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This Seasons Bangles…at Honeybourne Jewellery

Our team of three makers can be inspired by any theme, creating bracelets and bangles just as unique as you are. The perfect gift for anyone….get ready for Christmas! Check out our Bespoke Archive for inspiration.

Here are just a few of our favourites…made for our lovely customers. For more information about our £ – ££££ price guide, visit How to do Bespoke.

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Birthstone torc bangles ££ per bangle.

Vitreous Enamel Bridesmaid’s Bracelets £ per bracelet.

Emerald Charm Bangle from £-££.

Solid 9ct gold bangles with tiny open heart charms, from £££ per bangle.

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Honeybourne Jewellery Bangle Selection. From £-£££

Gold plated pod bangles ££ each.

Sri Lanka/IOW bangle, £££.

Bridesmaids Bangles, from £-££ per piece.

Mini Beast Bangles, £ each.

Silver & gold Remembrance Bangle, £££

For more information pop into the shop or drop us a line info@honeybournejewellery.com 01983 854618.

Inherited Neckpiece

I loved making this piece. A surprise anniversary gift from husband to wife using an array of inherited bits of gold and stones they had collected over the years. I rolled down and forged a chunky gold wedding band to form the chain part of the piece, linking the back section with oxidised silver links. The Pieces of Eight were made from melted down gold and finished with rough, heavy hammered texture, set with Diamonds and Sapphires. Each piece representing a member of their family and stamped on the reverse with their dob’s. I just received the following email from him…

Dear Sophie,

I had to write and say how brilliantly stunning the necklace is. The subtle mounting of the diamonds and sapphires from my dear aunties antique rings has now given them a new audience. From the small idea we discussed you have produced a piece of jewellery that now carries with it such significant memories and has made a truly wonderful gift. Thank you so much.

Big smiles all round 🙂

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The inherited gold.

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Deconstructing the old gold ready to transform..

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A different stone on the back of each ‘piece of eight’, pictured alongside the leftover gold.

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The finished piece!

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Enamelled Dala Horse Pendants

A tad too early to share these but we’re way too excited! Our hand pierced, double layered Swedish inspired Dala Horses are just about to be enamelled in their trademark vivid red, blue & green coats.. Very nearly ready for the shop, what this space!

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Each piece has been hand pierced & layered onto a backing.

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Adding the Vitreous enamel colour, ready to be fired in the kiln.

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Gold Set Tooth

One for the macabre lovers amongst us!. I was asked to set this molar into a gold setting for a man. As my regular customers may know, I’m quite fascinated by Victorian jewellery and love how they made quite dark and macabre objects into beautiful pieces. Most would agree that teeth aren’t that pretty but turn them upside down and there’s something very ‘sea life creature’ about them. This particular tooth had rather beautiful roots that reminded me of coral and so I worked the design and setting to their advantage giving it a sea creature feel. My aim was that at first glance, one wouldn’t know what the piece originally was.

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Guess How Much I Love You

I loved recreating such a beautiful story within this silver pendant for a mother to give to her daughter on her 21st birthday. Stamped on the back was “to the moon & back”. I’m sure she won’t mind me saying but she got choked up describing how much the book meant to them both 

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For price details or to discuss a bespoke piece that you may have in mind, email info@honeybournejewellery.com or call the shop Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm 01983 854618

Our Customers

Getting to know our customers over the years & creating pieces for them to mark important life events is always such a joy.. This lovely lady was no exception. Having made her mothers wedding band (one of my first ever 18ct white gold Strand rings set with a Diamond) many (many!) moons ago, I’d made pieces for her 18th & 21st & lots of treats for the pair over the years. I was overjoyed to be contacted in secret by her, then, boyfriend to make her engagement ring. To be asked to design their wedding bands was an honour.. Echoing her mothers Strand ring, this time in 9ct white gold, setting 2 diamonds in yellow gold, representing the two coming together.. 10 granulation beads mark how many years the pair have been together. His, a simple 9ct gold band. Congratulations you two 💕 For 100’s more examples, check out our http://www.honeybournejewellery.com/product-category/bespoke/wedding/HJ_BESPOKE_9ct Strand wiht Diamonds

It’s All About Charm Bangles

Our Charm Bangles are ever popular at the moment. Here are just a few made for our customers recently. You can choose from our personalised ‘Pieces of Eight’, hand pierced IOW’s (new to the fold are our solid 9ct gold versions) and ‘Birthstone Charms’ or we can create something especially for you.. For inspiration, visit our ‘Bespoke Archive’ http://www.honeybournejewellery.com/product-category/bespoke/bangles-and-bracelets-bespoke/ or pop into our shop for a browse. For pricing info, buzz the shop 01983 854618 or email info@honeybournejewellery.com

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We couldn’t resist taking this pic of our regular customer when she popped in the other day, sporting many of her Honeybourne Jewellery creations!.

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Pieces of Eight, Birthstones, IOW’s and lots of other personalised pieces!.


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This piece was made for a 60th birthday gift, each of the six squares represents her birthday.

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Solid silver torc bangle with hammered texture, set with the customer’s Aquamarine birthstones.

For price details or to discuss a bespoke piece that you may have in mind, email info@honeybournejewellery.com or call the shop Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm 01983 854618

 

 

Ruby Quill for a Writer

This was a lovely commission to work on. A (very proud!) father asked if I could make something to celebrate his daughter completing her English Ba Hons. This, hand carved and formed, oxidised solid silver quill represents her future as a writer. The Ruby cabochon stones represent little dots of ink.

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Baby Hair Pendants

Our Baby Hair pendants have become hugely popular gifts for mothers over the last few years. The idea came to me when we had our son Rex. Partly pinching from the Victorian locket idea, I wanted to incase a lock of Rex’s hair. Setting tiny strands of baby hair behind a clear stone such as an Aquamarine, or Rock Chrystal, actually magnifies the hair. I have set up to three children’s hair behind a single stone before and as long as there is a difference in hair colour, the shades can easily be identified.

Here’s a few of my favourites..

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The hair from two children being prepared and added to the charm.

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This one was from a new born, very little hair but worked beautifully.

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The hair from 3 sisters set in 9ct gold onto the mothers existing Pieces of Eight bangle.

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Hair from a brother and sister set onto a heart shaped pendant.