Monday, 5 November 2012

Novembers work so far.

Here is a few pieces that I have made so far this month. The top earrings are made from sterling silver tube, which I have set 4mm Amethyst stones, These have still to be sanded and polished, The second picture is a pendant which I have set a 10x5mm Marquiose Lapis Lazuli cabochon. This pendant measures just over 1.5" and come on a sterling silver bealchor chain. And the split ring or open ring is set with a Peruvian Amazonite and a Lapis lazuli, ring size N. Hopefully I will have these in My Etsy shop soon, Once they are Hallmarked, Then pendant already has a new home. I also packaged up my parcel for an exhibition which I'm taking part in from the 9th November till the 15th January. The Gallery is in Cardiff and is called Oreil Washington gallery you can find them here at  Plus if any of you lovely people want to follow me on facebook just follow  Hope you all have a lovely guy fawkes night, stay safe and warm. x

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Oscar sleeping again, had a hard day#rabbit

Here's my daughters rabbit Oscar, he looks so cute when he's sleeping, he just throws himself on the floor and within seconds he's sound asleep, wish i could do this, The only thing is he has a hutch in the house where he sleeps,pees,and poos but other wise he has the run of the house all day, but he dose have a habit of chewing through cables ie, phone cables, i have lost could how many i-pad cables i have been through, at least they are unplugged so he does'nt hurt himself. don't you all think he's cute?

sterling silver amethyst pendant

Here is one of my creations this week. I have only managed to get up to my workshop about three times this week, really would like to get more work done but find it hard when i also work full time else where. this pendant is now listed in my etsy shop at, it measures 2" and has a 4mm round Amethyst stone, all made from sterling silver wire. I also got a lot of pieces back from the Edinburgh Assay office in total 38 pieces, still need to get more work Hallmarked but i'm getting there. Today I might head out for a little wonder around the shops seeing as it's not raining or freezing cold. hope you all have a wonderful weekend, Enjoy, x

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Sterling silver bracelet with butterfly and leaf charms#handmadejewelry #eve smith#bracelets #butterfly

Here is my little charm bracelet made from sterling silver wire and sheet, I have made butterfly and leaf charms all hand pierced. I just got loads of pieced back from the assay office today, a lot of the pieces are going down to Wales for an exhibition which starts mid November and finishes Beginning of January, I will post more info in the next few weeks on where about so if you are in the area you can pop in and have a look . You can also head over to my facebook page silvermeadows and keep up to date with all my news and new pieces of jewellery. Thanks again.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

October work so far

 Here is a few pieces that I made this weekend, these earrings above have 8mm round amber cabochons in bezel settings, I have wrapped fine silver wire to make little vines,
              This large Lapis Lazuli  is 25mm by 18mm, I added a little flower rathen than having this plain.
 Sterling silver cala lily earrings which I have fused 24ct gold leaf in the centre, I oxidized them to highlite the gold leaf.
                                         Hand pierced little flowers with fused 24ct gold leaf.
              This ring is a custom order, I think I will make more to add to my butterfly collection.

I have made a few more pieces today, but it's too dark and no natural daylight to take pics, so I will add them later in the week. Most of these pieces will be getting sent down to Wales as I have an exhibition from November till January in a lovely little gallery, so fingers crossed I sell a few pieces.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Sterling silver poppy fields necklace

I started this piece yesterday which i have taken some pictures of the stages in the making, you can find the pics on my facebook page under silvermeadows. I got mindy (Amanda) Mcgregor to make me a few of these beads which i just love, she is a wonderful lamp work artist, (moogin beads). I have used three different styles of wire on this, The centre piece measures just over 2.5", the necklace length is 16.5". I have also been busy this week getting organised for my trade fair in Glasgow SECC , which starts on Sunday, hopefully I will post some pics next week. Well i wish you all a good night ,x

Friday, 14 September 2012

Flower collection

Hi again, Here is one of my collections that I made today, this little lot will be going to the trade fair in Glasgow with me next Saturday, The trade fair is from the Sunday through to the Tuesday. I have other collections that I have been working on, but i'm liking this set, I have had a few enquiries already about places stocking my jewellery which is always nice, as i still dont believe in myself that much that I make ok jewellery. So fingers crossed that all goes well and loads of shops what to stock my jewellery, i will be posting more pics of more collections and my booth at the fair.x

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Busy this weekend

Here is one of the rings that I have made at my workshop this weekend. I have set this Chinese turquoise oval cabochon along with a 4mm Peridot, I really like this style of ring and it's really comfortable to wear, so I think I might make a few more in this style, but using different stones. I have also been working on a few commission pieces this week, so they are all finished and went in the post yesterday. I will be starting on some collection pieces this week for the trade fair that i'm doing at the end of September, this is my first trade fair so i'm not very sure what to expect, If anyone has any advice for me I would be very grateful. Hopefully I will be posting more pics in the next few weeks of more new pieces. Will i'm now off to watch peter kay on the tv, I just think he is so funny.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

