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Handmade, Independent, Artisan, Unique

It all started with a sea serpent, a wrought iron sea serpent to be exact. All I ever wanted to do was be a blacksmith, and as a teenager I got the opportunity to go and spend a day in a traditional forge. I am 5'1" (and a half!) and spent an enjoyable day half roasted to death, bruised, blistered and bleeding a bit and at one stage almost flung across the floor by the huge air hammer. With a lot of help I made a sea serpent but decided that maybe I was not about that life...

I was still all about all things metal and sparkly though, I welded and repaired things, aviaries, trailers, bits of cars and have always, always had a thing for vintage jewellery, especially Art Nouveau and Danish enamels and silver. I would watch my friend, a local jeweller for hours setting stones and making commissions until he pointed out that I could do this... And I was hooked!

I taught myself smithing, enamelling, forging, setting, lapidary and eventually quit my job to make pretty things! So here I am, self taught, working for myself, from my marvellous little shed at home in North Cumbria! I also sell via local galleries and take commissions from as far afield as the USA & Canada.

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