Dream of Silver – Handcrafted Silver Jewellery
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When I’m not writing my Beauty Best Friend blog my other job is designing and making handcrafted silver jewellery, and running my business Dream of Silver. Today I thought I would tell you a little bit about what that entails, and show you some of the pretty silver jewellery that I make…. I’ve been making jewellery ever since I was a little girl, but I started creating jewellery with silver around 6 years ago after I attended an evening class at Leeds College of Art & Design. Two years later I left my corporate job in financial marketing to run Dream of Silver full time.
Every day is different for me – some days I’m designing new products, some days I’m making up orders and some days I’m doing paperwork or updating my Dream of Silver website. My ideas for new products often spring into my mind when I’m least expecting it, usually when I’m trying to get to sleep and then I have to spring up and make a note of my new idea.
My most popular items are the Animal Silhouette Stud Earrings – hedgehogs, elephants, Scottie dogs, cats, rabbits, plus more – and I hand-cut each animal out of a piece of sterling silver sheet with a really fine saw blade, I have to be very accurate and the hedgehogs in particular take quite a while with all their spikes!
Personalised jewellery is also a bestseller, people like to buy jewellery with their initials or name on, and I make these pieces to order. The Personalised Letter Charms Necklace is my most popular personalised necklace and I also sell the charms separately too.
One of my latest designs is these cute Blossom Stud Earrings (with nickel-free sterling silver backs) they are part of my new Fusion range and would make a great stocking filler at just £10 a pair.
I love working for myself, I get to work the hours that suit me (and fit blogging into my day too!). However if an order comes in on a Friday evening for something personalised or custom-made then I know my Saturday afternoon is going to be spent working, so I sometimes have to change my plans. But overall I love my job and wouldn’t change it for anything!
As a special treat I am offering my blog readers an exclusive 20% OFF all purchases from Dream of Silver until the end of November. Just visit the website and enter the code ‘BEAUTY’ when you checkout to claim your discount. All silver jewellery orders are sent via FREE UK delivery (I ship to the rest of the world too) and most items include a complimentary gift box.
I’d love to know what you think of my silver jewellery, post me a comment below!
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