Cornish beach sand textured jewellery
Wear a piece of your favourite beach
BEACH SAND JEWELLERY CREATION
Each beach sand textured ring is handmade by me in my workshop in Cornwall near Lands End, made using ancient techniques and sand from a beach of your choice.
Beach sand from Cornwall to worldwide
CHOOSE YOUR OWN SAND
I can use sand from one or multiple beaches of your choice, from anywhere in the world (as long as you can get me the sand!).
I have a good selection of different Cornish (including Isles of Scilly) beach sand ready to be used.
If I don't have the sand from your desired Cornish beach and you are unable to get it, let me know (any excuse for a beach visit!).
Personalised bespoke textures
BEACH NOT YOUR THING?
All of the sand textured items of jewellery are bespoke, and can be made to your personal specification.
If beach sand is not your thing, why not send me a bit of grit from your favourite coast path or somewhere else precious to you.
I have textured items of jewellery using crushed up pieces of granite from someones house, to bits of grit from the Peak District.
Let your imagination run wild and contact me with your ideas!
Ancient techniques & natural materials
MY CREATION PROCESS
Fortunately for me this starts with a walk along the beach to find a washed up cuttlefish bone! Once cleaned and dried the bone is ready to make a mould from, which is an ancient technique of casting that dates back hundreds of years.
I then hand carve or press the shape I want to cast into the cuttlefish bone, and add the beach sand (or alternative material) that will transfer the unique texture to the metal. I can create lighter or heavier textures as desired by the customer. Some people also like to have a mixture of the natural cuttlefish texture (from the growth lines of the cuttlefish) together with the sand texture.
I then melt the chosen metal type and pour it into the mould, before apprehensively (it doesn't always work!) opening the mould to see how it has cast. You only get one shot at this type of casting, as the cuttlefish bone can only withstand the temperature of the molten metal for a single casting. So if it is not successful I have to start over, making a new cuttlefish bone mould from scratch.
Once I have a casting that I am happy with, I clean it up and start cutting, shaping, sanding, and finishing until it is ready to be sent for hallmarking at the Birmingham Assay Office. Once returned I give the item a final finish before it is collected by or sent to the customer.
I can use this technique to make all types of jewellery, just contact me with your ideas.
Eco friendly recycled materials
SUSTAINABLE PRECIOUS METALS
All my Cornish beach sand textured items are made using sustainable eco friendly recycled metals.
Available in sterling silver, solid 9ct, 14ct, and 18ct yellow, white, and rose gold.
All items are hallmarked at the Birmingham Assay Office in the UK.
Give unworn jewellery a new lease of life
REPURPOSE OLD JEWELLERY
I can also upcycle your own jewellery items, melting them down to become a new beach sand textured item of your choice.
Refashion unworn and sentimental heirloom jewellery into something personal to you or a loved one, to wear and cherish for years to come.
Adorn yourself with a special place
MAKE IT PERSONAL
Connect with your favourite beach, coastal path, or place by imprinting a bit of it into a bespoke item of Joseph Lamsin jewellery.
Most popular with Cornish beach sand textured wedding rings and engagement rings, connecting two peoples love for each other and to a special place.
I can also use this technique to make earrings, bangles, bracelets, pendants, necklaces, and cufflinks.
Contact me to let me know what you would like, and I will do my best to make it!
Let me me know your bespoke beach sand or alternative texture ideas, so I can turn them into pieces of jewellery!
With you always & forever
A PIECE OF CORNWALL
It is my aim that each and every item of Joseph Lamsin Jewellery emits the natural beauty of the Cornish coastline, so wherever you are a little piece of Cornwall can be with you.