There is a story behind my decision to try silversmithing…
Just over nine years ago my dad died, and my brothers and I were sorting through his stuff. I picked out some of his music CD’s – he was a jazz fanatic, some photos, and a few other items amongst which was a tiny box.
In the box were spare buttons for his shirts, old keys and other miscellaneous items which for one reason and another he had kept.
A few years ago I was looking through the contents of this little box again and I noticed the hexagonal nut. It became the basis for a necklace,(to which I also added some of the spare buttons), which forever reminds me of him. Every time I wore it people would comment on it, and I ended up being commissioned to make lots of personalised necklaces.