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Raising funds to help set up my new workshop with Silversmithing tools and equipment. Delivery refunds for those who want to collect.
Raising funds to help set up my new workshop with Silversmithing tools and equipment. Delivery refunds for those who want to collect.
59 backers pledged £5,584 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello, I’m Victoria, an award winning emerging contemporary silversmith based in Sheffield. After graduating from University in 2015 I have been on a 2 year starter studio programme for silversmiths at Yorkshire Artspace. I’ll soon be coming to the end of this wonderful programme and I’m now taking the next exciting step in my career and moving into my own workshop; this is where I need your help!

This campaign will enable me to purchase the tools and machinery I need for my new permanent studio space. Please take a look through the list of rewards which includes bespoke jewellery, one-off silverware and ring-making workshops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the last two years I have been lucky enough to share a large workshop where I have had access to silversmithing tools and machinery. Without this well-equipped facility I wouldn’t have been able to hone my practice, design and create my collections, take my work across the country to craft fairs and exhibitions or take on commissions. This fantastic workshop has enabled me to successfully take the first steps in a profession which I love. 

This September I’ll be leaving the starter studio and taking on my own space within the same complex at Yorkshire Artspace - Studio 25. I am delighted to be able to stay in this creative environment, but to continue developing my practice I have to acquire all the equipment necessary for a silversmithing and jewellery workshop and this is hugely expensive. For example I will need a brazing hearth and torch, a steel bench block, a bench sander, a pickle tank and a polishing motor, not to mention a wide range of specialist tools.

I am hoping that this campaign will enable me to purchase the tools and machinery I need for my new permanent studio space. I would greatly appreciate your help in my early career as a contemporary silversmith who is passionate about keeping the tradition of silversmithing in Sheffield alive.

Thank you for your support,

Victoria

Risks and challenges

Delivering quality jewellery and silverware is very important to me, so I have tried to identify any potential risks and limit them as much as possible.

Contingency time has been factored into the campaign to allow for any unforeseen setbacks in production.

In the unusual event that any delays occur, I would keep my backers fully informed and notified of expected delivery dates. If my project is successful with more backers than anticipated, I will prioritise production of rewards in pledge order.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    Thank you Postcard

    A hand written thank you postcard featuring one of my designs.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $33

    Manchester Worker Bee Badge

    A unisex bronze Manchester Worker Bee lapel pin - a tribute to my home town.

    10% of the pledges from this reward will go to Manchester Emergency Fund for victim support following the awful event earlier this year.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $65

    Bar Studs or a Bar Ring

    A special Kickstarter price on either a pair of my sterling silver bar studs or bar ring.

    *Your choice will be requested at the end of the campaign.

    **ring size will be requested at the end of the campaign

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    Pledge £80 or more About $104

    Personalised Bracelet or Drop Earrings

    Either a personalised hand stamped sterling silver bracelet with a message of your choice or a pair of sterling silver geometric drop earrings.

    *Your choice will be requested at the end of the campaign.

    **short messages will be requested at the end of the campaign

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    Pledge £110 or more About $144

    Silver Bar Necklace

    An elegant V shaped sterling silver bar necklace with handmade clasp detail.

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    Pledge £150 or more About $196

    Silver Bar Necklace and Studs

    Necklace and Earring set including a pair of sterling silver bar studs and an elegant V shaped sterling silver necklace with a handmade clasp detail.

    Includes:
    • Silver Bar Necklace
    • Silver Bar Studs
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    Pledge £220 or more About $287

    Slate Cufflinks

    A pair of stylish cufflinks made from sterling silver, brass and Welsh slate.

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    Pledge £300 or more About $391

    Slate Cufflinks and a Silver Ring

    Cufflinks and a Ring set including a pair of layered sterling silver, brass and Welsh slate cufflinks and a unisex sterling silver ring.

    *ring size will be requested at the end of the campaign

    Includes:
    • Slate Cufflinks
    • Unisex Sterling Silver Ring
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    Pledge £300 or more About $391

    Two Person Ring Workshop

    A two person ring making workshop. Ideal for wedding bands, an anniversary gift or a special day for two friends.

    *Sterling silver included, other precious metals available at additional cost.

    **Travel and accommodation not included

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    Pledge £450 or more About $587

    Whisky Tumblers and Stones

    A pair of crystal whisky tumblers with 10 sterling silver whisky stones. When chilled the stones keep whisky cold without diluting.

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    Pledge £1,500 or more About $1,957

    Pair of Welsh Slate Candelabras

    A pair of one off candelabras. Silver plated candlesticks set in sculptural pieces of Welsh slate.

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