Taking a moment to stop and look

May 24, 2018

Hereford, Herefordshire Jewellery Designer and Maker

Another busy week here in my Herefordshire studio. Orders and commissions are being finished while new pieces are being created ready for my next show, Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey, Devon, in just a few weeks.

There is so much to inspire me at the moment while out and about. When I walk the dog I always enjoy photographing things that catch my eye. The action of looking and recording really helps focus my mind. However, I do alway make sure at least half of the walk is just me and the dog, not recording; just taking in the scent of the fields and woodland, the feel of the land and the colours that are all around.

modern gold and diamond stacking ringset with beautiful pink sapphire

Two rings photographed togther, top is a four band 18ct gold ring with a row of beautiful bright sparkly diamonds - £3200 and the bottom ring is a beautiful pink sapphire two band ring - £2900

field of grass and blue sky - Herefordshire

Early morning walk through the fields of mowing grass

Twigs are inspiration for rings

Using the things I find while walking to inspire what I might make during the day in the studio.

Modern simple leaf inspired necklace in gold

Simple leaf inspired necklace in gold created to be worn and enjoyed. 

clover leafs with morning dew

Clover leaves with morning dew

New gold and silver leaf ring

New gold and silver leaf ring that I finished this week ready for The Contemporary Craft Festival in Devon, come along and say hello!

close up details of a dandelion seed head

Close up detail of a dandelion seed head. We all imagine the perfect seed head, and they are beautiful, however over time they each take on their own unique formulation. I loved looking at each one and seeing how they loose their seeds. 

Dandelion seed head.

Dandelion seed head

Seeds from a dandelion

Sunset over grasses

I wondered this week while out walking the dog, which I preferred most; the fresh bright potential filled morning walk or the laid back reflective walk in the evening sunset. There was so answer, I love both. 


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.