Another peek at my new jewellery range

Last week I completed a big batch of etching for my new range of handmade jewellery, which is planned to be launched in early April.

Handmade jewellery pieces.

Above are some of the sawn out pieces – none of these are completed at this point as they’ve just been etched, blackened (to help me see the outlines) and cut out. These are mostly vintage engraving or fabric designs.

Etched sterling silver.

I’ve also etched four new patterns onto sheets of sterling silver. These will be sawn out and formed into various designs for the new range.

Hopefully I’ll have more to share over the next week!

Christmas pudding tokens now available

Christmas pudding tokens, charms or coins.One of the most popular handmade items in my shop at this time of year are the Christmas pudding tokens I make.

I’m happy to say that they are back in stock ready for the festive season!

The pudding tokens are all etched with a variety of vintage Christmas illustrations and are made using pure silver, so they’re safe to use with food.

The tokens come in a set of six, along with a copy of my family’s Christmas pudding recipe (which can be made on the day!) and delicious brandy sauce recipe.

The tokens come in a padded box so you can keep them safe when not being used.

You can find the tokens here:

Another sneak peek – etched silver

I’m still working hard to finalise my new range of handmade jewellery – it’s getting close to being done! For now I thought I’d share some of the new etched patterns I’m going to be using.

Etched sterling silver sheets.

These patterns have been etched into sheets of sterling silver. The sheets will then be cut out into various designs before being turned into finished pieces of jewellery.

I hope to have more to share with you soon!

Etched sterling silver sheets.

New handmade jewelry – a sneak peek!

A selection of handmade jewellery by Simone Walsh.Finally I have a new range of handmade jewellery almost ready to put into production! And I thought I would share a sneak peak of this work with you.

This work is primarily inspired by my fascination with Victorian-era aesthetics – the mish-mash of cultural and historical influences, a hint of modernity and a strong connection between words (or ideas) and visual design and art.

There is also the mixture of culture with nature which seems to be so much a part of aesthetics from this period – something I also find endlessly fascinating.

Handmade pendants by Simone Walsh.

These pendants have all been created in sterling silver, with some featuring an 18ct gold (or 18kt if you’re American!) highlight, some suspended on sterling silver chain and some on black natural silk.

Many of the pieces are etched with a variety of designs; printed text, handwritten text, a damask-type pattern, an engraved image of plants and more. Some of the etching has had the recessed areas blackened, while some have had these areas left a silver oxide white.

Handmade earrings by Simone Walsh.

The earrings are all made entirely from sterling silver, again with some of the etched areas blackened and some whitened.

In addition to the Victorian-inspired pieces, I’ve also created a pair of butterfly wing earrings to match my butterfly wing pendants – one of my most popular designs.

Unique handmade jewelry by Simone Walsh.

As yet, none of this work is listed for sale in my handmade jewellery shop. There’s still a fair bit of work to do to get to that point: creating a few more pieces, photographing each piece of jewellery properly, selecting and editing the photographs, pricing each item and – finally – listing it in various outlets.

I’ll let you know right here once they’re ready for sale. But for now you can see more images of this new work on my Flickr.