Last week I went to a bloggers event at the Goldsmithy in Stony Stratford with the MK Bloggers Network. Here is a glance at what we got up to!
Nestled away in the beautiful and historic town of Stony Stratford in Milton Keynes, The Goldsmithy is a family owned business run by father and son duo Glenn and Paul Chapman, two of the finest goldsmith and watchmakers around, who create timeless, unique and personalised handmade pieces of jewellery that you will not find anywhere else.
Glenn Chapman has been in the goldsmithing industry since 1972. Trained by Cartier London, Glenn has an extensive knowledge on the art of jewellery making which he has been able to pass on to his son Paul. Together they are keeping the traditional methods of jewellery making alive and continue create some of the most beautiful and intricate designs I have ever seen.
The thing that is so special about this style of jewellery making in comparison to mass produced jewellery that you find on the high street is the way it can be bespoke and personalised to an individual. It is a form of art that can tell a story and the pieces are incredibly timeless, to be enjoyed by generations to come.
One of the highlights for me was a story Paul told us about a lady who had her grandmothers jewellery melted and turned in to wedding bands for her and her partner. What a beautiful sentiment! I love how they can recycle old jewellery and bring them new life. As a lover of vintage jewellery and fashion, I adored this story and love the way items can be tailored and enjoyed by multiple people. Glenn and Paul’s passion shows in every piece they make and that alone shows how special this style of jewellery making is.
Making A Ring
The process of creating the ring was completely mesmerizing and you will not believe how we took a piece of metal from this:
To this (look how shiny it is!):
We all had a turn at filing, buffing and polishing to get the ring! My arms got a good work out too.
I also had a go at filing an 18ct gold ring. Though scared I would damage the metal with the file, It was quite therapeutic, actually!
Brunch And Goodies!
Us girls were truly spoilt. Lunch was provided by Cameron’s Kitchen in Stony Stratford. It looks so delicious and very Instagram worthy! We all received a goody bag filled with loads of treats, kindly gifted by local businesses in Milton Keynes!
It was so lovely to meet lots of local bloggers and be surrounded by so many talented ladies! I have included links to all of the girls below, you have to check out their amazing blogs! Thank you so much to The Goldsmithy for having us, to Brand Mission & Sophie too!
- Sophie @ Sophie’s Suitcase
- Kara @ Heels In My Backpack
- Gemma @ Spink Dot
- Keri @ Try Everything Once
- Char @ Taylor Hearts Travel
- Becky @ Pinks Charming
- Amanda @ Amanda Alston
- Zoe @ Secret Diary Of A Scavenger
- Lisahh @ Lisahh Jayne
- Erin @ Groggits