‘These Names Will Be Forever In Our Skies’.
This beautiful mixed metal Chaffinch bangle was commissioned by a group of friends for their very close friend, Sian, who lost her precious baby Mair at only 9 months old and was cared for by Tŷ Hafan Children's Hospice in Cardiff.
The Hospice recently refurbished their Memorial Garden which aims to remember and celebrate the lives of the Tŷ Hafan children who have passed, through the medium of birdsong and Mair's song is the song of the chaffinch. This was a very emotional make for me but it was an absolute honour to be able to make something so special and personal.
Romance amongst the olive groves
On 28th May, my beautiful friend Jo got married to the lovely Matt in the stunning (albeit wet) landscape of the Umbrian Hills.
Jo has a really creative mind herself and she designed her whole wedding theme around the olive groves in the wedding villa. From the wedding invitations to the bouquets, Jo even hand painted the olive wreathes on the invites herself. Gorgeous!
How honoured then was I to be asked to design and create the presents for the mums and bridesmaids!
Jo’s mum, Di, and Matt’s mum, Jackie had a frosted silver olive leaf with a green amethyst while the others had a simple frosted silver olive leaf with a copper stem.
To make it extra special, I designed teeny personalised thank you cards that doubled up to hold the necklaces.
If you’re getting married, why not get your bridal party their very own individually made gifts and personalised gift cards and packaging?
Tha gaol agam ort
Karen commissioned these hand cut sterling silver and purple and green Swarovski cabochon necklaces as thank you gifts to give to her mother and mother-in-law on Karen's wedding day to Ronan. Both mothers had Scottish heritage so Karen wanted something that would really mean something dear to both.
We worked together on the design and appropriate stone to represent the thistle and we finally went for a really beautiful but simple Swarovski pearl cabachon. The thistle leaves and crown were each hand cut and then finished with a bezel set cabachon.
Each necklace was mounted on a specially designed necklace card with a personalised message together with a Daphne & Molly gift box and finished off in a beautiful satin-finish gift bag with one our newly designed tags.
I also offer a custom design service. I will work with you closely either on a completely new design of your choice to make sure that your finished piece is exactly how you dreamed it. You will get an initial sketch, regular updates and a beautifully packaged piece of keepsake jewellery.
If you'd like to discuss your own commission piece or if you see something in the current range and would like to make it a little more unique to you or the receiver, let me know by dropping us a line using the contact form below.