As an Artisan silversmith and Jewellery designer I decided to make some Resin hearts, and thought I would use pins and make them into stud earrings. I think they look terrific. Designed for anyone to wear these studs. My Resin studs will also come in different shapes and colours and will be added to my shop soon. My Resin Pink Heart Sterling Silver studs are Hallmarked 925 as they have been tested and stamped,
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I come from an Artistic family, the most influential person was my late mother. She taught mr Art and design and I even made my first designed set of jewellery at 8yrs and one of my paintings sold for £50 at an exhibition at age 16. I did not realise how important this was going to be later in my life. I had health problems that I never knew about until I had a fall on some ice whilst on way to work. After physio and an MRI scan it showed the real problems with my spine. The reasons why I was in pain and because I have I high pain threshold the damage had been unchecked. I already had Acoustic shock syndrome and underactive thyroid, but this also added to my disability so much so I lost my job after 11yrs. Then told I’ll never hold a job in the outside workplace. I got depressed and ended up with more tablets. The one day I found myself at my mother’s place of rest and it was like a flash of lightening. I had Certificates in City&Guilds Silver in 3 years, I had training from my mum, so playing around with Designs and gems etc why dont I get serious, yes I never thought I was good enough and had low self esteem due to being stalked but for some reason, I decided to make this a cottage artisan industry for me.
Not only do I design and make my own jewellery in 925 sterling silver but I also engrave glass and i pyrograph wooden items. I have my own makers mark and I’m registered with Edinburgh assay office. I sell my Designs at Port Solent market and Andover Farmers and craft market once a month. I’m now putting together my Concious Crafties shop and learning Dichroic glass fusions. Never been better, yes I have the downside with pain and depression but that does not last long when I’m in designing mode. I also hand deliver my items in my area.
I have my sons, I have 8 wonderful Grandchildren and my Art and Crafts. I am the happiest I have ever been. Onwards and upwards. Hope my story helps others.