Rock Troll Crafts

Fine Silver Jewellery inspired by Nature, our Ancestors, the Sacred British Landscape and its Folklore & Mythology.

I have been fascinated by the mythology, folklore and spirituality of the British Isles all my life. My work is inspired by the art passed down by our ancient ancestors and those who have settled in Britain. In particular I am drawn to the inscriptions found on British Iron Age metalwork and the art of the Celts and Vikings.

I am lucky enough to have lived in Kent, Wiltshire and Dorset surrounded by some of the most important and sacred ancient monuments in Britain.

I first began combining art and metalwork over 30 years ago when  I gained an A Level in art sculpture.

I now create fine silver pieces using PMC (Precious Metal Clay) a medium in which fine silver particles are suspended in an organic binder. It can be worked much like any other clay. Once a piece is complete and has been left to dry I fire it by hand at a very high heat. When the piece begins to glow red the binder burns away and the silver particles fuse to each other. The final product is a piece of fine silver, or 99.9% silver. (PMC also contains a high percentage of reclaimed and recycled silver!)

Each piece is then cleaned and tumbled before being burnished by hand to highlight individual detail. Finally it is polished to give a high quality finish.

Each piece of jewellery is completely unique, no two pieces will ever be the same. Rock Troll fine silver is hand crafted by me in my studio in the wilds of Dorset.

If you have any questions about my jewellery please don’t hesitate to contact me via the contact form at the bottom of this page.

You can purchase my jewellery safely and securely via my Etsy Shop HERE

or at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RockTrollCrafts

 

Caring for your Rock Troll Jewellery

Fine silver is 99.9% pure silver, compared to sterling silver which is 92.5% silver (combined with metal alloys such as copper) Fine silver tarnishes a lot slower than sterling silver and as a result needs to be cleaned less regularly. I find that a silver cloth works perfectly well to restore the shine, If your piece does ever become excessively tarnished you can use a silver dip for about 10 seconds (or as per manufacturers instructions).

 

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