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15 hours ago

JmB Silver

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4 days ago

JmB Silver

Fay 26 - “This and that”

Didn’t feel like posting about my business today but instead...

A massive thank you to all health and social care workers for everything you are doing and to all retired health care workers who have volunteered to go back - including my husband @a_c_beaumont ❤️

#covid19 #nhs #covidwarriors #thankyou #stayhome #staysafe
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Fay 26 - “This and that”

Didn’t feel like posting about my business today but instead...

A massive thank you to all health and social care workers for everything you are doing and to all retired health care workers who have volunteered to go back - including my husband @a_c_beaumont ❤️ 

#covid19 #nhs #covidwarriors #thankyou #stayhome #staysafe

5 days ago

JmB Silver

Day 25 - “Personal touch”
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Very happy with my new printed "How to care for your jewellery" sheets - fab job @thestudiohernebay. I always try to use local businesses!
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These care sheets are provided, along with a jewellery cleaning cloth, with every purchase @jmbsilver.

This is one of our personal touches! 💓

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And I don't know if anyone spotted... but yesterdays post was meat to be for today and so this is yesterday post! 🙈
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#jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #mihb
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Day 25 - “Personal touch”
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Very happy with my new printed How to care for your jewellery sheets - fab job @thestudiohernebay. I always try to use local businesses!
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These care sheets are provided, along with a jewellery cleaning cloth, with every purchase @jmbsilver. 

This is one of our personal touches! 💓

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And I dont know if anyone spotted... but yesterdays post was meat to be for today and so this is yesterday post! 🙈
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#jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #mihb

6 days ago

JmB Silver

Day 25 - "How its made"
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This was a commission to reset this beautiful large amethyst.

Have look through the photos 👈🏻 to see the process of the ring being made - starting with carving the ring in wax, sending it off to be cast in silver(thank you @west1castings), finishing and polishing before setting the HUGE gem 💎

#jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #handmadejewelleryuk #waxcarving #silverjewellery #jewellerydesignuk #hernebaybusiness #hellohandmade #artisanjewellery #madeinKent #ethicallysourced #metalsmith #handmadejewellery #shophandmadeuk #handmade #supporthandmade #plasticfreebusiness #sterlingsilverjewellery #smallbusinesslife #handmadejewelleryuk #supportsmallbusiness #handmadekent #madeofu #HeyThereMaker #britcraft #uknaj #smallbusiness #britishmakers @ Herne Bay, Kent
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7 days ago

JmB Silver

Day 23 - "Photography"
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This is the set up I had at the beginning when I first started my business. Taking photos of tiny, shiny objects is sooooooh difficult! 🤯

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Anyway, I now use my iPhone, natural light from a window and an app called camera +2 that I heard about from @karenyoungphotographyuk 👍🏻.

I think my jewellery photos have come a long way comparing them from 3 years ago 🧐

#jmbsilver #jewelleryphotoshoot #takingphotos
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Day 23 - Photography
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This is the set up I had at the beginning when I first started my business. Taking photos of tiny, shiny objects is sooooooh difficult! 🤯

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Anyway, I now use my iPhone, natural light from a window  and an app called camera +2 that I heard about from @karenyoungphotographyuk 👍🏻. 

I think my jewellery photos have come a long way comparing them from 3 years ago 🧐

#jmbsilver #jewelleryphotoshoot #takingphotos

1 week ago

JmB Silver

Day 23 - “Tools and Materials”

#MarchMeetTheMaker

These are a selection of my hammers which are used to flatten, stretch, bend and texture. They need special love 💓 and care to keep them in top notch condition - so as you can see at the top of the photo, they all have their own sock 🧦 to protect them when not in use!!

#jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #mihb #tools #toolsofthetrade #hammers
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Day 23 - “Tools and Materials”

#MarchMeetTheMaker

These are a selection of my hammers which are used to flatten, stretch, bend and texture. They need special love 💓 and care to keep them in top notch condition - so as you can see at the top of the photo, they all have their own sock 🧦 to protect them when not in use!! 

#jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #mihb #tools #toolsofthetrade #hammers

1 week ago

JmB Silver

Day 21 - “Change”

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Hello 👋🏻 - a day behind I’m afraid but it is all change. Saying goodbye to my jewellery bench for a while and going back to healthcare to help where I can.

