Dartmoor Silver Designs

Unique silver jewellery designed & handcrafted on Dartmoor.

About Julie

Working at her bench in an old Chapel in the pretty village of Belstone Julie loves to create unique jewellery from antique silverware and other unusual finds.
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Dartmoor Silver Designs Hand Made Silver Jewellery Gifts from Dartmoor
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She has always liked hand-crafted and distinct jewellery, but rarely found pieces that she really loved, so decided to make her own instead. Particularly, Julie likes the idea of giving a new life to old, often beautifully crafted pieces of silver, especially those that have been damaged and are likely to end up being melted down as scrap.
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Trawling Antiques markets both here and in France for pieces to use to create the jewellery, Julie likes the challenge of coming up with designs for the pieces she has found – even Julie never would have thought she would be making earrings & a necklaces from an old toast-rack!
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As well as silver Julie enjoys sorting through dusty, grimy boxes of vintage chandelier crystals that she finds in the Brocante markets of Provence & then hand-wiring them with natural stones or reclaimed beads to create bright, individual pieces with a vintage twist.
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All the designs tend to be one-off pieces (apart from earrings, where there may be three pairs from a set of antique teaspoons) as one spoon is always slightly different from the next and sometimes a purchase may sit in a drawer for a while before Julie is inspired to transform it into something new.
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"I must admit that the whole process is great fun & I really enjoy what I do now and hope you like the pieces available here." Julie, Dartmoor Silver Designs
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