West end fair

Here is my stall at the fair that I did for 4 days at the west end fair for the festival in Edinburgh. This was the first time that I have done this fair, and I was really pleased with the sales that I had, plus with all the commission pieces that I have to make. I did have to order alot of silver yesterday, as I have to get some collections made for a trade fair that I have in the end of September in Glasgow, so I better get my skates on. Hope you have all had a great weekend.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Weekend work

 Well that's my first week off  my holidays over with, I have been up at the workshop trying to get some more pieces ready for the fair, that i am doing in Edinburgh west end for the festival, I will be there from 16-19 August. I have been rushing about ordering a new banner, boxes etc, just keep my fingers crossed that i make some sales. i have been making a few pieces with butterflies as you can see from the pics that i have posted.
 I made this spinner ring today, still needs to be polsihed up more, i quite like making these rings. I do really need to be ordering more silver, I have a wish list of tools that i still want, but as they say Rome was'nt built in a day.
The weather has been quite good this last week, even managed to get to the beach twice, even if it was just taking the dog to run about in the sea.
 Kids go back to school on Thursday, it has been a fast 6 1/2 weeks holidays for them, I have all their new clothes bought, Will be a nightmare to get them to go to bed before 3am or 4am.

I made these drop earrings using these gorgeous lampwork beads from Isabelle Anderson from flame and glass, I have quite a fair stash of beads that I bought a while back and not been using much of late, so i thought i would try and introduce some beads back into my designs.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

More work this weekend

Well i'm off work for two whole weeks, (yahoo) so yesterday I went up to Edinburgh seeing it was a lovely sunning day for a change. The festival has statred, so we watched some street acts then sat in princess street gardens for a while, which was nice and relaxing after having walked for about 4 hours, I even had a nice cold lager. Today I was at my work shop for a while and I made this ring, the width of this band is 1cm, I have added this gorgeous flower ribbon.

I also made this gorgeous ring, The lampwork cabochon was made by Glittering Prize, by Trudi Doherty, I also made the matching earrings which are in the picture below.

I have made a few pieces using this design, I have made earrings to match the pendant above all set with 4mm blue topaz

These earrings are made using my rolling mill to emboss this pattern onto the silver. I have listed a few pieces to my etsy shop tonight so please feel free to have a look. I am now going to enjoy a nice chilled glass of rose wine and finish off reading my book, before i head of to bed, so i wish you all a good night. x

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Pieces that i have been working on tonight.

decided to take a quick snap of what i have on my work bench tonight. I have made quite a few pieces this week, but it's always nearly after 9pm when i head home so it's to dark to take any pics, That is my job over the weekend. i got these lovely lampwork cabs yesterday in the post from Trudi Doherty from Glittering prize. She had made beads like this and i loved the colours in them, so i asked her nicely if she could make them again but into cabs, and heres what i got, love them, The pendant is made from sterling silver wire with a 4mm blue topaz set into tube. i have earrings in the same style, I'm trying to build up stock for the fair that i'm doing in two weeks today. Well i wish you all a goodnight, sweet dreams.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

sterling silver butterfly

Well i'm another year older, 37 where have the years went? I was out last night with my friends for a lovely meal, then we all went to see Madonna, i have to say i was quite dissapointed, i think we were all wanted her to sing most of her older songs, but she sang a couple, so glad that we won the tickets. I had a few hours at my workshop today and i made this little butterfly necklace, which has now sold. My lovely big bro came down for a few drinks to help me celebrate my birthday which was nice, this is my first birthday with out my wonderful mum who passed away at christmas, who i miss and think about every day. x

Friday, 20 July 2012

stone setting

Yahoo it's the weekend, Tomorrow I'm going to see Madonna in Edinburgh, And on Sunday i will be the ripe old age of 37, if i say it fast enough it doesn't seem too bad. Then next week my son will be 15 on Tuesday and next Friday it will be my wedding anniversary 16 years.This week  I have been trying to build up some stock for the craft fair that i will be doing at the West end in Edinburgh from the 16-19 August, plus also trying to do some collections of new pieces for the trade fair in Glasgow in September. Hope you like my new pieces it's always good to get some feedback on people views, so please feel free to comment, have a great weekend everyone.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

New moo cards

I got my new Moo business cards in the post today, I'm really pleased i think they look very classy.

Monday, 16 July 2012


Hi again hope you are all doing well and enjoying the holidays, I'm just wanting a little sunshine, but here's hoping i might see the sun soon, as this rain is driving me mad. I have still to get time of work in which i have another few weeks to wait,
I have been pottering away in my own little workshop, which I'm stilling needing to get a few things in order, but it's getting there. I have made these earrings this weekend, i have made a few other pieces but not posting all the pics. I am also trying to get myself organised as I'm doing 1 long weekend at the Edinburgh West End craft fair I will be there from the 16th-19th August, Then in September I have a trade fair in Glasgow, so I'm trying to get a little collection together. There is still time to win a pair of earrings that i made you can find out how by liking my Face book page for Silvermeadows, just see the link to the right of this page.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Win free earrings

How do you fancy winning these earrings? it's simple all you have to do is hit the link to my facebook page silvermeadows, you can find this at the side of my page, then hit like and your name will be put into the draw which will be revealed at the end of July, please feel free to blog about this, thanks again.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Some more finished work