Stay well everyone 😘

#jmbsilver #coronovirus2020
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1 week ago

JmB Silver

Day 20 - "Marketing”
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I am super pleased with some postcards I have recently had printed ready for advertising my little business - printed by the wonderful team @thestudiohernebay in Thanks you! 🤩
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Although, due to what is going on globally, I am acutely aware that there is not much point in advertising at the moment as people will quite rightly be saving heir pennies.

However, I am planning to keep up with #MarchMeetTheMaker challenge if I can 🤞🏻
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Take care everyone and keep hand washing 🧼

#jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #mihb @ Herne Bay, Kent
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Day 20 - Marketing”
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I am super pleased with some postcards I have recently had printed ready for advertising my little business - printed by the wonderful team @thestudiohernebay in Thanks you! 🤩
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Although, due to what is going on globally, I am acutely aware that there is not much point in advertising at the moment as people will quite rightly be saving heir pennies. 

However, I am planning to keep up with #MarchMeetTheMaker challenge if I can 🤞🏻
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Take care everyone and keep hand washing 🧼 

#jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #mihb  @ Herne Bay, KentImage attachment

2 weeks ago

JmB Silver

Day 19 - "Packaging"
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We package our handmade jewellery in our beautiful branded boxes which are made with recycled card by the wonderful UK 🇬🇧 company @tinyboxcompany .
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We also pop in some guidance on how to care for your jewellery along with a little polishing cloth 👍🏻
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@jmbsilver is a proud plastic free company ♻️
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Stay well everyone 😘

#jmbsilver #plasticfree #recycledcard #tinyboxcompany #packaging #jewellerymaker #jewellerypackaging
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Day 19 - Packaging
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We package our handmade jewellery in our beautiful branded boxes which are made with recycled card by the wonderful UK 🇬🇧 company @tinyboxcompany .
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We also pop in some guidance on how to care for your jewellery along with a little polishing cloth 👍🏻
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@jmbsilver is a proud plastic free company ♻️
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Stay well everyone 😘

#jmbsilver #plasticfree #recycledcard #tinyboxcompany #packaging #jewellerymaker #jewellerypackaging

2 weeks ago

JmB Silver

A huge thank you 🙏🏻 to everyone who follows us @jmbsilver and to all our wonderful customers.

Thank you for all the shares, likes and comments on social media.

We have just reached 700 followers on Instagram 😆

It means so much to a small business and with all the uncertainty going on at the moment, it means even more when someone takes time to support us!

Take care everyone 😘

#jmbsilver #thankful #Thanks #greatful #followersinstagram #thankyou #KeepSharing
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A huge thank you 🙏🏻 to everyone who follows us @jmbsilver and to all our wonderful customers.

Thank you for all the shares, likes and comments on social media.

We have just reached 700 followers on Instagram 😆 

It means so much to a small business and with all the uncertainty going on at the moment, it means even more when someone takes time to support us!

Take care everyone 😘 

#jmbsilver #thankful #thanks #greatful #followersinstagram #thankyou #keepsharing

2 weeks ago

JmB Silver

Day 18 - "Technique/Skills"
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Swipe left 👈🏻 to see the stages of making a collet setting.

I made this particular ring when I was doing my Silver Jewellery Diploma @londonjewelleryschool 👩🏼‍🎓

#jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #handmadejewelleryuk #colletsetting #silverjewellery #jewellerydesignuk #hernebaybusiness #hellohandmade #artisanjewellery #madeinKent #ethicallysourced #metalsmith #handmadejewellery #shophandmadeuk #handmade #supporthandmade #plasticfreebusiness #sterlingsilverjewellery #smallbusinesslife #handmadejewelleryuk #supportsmallbusiness #handmadekent #madeofu #HeyThereMaker #britcraft #uknaj #smallbusiness #britishmakers #londonjewelleryschool @ Herne Bay, Kent
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2 weeks ago

JmB Silver

Day 17 - "Proud of"
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I am proud of being part of a tradition that began in 1238 when Henry III made the earliest attempt to regulate the standard of gold and silver wares.
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If you are interested in learning more about the history of The Hallmark you can read about it here: www.assayofficelondon.co.uk/about-us/history-of-hallmarking

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A Hallmark is made up of a number of marks that are applied to precious metals by law - gold, silver, platinum and palladium. This shows the piece has been tested independently and that the metal conforms to legal standards of purity.
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Looking at the photo this is a Hallmark on one of my pieces showing marks from left to right:
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• My makers mark (this is unique to me and is registered at the London Assay Office)

