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I have over 25 years of experience as a bench jeweler. Most of that
time has been spent working for a high end wholesale jewelry
Tain, Ross-Shire. UK
I am a retired plumbing and heating engineer, I have made jewellery
for as long as I can remember, although I had a long time out when
the kids came along, and then went to uin. etc. So its only in the
last 10/15 years that I have been making silver items and setting
Victoria A Markham
At the beginning of this year I turned a passion into a business,
creating Silver Orb…
My love of working with metal was sparked at 16 when my uncle, a
master goldsmith took me under his wing and started to give me the
tools and skills needed. Our own family history includes a Norman
sword-maker for royalty and a coppersmith, so I quietly like to
believe I’m continuing a family tradition.
My own background in Archaeology gives me a good grounding for the
the many styles, materials and symbolism behind jewellery. I believe
humans have reflected nature and ourselves through this craft since
My own work often uses beautiful and unusual gemstones such as
boulder opals and fossils as the initial inspiration. I use
techniques such as reticulation and melting to produce organic
textures, enjoying the mystery of these methods.
Although I have created a wide range of pieces through commissions,
my personal tastes include textured metal, elegant lines, unusual
stones, sustainable and durable pieces. I like to create work that
becomes a signature piece to the wearer, provoking emotional and
At the age of 30 I feel that I am at the beginning of understanding
this craft and look forward to the years of creativity ahead.
Juan Luis Castro Mejia
San Pedro Sula, Cortes. Honduras
hi Im a jeweller, I been working in this job around 19 year.
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