Silver Birthday

Saturday, 1 December 2012

'I've commissioned a piece of jewellery from Emma' I told Charlie
'Who's Emma?' he asked
'I've told you about Emma, she makes lovely silver jewellery and has amazing hair' I said.
'I thought you could give it to me for my birthday'
'Oh, ok'
'Don't worry I've paid for it, you just need to pay me back'
'Oh, ok'
'It's going to be a really beautiful and unique piece of jewellery. No one else will have anything like it.'
'Oh, what it is?'
'A tiny silver quince of course'
'Oh, that's original of me isn't it?'
'Yes, it is. Thank you'








A perfect miniature quince complete with a quince's bumpy bulges and starry calyx. It more than makes up for the absence of real quinces this year. Thank you Emma for perfectly realising my silver quince.

For more information on Emma's jewellery go to Silverpebble.

44 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Sue, It really is perfect.

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  2. I love that little bird decorated box and the quince is lovely! I like the way your husband is so complacent about the whole thing!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  3. I was honoured to make it fir you Sue. Truky. Have a WONDERFUL birthday. Cheers!

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  4. Happy birthday Sue. I love Emma's work, utterly gorgeous
    Victoria xx

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  5. It is the sort of thing you can wear every day. And I hope you do. Many happies, Ax

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  6. It is so absolutely stunning Sue, I adore Emma's work too. Many happy returns xox Penelope

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  7. Goodness Sue, it really is spectacular! What a joyous thing :D

    I wonder if I would get away commissioning my own Christmas present ;)

    Happy, happy birthday m'dear x

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  8. Didn't she do well... it is gorgeous. Happy Birthday!

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  9. It's beautiful, Sue. Have a fabulous birthday! Abi xx

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  10. Happy birthday Sue. And thanks for another opportunity to eavesdrop on a 'Quince Family' conversation!

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  11. Beautiful and how much I prefer silver to gold :)

    Happy birthday, hope it's been a lovely day xxx

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  12. I hope you've had a great birthday, Sue! I love your silver quince.
    Dan
    -x-

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  13. Happy Birthday Sue, enjoy wearing your gorgeous quince!

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  14. Happy, happy birthday, Sue. Your husband has perfect taste (hee, hee). My husband has the same kind of perfect taste.

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  15. How lucky you are to have such a thoughtful husband (hehe). He has great tastes !
    This little silver quince looks fantastic.

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  16. Emma's quince looks fantastic she is so talented and it is such a special birthday present for you. Sometimes it is better to organise it yourself rather than give hints! Hope you had a great birthday.
    Sarah x

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  17. Happy birthday to you.

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  18. It's beautiful, and how kind of your husband to purchase you such a wonderful gift. I've found that husband's are especially fond of this type of gift as they are guaranteed a happy wife.
    Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday.

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  19. My 'beachcomber ' necklace arrived from Emma yesterday - for my husband to give me for new year b/day!! Haven't even looked at it as he has hidden it. Enjoy your Quince pendant: her work is so delightful, to be teasured for years.

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  20. It's exquisitely conceived and executed, an absolute delight. Happy birthday to you!

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  21. Happy birthday, what a great idea and really it is so beautiful!

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  22. a very happy birthday too yooouuu.... and I am very grateful to your blog for introducing me to Emma's work. I have a beautiful necklace she made with a watering can charm, which I wear pretty much every day, and which always makes me smile!

    Loving that silver quince!

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  23. How beautiful. Happy Birthday. x

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  24. Hope you had a great day. The silver quince is lovely. Jx

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  25. What a clever idea for a birthday present. Obviously has very good taste!!

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  26. It is clear I shouldn't write comments on my iPhone. Teeny tiny keys! Terrible spelling!

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  27. happy birthday, what a fab necklace. I met Emma briefly at a craft fair in the summer where she proudly showed me the bag she had received from Attic 24, but made no mention of all the lovely jewellery she made until I told her I read her blog. Very unassuming, but very talented. I'll have to start thinking what she could make for my husband to give me for my birthday!

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  28. Happy birthday Sue, we give ourselves the best presents hey?! It's beautiful.

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  29. Sue, please do keep on celebrating your Happy Birthday every time you wear this lovely silver quince that Emma has made you. It's a beauty!

    Is it not something truly wonderful to have a silver quince...made just for you?

    xo

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  30. Happy Birthday Sue. A truly special gift. Best wishes, Pj x

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  31. Happy Birthday. Do you know my husband always gets me exactly what I want, he does at Christmas too, it is uncanny isn't it. Your silver quince is perfect.

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  32. Emma has truly and totally captured the lumps and bumps of a quince. Happy Birthday and here's hoping for a fruitful year......

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  33. Coni Tan11:39 am GMT

    As I Overheard my son telling my grandson "You know how it is MarLey, happy wife, happy life' - I'm wondering if he learned this from Charlie! He's a treasure Sue, keep him.
    Love the silver quince and hope it brings a smile to you every time you wear it. Happy birthday.

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  34. Clever you, that way you got what you wanted. Clever Emma too, I adore her work. Lovely Charlie for being so complacent. Happy Birthday!

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  35. Or, did I mean compliant?

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    1. You know what? both would describe him.

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  36. Pati from London6:47 pm GMT

    What a gorgeous piece of jewellery!! I think it is adorable! I met Emma in a craft fair in London a few months ago and fell in love with her "beachcomber" necklace. I have requested one from the hubby for Xmas but I think he may have other plans... :-(
    I may have to re-request it for my birthday. She makes lovely things, Happy birthday!! pati x

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  37. Sorry I missed your birthday Sue. I will picture you now in your Gudrun Sjoden and the lovely quincey necklace.

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  38. A belated Happy Birthday! She's a clever girl, that Ms. Pebble, and she always captures exactly what you ask for when you commission something from her.

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  39. truly gorgeous! hope you had a really lovely day x

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  40. Beautiful! really very quince-like. (She's a clever lady!)
    Celia
    x

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  41. That is just the perfect birthday present, Sue :) Emma has a knack, that's for sure.

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  42. So very beautiful. And such a thoughtful gift too.... :)

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  43. Aw. That is absolutely beautiful. This post has lead me to Emma's jewellery and I'm after some of my own now! Haha.

    This really was very special.

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