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Lucy Gerrard originally trained as a silversmith in her home county of East Sussex. Having always had a passion for wearing jewellery, it seemed natural to learn the skills of the trade. After three years of learning the craft, she started designing pieces and taking commissions as Silver Sapling. In 2016, she set out on an adventure to live in Cornwall, settling on the Isles of Scilly with her partner Ben.
Within a year, Ben joined the business and they started creating their current collections, drawing inspiration from the abundance of Cornwall’s natural beauty, whether it be the succulents and agapanthus ubiquitous with the county, or the stunning coastline and sea that envelops the Western Peninsula. Now based in Penwith, and working from their home studio, Silver Sapling continue to be inspired by this most magical part of the country.
Handcrafted Silver Jewellery
Whether treating oneself or finding the perfect gift for someone special, every piece from Silver Sapling is a true work of art. Their handcrafted silver jewellery is a testament to the exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into every piece. Each design is carefully created by skilled artisans, ensuring that customers receive a one-of-a-kind treasure that reflects their personal style. Whether one is looking for a delicate necklace, a statement ring, or elegant earrings, Silver Sapling’s collection has something for everyone. They source the finest quality silver and combine it with intricate designs inspired by nature and the beauty of the world around us. With Silver Sapling, customers can adorn themselves with pieces that enhance their look and carry a sense of artistry and individuality.
Sterling Silver Barnacle Ring
This exquisite piece draws inspiration from the ocean and its marvellous creatures. Have you ever noticed those tiny barnacles clinging onto rocks along the Cornish coastline? Well, these fascinating creatures have inspired the design of this handcrafted ring. Each ring is a unique masterpiece, as no two barnacles are exactly alike. The cluster of silver and gold barnacles adorning the ring creates a mesmerising texture, achieved through a combination of hammered effect and torch work techniques. It’s a true celebration of the ocean’s wonders and a stylish accessory that will surely catch the eye of admirers.
Sterling Silver Agapanthus Necklace
This exquisite piece of jewellery is a true labour of love. Handcrafted with care in the Silver Sapling studio, it showcases the beauty of the Agapanthus flower. Did you know that the name “Agapanthus” is derived from the Greek words for love and flower? It’s like wearing a symbol of love around your neck! The inspiration for this necklace came from the abundant blooms of these stunning flowers that grace our surroundings each year. The design of this necklace is completely original and meticulously handcrafted using a process involving fimo clay. The resulting silver casts are then skillfully wire wrapped to create a truly unique piece. It’s a pendant necklace that captures the essence of nature’s beauty and will surely make you feel special when you wear it.