Once upon a time there was a knackered 30 something woman with a 6 month old baby, a tired, hen-pecked husband and a happily obedient dog who lived to work and worked to live.
One day the woman snapped 'Blah blah blah blah blah' her husband heard her say, so he politely suggested she 'do something about it then' and she did.
She quit her day job and set about on a perilous journey making and doing the things she loved.
...Not quite the end.
Here at Muck & Brass all the jewellery is made using high quality, recycled and reclaimed materials, sterling silver, and lots of love and care.
We also provide a personalised service, turning treasured keepsakes and mementos that often hide in attics and cupboards into beautiful pieces of wearable jewellery.
We hope you enjoy our jewellery as much as we loved making it.
A whole new career and a whole new start right from scratch is rather daunting and quite scary but I wouldn't change it for the World.
Me and Heathcliff. He's on the right.
My dad teaching iconography. He's on the right too.
How the Jewellery is Made.
Refunds or Exchanges
I'm happy to provide a refund within 14 days of purchase once the item has been returned or if it is past the 14 day deadline I can issue you with a Muck & Brass gift certificate which can be used towards future purchases.
Our Shipping Policy
If you live in the U.K, lucky you because Muck & Brass do not charge for postage and packaging, we include everything within the price you see.
If the value of the package is above £50 it will be tracked to ensure a safe arrival.
If an item is needed quickly please contact me immediately after purchase and choose the Royal Mail Special Delivery option.
Ready-made items are delivered within 1-3 working days from shipping, if a personalised item is to be handmade or customised, a time of 8-10 working days is added.
Outside of the U.K:: In Europe and the USA, delivery can take 5-6 working days from shipping at a current cost of around £6.00 depending on the value of the product.
Anywhere else in the world is £8.00 with a delivery time of 5-6 working days from shipping.
Caring For Your Jewellery
How The Jewellery is made
All of the jewellery has had a previous life; some as plants or plates, some as fossils or forks, even pages from a book. (I like to use really awful books as it seems a sin to rip apart a good novel.)
Instead of throwing old items away or storing them in a box rarely to be seen, I like to give them back their lustre to be made into unique items of wearable and affordable jewellery.
I only ever use sterling silver findings and high quality clear resin to make the items. Everything is handmade and one of a kind, created in small batches so please keep in mind there may be variations in size, shape and colour.
Everything used is sourced from the U.K and as locally as possible, apart from the ammonites as it'd be a struggle to dig up local ammonites in Oxfordshire!
The only limit to personalised creations is your imagination...that and the size!
Within the shop I have shown just a few examples of what can be made. The shapes and sizes of the molds available have been included, please make sure when sending an item that, if possible you send some extra in case of any mistakes.
Please understand that as much as I will cherish any keepsakes that are sent, I cannot be held responsible for how the items may change or become damaged in delivery and the jewellery making process.
Please do not send anything that is completely irreplaceable.
For any resin, porcelain or wood based jewellery I recommend cleaning now and again with a little olive oil on cotton wool or a soft cloth. Silver items can be cleaned with silver polish.
The concrete and paper items are heavily varnished so should stay strong and durable but treat them as you would any other piece of delicate jewellery and I would advise not to keep them in water for prolonged periods of time.
Hopefully your item shouldn't break but if it does I am happy to do repairs for free. (within reason.) If the repair is more extensive I may charge a small fee which I would consult with you about prior to any fixing.