My name is Marion Lloyd-Langton. All the jewellery on this site has been handmade by me. I retired from my role as a Management Accountant in 2009 to look after husband Huw Lloyd-Langton huwlloyd-langton.co.uk who sadly died of cancer 2012. From 2017 to May 2020 I worked in Photography for 3 years.
However, from early 2013, I attended various courses working with Sterling Silver, Silver Clay and Semi-Precious Beadwork. It was fascinating to learn all the different techniques to make beautiful silver or beaded earrings, necklaces, cufflinks, bracelets and silver rings. When you take a sheet of sterling silver for bezel cups or wire to coil it into various jump rings i.e. figures of 8, Fleur De Links or plain coils to join together and solder then ultimately produce a fabulous necklace, bracelet, or ring, it is enthralling. Modelling silver clay was just as exciting to work with. Selection of silver clay work below:
Don’t get me wrong each piece is time consuming and one needs a lot of patience, especially, when soldering 130 links to make a particular chain. Mistakes are made and end up in a pot to melt. But the trick is not to become disheartened, take a break and if necessary start again.
For my beaded jewellery, I work with semi-precious gems such as amethyst, rose quartz, cornelian (carnelian), freshwater pearls, hematite, etc. and always Sterling Silver Clasps. These days there are some brilliant bead shops around with a huge variety of choice. Both on the High Street or on-line.
I have made many gifts for friends, family and occasionally undertaken commissions for Weddings i.e. bridesmaids’ gifts etc. But overall I only make one-off pieces. Thus, each piece is a hand-crafted individual item. Each piece is described on this website in full, i.e. with sizes and weights. Notably, the sterling silver is the standard industry .925 and contains 7.5% of copper. Silver Clay work is .999 and is mixed with an organic binder which burns away after kilning and tends to tarnish less.
10% of all profit from this website will go to help the Salvation Army with the tremendous work they do for the homeless, vulnerable groups, out of work people, single parents and so much more.
I hope you enjoy browsing my website.