Porcelain 'Brave' studs. (Sterling silver posts)
From my 'Fem' collection, these delicate yet strong studs are a statement of empowerment and fortitude. With comfortable solid silver posts, they are designed to be worn every day
Glazed porcelain and sterling silver ear posts and scrolls.
All Kat Foreman Jewellery is handmade in my Cambridge studio. Each piece is unique and made individually so please allow for minor irregularities and variations to the photographs shown.
HOW WILL THE JEWELLERY BE PACKAGED?
Your jewellery will be neatly packaged in a gift box and posted in 100% recyclable cardboard packaging to protect it while its on the way. I use Royal mail first class when posting items and delivery is Free in the UK.
HOW ITS MADE:
Each piece is first sculpted in raw porcelain. I use a combination of my hands and specialist clay tools to shape and create detail and then leave it to dry. It is then fired in a kiln to harden. Next I polish the surface, refining the smooth texture and then paint it with glaze. After firing the piece again at over 1200 degrees Celsius (which purifies and strengthens the material), I hand paint 22ct gold lustre into the desired areas. It is then fired for a third and final time and combined with either sterling silver or 14ct gold filled findings to reveal the finished result you see in the picture.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF MY JEWELLERY?
Gold lustre colour may fade with use, particularly that worn close to the body. Sterling silver may become tarnished and dull over time. This is a normal result from long-term wear and contact with air. However, with careful handling your jewellery can have a longer life. Here are some care tips for you:
• Please avoid direct contact with water and chemical products, such as soap, perfume, hand cleaning gel, oils, make up, moisturisers, etc.
• Please do not wear jewellery while swimming or showering. Use a soft cloth to dry if it gets wet.
• Please do not yank and pull chains or components.
• You can remove tarnish from sterling silver with a silver cleaning cloth. This will not harm the porcelain.
• For the porcelain part, please avoid impact with hard surfaces and sharp objects as it can be a fragile material.
• Please store the jewellery in a dry place such as your bedroom, and not the bathroom. We recommend storing the jewellery in its original packaging to avoid it being damaged or scratched.
WHAT IF MY JEWELLERY BECOMES DAMAGED?
Please get in touch and I will do everything I can to repair or replace missing or damaged parts. Please note this may incur a cost.