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
This blog post was written and researched by Kate Buchanan-Dunne of Manor House Designs, creator of "beautiful bespoke silver jewellery" in her Shropshire workshop.
Kate Buchanan-Dunne is an artist, designer and silversmith based in Shropshire.