Sue is at The Contemporary Craft Festival, Devon

Posted on June 06, 2018 by Sue Lane

This a busy week! I have been making orders and commissions with deadlines for birthdays and anniversaries looming, whilst finishing off the last few new pieces for The Contemporary Craft Fair, in Devon (8th-10th June 2018). This is such a lovely event; a mix of food, music, demonstration and talks, all in a beautiful corner or Devon. If you are in the Bovey Tracey area do come in and say hello! 

The Face behind the brand, Sue Lane

The face behind the work! This was first thing in the morning after a lovely peaceful walk with the dog.

Fields of buttercups

The colours of summer, we walk through fields of buttercups every morning at the moment and they just make me smile! 

Orange garnet, silver and gold ring handmade by Sue Lane

One of my new contemporary rings hot of the bench this week ready for the Craft Festival 2018. This is a lovely marquise spessartine garnet, such a warm golden colour. 

Buttercups

I've got a thing for orange and yellow at the moment!

Yellow beryl and aquamarine ringset in silver and gold

Two more new contemporary rings, another yellow stone, this time a yellow beryl and a lovely dark blue aquamarine. Both beryl an aquamarine are from the same family of gemstone. Online soon.

One of a kind emerald and gold ring handmade in Herefordshire

Another ring just finished. This is a stunning emerald set into 18ct gold that really captured my imagination when I was selecting stones. Emerald is the birthstone for May, so perhaps fitting that I was working on this ring during the month of May! 

18ct gold modern wedding ring handmade by Sue Lane in rural Herefordshire

I am also working on a new small range of wedding rings, simple clean, classic with a modern twist. This one will be coming along to The Craft Festival too.

Sunset of the field of buttercups in Herefordshire

I have everything crossed for a sunny and warm weekend ahead!

 

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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

 

Posted in buy local, commission wedding rings, contemporary jewellery, engagement rings, Herefordshire, necklace

Modern "Russian" style wedding ring

Posted on December 03, 2017 by Sue Lane

I have made many variations over the years of this classic design, the "Russian" style wedding ring. I love the symbolism of the bands permanently linked togther while retaining the movement. A recent client also recognised the symbolism in my design and chose me to make a ring for her to reflect her family and to mark the beginning of a new era. I was touched, and delighted to play a small part in the process. I photographed the process so she could see each stage, and thought I would share the pics here too. 

modern russian style wedding handmade in the UK

Contemporary two tone gold russian style wedding handmade in the UK

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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.