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Progress is made. Day 2. Studio Revamp

Jul 4, 2013

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Argh! I’ve commissions to do and this is how my studio looks.

Helen Swan Designer Jewellery. Studio Revamp

Day 2.  Studio Revamp.

I’ve kept a little corner of sanity where my old workbench is, I’ll have to hide away there and let the men get on with it around me.

 

Old settee is out, of course damp been discovered! Why can’t things ever just be straight forward ?

An added job as I’ll need to have that fixed- that explains the funny smell and mildew!!

Helen Swan Designer Jewellery. Studio Revamp

WEDDING AND ENGAGEMENT RING SET

Jul 3, 2013

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White Gold and Ruby Engagement Ring with fitted Wedding Ring Set

Do you remember this design, shown below, from my blog on 20th April 2013 which showcased a silver sample idea for an Engagement Ring which was to be made in White and Yellow Gold.

I thought you may now like to see the finished set, as seen in the main image and below:

 A White Gold and Ruby Engagement Ring with a  White Gold Wedding Ring to support it.

The Engagement Ring has a Yellow Gold Tube style setting which holds the Ruby.

White Gold and Ruby Engagement Ring with fitted Wedding Ring Set

 

New Studio Revamp. Day 1

Jul 2, 2013

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Day 1.   Studio Revamp

Helen Swan Designer Jewellery studio revamp. Day one the water installation. Should have done this years ago Helen Swan Designer Jewellery studio revamp. Water installation

Installation of the water started today.

I should have done this years ago instead of waiting until my lovely garden was well established. The builders assure me that it will be put back as good as new. Here’s hoping!

The Way Forward for Helen Swan Designer Jewellery

Jun 26, 2013

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Helen Swan Designer Jewellery Studio Helen Swan Designer Jewellery Studio

Since I have now committed my time to my Jewellery Business I think a revamp is in order.

This is my old studio, I want to create  a new space which I can share with four keen Jewellers.

This can been qualified Jewellers looking for bench space or for anyone who would just like to learn a new skill.

Big Changes, Ive done it at last!

Jun 25, 2013

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Helen Swan Designer Jewellery

 

I’ve done it! Made that big leap into self employment.

After a long time as a lecturer in Jewellery and Silversmithing I have decided to leave and concentrate in what I love, making jewellery FULL TIME!.

I’ll miss the company and working with such lovely students but I’m really looking forward to my new venture

Bye, bye Cardonald College hello Helen Swan Designer Jewellery. www.hswanjewellery.co.uk

Fathers Day

Jun 5, 2013

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Contemporary square-silver-cufflinks

Another important day looming on the calendar – Fathers Day!

The annual present debate everyone has, what will I get my dad? Socks, chocs, wine!

Why don’t you get him something that he can keep, something special. Bespoke cufflinks which can be personalised, a fantastic Kilt Pin with special message. A silver or gold designer finger ring,  something for his neck or a lapel pin of a special hobby.

The possibilities go on and on and will solve a problem for years to come as you can keep adding to his range!

Please take a look at www.hswanjewellery.co.uk or you can contact me for a bespoke collection of specially designed pieces.

 

Youtube video: Dual Jewel. Designer Jewellery

May 13, 2013

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This video will explain how my latest jewellery concept, Dual Jewel can be transformed to give you bespoke designer jewellery with more choices and great value for money

Thinking of getting married soon?

May 1, 2013

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Wedding and Engagement rings in yellow or white gold 9ct or 18ct buy designer jewellery from Helen Swan who has a studio in Glasgow Scotland Uk.

Are thinking of getting married soon, then you may find this article very useful.

 

It talks of current trends in wedding and engagement rings and takes the mistery out of all those strange jewellery terms: ring shank, bevelled edge ring, court wedding rings, to name a few.

http://www.jewellerymonthly.com/whats-your-wedding-ring-profile/#

If you would like to know more about wedding and engagement rings, just email me. I haven’t been teaching jewellery and silversmithing for 30 years without discovering a thing or two.

To create a Bespoke Wedding and Engagement Ring  is not as expensive as you imagine it to be. I don’t have the overheads that high street shops have, and your design is unique with your own special input.

Email me if you would like to consider this

Designer Engagement Ring

Apr 20, 2013

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Engagement Ring

Trial run for a surprise engagement. Fortunately the lady said yes so on to the real one now!

The Engagement Ring will be in white gold with a yellow gold setting holding a Ruby. The Wedding Ring  will fit into the Engagement Ring.

As white gold is grey in colour it is usually Rodium Plated to give it a brightness similar to silver.

Dragonfly Cufflinks

Apr 19, 2013

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Dragonfly Cufflinks for menn or Women by Scottish Jewellery Designer Helen Swan whose studio is in Glasgow Scotland Uk

Another Happy Customer!

Not my usual style but I really enjoyed making them… Dragonfly Cufflinks for Men and Women.

Who knows, a whole new range of jewellery may spring from this