Here's a little bit about the author of this blog in her own words:
"My name is Kristin Smith. I live in a beautiful village in the countryside in Surrey, England with my husband and two children.
I sell my handmade jewellery at boutiques, fairs, parties, Etsy and Folksy, as well as taking commissioned orders.
I am a self-taught jewellery designer with a background in art and wire work. I work with sterling silver, pure silver clay, fine silver, gemstones, Swarovski Crystals, lampwork and boro glass beads. I love exploring the different textures that silver can show through hammering, brushing, burnishing, etc. and how these change the way the light catches on the metal. "