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Thursday 11 April 2024

Lock of Baby Hair Preserved as a Keepsake

Do you remember the first hair cut your child had as a baby or toddler? The excitement but also the sadness of cutting off those first precious locks of hair. Most of us who have children will remember that time and no doubt a lot of us kept a lock of that first precious hair too.

This is the first baby hair keepsake that I made, containing a lock of hair from my child’s first haircut and it is kept within his baby box.

A lock of baby hair set within a sterling silver and resin oval pendant
First hair cut keepsake pendant

Friday 1 March 2024

Preserving Formula 1 Tyre Rubber Debris

I was recently sent some pieces of Formula 1 tyre rubber debris that someone managed to collect from their visit to the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone motor racing circuit in 2023. The lady wanted me to preserve the tyre rubber within a resin paperweight, and this is what I made for her:

Resin paperweight containing pieces of Formula 1 tyre rubber
Formular 1 Tyre Rubber Paperweight

Wednesday 14 February 2024

Personalised Name on Rice Jewellery

Name on Rice jewellery provides a unique and personalised jewellery gift of writing a message or name on a grain of rice. The Name on Rice jewellery is an ideal gift as it can be uniquely personalised for its recipients; with the addition of other small trinkets and memorabilia to the glass vial and of course the rice writing itself.

Personalised Name Necklace
Personalised Name Necklace

Tuesday 23 January 2024

How to make personalised name on rice jewellery and charms

Name on rice jewellery is the ancient art of writing on a single grain of rice. Once mastered, rice writing is a rewarding and personalised art-form that is also said to bring good luck and prosperity.

Names written on two grains of rice
Name on rice writing

Thursday 11 January 2024

Resin Jewellery Making - How to Prepare Inclusions

Resin jewellery making provides you the ability to encapsulate objects and suspend them in the resin; producing jewellery items that incorporate materials that may not otherwise be used in jewellery making. Many items may be embedded within resin jewellery including insects, plants, pictures, and fabric.

A beetle suspended within a clear resin paperweight
Resin paperweight containing a beetle

Monday 4 December 2023

Paperweights containing coins

Recently I had an interesting request for a custom-made resin paperweight. A solicitor firm asked me to make two paperweights containing £1.62 in coins (a £1 coin, a 50p coin, a 10p coin and a 2p coin).

Custom made paperweight containing £1.62 in coins
Custom made coin paperweight

Tuesday 14 November 2023

Remembrance Day Poppy Ring

This year (2023) I made this poppy ring for my wife for Remembrance Day. The ring is sterling silver and I have incorporated a 10mm glass cabochon containing an image of poppies into the ring setting. For the ring design, I wanted to incorporate an image of poppies that was not too realistic, more of an artistic impression of poppies. I even considered including a miniature poppy inside the ring setting, but finally decided to incorporate something that was more subtle. 

Remembrance Day ring with the central cabochon containing Poppy flowers
Remembrance Day Poppy Ring