• Lion - Traditional Fineness - Sterling Silver

• 925 - Millesimal Fineness

• Leopard Head - Assay Office Mark - shows this piece was tested and hallmarked at London Assay Office

• T - Date Letter Mark - shows this piece was hallmarked in 2017

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Day 17 - Proud of
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I am proud of being part of a tradition that began in 1238 when Henry III made the earliest attempt to regulate the standard of gold and silver wares.
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If you are interested in learning more about the history of The Hallmark you can read about it here: https://www.assayofficelondon.co.uk/about-us/history-of-hallmarking

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A Hallmark is made up of a number of marks that are applied to precious metals by law - gold, silver, platinum and palladium. This shows the piece has been tested independently and that the metal conforms to legal standards of purity. 
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Looking at the photo this is a Hallmark on one of my pieces showing marks from left to right:
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• My makers mark (this is unique to me and is registered at the London Assay Office)

• Lion - Traditional Fineness - Sterling Silver

• 925 - Millesimal Fineness 

• Leopard Head - Assay Office Mark - shows this piece was tested and hallmarked at London Assay Office

• T - Date Letter Mark - shows this piece was hallmarked in 2017

#jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #mihb #londonassayoffice #hallmark #makersmovement #makersmark

2 weeks ago

JmB Silver

Day 16 - "Self Care"
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I took this photo on one of my favourite beaches on #sark - and it reminds me that life is a balancing act.
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Since starting my own small business, I have noticed that I have to be mindful to take time off for me. It is very easy to get wrapped up in work - as there is only me. I am responsible for all aspects of the business - designing, sourcing materials, making the products, stock taking, accounting, admin, advertising/social media, photography, planning ahead, craft fairs, networking - and before I know it, I have worked everyday of the week.
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So I try to do to look after myself in the following ways:
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• Exercise - I try not to use my car 🚗
• good food made from scratch
• hydration
• sleep
• yoga
• walking by the sea
• time off work!

What do you do to take care of you?

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#jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #mihb #selfcare #worklifebalance #creativelife #smallbusinessowner #smallbusinesslife
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Day 16 - Self Care
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I took this photo on one of my favourite beaches on #sark - and it reminds me that life is a balancing act.
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Since starting my own small business, I have noticed that I have to be mindful to take time off for me. It is very easy to get wrapped up in work - as there is only me. I am responsible for all aspects of the business - designing, sourcing materials, making the products, stock taking, accounting, admin, advertising/social media, photography, planning ahead, craft fairs, networking - and before I know it, I have worked everyday of the week. 
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So I try to do to look after myself in the following ways:
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• Exercise - I try not to use my car 🚗 
• good food made from scratch
• hydration
• sleep
• yoga
• walking by the sea
• time off work!

What do you do to take care of you? 

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#jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #mihb #selfcare #worklifebalance #creativelife #smallbusinessowner #smallbusinesslife

2 weeks ago

JmB Silver

Day 15 - "Help"
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Hi Everyone - I would like to introduce my gorgeous workshop assistant "Dylan". 🐇

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He is a beautiful and friendly house rabbit who belongs to my daughter and helps me in my workshop.

Dylan is very good at helping me to stop work on a regular basis and take little breaks where I give him lots of attention, cuddles and his favourite vegetables 🥬🥒🥕
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He is just too cute to ignore for very long 🐰😍

#jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #mihb #makerslife #workshoplife #workshopbuddy #rabbit #rabbitsofinstagram #rabbitlife #workshophelper
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Day 15 - Help
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Hi Everyone - I would like to introduce my gorgeous workshop assistant Dylan. 🐇

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He is a beautiful and friendly house rabbit who belongs to my daughter and helps me in my workshop. 

