Time flies... where did January disappear to?

February 07, 2020

Contemporary jewellery blog by maker designer Sue Lane

I shouldn't really say it, but I will. Happy New Year from me and my workshop buddy, we wish you all a fabulous 2020 - and I'm going to overlook the fact we are in February! I hit the ground running at the beginning of January. Lots of lovely clients had given me time to finish my Christmas orders first, and finish their pieces in January.  And so, with those things pressing on my mind, I jumped back into work with a row of lovely things to finish, which I really loved. (Luckily they did too!) This bespoke commission for my clients' birthday was one of my favourites, and made even more lovely by meeting the couple and planning their ring together.  

Modern, made to order bespoke ring - aquamarine and diamond for birthday

In mid January I took some timeout, to get a dose of inspiration, choosing to heading off to Japan. It ticked every box, and more. Feeling completely refuelled and refreshed, buzzing with ideas and thoughts for the year ahead. A couple of my favourite images...

Jewellery inspiration from JapanInspiration: building and trees in JapanWays of constructing: inspiration from JapanJewellery inspiration. City life: reflections of reflections

I'm now completely back into the swing of February, with orders and jewellery commissions flowing in, and my first show of the year is coming up in March. Perhaps I could class Craft Festival, Cheltenham as my local show, being only just over an hour away. If you would like to come and meet me, try some pieces of contemporary jewellery, I would love to see you. For more details pop over to my Fairs Page.

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.