It's not long until Valentine's Day (Wednesday 14th February). So, if you're still unsure what to buy your beloved, or you are still searching for something special, don't forget that not only does Manor House Designs create beautiful handcrafted silver jewellery, but we also have a fantastic collection of unusual earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings from around the world.
Below is a small sample of our Valentine's Day selection which is available exclusively in-store for a limited time only. We'd love to see you - why not pop in for a browse and perhaps try something on. Prices start at £30
Where to find Manor House Designs?
If you're looking for sterling silver jewellery which has been handcrafted and designed by myself, feel free to browse the Manor House Designs online store., or contact me direct. I'd be delighted to talk with you.
"With Valentine's Day quickly approaching you're probably searching for something truly special for the person you love. At Manor House Designs we have a wide range of sterling silver jewellery handcrafted and designed by myself in my Shropshire workshop, with many pieces personally selected by me from different countries from around the world.
There's a fantastic collection of stunningly different silver jewellery in our lovely shop - all chosen with Valentine's Day in mind" - with many of the items below, available exclusively in-store only. For example, from the "Love Cats" range...
So whether you are interested in unique rings, pendants, bracelets, brooches, necklaces or cuff links there's lots to choose from in our online store.
Where to find Manor House Designs?
I have a particular fondness for key rings, my current one is a silver rough collie, and he also looks wonderful as a decorative dog on my handbag. I've selected a few examples of sterling silver key rings I've made together with a few personalised lapel pins and brooches which can easily be turned into key rings. Hope they inspire you. They make great gifts for birthdays, anniversaries or for Christmas (not long now!)
Silver Yacht Keyring
Handcrafted silver yacht on a silver key ring.
Kate says: Unique and shimmering in polished silver this keyring is a gorgeous and was a pleasure to make.
Kate suggests: If you are looking for an unusual gift for someone who loves all things maritime then this could be the perfect piece. Great as a key ring of course, it could also be hung from a handbag or computer case.
Silver VW Style Keyring
Handcrafted silver VW on silver key ring.
Kate says: Dedicated to Dilys, former work colleague and friend, this fun key ring brings back great memories of my early days in nursing. Dilys’ “bus” was cream and orange and I was not the only one who loved travelling with her at the wheel.
Kate suggests: I guess this iconic van is now referred to as Retro. Do you know someone who would love to own this? Perhaps they have a special birthday coming up or they have just treated themselves to a “new” camper van.
Silver Guitar Pin
Polished sterling silver guitar pin with tie pin style pin and protector
Kate suggests: Suitable for a special man or woman in your life this would make a great gift
Sterling silver tractor pin with silver pin protector
Kate says: I'm a farmer's daughter, so couldn't resist making this!
Kate suggests: I think this would make a great gift - the tractor idea could also be translated into cufflinks, key ring, earrings... just let me know and I'll make something especially for you.
FRESH FROM THE WORKSHOP
Sterling Silver Poppy Key Ring
I hope you enjoy this blog, and if you have any questions of queries, please feel free to call me or email me, by clicking on Contact. Have a lovely day. Kate. x
Lapel pins are the perfect gift for that certain someone special, or even yourself, as they're simple, stylish and elegant, and although they're often very small, they're incredibly effective at making a BIG statement, as well as adding that essential touch of individuality to your outfit. Therefore it's always best (rather than picking a generic lapel-pin from a selection in any high-street jewellers) you should consider a special design which is very specifically "you". It should express who you are, where you're from, where you are going and - more importantly - what you truly love.
If you haven't had a look at this before, take a peek at my Inspirations page, which shows you a variety of the products I can create, and what inspired me to make them.
Thank you for reading my blog, I hope you have a smashing day.
Kate Buchanan-Dunne is an artist, designer and silversmith based in Shropshire.