ABOUT US
OUR ADDRESS

Borwick, Lancashire
and
Samoens, Rhone Alps

Telephone: +44 (0)759 005 0902

michele.thorns@outlook.com

DESCRIPTION

Firstly, thank you for your interest and finding my web shop!  I specialise in designing contemporary and tactile designs which are a pleasure to wear. My aim is to update my shop frequently with new designs, so add me to your favourites and keep checking my shop.

A bit about me....I worked as a business analyst for many years for a well known software company and although I have always been interested in art and design, once I discovered silversmithing I was totally smitten and decided a change in career was needed.  My passion for silver started when I accompanied a good friend to my first silversmithing course 'make a ring in a day'.  What started out as an interest soon developed into a full-blown passion and Delia and Janet from The Jewellery Maker, Lancaster supplied endless tuiton, patience and encouragement.

I am a gold member of The Guild of Jewellery Designers. All my jewellery weighing over 7.78 grams is hallmarked by the London Assay office and also includes my sponsors mark. I'm also a member of Manchester Jewellers Network (MJN) which is a collective of jewellers based in the north-west of England. We frequently exhibit at Manchester Art Gallery and The Royal Exchange and share ideas and practices.

Your silver is designed and handmade in my studio in a beautiful rural area near Kirkby Lonsdale and the Lake District.  I'm lucky to also spend a lot of time in the French Alps and these locations provide me with endless inspiration.  In fact I always have far more ideas than time to put them into practice!  Many of my pieces are made for commissions or as prototypes. If you see a design you would like ‘tweaking' or realising in gold, please contact me for prices.

All pieces are handmade by me and arrive in a presentation box with a signed tag.  Items can be sent as presents and a suitable card enclosed with words chosen by you.  I don't always have every item in stock, but if your request is urgent please let me know and I shall do my best!  Heavier items are sent for hallmarking which takes a couple of days.

I hope you find what you are searching for - but if not, do give me a call or send an email and together we could design something unique.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Guarantee


Naturally I want you to be delighted with your jewellery –
whether you have bought something for yourself or as a present. The jewellery must be fit for purpose –
therefore if anything doesn't perform as expected, with normal wear, then
please contact me immediately so that I may put it right.


Rings and bangles will be supplied to the requested
size. Sometimes it is possible to
stretch a ring or bangle or to remove a tiny segment to reduce the size.


If you are not satisfied with your purchase then simply
return it to me, in the original packaging within 14 days. I can then replace or exchange it for another
item or refund the cost of the item less the postage.


Most ‘snake' chains, leather and silk thongs supplied with the pendants are bought
from a well-known bullion supplier, and therefore I have to exclude these items
(unless hand-made) from my guarantee; likewise, commissioned pieces can only be
returned if faulty.


 

This does not affect your statutory rights.