Dylan is very good at helping me to stop work on a regular basis and take little breaks where I give him lots of attention, cuddles and his favourite vegetables 🥬🥒🥕
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He is just too cute to ignore for very long 🐰😍

#jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #mihb #makerslife #workshoplife #workshopbuddy #rabbit #rabbitsofinstagram #rabbitlife #workshophelper

2 weeks ago

JmB Silver

Day 14 - Current project
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Meet this little guy/gal 🙃 - I have been working on him for a while after my friend @bethan.t gave me an ammonite fossil she had found with her boys on a local beach.
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This has been crafted using the real fossil as a template to make a mould to use with precious metal clay. Once dried, the piece is very gently sanded before being fired using a torch. The next process is to brush the piece with a brass brush in hot soapy water before polishing. If you would like to see - swipe left 👈🏻 to take a look 👀

#jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #MiHB #fossil #fossiljewellery #preciousmetalclay #ammonite #ammonitefossil #ammonitenecklace #preciousmetalclaydesign #silverpmc #preciousmetalclayuk @ Herne Bay, Kent
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2 weeks ago

JmB Silver

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2 weeks ago

JmB Silver

Day 13 - "USP"
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@jmbsilver everything is handmade - even the ear - wires and ear posts!

This statement necklace took hours of work to make and solder together each sterling silver link - even the clasp is handmade.
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Why buy mass produce jewellery?

It has not been specially made for you and lots of other people will have the same item.
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Purchasing from a small business like @jmbsilver you are buying something unique which has been made with love and care by someone who enjoys being creative.
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Jewellery that is "made by hand" has been sawn, soldered, carved, shaped, hammered and polished without using manufacturing machinery. With this in mind, you can see why something handmade is often more expensive because it takes so much longer to make the item or piece of jewellery.
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From designing a piece of jewellery to the finished product can sometimes take weeks.
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Lastly, when buying jewellery from @jmbsilver you know that the materials used are from reputable sources, ethically sourced and by supporting our small business you are buying local and British!

#jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #mihb #handmadejewelleryuk #silvernecklace #silverlinks #silverjewellery #jewellerydesignuk #hernebaybusiness #hellohandmade #artisanjewellery #madeinKent #ethicallysourced #metalsmith #handmadejewellery #shophandmadeuk #handmade #supporthandmade #plasticfreebusiness #sterlingsilverjewellery #smallbusinesslife #handmadejewelleryuk #supportsmallbusiness #handmadekent #madeofu #HeyThereMaker #britcraft #uknaj #smallbusiness
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Day 13 - USP
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@jmbsilver everything is handmade - even the ear - wires and ear posts! 

This statement necklace took hours of work to make and solder together each sterling silver link - even the clasp is handmade.
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Why buy mass produce jewellery? 

It has not been specially made for you and lots of other people will have the same item.
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Purchasing from a small business like @jmbsilver you are buying something unique which has been made with love and care by someone who enjoys being creative.
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Jewellery that is made by hand has been sawn, soldered, carved, shaped, hammered and polished without using manufacturing machinery. With this in mind, you can see why something handmade is often more expensive because it takes so much longer to make the item or piece of jewellery.
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From designing a piece of jewellery to the finished product can sometimes take weeks. 
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Lastly, when buying jewellery from @jmbsilver you know that the materials used are from reputable sources, ethically sourced and by supporting our small business you are buying local and British! 

#jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #mihb #handmadejewelleryuk #silvernecklace #silverlinks #silverjewellery #jewellerydesignuk #hernebaybusiness #hellohandmade #artisanjewellery #madeinKent #ethicallysourced #metalsmith  #handmadejewellery #shophandmadeuk #handmade #supporthandmade #plasticfreebusiness #sterlingsilverjewellery #smallbusinesslife #handmadejewelleryuk #supportsmallbusiness #handmadekent #madeofu #HeyThereMaker #britcraft #uknaj #smallbusiness

3 weeks ago

JmB Silver

Day 12 - "Learning Curve"
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A few days ago, I was fortunate enough to spend the day as a Blacksmith with Joel Tarr blacksmith in his workshop.
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Joel is a Blacksmith and metal artist living and working in Kent and a really good teacher. I had a fab day learning new skills but also trying out techniques that I can transfer to my work using precious metals. I would recommend booking a lesson with Joel if you fancy learning about this ancient craft and you don't mind getting your hands dirty!
The day was definitely a huge learning curve for me but lots of fun - I made two steel nails, a steel garden hook and a beautiful steel bowl. Happy girl!

