Handmade Jewellery

Exporting and Hallmarking Silver

March 29th, 2011 | Posted by Nicole in News | Silver - (0 Comments)

Just a quick note on some of the issues I have with the export of silver (fine silver and sterling silver). – This is not legel advice by any means. But – a “why certain items are not available to… ” advice.

To export my silver jewellery I have to meet some legal requirements. At the moment I am only selling within the EU but even here things are not simple and straight forward, so I’m concentrating on the regulations for the UK.

Most of the sterling silver findings I buy have already been hallmarked and can go anywhere they like,  – at last something straight forward, – however, the fine silver items I make need to be hallmarked if they are over 7,6 g. So a fine silver ring with a weight of 7,7 g needs a hallmark before I can sell it to the UK. This hallmarking takes time, I have to post the item to the UK and wait for the item to be returned with the hallmark.  Items below 7,6 g can be but don’t have to be hallmarked.

So you may find some items in the shop that can only be sold to certain countries, no worries, it means the hallmarked item is still being worked on.  – If you see something you like, but cannot select your country from the list to post to, please email me.

Hello and Welcome…

March 29th, 2011 | Posted by Nicole in News - (0 Comments)

Hello Everybody,

Made it. A new blog site from someone who makes handmade, unique, one of kind jewellery. No two items will look the same.  Hmm, well that must be ‘cos most items are only made onces.

My eshop is up and running, if you would like to have a look at what is available at the moment you can go to:  www.glasstwig.com.  I work with many different materials, silver, gemstones, wood, glass, and there are lots more coming.

The good news it that some time next week, new Silver Rings with Cold Enamel should be ready and will be added to the shop and the Polymer Clay and Silver Earrings are almost ready to go.

Make sure you check back as I will be updating you on what is going on, and what has been happening so far.  And of course there will be lots of photos.  All silver is either Sterling Silver (925) or Fine Silver (999). As its the middle of the night and (after “some” problems) I have just managed to install and configure this blogsite, I shall be taking a break (just a short one).


Oh Dear…..

March 25th, 2011 | Posted by Nicole in News - (0 Comments)

Puuuuhhh…. Well.. my original blog database decided to leave me…. I did manage to make a backup of some of the posts but I had to reinstall and will now have to start from zero….

I will be reconfiguring the site and uploading the old posts as quickly as possible… please stick with me and come back soon …

If you would like a look at by handmade jewelley webshop please go to

Thanks a mill – Nicole