The March Meet the Maker challenge by Joanne Hawker – we participate every year in this challenge on Instagram. A month of prompts – talking about ourselves as makers – it’s the perfect fit for us.

We’re delighted to see many of you commenting and sending the love on our posts.

So we thought we’d do a round up.

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Emerald and Sterling Silver Circle Earrings

Day 18 – Process

There are soooo many processes we could show you. We’re obsessed with watching others working – especially repetitive processes, one of our favourite parts when we’re actually making (and not scrolling though insta and pretending it’s research!)

So listen in to hear some footage of us threading these teeny diddy garnets on to some teeny diddy wires. On by one… Counting as we go.

Day 14 – Collection

We’ve got loads of different product ranges to suit many styles and tastes, so this prompt was a tricky one…which collection to choose?

We’ve settled on our hand-engraved chrysanthemum collection. Spring is on the horizon – we thought these cute floral pendants would be the perfect palette cleanser after all the grey skies and rain we’ve had over the past few months.

Edit* And it just so happens that these Chrysanthemum studs have just been featured in the new issue of the lovely Wildflower magazine – perfect timing.

Emerald and Sterling Silver Circle Earrings
Emerald, turquoise and pink agate necklace

Day 4 – The Human Touch

Like Tracey Emin says – it’s part of us. The human touch – EVERYTHING we make is part of us. It’s always been an integral part of what we do, that we wouldn’t trade for the world.

Even if there’s a few choice words thrown at some of the earrings when things don’t quite go according to plan.


Day 13 – Signature Style

The parts of our work we consider to be our signature….

-Using paperclips to give our jewellery a unique texture – the secret’s out, no gatekeeping here with the high tech stuff

-Our signature handmade textured ear hooks are designed to look stunning and complement the earrings. They also sit beautifully in the ear

-Working with different materials, like old loyalty cards – not only is it fun, using recycled materials has been one of our passions since the early 90’s

-The Assay office hallmarks on our jewellery – it’s like a signature.

Emerald, turquoise and pink agate necklace