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#blacksmith #learning #joeltarr #jmbsilver #steelbowl #newskills #learningcurve #learningnewskills #learningeveryday #learningcurves @ Godinton
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Day 12 - Learning Curve
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A few days ago, I was fortunate enough to spend the day as a Blacksmith with Joel Tarr blacksmith in his workshop. 
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Joel is a Blacksmith and metal artist living and working in Kent and a really good teacher. I had a fab day learning new skills but also trying out techniques that I can transfer to my work using precious metals. I would recommend booking a lesson with Joel if you fancy learning about this ancient craft and you dont mind getting your hands dirty!
The day was definitely a huge learning curve for me but lots of fun - I made two steel nails, a steel garden hook and a beautiful steel bowl. Happy girl!

www.joeltarr.co.uk
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#blacksmith #learning #joeltarr #jmbsilver #steelbowl #newskills #learningcurve #learningnewskills #learningeveryday #learningcurves @ GodintonImage attachmentImage attachment

3 weeks ago

JmB Silver

Day 11 - "Range"
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The Ripples Collection is one of our ranges @jmbsilver.

The inspiration for this collection is water. Each piece has a distinct hammered texture like little ripples on the surface of the sea, on a river or a pool of water. Each piece is handmade using recycled ♻️ sterling silver.

#jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #mihb #ripples #rippleeffect #handmadejewelleryuk #silverjewellery #jewellerydesignuk #hernebaybusiness #hellohandmade #artisanjewellery #madeinKent #ethicallysourced #metalsmith #handmadejewellery #shophandmadeuk #handmade #supporthandmade #plasticfreebusiness #sterlingsilverjewellery #smallbusinesslife #handmadejewelleryuk #supportsmallbusiness #handmadekent #madeofu #HeyThereMaker #britcraft #uknaj #smallbusiness
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Day 11 - Range
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The Ripples Collection is one of our ranges @jmbsilver.

The inspiration for this collection is water. Each piece has a distinct hammered texture like little ripples on the surface of the sea, on a river or a pool of water. Each piece is handmade using recycled ♻️ sterling silver.

#jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #mihb #ripples #rippleeffect #handmadejewelleryuk #silverjewellery #jewellerydesignuk #hernebaybusiness #hellohandmade #artisanjewellery #madeinKent #ethicallysourced #metalsmith  #handmadejewellery #shophandmadeuk #handmade #supporthandmade #plasticfreebusiness #sterlingsilverjewellery #smallbusinesslife #handmadejewelleryuk #supportsmallbusiness #handmadekent #madeofu #HeyThereMaker #britcraft #uknaj #smallbusiness

3 weeks ago

JmB Silver

Day 10 - “Authentic workspace”
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It’s not the most exciting photo however... this is my workspace.

Quite tidy when I took the photo earlier today - you don’t want to see it now after working all afternoon 🤣

My little workshop buddy 🐰 is not in the shot because I am saving him for another day. He is so super cute that he deserves a post all to himself 💕 - coming soon 😎

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#jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #mihb #myworkspace #myworkshop #workspace
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Day 10 - “Authentic workspace”
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It’s not the most exciting photo however... this is my workspace. 

Quite tidy when I took the photo earlier today - you don’t want to see it now after working all afternoon 🤣 

My little workshop buddy 🐰 is not in the shot because I am saving him for another day. He is so super cute that he deserves a post all to himself 💕 - coming soon 😎

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#jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #mihb #myworkspace #myworkshop #workspace

3 weeks ago

JmB Silver

Day 9 - "Rough/Mock Up"
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Sometimes when I am designing jewellery, I find that it helps to make a "Mock Up" of the components to see whether the design will work. My drawing skills are not good but it is usually only me who sees it!
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Swipe left 👈🏻 to see finished pendant which has a gorgeous teardrop shaped moonstone set in the centre of the pendant.

#jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #mihb #moonstone #moonstonependant #recycledsilver @ Herne Bay, Kent
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Day 9 - Rough/Mock Up
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Sometimes when I am designing jewellery, I find that it helps to make a Mock Up of the components to see whether the design will work. My drawing skills are not good but it is usually only me who sees it!
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Swipe left 👈🏻 to see finished pendant which has a gorgeous teardrop shaped moonstone set in the centre of the pendant. 

#jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #mihb #moonstone #moonstonependant #recycledsilver @ Herne Bay, KentImage attachment

3 weeks ago

JmB Silver

Day 8 - "Love To Make"
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I love to make rings!! Nothing else to say 🤣

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#jmbsilver #recyledsilver #recycledgold #madeinhernebay #mihb #rings #ring #rings💍 #ringdesigns #kent #madeinkent
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Day 8 - Love To Make
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I love to make rings!! Nothing else to say 🤣 

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#jmbsilver #recyledsilver #recycledgold #madeinhernebay #mihb #rings #ring #rings💍 #ringdesigns #kent #madeinkent

3 weeks ago

JmB Silver

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I ONLY use The Oxenden Soap House products in my shower 🚿🧼🛁🧼💜💜💜 and I most definitely recommend this local small business 👍Shampoo and Conditioner bars are available on the website NOW!! 😊

Limited stocks available for this release but there will be more coming soon!! 😊

#haircare #handmadehaircare #solidshampoo #solidconditioner #handmade #oxendensoaphouse #smallbusiness #smallbusinesssaturday #shoplocal #makersgonnamake #hernebaymakers #madeinhernebay
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Wonderful, luxurious soaps for hair and body & plastic free! 
I ONLY use The Oxenden Soap House products in my shower 🚿🧼🛁🧼💜💜💜 and I most definitely recommend this local small business 👍

3 weeks ago

JmB Silver

Day 7 - "You"
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Hello everyone!
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This is me in #whitstable today. We walked there from our home town of #hernebay stopped in #whitstable and had a picnic on the beach before walking home again.

29, 536 steps later (@20k) 😅

Great way to spend a Saturday ☀️

#dayoffwellspent #whitstable #kent #coastalliving #coastalwalks #outdoors #timeforme #whitstableharbour
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Day 7 - You
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Hello everyone! 
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This is me in #whitstable today. We walked there from our home town of #hernebay stopped in #whitstable and had a picnic on the beach before walking home again. 

29, 536 steps later (@20k) 😅

Great way to spend a Saturday ☀️ 

#dayoffwellspent #whitstable #kent #coastalliving #coastalwalks #outdoors #timeforme #whitstableharbour

3 weeks ago

JmB Silver

Day 6 - "Reducing Waste"
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There are lots of ways that I can reduce waste in my business and I have chosen to talk about just 4 of these ways:
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As a jeweller, I use precious metals in my work which come from our beautiful earth and are not in never-ending supply. So it is imperative that I do everything possible to reduce metal waste in every way I can:
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1) this photo shows my bench peg which has a piece of fake leather underneath it called a “Bench Skin”and this catches any metal scraps, fillings, shavings and dust. I carefully collect everything that falls into the skin and save it in a pot - which can be seen in the photo. When the pot is full, I send it off to a company #pressmanmastermelt that process the scraps turning them back into metal that can be used again.
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2) this photo shows my "scrap pot" - I save very little bit of scrap that I can and melt this down myself and use to cast jewellery eg using sand casting.
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3) this shows you a small part of my "discarded jewellery" collection - my friends and family often give me old jewellery that they either don't want or is broken. Again, I can often reuse and recycle in this way.
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4) this last photo is about "Ecosilver" which is recycled silver that I buy from my trusted supplier of all things jewellery #cooksongold . This is 100% recycled scrap silver and is the same quality as sterling silver. I also purchase recycled gold for any gold work that I do.

#jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #recycleatwork #recyclemetal #recycle #recycledmaterials @ Herne Bay, Kent
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4 weeks ago

JmB Silver

Day 5 - "Close up"
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Labradorite is my very favourite gemstone - look at the depth of colours and iridescence this oval stone has. It changes in the light with all different shades of blues and greens. It reminds me of searching in rock pools 🐚

#labradorite #labradoritestones #labradoritejewellery #closeup #jmbsilver #madeinhernebay
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Day 5 - Close up
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Labradorite is my very favourite gemstone - look at the depth of colours and iridescence this oval stone has. It changes in the light with all different shades of blues and greens. It reminds me of searching in rock pools  🐚 

#labradorite #labradoritestones #labradoritejewellery #closeup #jmbsilver #madeinhernebay

4 weeks ago

JmB Silver

Day 4 - "Branding"
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Coming up with a name for my business was difficult and in the end I went with my initials "JMB" and silver to give some clue what the business was about - although I now work with copper and gold as well 🙂
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The exciting part was coming up with the colour scheme and logo and this was where I turned to a local professional graphic designer who was amazing - Kellie Bamford. The general theme reflects “The Seaside” which is one of my inspirations.
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The @jmbsilver logo and colour scheme of pink, grey and white is seen throughout my website and packaging. Finally, my logo is also proudly applied in silver foil to my lovely jewellery gift boxes thanks to @tinyboxcompany 😀

