One of the things I love to do is to refashion tired and broken jewellery into new heirlooms. It’s fun to do and means less gold’s dug out of our precious planet. Inherited jewellery is often stored, hidden from view, filled with the memory of loved ones but never worn because it’s not to our taste. It’s such a waste to have these memories and materials locked away. I can help you use your existing gold and gemstones in a new way, creating new memories and meaning.
Yes, I also do repairs! Often people don’t realise that their jewellery can be repaired, or they’ve taken it to a tradition jeweller who has said, ‘it’s not worth it’, or ‘throw it out’ or ‘we can’t help you’. I like a challenge and believe that most things can be repaired or if not, may be able to be made into something new. As well as helping out on simple costume jewellery repairs at the Repair Cafe Sydney North, I undertake jewellery repairs at my workshop.
Below are some examples of commissions and remakeries. I can also work with new gold and stones if required.
Commitment rings – a pair of similar but not identical wedding rings from inherited gold.
Rose Gold Earrings – A pair of shiny and bold rose gold earrings, with a floral hammered pattern, were made from inherited jewellery
Memories of Mum – a large slightly organic weighty gold ring with an undulating edge with randomly sprinkled inherited diamonds.
Women Power – a pair of tiny earrings made for a lovely lady passionate about permaculture. She wanted to transform some unloved jewellery into a simple pair of organic style earrings. The three small pebbles at the bottom represent three women in the family….and there’s a special personal story behind the making of the work.
4 Generations – This darling woman brought in her mother’s and grandmother’s wedding and engagement rings to have a series of four stacking rings made using the gold and diamonds, to represent her grandmother, her mother, herself and her daughter.
A Special Birthday – an elegant bangle was made for a younger family member to celebrate a special birthday. The young lady did a lot of physical activity so she wanted something that was simple and not too delicate.
A jewellery update – This lovely lady had quite a few pieces of jewellery that she’d been given over the years by relatives. She wanted them remade into a number of rings that were more her style.
‘weave’ bangles – I’ve made a few of these now. The first one was for a lovely lady who used some of her old gold to make a gift for her granddaughter’s 18th birthday.
No sparkles please! – This client inherited some gold jewellery but never wore gold because it was too sparkly. She liked big tribal necklaces. So I made some organic medallions that could be strung on some of her beads to make a statement neckpiece and a pair of earrings.
Some other examples…..