Thursday, 5 July 2012

Precious Metal Clay

I've been doing some work for on the Buy Handmade British website and I am now taking submissions for the crafters directory.  If you're a British crafter and want some free advertising, you can find out more here.

Thanks to everyone who voted in 'best on the blog' yesterday.  If you missed the result - the Home Sweet Home napkins won.  It was a bit of a failed experiment - it took a lot of work to get very few votes so I don't think I'll be doing it again.  Today's blog is back to normal. Nothing new or experimental here!  We're looking at pretty shiny things, specifically jewellery made from precious metal clay.  And, as usual, I wish I had the money to buy everything.  I'm such a magpie.   Ooooooh shiny!

Silver Bird House Pendant with Flying Birds by silverjewelleryuk
£105.30 (+ £2.53 p&p)
A miniature silver bird house, made of sterling silver.  It's textured like wood, and polished to a high shine, which brings out all the detail.  The two birds are on chains, and move as you wear it, catching the light.  This piece is 3.5cm high, and 1.5cm deep. It weighs about 18 grams.

Silver Dragonfly on Ginkgo Leaf Bracelet by GersemieDesigns
£88 (+ £4.75 p&p)
Silver bracelet with ginkgo leaf design with added handcrafted dragonfly.  The bracelet is in three solid sections joined together with sterling silver rings. The handmade ginkgo leaf toggle echoes the design on the bracelet.  The ginkgo design was hand stamped onto the pmc. A handcrafted dragonfly was then attached before firing.  It was then both machine and hand polished.  Measurements: 7" x 3/4" (17 1/2cm x 1.9cm). 

Fingerprint Charm with Hand Stamped Name Tag by sachabythesea
£41.95 (+ £3.50 p&p)
The fingerprint charm has a detailed impression of your loved ones fingerprint delicately captured in the silver along with their name hand stamp in 2mm letters. Fingerprint charm measures 12mm diameter (approx.).  Name tag length depends on letters in the name. Made from precious metal clay which turns into fine silver during the firing process. Comes on a 45cm sterling silver chain.  A fantastic piece for mothers or brides and great as gifts! 

Oval Fine Silver Pendant with Cubic Zirconia by NanfanJewellery
£50 (+ £1 p&p)
This pendant is made from fine silver impressed with a pattern made from wild flowers. It has been fired and polished to a high shine with parts brushed to a satin finish to highlight the design. The little stone is a peach colour.  This is a one of a kind pendant. Once gone it's gone.  Comes with an 18" / 45 cm leather cord fitted with a sterling silver clasp.  The pendant is 18x22 mm. 

Little Bunny Silver Necklace by ArtisanSilver
£29.62 (+ £2.80 p&p)
This little Bunny is a fine silver pendant measuring approximately 1 x 2cm with a 16" sterling silver chain and sterling silver clasp. The focus of this pendant is a cute little bunny in foliage. This pendant will take 48 hours to create and will fly to you via 1st class Royal Mail or airmail. It will be gift wrapped in a pretty organza bag. 

Oxidised Silver Rose Ring by ZennethRose
£40.81 (+ £6.06 p&p)
This ring is has been made with a combination of fine silver clay and fine silver wire. The rose measures 15mm at its widest point and has been oxidised to enhance the detail of the petals. The band is 2mm in width.  The ring shown is a size 8 US, Q UK. 

Silver Handmade Rain Drop Dangle Earrings by flintlocksilver
£23 (+ £15 p&p)
Two delicate silver rain drops suspended from large handmade circular silver wire earrings.
The rain drops dangle freely and move around as you do. Each silver rain drop is shaped, filed and sanded by hand. Rain drops measure approximately 14 mm high and 7 mm wide. Silver rain drops are suspended from a sterling silver hoops of approximately 30mm.

Three Hearts Slate Necklace by Ceulanjewelry
£28 (+ £2 p&p)
Silver and copper PMC hearts on a slate pendant.  This pendant comes on a silver plated snake chain ....16" or 18", whichever you prefer and nicely packaged in recycled material.

Tweeting Love Necklace by clairesclassicjewels
£25.67 (+ £2.01 p&p)
This little tweet ( bird ) can be purchased as bright silver or oxidised.  Suspended on a sterling silver chain that will be oxidised if the oxidised tweet is chosen.  Measures 18" chain.  Bird measures approx 3cm x 2cm

Wood Grain Silver Ring with Pink and Yellow Cats Eye Stones by GraceandFirefly
£31.33 (+ £2.90 p&p)
Delicate little silver ring hand made from 99.9% pure silver and three 4mm cat's eye stones in pink and lime green, this ring is truly sweet and unique. The ring is textured with a wood grain effect and polished. The cat eye stones are like tiny berries, which are wrapped to the ring with sterling silver wire.  The width of the ring band is approx 5mm (just under 1/4").


  1. Wow, what a great collection. Thank you so much for featuring me <3

  2. Beautiful choices, especially the bird house pendant

  3. Wonderful collection of pretties, thankyou so much for adding my tweeting bird necklace to it.