“Tis the season to be jolly ….

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly, I have always loved Carols around a tree, the pretty lights, the anticipation of piles of gifts on Christmas morning,  the buzz of excitement in the air but I will confess as I have got older the magic is fading for me. I see adverts on the television of…

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‘Tis the Season to be Jolly, I have always loved Carols around a tree, the pretty lights, the anticipation of piles of gifts on Christmas morning,  the buzz of excitement in the air but I will confess as I have got older the magic is fading for me. I see adverts on the television of happy families sat playing games and enjoying themselves but in reality as I read the papers I see a different world one where many families are separated and the older generations are possibly spending the day alone as they don’t want to be burden on relatives, or those families who don’t have money to put food on a table let alone buy gifts, who then have to deal with the question why Santa leaves lots of gifts for some Children but not them.

A little about me…

Hello, I’m Angela, designer/maker at AAM Jewellery. I just wanted to share a little about me and my jewellery making journey.

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Hello, I’m Angela, designer/maker at AAM Jewellery. I just wanted to share a little about me and my jewellery making journey.

Welcome!

Me! I just thought whilst I was photographing, listing, measuring and generally sorting what planters and window boxes I have made it would be a nice idea to introduce myself properly. This is my world of Metal Garden Planters. 

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Me!

I just thought whilst I was photographing, listing, measuring and generally sorting what planters and window boxes I have made it would be a nice idea to introduce myself properly. 

This is my world of Metal Garden Planters. 

Here we go!

Getting started on The British Craft House…

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Getting started on The British Craft House…

Jewellery by Camilla

Hello my name is Camilla, a bit of background on how I started making Jewellery.I took up knitting and crocheting when I was a child, and I have always loved making things. As time went by I put my artistic leanings to one side and chose a career in computers, and later went on to…

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Hello my name is Camilla, a bit of background on how I started making Jewellery.

I took up knitting and crocheting when I was a child, and I have always loved making things. As time went by I put my artistic leanings to one side and chose a career in computers, and later went on to raise a family. My children have now grown up and no longer need my time, so I decided seven years ago to return to my creative side, and began making jewellery – using my knitting and crocheting skills to make a different type of Jewellery.

I love to create new ways of using different threads, wire and beads and to juxtapose different colours in my jewellery. Choosing colour combinations is exciting as well as therapeutic. Inspiration comes from all around me, whether I’m walking through the woods and fields, by the sea, with my dogs, down the high street, through the shops, or looking at the new season’s clothes.

I took up Japanese Braiding (Kumihimo) five years ago to add to my jewellery skills. This offers another way of using different textured threads and beads, adding a vast array of techniques and colour combinations to create interesting pieces of jewellery. The colours and effects are endless.

In 2016 I got excepted by the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen, to become a Member and to sell my Jewellery through their Gallery, which I was thrilled about.

Everything I make is a one-off and is never repeated, each piece is unique to the person who buys it.


So who’s Northern Smuggler??

Wedding bands Hi I’m Hayley, head pirate of the Northern Smuggler ship. Creating ocean and Cornish inspired jewellery and functional art for the home. 

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Wedding bands

Hi I’m Hayley, head pirate of the Northern Smuggler ship. Creating ocean and Cornish inspired jewellery and functional art for the home. 

What is Silver Clay? It’s Pure Alchemy!

what is silver clay Silver clay is made from tiny particles of silver mixed with a tiny amount of an organic binding agent.  It was developed in Japan in the 1990’s using silver recycled from the electronics industry, so it is eco-friendly.

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what is silver clay

Silver clay is made from tiny particles of silver mixed with a tiny amount of an organic binding agent.  It was developed in Japan in the 1990’s using silver recycled from the electronics industry, so it is eco-friendly.