Welcome to town and green
FOR SALE: I started designing and making jewellery in my small studio in Faringdon following classes and courses in silversmithing and jewellery making. Each piece is designed and made by me and I love nothing more than dreaming up new designs and then hammering and soldering silver and gold, or choosing from the whole spectrum of colours to be found in old and new semi-precious beads and stones. I have my own maker’s mark with the Birmingham Assay Office and silver and gold will be hallmarked as required. I also enjoy up-cycling and re-designing old pieces. I strive for simplicity and I try to hold on to the idea that less is more. I am also always on the look out for small, pretty antique and vintage pieces – particularly hand-painted china and little boxes – and will be offering some for sale when available.
BLOG: I love writing about my jewellery-making adventures and processes and will add blog posts to this website for your entertainment and amusement.
And the Huguenots? In 1685, following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, my Gt Gt Gt Gt Gt Gt Grandfather escaped persecution and probable death in France, by being smuggled across the English Channel hidden in a hamper with his brother. He was one of the first "refugees" and ended up in Spitalfields. His Granddaughter's 1776 diary is my starting point for short Blog explorations covering her daily life, her world, family history and reflections on past, present and future. See link here: www.huguenotgirl.com where you can also sign up for blog updates.
NAME: Finally, the name Town and Green is an amalgamation of surnames at the same time as being a reflection of where we live - on the edge of a small historic market town in the ancient Vale of the White Horse.