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Big melt for new golden jewels

12920315_966708313417654_4330359589460667921_n  Big melt for new golden jewels
Enjoyed melting down some broken bits of gold chain, single earrings who’d lost their partners decades ago, and old bits of jewellery that had been rattling around in a customer’s jewellery box. The brief was for a pair of large, minimal, with a contemporary tribal twist. I’ve been making a few of these lately and they tick all my ‘sustainable’ boxes! I remember reading somewhere that there’s already enough gold floating around the planet to handle all our requirements, yet we keep digging more and more out of the ground. Not cool.