December 2010: Making Silver Christmas Presents

June 06, 2012

On a cold frosty Friday, just before Christmas I had a one to one jewellery making workshop with Laura who wanted to make three gifts for Christmas. Laura came well organised and had clear ideas about what she wanted to make, so we set about making. The day was very successful and she produced a beautiful silver and pearl bracelet, a pair of silver earrings with 18k gold granules and a silver brooch. A really enjoyable day, and I have received feedback that everyone loved the pieces too! I wish I had more images, particularly of the brooch, but time ran out...


Laura working at the bench.


Laura soldering the tiny components that make up the fastenings for the bracelet. Very fiddly but worth it.


A close up of soldering the bracelet ends.


Starting to put the bracelet together.


The completed bracelet.


Laura cut square shapes form sheet silver and then domed them slightly in the doming block.


To make the tiny gold granules Laura cut gold sheet and heated it until the gold melted and pulled into a ball.


The final work!





Ring sizing

Standard designs

Sue makes rings to the size you select when ordering. If the ring does not fit, then she will re-size the ring free of charge (once only) providing:

  1. You (the customer) pay £9 to cover Royal Mail Special Delivery costs for returning the ring to you (can be paid online or via bank transfer).
  2. You (the customer) ensure it is returned within 14 days of delivery.

Please contact Sue before returning a ring for a re-size; it is so useful to have a discussion to help gauge how much adjustment is needed.

Please note: rings must be returned via Royal Mail Special Delivery and opting for the appropriate insurance option to cover the cost of the item. Sue Lane is not responsible for the delivery costs of returning a ring for re-sizing or for lost or damaged rings whilst in transit. For more details, please read our Returns Policy.

After 14 days: Sue will happily resize but at a cost based on the time needed to fulfil the work plus postage. Sue can quote for any work before you return the ring.

Commissioned designs

Any item made just for you, that is not one of Sue's standard designs: You (the customer) need to ensure the size is correct before Sue commences any work. If your order doesn't fit, Sue may be able to resize for you depending on the design and stones used. There may well be a charge involved due to the complexity of the design and for working with stones that where not supplied by Sue which may be difficult to work with. Contact Sue to discuss if it is possible and she can let you know the cost involved, including postage.

Not sure of your ring size?

If you are not sure of your ring size, please contact Sue. She can arrange your order and then post out a free ring sizer to you. You then simply call or email with the measurement.