Sarah Jane Whittaker soldering handmade jewellery in Shropshire UK

About Sarah Jane Whittaker

Gorgeously wearable and dainty nature-inspired jewellery, entirely handmade in the UK

Welcome to Sarah Jane Whittaker Contemporary Jewellery, the home of beautiful, modern sterling silver jewellery for women, hand-crafted by me (I'm Sarah Jane) in my sunny Shropshire hills studio.

Like a magpie, I've always been easily distracted by shiny silver, so it was inevitable I'd be drawn to a life of designing, making and sharing the jewellery that I just couldn't find on the High Street.

It takes many years to develop the skills needed to create great jewellery - sketching and planning ideas, forging, casting, texturing, sawing, and soldering silver and other metals, and mastering enamelling, filing, finishing and polishing jewellery - but it's joyful work.

The resulting jewellery makes perfect gifts, from signature Hewn Heart studs (available in a range of finishes) and sterling silver Textured Heart jewellery, to more contemporary pieces, often incorporating frosted or intentionally-distressed surfaces, and unusual matte or raw gemstones.

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Mixing borax flux before silver soldering in the studioNature-inspired handmade jewelleryHammering silver jewellery in the studio
Striking seedhead pictured against a bright blue sky
Inspiration

Inspired by

Fields, sea and sky

My work is strongly inspired by the natural beauty of my rural setting, and by the North Wales coastline, from the shapes of wind-whipped trees silhouetted on hilltops, to the weathered and wave-worn surfaces of seaside rusting metal or ocean-tumbled rocks.

Throughout my collection, you might notice a fascination with the effects of time, wear and weather on the natural and manmade world, and a slight obsession with creating texture on the surface of silver and other precious metals.

Silver is almost endlessly malleable (if you know how!), and is wonderfully responsive - it's my favourite material to create dainty but striking jewellery to be worn with delight.

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    Beautifully crafted earrings delivered in stylish wrapping with a very thoughtful and personal touch. Sent en enquiry prior to purchase and the response was personable and second to none. Wonderful service and wonderful product.
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    I haven't seen these yet as they have been delivered to my sister for a Christmas present.
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    Very contemporary and just what I was looking for. Admired by several friends. Excellent service - my earrings were beautifully and carefully packaged. Thank you!
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Delivery

Unless you have selected Express Delivery (where available), UK orders are sent via Royal Mail Signed For® delivery and will require a signature on delivery. Unless you have previously opted-out of Royal Mail's Delivery to a Neighbour service (see http://www.royalmail.com/personal/receiving-mail/delivery-to-neighbour), Royal Mail may deliver your Signed For® item to a neighbour if you are out when delivery is attempted, or you may need to collect your parcel from your local delivery office or re-arrange delivery with Royal Mail. Please note that by ordering you are deemed to accept this. Royal Mail aims to deliver first class Signed For® items within 2 working days after posting, but these delivery timescales aren't guaranteed, and your order may occasionally take longer to reach you, especially at busy times of the year. Unfortunately, once your item has been posted, the exact delivery date is beyond my control.

Express Delivery orders (where available) are sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery™. Again, a signature is required by Royal Mail on delivery, and items should be delivered the next working day after posting. Please enquire about this service before ordering, if not available as a drop-down menu option on the product listing, if it's important to you that your order reaches you by a specific date, especially as many items are handmade to order for you, so our lead time (the time allowed for making your item) needs to be added to the shipping time.

International orders if you're outside the UK, your order will be sent via a tracked service where practicable, and if the shipping charge paid covers this. Orders shipped outside the UK may take considerably longer to arrive.

Urgent orders: if you need your jewellery shortly after the estimated delivery date specified on the product listing, or if your order is needed for a specific date or and important or special event (birthday, anniversary, etc), do please contact me before ordering, as I may be able to dispatch items sooner on request, or offer you the reassurance of Express Delivery at a reasonable extra cost.

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Returns Address

Returns Department, Sarah Jane Whittaker CJ, 58 High Street, Madeley, Telford, TF7 5AT, GB

Terms and Conditions

Please read my delivery information carefully before ordering, and always check your order confirmation carefully as soon as you receive it (please especially double-check that the delivery address shown is correct).

Good things - like jewellery - come in small packages, and my work can be dainty, so please always check measurements given against a ruler, so you get a good sense of scale before ordering.

For hygiene reasons, reassuringly, my range of earrings and ear-studs for pierced ears are sent in sealed see-through tamper-proof packaging. This enables you to inspect the earrings or ear-studs closely before you decide whether to break the seal. Please only break the seal if you intend to keep the jewellery as earrings and ear-studs are not returnable if the tamper-proof seal has been broken or damaged. Your statutory rights are not affected.

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