Recovery and organisation April 2021

Messy workroom Most of March has been organising my work room then April has been about recovery from Carpal Tunnel surgery.

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Messy workroom

Most of March has been organising my work room then April has been about recovery from Carpal Tunnel surgery.

All About myself and HRJ!

A brief introduction to the maker behind the brand, and a bit about my business Handmade Retro Jewellery!

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A brief introduction to the maker behind the brand, and a bit about my business Handmade Retro Jewellery!

Welcome to Dangles

As I have recently joined TBCH I thought I shop introduce myself and share some information about Dangles – how I started out and developed to where I am now.

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As I have recently joined TBCH I thought I shop introduce myself and share some information about Dangles – how I started out and developed to where I am now.

The Sew Turtle Story

How it all began for Sew Turtle – with the help of Granny’s Blanket!

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How it all began for Sew Turtle – with the help of Granny’s Blanket!

What is Hallmarking?

Country Designs by Lisa hallmarking London Assay Office What is Hallmarking?  Well it’s not the 925 or 999 stamp you often see on a piece of silver jewellery.  It’s a full makers mark that has been stamped or laser marked by one of 4 assay offices in the UK.  I am registered with the London Assay Office.  You can tell which assay office…

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Country Designs by Lisa hallmarking London Assay Office

What is Hallmarking?  Well it’s not the 925 or 999 stamp you often see on a piece of silver jewellery.  It’s a full makers mark that has been stamped or laser marked by one of 4 assay offices in the UK.  I am registered with the London Assay Office.  You can tell which assay office has stamped the piece by the symbol in the mark, for London it is the lions head.

Anyone that sells precious metal (silver, gold platinum) must display the hallmark notice, either online or on their shop or stall otherwise they are breaking the law.  If trading standards catch them they can be fined and have all their stock confiscated!  A very scary idea!  


Fused Glass Pebbles of Swirling Colour

Fused glass puddles in swirls of different colour Fused glass pebbles made from layers of glass, now I need to think about what to do with them!

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Fused glass puddles in swirls of different colour

Fused glass pebbles made from layers of glass, now I need to think about what to do with them!