#brand #branding #jewellerybrand #jewellerybrands #jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #madeinkent
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Day 4 - Branding
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Coming up with a name for my business was difficult and in the end I went with my initials JMB and silver to give some clue what the business was about - although I now work with copper and gold as well 🙂
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The exciting part was coming up with the colour scheme and logo and this was where I turned to a local professional graphic designer who was amazing - Kellie Bamford. The general theme reflects “The Seaside” which is one of my inspirations.
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The @jmbsilver logo and colour scheme of pink, grey and white is seen throughout my website and packaging. Finally, my logo is also proudly applied in silver foil to my lovely jewellery gift boxes thanks to @tinyboxcompany 😀

#brand #branding #jewellerybrand #jewellerybrands #jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #madeinkent

4 weeks ago

JmB Silver

Day 3 - "Time"
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Due to my health, I had to leave my nursing career in 2016 and make time for me.
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After some healing time, I realised that I had to start again...
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So, my small business @jmbsilver was born 863 days ago on 22nd October 2017
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Where has that time gone?
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What have I been doing? Firstly, I learnt new skills, then set up my business, worked with #fairlymarvellous to set up my website, attended craft fairs, advertised, forced myself to use social media, learnt accounting skills as well as making time for creativity.
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Above all, I think that over these last 3 years I have learnt that I need to make time for myself. I know that when you are self employed, it is so important to plan to keep on top of everything but also to ensure you are making time for yourself - one of the ways that I do this is to use my #makersyearbook2020. I bought my first one 2 years ago and I wouldn’t be without it now!!

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#mindfulness #timeforme #creativelife #creativehappylife
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Day 3 - Time
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Due to my health, I had to leave my nursing career in 2016 and make time for me.
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After some healing time, I realised that I had to start again...
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So, my small business @jmbsilver was born 863 days ago on 22nd October 2017
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Where has that time gone?
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What have I been doing? Firstly, I learnt new skills, then set up my business, worked with #fairlymarvellous to set up my website, attended craft fairs, advertised, forced myself to use social media, learnt accounting skills as well as making time for creativity. 
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Above all, I think that over these last 3 years I have learnt that I need to make time for myself. I know that when you are self employed, it is so important to plan to keep on top of everything but also to ensure you are making time for yourself - one of the ways that I do this is to use my #makersyearbook2020. I bought my first one 2 years ago and I wouldn’t be without it now!!

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#mindfulness #timeforme #creativelife #creativehappylife

4 weeks ago

JmB Silver

Day 2 - "Hands at work"
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As a jeweller, my hands are busy all the time!! Either measuring, hammering, cutting, sawing, melting, bending, polishing, taking photos or trying to upload things to social media. My hands do take a battering but I managed to find a photo where they don't look too black from polish!
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This photo shows me polishing my wax carving before sending it off to be cast in silver. #workinghands #handsatwork #jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #waxcarving
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Day 2 - Hands at work
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As a jeweller, my hands are busy all the time!! Either measuring, hammering, cutting, sawing, melting, bending, polishing, taking photos or trying to upload things to social media. My hands do take a battering but I managed to find a photo where they dont look too black from polish!
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This photo shows me polishing my wax carving before sending it off to be cast in silver. #workinghands #handsatwork #jmbsilver #madeinhernebay #waxcarving

4 weeks ago

JmB Silver

Day 1 "Story"

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Hi 👋, My name is Juliette and started my jewellery business @jmbsilver in October 2017 following a long career as a nurse.
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"A complete change of direction" I hear you say!
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Yes it certainly was but I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to be able to make that choice and to retrain @londonjewelleryschool in Hatton Garden, London.
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The journey of starting my own small business has had its own challenges, with ups and downs but I have met some really lovely people along the way.
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The photo was taken in one of my favourite places #sark
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Day 1 Story

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Hi 👋, My name is Juliette and started my jewellery business @jmbsilver in October 2017 following a long career as a nurse. 
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A complete change of direction I hear you say! 
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Yes it certainly was but I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to be able to make that choice and to retrain @londonjewelleryschool in Hatton Garden, London. 
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The journey of starting my own small business has had its own challenges, with ups and downs but I have met some really lovely people along the way. 
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The photo was taken in one of my favourite places #sark
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#MarchMeetTheMaker #jmbsilver #smallbusinessowner #madeinhernbay
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