JOURNAL

This is a professional journal with updates on new pieces, design processes and what I’m up to in general with regards to jewellery.

 

It’s the last week of March 2021 and I’ve been accepted onto the “Getting Started” course with The Goldsmith Centre. Let’s see if I can get some good tips from it… wish I had something like this 5 years ago!

2019-2020 I spent with “L’Atelier de Pino Spitaleri working as a diamond setter . However due to a relocation of their workshop along with the pandemic, circumstances lead me leave London to retreat back to Ditchling and return to the bespoke design side of things again. It would have been very interesting to continue learning the setting skill, specially with such a talented team as the one I was part of. I’m looking forward to work at the microscope more in the future and am saving up to buy the setting equipment.

Above is some of the rings I set whilst working with them. 

RECONNECTING WITH WILLIAM CHESHIRE

RECONNECTING WITH WILLIAM CHESHIRE

I have recently visited William Cheshire at his beautiful jewellery store ( of course it looks good I helped him build it ) in Hackney where he was preparing his window display for Valentines Day. Together we sat down and looked at how I could help him move forward...

WORKBENCH CONSTRUCTED

WORKBENCH CONSTRUCTED

As I am quite often on the move I have now constructed this light weight work bench. I call the design "Crabby". It really gave me lots of joy building something on a larger scale and using old scrap wood, the main worktop is made out of two seats of some sort that I...

RECORDING OF DESIGNING JEWELLERY WITH CAD

RECORDING OF DESIGNING JEWELLERY WITH CAD

January 11, 2017 FULL RECORDING OF DESIGNING JEWELLERY WITH CAD IN MATRIX GEMVISION. I've taken the time to record a two hour modeling session to share how I made this cocktail ring. The video is 16 x faster in speed so it is under 10 min.  Estas Tonne has recorded...

CO-ORDINATES

CO-ORDINATES

December 25, 2016 I JUST RECEIVED THE RING AND I LOVE IT! I KNOW HE'S GOING TO LOVE IT!!! I managed to have the ring made and posted in time for Boxing Day but I was intrigued to find out what the meaning behind the engraving was. The answer was :  I asked my...

FLYING OWLS

FLYING OWLS

December 13, 2016 CROSSING THE OCEAN The piece has been finished and tonight it is flying across the ocean to Wisconsin, USA with FedEx special delivery. Here is how it came out, set with a 3 mm sapphire and black spinel. THE STORY I was also fortunate enough to find...

WHISPERING OWLS

WHISPERING OWLS

December 2, 2016 Today I will get the casting of my latest design commission. It is to be a gift from a woman to her man. Originally we started the conversation around the Yin Yang ring but it turned out that he would not be able to wear a ring much due to his work so...

THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT

THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT

The months running up to Christmas are always the busiest for us jewelers this includes all of the lines of production so sometimes manufacturing times get a bit longer. Ordering a bespoke piece of jewelry now in mid-November is about perfect timing to have it ready and with you before Christmas.