Every single year we love to look back over the incredible handmade jewellery our customers have made using our gemstones and supplies! During these uncertain times, it's so important to be creative and do the things which bring you joy. This year, it's been a pleasure to watch our customers grow in their skills, launch their own businesses and grow in confidence. We're so thankful for social media, which continues to be a great way for us to connect with our customers and discover new jewellers, it makes us appreciate this ever-growing community of makers so much!
So! Let's take a look at some of our favourite handmade jewellery designs below, showcasing a wide range of techniques and skills - with so many beautiful gemstones featuring too. We hope you love them as much as we do and maybe they'll inspire your designs for the new year. We can't wait to see what you all have in store for us next year! Make sure you're following us on social media (find us on Instagram & Facebook @kernowcraft) and don't forget to tag us in your designs and use #kernowcraft for a chance to feature.
Jewellery By Eilatan: "Some up close details of my latest custom. 9K Gold ring with a beautiful Sea Green Quartz. To say this was a challenging piece for me would be a huge understatement. Literal blood, sweat and tears went into this. It was my first time doing a prong setting, first time working with a faceted stone and first time working in gold. Perseverance is key. And I’m hella in love with this piece."
Prosecco and Rubies: "Opal and 18ct gold. These beautiful earrings were created to match an existing set. In my latest blog post, I show the process of bringing these beauties to life."
Evren Blue: "For me, there's something about these beautiful gold and lemon quartz teardrop earrings which fit this prompt so beautifully...maybe it's the natural teardrop shape and the way the lemon quartz hangs like a rain drop on a leaf. They certainly feel very spring like and fresh to me, what do you think?"
Ceomara Jewellery: "A little experimenting in the studio today. I saw this on the Kernowcraft's 12 Months of Metal tutorials by Kim Thomson and had to give it a go. This is a sapphire coloured cubic zirconia stone set into a silver pebble. Some of the stones I was using today seemed to lose their colour but I am so glad these beautiful blues didn’t."
Carolyn Anne Jewellery: "This dainty choker features pretty faceted multicoloured cracked agate beads and a single white oval freshwater pearl that have been strung on high quality stringing wire and finished with a spring-ring clasp and a handcrafted 1.5" extension chain. All components are 14k gold-filled."
Forest Of Silver: "This octopus necklace was a lot of fun to make. Inspired by a commission I had last year, this lovely little chap is handcrafted in fine silver. It took a long time to design and make this one, mainly because of all those tentacles."
Barnabas Taylor Jewellery: "Raw tourmaline crystal earrings."
Make It With Kim: "One of your sapphires inherited from Mr Larkman. I've stepped down from one of my teaching venues so I can concentrate on #LarkmansLegacy throughout 2022. Can't wait to have the time to make again."
Beside The Seaside Creations: "These unique and unusual stones have a very ocean-like quality to them. They make me think of looking below the surface of the sea down onto the reefs below. They were originally used in jewellery making dating as far back as around 300BC...but they were used then as an ingredient to solder gold together! Chrysocolla was also used to create colour pigment for renaissance paintings."
Silverpickle: "One of your fabulous Pink Sapphires in 9ct gold."
Catherine Barrett: "A pair of your beautiful rose cut moss agate gemstones set in fine silver."
Chris Kew makes this eye catching detailed blue goldstone sterling silver ring!
If you love using Kernowcraft gemstones and jewellery making supplies, follow us for inspiration, tutorials and customer designs. Don't forget to tag us in your jewellery designs and use #Kernowcraft for a chance to feature - we love seeing your creations.
If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with our friendly team who will be more than happy to give you advice over email or on the phone.
You can learn more and find inspiration by visiting our Jewellery Making Tutorials, Jewellery Making Kits and YouTube Channel. Don't forget to follow us on social media and tag us in your designs on Instagram & Facebook, we would love to see!