One of the things I love most about taking on jewellery commissions is the variety and, sometimes, the quirkiness of the silvery requests I receive. Once I was asked to make a tiny 3 dimensional squirrel as the customer was so fond of them. Recently I made a little silver daffodil for someone whose grandmother had adored narcissi and had cherished them in her garden. I have made almost everything you could imagine, from a silver wren to buoy someone up whilst they received their chemotherapy, to a little silver primrose for a 25th anniversary present (the recipient adored Spring flowers) to a hopeful pair of cufflinks with the emblem of the AA etched into them. Most commissions have a story – the piece of jewellery I make is for a loved one. The design reflects their passions, their achievements, or is simply something that will cheer, fortify or spark a memory. Each one of my commissions is an honour to undertake.