Category Jewellery

Cleaning Jewellery

I used to clean jewellery in a tumble polisher filled with little stainless steel nuggets and soapy water. The process took about an hour and the precious objects that I owned or had just made came out super shiny. My…

Charm Bracelets

In the interest of keeping my eBay reselling business simple I’ve been scratching my head and thinking more about things that will be easy to sell. Some years ago I experimented with sourcing, restoring and selling vintage jewellery. I had…

Cretan Bee Pendant

Once the spare time that I’m supposed to have during retirement materialises I’d like to resurrect my silver jewellery making hobby. Mind you, that doesn’t look that it’s going to happen any time in the near future. I seem to…

Sunflower Ring

The sunflower, has in recent days sprung to prominence as the internationally acknowledged symbol of Ukrainian resistance and hope. It’s been a favourite of mine, even more so when we drove through vast fields of them in France. Each one…

Dangly Dolly

A lovely lady called Maisie lived next to my childhood home in ’70s Southend.  Ahead of her time she must have caught the decluttering bug way before Marie Kondo raised her head above the parapet.  She was always giving me…