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theblackcatjewellerystore

Location

Gerrard's Cross, Bu, United Kingdom

Quick Blurb

Specialists in semi-precious and dichroic glass jewellery.

Interests

Semi-precious stones, nature, animals especially cats and horses

Skills and Techniques

Bead stringing, wire wrapping, photography, social networking

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Get to Know

I have been ill with M.E. for the last 7 years. I have been horribly ill and bedbound for a large proportion of that time. I began to make jewellery when I started to become a bit better. I still suffer greatly and my physical ability is very limited.

I have no idea what started me thinking about making jewellery, the idea just popped into my head! Before I was ill I used to train horses and have a dog walking and pet sitting business so this is totally different! I am amazed to find my self making jewellery and enjoying it so much.

The majority of my jewellery pieces I make myself, using my beloved semi-precious stones. I love working with colour and creating different looks by combining the gemstones with different metals such as silver, antique gold, gunmetal and my favourite, antique copper. I'm drawn to richly or brightly coloured stones such as fire carnelian, turquoise, various forms of agate and amethyst. I love the varying markings of a particular stone and how no two beads are the same. These factors are what inspire me to create a piece. My designs tend to be colourful, bold and striking.
As well as the gemstones, I use other materials such as freshwater pearls, Czech pearls, silver, gold, copper, brass, Swarovski crystals, Czech crystals, wood and glass.
I often use Tibetan silver in my designs. This is an alloy of commonly copper, tin and zinc. The beads that I buy are lead free and comply with EU nickel legislation.
I can alter the length of most pieces so please contact me if you'd like a piece made shorter or longer.
If you have any questions then please email me at mail@theblackcatjewellerystore.com

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