Our Favourite Customer Jewellery Designs Of 2021

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 InstagramFacebook @kernowcraft) and don't forget to tag us in your designs and use #kernowcraft for a chance to feature.

Discover Some Of Our Favourite 2021 Jewellery Designs...

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."

Cat Stacey Jewellery: "This small Double Orbit pendant is for all those lucky enough to be born in July with Ruby as your birthstone! Or indeed anyone who has been married 40 years!"

Oberon Jewellery: "Art clay silver mystic moons with Herkimer diamonds."

Charlie Lucy: "Handcrafted, ocean inspired hoops with a hammered texture, and a unique swirly tail. Each hoop adorned with a piece of turquoise, hand set in recycled eco-silver to create a charm."

Buttercup Jewellery: "Stone setting is not my favourite past time (I find it rather stressful!) but bezel setting is relatively straight forward so that is my 'go to' technique. What better excuse to share the bespoke labradorite wave ring I made recently..."

Silver Me: "A beautiful rustic ring with a garnet gemstone."

Joanne Goodwin: "Here’s a little more information about this Island Landscape brooch, inspired from my trip around the Scottish Isles…dimensions are 6.5cm by 4cm which makes it a really versatile size…It is a unique, original design, handcrafted in sterling silver & copper highlights…"

Feral Soul Jewellery: "Sun worshipers... Meet "Helios" - God of the Sun. Raw golden citrine and a chunky sterling silver hand stamped band."

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?"

Katy Wilkinson Jewellery: "November babies are lucky enough to have gorgeous Topaz as their birthstone - I'm not at all jealous!!" Featuring a beautiful sky blue topaz faceted stone.

Moonsalt Jewellery: "This is my favourite ever design that I have created, I am definitely making myself one of these! This beauty features chalcedony and faceted labradorite with recycled gold and eco sterling silver."

Water Baby Jewellery: "The ‘kaia’ hoops are handmade with recycled sterling and ethically sourced abalone shell. Each piece of abalone is completely unique meaning no two pairs of earrings are the same."

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."

Rebecca Wilbur Jewellery creates the most magical statement ring with an Ethiopian opal and emerald nestled in a gorgeous texture.

Kezia The Label: "The earrings pictured are a custom order I did a couple of weeks ago, the customer loved the Hollie earrings but wanted them in a blue gemstone (I used apatite) and in silver instead of gold! Look how beautiful they are!"

Watch the '12 months of metal' series over on our blog with Kim Thompson where she focuses on a different jewellery making technique each month. 

Content includes top tips, top tools and informative tutorials for you to find new ways to create jewellery designs. 

An Indian flower moonstone pendant with patina detailing handmade by Devine Silver.

Salt Skin Jewellery: "This custom birthstone cuff was ordered recently as a 60th birthday gift for a special mama! It includes emerald, turquoise and sapphire to represent their three children."

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."

Snooty Ooty: "A delicate Aquamarine hammered disc pendant."

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."

Sea Rose Jewellery: "Handmade turquoise pendant which can be detached from the handmade chain."

Silver Gems By Iona: "The little extra details. I hand sawed a heart into the base of the setting to allow for light to shine through the amber stone. The beaded ring band is perfectly suited to this ring too... very tempted to keep this one for myself, I must resist."

Barnabas Taylor Jewellery: "Raw tourmaline crystal earrings."

Ula Jewellery: "In the new year, I'm going to be making a lot more dainty stacking rings. This one is a pretty little rose cut pink tourmaline, on a 1.5mm band, making it so delicate and dainty!"

A cute sterling silver stargazing wren pendant featuring sunstone and blue lace agate cabochons, handmade by The Beaded Magpie.

Lots Of Love Jewellery: "Thought I would show you my best seller as it has always reminded me of a water droplet from a tropical sea...or is it just me?! Chalcedony briolette from Kernowcraft."

Beautiful rainbow moonstone, bezel set pendant with granulation detail handmade by akhiladesign.

Head over to our blog where we provide easily customisable tutorials on wire wrapping with some advice and tips thrown into the mix! 

Watch our short video on how to wire wrap briolette cluster beaded earrings!

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."

MG Jewellery: "These special handmade bespoke horseshoes earrings have been made using patina effect with the name of the horse and with the owner's birthstone (Emerald)."

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."

Lewis Hopkins: "Aquamarine Renaissance Engagement Ring."

Larkman's Legacy

Learn about Larkman's legacy and Kim's trip to Geevor Tin Mine, Cornwall through our Jewellery Making blog

Sparkling Precious Gemstones

After something more special? Shop our precious gemstones for your handmade jewellery designs 

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!

Knotted Rose Jewellery: "This was one of your beautiful cornflower sapphires."

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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 want to try and make your own bezel setting but aren't sure how much bezel strip you need then head over to the blog where you'll find a short guide to approximate lengths based on your stone.

This guide also works for gallery wire and bearer wire

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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.

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