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Taking a moment to stop and look

Posted on May 24, 2018 by Sue Lane

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. 

 

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Contemporary jewellery making inspiration in Herefordshire

Posted on May 16, 2018 by Sue Lane

There is always so much inspiration to take while walking the dog. Most mornings and evenings we walk through fields of mowing grass, woodland, footpaths and county lanes. Everyday there is something new, from the wild grasses to the first dandelion appearing to the buttercups and cow parsley bursting up from nowhere. 

sketch book idea from twigs with jewellery ideas by Sue Lane

gold and diamond necklace inspired by twigs by Sue Lane

Using nature as inspiration by Sue Lane Jewellery

buttercup in a Herefordshire field by Sue Lane

Jewellery inspired by nature

 

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Open Studio November 2017

Posted on November 19, 2017 by Sue Lane

I had a fabulous Open Studio, with lots of new and familiar clients visiting my Herefordshire studio. We drank tea and Prosecco and ate mince pies (made by my mum!) while chatting about commissions, choosing stones, deciding on wedding bands and just enjoying trying lots of jewellery. I wish I had taken photos during the day but it was just too busy. Thanks to my nephews Tom and James who helped serve drinks and demonstrate some bench skills too.

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Sue Lane jewellery studio and rings

Glass of Champagne and jewellery deisplay

making jewellery

Sue Lane wearing silver necklace

silver necklace

 

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Ring sizing

Sue makes rings to the size your 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 by cheque or back transfer).
  2. You (the customer) ensure it's 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.

Sue will happily resize, refinish or repolish the ring at any time after the 14 days have expired, but at a cost based on the time needed to fulfil the work which Sue can quote before you return the ring.

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.