Tag Archives: handmade

Maintaining a unique identity in a crowded marketplace

Last year in an interview I said that one of our biggest challenges was to ‘maintain a unique identity in a crowded marketplace’.  This is an ongoing challenge & one that we thrive on.  Walking to work this morning I … Continue reading

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A design trilogy – filigree style

Our ‘non-shop’ season has been fairly full with creating new jewels for the 2014 season.  There is an endless stream of ideas and never enough time to create all that we discuss. The earrings featured here are part of our … Continue reading

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Inspiring buttons.

As we prepare to open our shop for the 2013 season we are putting in some long hours behind the scenes putting finishing touches on the stock that we have been creating during the winter ‘break’. Our handmade silver beads/balls/kugles … Continue reading

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What twitter name will help us attract followers?

When Doka and I were jumping thru the hoops associated with opening a business here in Croatia this time last year part of the process involved having our business name ‘approved’. While Doka’s fabulous filigree jewellery is the main focus … Continue reading

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Forty and fabulous – a very special bracelet

We recently completed a commission to create something extra fabulous for a 4oth birthday present.  We were delighted to be asked and the completed work is one that we are particularly pleased with and happy to able to share with you. The … Continue reading

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A handmade silver ring, just for me!

Todays post is about a special ring that Doka made for me last year, I have been organising photos into folders and came across some photos of the ring being made and thought I would share them with you.  The … Continue reading

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How we create our stunning filigree balls – Part 2

Following directly on from yesterdays post; When all segments in the filigree framework have been filled with tiny silver thread & their twisty twirly pattern the delicate filigree pattern must be soldered into place. A mix of silver powder and borax … Continue reading

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