Preparing For The 3D2D Westend Fair

Preparing For The 3D2D Westend Fair - Genna Delaney Jewellery Artist

Preparing For The 3D2D Westend Fair

Well it’s quite exciting to find out that I will be exhibiting at the Edinburgh Festival for a full 3 weeks, that’s 23 days in a row!!! I’m used to doing the first 9 days but this year I’m exhibiting during the whole festival.

So I’m going to have to work my bum off for the next few months preparing and making new work for the fair. Ever since I started making jewellery I have been purchasing stones and beads throughout the years as I can not resist a bit of colour and sparkle! However I’ve not had the chance to make everything into finished pieces of jewellery.

As you can imagine I have quite a lot of stones now and they have just been sitting in my materials pile not getting used. So the other day I decided to have a wee look through some of the stones that I have, to spark some inspiration and make new pieces.

Amethyst, Aquamarine, Green Quartz, Onyx, Coral, And Pearls

Amethyst, Aquamarine, Green Quartz, Onyx, Coral, And Pearls

A selection of some of my stones – Amethyst, aquamarine, green quartz, onyx, coral, and pearls

In the image is a selection of amethyst, aquamarine, onyx, coral and pearls. I have plenty more stones and beads but I decided to start with one of my favourite stones, aquamarine and placed them together with some samples of silver I had been working on. Then all of a sudden a new neckpiece, bracelet and earrings set were formed.

Work In Progress

Work In Progress

Work in progress in my studio

I had been working on creating new textures on the metal, so used this piece of silver as a detail on the necklace. Then combined it with white fresh water pearls and aquamarine.

Aqua Ribbon Necklace

Aqua Ribbon Necklace

Above is the finished necklace and below is a close up of the silver detail at the front, then the next image is the detail of the catch at the back. It has a hidden hook catch which clips behind the silver piece so can’t be seen from the front.

Aquamarine, fresh water pearls and silver ribbon detail bracelet. These two pieces are completely one off pieces so if you would like to purchase these get in touch.

If you would like something similar made with different stones I also do commission work.

Each week a plan to make at least one new piece of jewellery from the stones that I have in stock. So watch this space to see the new creations.

 

Testimonials

Can't thank you enough it was exactly as we asked for and a lot more x better start saving for the Eternity ring you're going to be making next for June .... a very happy couple xx

Sean

My family bought me a voucher for a 1:1 workshop to make a silver ring for my Birthday. Genna's workshops are informative in the process of jewellery making and good fun. Genna has a lovely teaching style.

Best of all you go home with a beautiful ring you made.

I would definitely do another workshop and if I could give Genna 10 stars I would. Thank you.

Samantha

Picked up my Wedding Ring today and words can't describe how happy I am. It looks amazing. Few wee (happy) tears on the way home. Thank you so much. p.s. thank you from my "Mum" too xxx

June

Genna design recently carried out a repair on my wife's engagement ring. I could not fault Genna's workmanship and the cost of the repair was very competitive. I would not hesitate to return in the future.

Michael

I had a fantastic time on Saturday, thanks Genna for being patient. Love my ring. Robert asked what I was making next so I might be back. Thanks once again for a great day x

Liz

Had a lovely day with Genna making our wedding rings! What a great touch to add to our special day! Would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to make their wedding rings, more than just a ring!

Stephanie 2018

Genna created my engagement and wedding ring and they are absolutely beyond perfect! She really took her time at the initial consultation and went over all of the tiniest details - when we got the pictures of the finished rings I was totally blown away - they were exactly what I had pictured in my head, if not better!!

Jessica

Genna, it was lovely to meet you last evening and I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for the beautiful necklace. It is truly gorgeous. What a talent you have. I've not taken it off since last Thursday! I was even wearing it for Crufts all weekend!

Keep following your dream!

Jenny Campbell 2018

Really enjoyable and educational day, we both had loads of fun. Would recommend to anyone looking to make there own personalised ring

Gordon & Gill

As Alison and Ron’s neighbours we have witnessed first hand this special and devoted love and the beautiful commission pieces you made reflect beautifully their enduring love . Alison wears them with humble pride.

Yvonne

Today my mother enjoyed her Christmas treat from us – a four hour ring making class with jeweller Genna Delaney. She totally loved it and has made a wonderful ring. She reckons Genna is a natural teacher. As a former head teacher she’s good at spotting such talents. If you want to learn jewellery making then Genna is the person to see!

Prof Mike Press

Whoah this blog is fantastic. I love reading your posts. Keep up the good work! You know, a lot of people are searching around for this information, you can aid them greatly.

Natalie

I'm over the moon with my ring! Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful piece which means so much to me. I absolutely love it.

Irene 2018

Thanks so much for the beautiful ring I bought yesterday!! Will be in touch about a commission a piece soon!!

Julia Wang, NY

Genna has lots of lovely jewellery to buy. The best things are bespoke though. She made me a few unique items using much loved heirlooms and updating them.

Bonnie Lee, TX