Morgan Ann Designs Jewellery
sterling silver jewellery

Process:

All of the silver chains are handmade from start to finish.  I use different gauges of sterling silver wire which is coiled onto various sizes of mandrels.  These coils of wire are then cut by hand with a jeweller's saw to produce numerous links.  The links are then assembled one at a time into the various patterns of chains.  Some of the chains have soldered rings, some are cold joined.  The clasps are hand forged.  The chains are tumble polished in a rock tumbler to bring out the brilliant silver shine.  To finish off, I sometimes like to add a small accent of colour by using glass beads or stones. 

Care:

Silver will tarnish when left exposed to air for a long period of time.  I recommend that when you are not wearing your jewellery you keep it in a zipped up baggie or a jewellery box with a tight fitting lid.  To buff up your shine, I recommend a jeweller's cloth or making a paste out of baking soda and water. Use a soft toothbrush to brush on the paste then rinse with warm water.  Always be careful around precious stones and pearls.