My thoughts, musings and my Inspiration

Here’s a place where I can share interesting things. A journal that tells stories about clients and our work together. That unveils new collections, announces new projects, and introduces collaborations. A space for you to see what inspires me and one where we can connect and engage.

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Lockdown Life: Isolation Diary ~ Daily Gem 9

Lockdown Life: Isolation Diary ~ Daily Gem 9

A small note from a small business in a tiny living room: Goodbye Daily Gem, hello Weekly Gem. Thursday will be the last Daily Gem and they will become Weekly Gems instead!

Reading time: 2 minutes

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Lockdown Life: Isolation Diary ~ Daily Gem 8

Lockdown Life: Isolation Diary ~ Daily Gem 8

Online Easter egg hunt! Find three golden eggs hidden in the website to enter a draw to win a silver and gold plated necklace! Ends midnight on Monday 13 April 2020. Terms apply. Good luck! Happy hunting and Happy Easter!

Reading time: 1 minute

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Lockdown Life: Isolation Diary ~ Daily Gem 7

Lockdown Life: Isolation Diary ~ Daily Gem 7

Bespoke piece of the week:  She said yes! From Matt to Marilina.  A truly unique and bespoke engagement ring, made in platinum and set with and extremely stunning bluish green sapphire.

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Lockdown Life: Isolation Diary ~ Daily Gem 6

Lockdown Life: Isolation Diary ~ Daily Gem 6

Let's make jewellery together - Jewellery made at home, from the things we have at home: There's much evidence that creativity helps us to relax and improves mental health.  So if you are feeling a bit stressed and anxious about the current situation, switch off the news, turn off social media and give yourself an hour or two to be creative.

Reading time: 2 minutes

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Lockdown Life: Isolation Diary ~ Daily Gem 5

Lockdown Life: Isolation Diary ~ Daily Gem 5

How to clean your silver Jewellery: With all this extra time on your hands and with spring around the corner, why not spring clean your jewellery box!? In this video I explain what causes tarnish, how to prevent it and how, in a few easy steps, you can bring your tired silver jewellery back to life!

Reading time: 2 minutes / Video time: 4 minutes

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Lockdown Life: Isolation Diary ~ Daily Gem 4

Lockdown Life: Isolation Diary ~ Daily Gem 4

The Hallmark: Why have it? What is it? What does it mean? It may be a tiny mark, but it reveals a HUGE amount of information!

Reading time: 3.5 minutes

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Lockdown Life: Isolation diary ~ Daily Gem 3

Lockdown Life: Isolation diary ~ Daily Gem 3

Online Social - Who is Amanda Mansell? Join me on Zoom with a glass of fizz.  Learn more about me as a jewellery designer.  The bumps, the left turns, the wrong turns and the right turns!

Reading time: 2 mins

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Lockdown Life: Isolation Diary ~ Daily Gem 2

Lockdown Life: Isolation Diary ~ Daily Gem 2

Applauding our NHS: Jessica works in NHS crisis management. Read her moving story and the journey creating her unique bespoke ring.

Reading time: 3.5mins

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Lockdown Life: Isolation diary ~ Daily Gem 1

Lockdown Life: Isolation diary ~ Daily Gem 1

The first of a series of daily Isolation diaries:  A little distraction, to inspire and to get you thinking creatively.  We start by celebrating Hatton Garden's artisans!

Reading time: 1 mins / Video: 5 mins

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