Archive for Everyday objects

A hand forged copper pot lid as birthday present

A hand forged copper pot lid as birthday present

Look what I got for my birthday!  A great new pot. Because there came no lid with the pot, Jan made me one. A forged copper pot lid as birthday present, how about that one! Because did you know, we also make utensils such as…

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Manufactum a department store for timeless products

Manufactum a department store for timeless products

Coffee grinder Manufactum is a German department store which has existed since 1988. The department store is doing pretty well presumably because it doesn’t follow the prevailing fashion. Brass bicycle bell The product range is not very large but it is very special. Handmade ceramic vinegar…

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Our atelier is situated in the middle of nowhere

Our atelier is situated in the middle of nowhere

For those who didn’t really believe me  … as you can see our atelier is really situated in the middle of nowhere … This picture was taken last week. Our atelier is located to the right of the farm tucked away behind trees. Our atelier looks absolutely…

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We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! The year 2016 comes to an end … for us it was a wonderful year. A fine year in which we made lots of beautiful designs and even more sales. A busy year with new…

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Silversmithing in the outdoors

Silversmithing in the outdoors

Meanwhile, in the studio … Well look at this! Finally a few warm days. Jan took advantage and worked outside for a while. In the photo you see Jan making a cavity in a large silver circle. After this Jan needs to continue working in the studio…

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Small spoon made of copper

Small spoon made of copper

How some things go … For some time now I was thinking of how handy it would be to have a nice looking scoop to measure loose tea leaves. The idea buzzed around in my head and slowly a design arose. I discussed the idea…

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Tipi Up Side Down

Tipi Up Side Down

Once upon a time, I think we still lived in the United States, we made the Tipi Up Side Down candlestick. The month of December is always a quiet time in our studio, so now is the time to tidy up in the atelier. Thats how I…

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A handmade silver baby rattle

A handmade silver baby rattle

A very special gift for a newborn baby … a beautiful silver baby rattle with the constellation Virgo. Custom made by The Jewelry Story. Please click: silver baby rattle to see the back of the rattle.

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Small hand forged silver bowls

Small hand forged silver bowls

Today I like to show you our last commission … small hand forged silver bowls. The bowls are made two years ago ​by my partner Jan Kerkstra in consultation with the client. The request of the client was to make small silver bowls with big “handles”…

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Contemporary hand forged silver sugar spoon

Contemporary hand forged silver sugar spoon

Do we make silver sugar spoons? Yes as a matter of fact we do. Is there a demand for silver spoons? Maybe that’s hard to believe but yes there is, just like there is a demand for silver napkins holders. We do have quite a…

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