Here is a few pieces that i finished in my workshop tonight. this is the first ever spinner ring that i have made so I'm quite pleased with the way this has turned out. this style of earring I made over a year ago, but with these ones i have fussed 24ct gold leaf using the ancient technique keum boo. Tomorrow i will be posting on my face book/blog and my twitter page how you can get entered into a free prize draw to win these earrings so check back again more info. well I'm so glad it's nearly the weekend, and it's only week one over for the kids school holidays, and it's rained nearly all week, just hoping it gets better before they go back. i hear my bed calling so i wish all you lovely bloggers a good night.x

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Daisy chain ring

Here is one piece that i finished at my workshop today, Got a few other pieces still to be polished. I'm enjoying having my own little workshop, I will also be selling my jewellery at the west end fair for the festival in Edinburgh, I will be there from the 16-19th August, I'm only doing one long weekend, as i still work full time at my other job, and i'm also doing a trade fair in September so needing to keep holidays for that, hopefully one day i will be able to make jewellery full time.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

silver earrings

Here is a pic of a pair of earrings i just finished tonight at my new workshop (yes i have finally moved in) still need to get a few things done like getting the toilet done, and the front of the workshop finished, but i'm getting there, I have also been working on a bracelet and a ring, so hopefully i will get these finished and pics taken tomorrow. Well just a quick post i'm now off to the land of nod, night all,x

Monday, 18 June 2012


robyn by Eve smith,silvermeadows.
robyn, a photo by Eve smith,silvermeadows. on Flickr.

Her is my gorgeous daughter Robyn, I went to see her ballet concert tonight, which was very good, She has already danced three night only another 2 to go, I think she looks very grown up in this pic, and she has only turned 12.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

my very own workshop

I'm getting there with my workshop, it is in Ormiston just 2 miles from where i stay, this is my hammering station. I'm still getting everything organised, I have three work benches build, and i have still to get my soldering station and my polishing station done, but hopefully it will be all done by the end of this week. I have also added a few older pieces of jewellery to my etsy shop, which i have reduced, so if you want why not pop over and have a look, I will be adding more pieces as i dont really make much pieces like that now. I am now going to get my daughter Robyn ready for her ballet concert, she is dancing % nights in total, this is her 2nd night, we are all going to watch the show tomorrow, which i'm looking forward to, they always put on a great show.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Silver disc earrings

I made these earrings today along with a ring, that i have still to finish of. These are made from 0.6m sterling silver sheet, with some ball bezel strip, My new workshop is getting there slowly but surely, john has been lowering the celling and putting in all my new sockets, hopefully i will get the partition built this week where the toilet is going to go, then get all the work benches made. i will add some pics in the next few days, hope you have had a great wkend, at least the sun has been shining today as it has rained non stop now for days, and is making everyone feel miserable.

Monday, 14 May 2012

More new tools

Happy dance again, look what came in the post today, i got my Durston micro rolling mill, Pepe jumpring maker, polisher, Foredom pendant drill, stake, torch, along with other bits that i need, can't wait to get it all set out in my new workshop.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

More pics

 Finally got around to taking some more pictures of some new pieces, here is a few, The ring is made using sterling silver wire with resin in the centre, The jigsaw pendant is hand pierced using copper and brass sheet. The little spiral earrings at the bottom has 24ct gold leaf fused onto them using the ancient technique called Keum Boo. I have also just got the keys to my very own work shop, this is just a few miles from where I live, This is why i have been buying loads of tools, mind you i wasn't happy yesterday as i paid for a delivery to come and waiting all day and yes you have quested it didn't turn up so they better refund my money. I have taken a few pics of my new place and i will post the before and after pics as i have a bit of work to do to it before i finally move in. Hope everyone has had a great weekend, even though the weather is horrible it seems like winter here but whats new for Scotland.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

my new tools

my new tools by Eve smith,silvermeadows.
my new tools, a photo by Eve smith,silvermeadows. on Flickr.

Big happy smile on my face, here is some of my new tools that i got today from Rio grande, still waiting on two more deliveries from Otto Frei and Sutton tools. I got some silver which i have been needing for a while, along with textured plates, swanstorm disc cutters, new hammers and stone setting punches. I have been sharing bench space in Edinburgh for a year and a half which i have loved and met some other wonderful jewellers, but i have got myself a little place of my own, so this is why i'm buying loads of new tools that i will need for myself. I will keep you all posted with pics, as my new place need loads of work done, and hopefully i will add some pics of new jewellery some.

Monday, 16 April 2012

lazer light

lazer light by Eve smith,silvermeadows.
lazer light, a photo by Eve smith,silvermeadows. on Flickr.

Why do the weekends go so fast, I always feel that i finsh work on a Friday then within a blink of an eye it's Monday morning again, then back to work again, if only i could win the lottery (I wish) I did manage to head up to my workshop at the weekend and made a few pieces and here is a pair of earrings that i made, i fused some 24ct gold leaf onto them and have embossed a leaf texture pattern, I have made a few other pieces which you can see them on my Flickr page. Thanks for looking, and you can also find me on Facebook under silvermeadows.