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Designer | Silversmith | Jeweller

Autumn Newsletter
I hope you are well and have been enjoying the good weather this summer.

Usually at this time of year I am beavering away in my studio preparing for 'Goldsmiths Fair', but after 8 years of exhibiting I decided to take a break this year and will not be showing, but that does not mean I'm taking it easy in the studio!

Commissions
I've worked on a number of exciting and varied commissions this year.   A personal favourite involved designing and creating a piece to display a stunning antique aqua topaz.  The size of the stone made this a real challenge, but I totally fell in love with the resulting ring, and the clients were very happy too!
 
'Cocktail Ring'
25mm x 18mm blue topaz, 18ct white gold.
'Spoon Necklace'
60mm x 25mm, sterling silver.

Another commission involved silversmithing on a minute scale when I was asked to design and make a small spoon necklace.  A quirky idea that resulted in a very charming, and functional, piece of jewellery!


I have also undertaken a number of personalised commissions, like these silver 'fingerprint cufflinks', featuring hand engraved prints taken from, in this case, the bride to be.  A really great gift idea for any occasion and could be used to personalise a range of jewellery items.  Contact me for more details.
You can see some further examples of my recent commission work, including fingerprint wedding bands, stone work and gold stacking rings on my facebook page: Heather O'Connor - Silversmith and Jeweller. (You do not need to be a facebook member to take a look:)


Website
My website is currently getting a long overdue makeover (here's a sneaky peek). The new site will feature my first on-line shop and will be launched in time for the festive shopping period, so watch this space! The social media loving among you can now also follow me on Pinterest, but I warn you, Pinterest can be very addictive!
Events
As always, I will be taking part in our annual open studios event in November, dates to be confirmed.  We have had an influx of new artists and designers join the studios this year so it promises to be a great event! I will also be returning to my home town of Brighton to take part in 'MADE' design and craft fair this November.  Full details to follow at a closer date.


Thats it for now.  Thank you for reading and if you have any questions or an idea for a project you would like me to help you with then please get in touch :)

Many thanks,
Heather

Heather O'Connor - Designer Silversmith and Jeweller
401 1/2 Studios
401 Wandsworth Road
London, SW8 2JP
United Kingdom

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