Why do they cost so much?
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!
With so many new ideas it is hard to stop! I have been trying to assemble collections of matching jewellery pieces!
The photo is me wearing Aurora inspired studs with a seascape resin pendant!
Let me inttoduce myself – Im Sarah Kay, an artist from the Shetland Islands. Which is the most northerly set off Islands belonging to the UK
I work from my studio located in Scalloway, Shetland which is open to visitors. It is situated next to my large hillside garden which is also open to visitors as part of Scotlands gardens, raising money for charity.
I am delighted to be part of The British craft house and thank you for looking at my shop! Please note it will be kept up to date and fully sticked with new items as they become available.
Here is a little info about me, what inspires me to be creative, and what I love to do. Beverley, the jewellery maker behind the brand, ‘Bevart designs’.
Fused glass pebbles made from layers of glass, now I need to think about what to do with them!
I thought I would show you a snippet of the reticulating process that I use in my jewellery making.