This little porcelain flump with sterling silver pin brooch will add a little bit of subtle fun to your everyday getup. His big pin is perfect for a coat lapel or chunky knitwear. Tri-coloured flumps in delicate pastel pink, mint green and yellow, give a minimal nod towards one of our favourite retro sweets. Forget the penny trays, and reach for the 20p section, find the flumps nestled between the highland toffee and the wham bars. This little guy is part of my zero waste approach to making, made from a little leftover end of twisty flump from when I was making mug handles. He’s one of a kind, once he’s been gobbled up he’s gone for good!
Parian is a form of porcelain, named for the Greek island of Paros, known for its super fine, bright white marble. Hold on tight for the science bit… it has a more vitrified finish than standard porcelain because of its high feldspar content, which basically means it had a very dense fused structure. That means that it is super strong, so the perfect material for jewellery and it will happily endure the every-day wear and tear you expect from your high quality hand-made jewellery. Even better, because parian jewellery is ceramic, it is completely stain resistant and can be cleaned with soap and water just like your favourite mug (but don’t put your jewellery in the dishwasher!).