 131 Sales

TheEnglishShipmate

Personalised accessories handmade in the UK

Corsham, United Kingdom 131 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(18)

Announcement   Welcome aboard, I'm sailor and silversmith Victoria Harwood. I've been making personalised items in silver, copper and Argentium silver since 2013.
Enjoy free First Class P&P to the UK as well as free gift wrap - orders made and sent within 1-2 days.
International orders within 3-7 days, sent via International Tracked & Signed.
Thanks for visiting!

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 19, 2018

Welcome aboard, I'm sailor and silversmith Victoria Harwood. I've been making personalised items in silver, copper and Argentium silver since 2013.
Enjoy free First Class P&P to the UK as well as free gift wrap - orders made and sent within 1-2 days.
International orders within 3-7 days, sent via International Tracked & Signed.
Thanks for visiting!

Victoria Indigo Harwood

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Victoria Indigo Harwood

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(18)
Marianna

Marianna on Feb 22, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

The item is really lovely and unique. It made an astonishing gift. I was very pressed for time and Victoria manufactured and posted it within several hours of my order. I got it in time and absolutely recommend the shop both for quality and customer service!

domanddeb222

domanddeb222 on Jan 2, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely fantastic quality. Such a pleasure to talk to. Would highly recommend if your thinking of buying this gift. Husband totally loved it! If I could give more stars I would :-)

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Updates

A trio of custom silver keyring made on Friday. One is going to the States, one to the North and one to be a gift for a husband to be! So much love at the start of a marriage to celebrating 25 years! I love being a small part of it - thank you blush
Our pitch in the eco camp in Cornwall near Porthleven. Loved every minute now back to the bench on Tuesday!
Made today for couples who are celebrating 25 years together! Feel so privileged to me making such special keepsakes. It's a cold day here, Jeffrey our mini schnauzer pup had toddled off to bed. Love from The English Shipmate crew xx
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About

Sailor turns silversmith, inspired by voyages of the heart and milestones worth celebrating!

Welcome aboard! I'm Victoria, the founder of The English Shipmate.

I make each item from scratch in my studio near Bath - a labour of love. It's a privilege to create something for others to share with the people they love; that'll last forever with a lick of polish.

After all, life is about the crew you sail with; our voyages of the heart.

We are delighted to have been commissioned by the RNLI.

We carefully source as many materials as possible from the British Isles. All our silver and copper comes from CooksonGold, based in Birmingham's jewellery quarter and hallmarked, where appropriate, by the Birmingham Assay Office.

Our story
Before a life of bashing metal, I worked as a national magazine journalist, a typography and literature lecturer and creative for leading design agencies for household brands.

The English Shipmate is inspired by sailing a friend's old wooden Yawl with my long time love.

Also a desire to work from home to support my little deckhand, who has Asperger's syndrome (ASD in new clinical jargon).

So every time you support my shop, you're helping us keep a steady course as we navigate neurodiversity in all its splendour.

So thank you - we like the cut of your jib!
Victoric & the crew xxxx

Shop members

  • Victoria

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Silversmith and sailor!

  • Jeffrey

    Assistant

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Dec 17, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

On some listings, you can add options before you checkout, such as font or fabric swatch.

But to add your wording to be stamped or other instruction, first go through the checkout.

Then a 'notes' area is displayed for you to leave details of the personalisation you'd like.

E.g. On my keyring, I'd like 'This Daddy belongs to Toby' with the teddy bear stamp, N from the gallery image.

For more information on how to personalise my designs, I've added a blog article on my website: https://www.theenglishshipmate.co.uk/post/86515356955/how-to-customise-personalised-ordersder

If you'd like advice on custom designs or personalisation, please don't hesitate to get in touch, I'm always happy to help!

Care instructions

A care card for Sterling Silver and Copper is included with your order.

The Liberty cord is 100% cotton and can be hand washed.

Sizing details

My images are taken with a macro lens to show detail, even though I provide props to show scale, the designs may appear larger than they actually are.

Sizes are provided in the listings - please check these carefully before ordering and contact me if you'd like assistance.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Is gift-wrapping included in the price?

Yes, everything comes in a beautiful eco gift matchbox, made in the UK out of recycled paper. It's lovingly wrapped in tissue paper with a care care and a little note :-)
Because every item is from my hand to yours, and that's special.

Christmas 2017 delivery

Sorry the bench is full! As I sadly have no magical creatures to help me make more personalised orders (big man, red suit seems to have employed them all) I'm having to close the bench to further xmas orders sorry!