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Fuck Cancer Necklace Giveaway – Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

No purchase necessary to enter the competition.

This competition is open entrants aged 18 years or over.  The competition is open to residents of UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, South Korea, Japan.

This competition will closes and all entries must be received by 23:59 BST on 26 August 2018. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the relevant closing date for any reason. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.

To enter, entrants must follow @ohgoshem and @emily_alice_jewellery on Instagram and like and tag someone in the giveaway post on either @ohgoshem’s or @emily_alice_jewellery’s Instagram account.

The prize is one Fuck Cancer necklace on an 18” chain.

The Promoter’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

No cash alternative will be offered.

Prizes are subject to availability. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the promotion without notice. No correspondence will be entered into.

The winner will be notified via email by 7 September 2018. The winner must claim their prize within 5 days of the Promoter sending notification. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with these rules.

To obtain details of the winner please email [email protected] stating the name of the competition in the subject heading 4 weeks after the closing date.

The Promoter will use any data submitted by entrants only for the purposes of running the competition, unless otherwise stated in the entry details. By entering this competition, all entrants consent to the use of their personal data by the Promoter for the purposes of the administration of this competition and any other purposes to which the entrant has consented.

This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook or Instagram.  You acknowledge that all information and material that you submit to enter this Promotion is submitted to the Promoter and not Facebook or Instagram and you agree that Facebook and Instagram shall not be liable to you in any way in respect of this Promotion.

The winners agree to take part in reasonable post event publicity and to the use of their names and photographs in such publicity.

These terms and conditions are governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
By entering the competition each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.
The Promoter is Emily Alice Jewellery and Oh Gosh Em, Trafalgar Studios, Trafalgar Street, S1 4JT.

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Cotton Molecule Pendant – Anniversary Gift

Cotton Molecule Pendant

This piece was a special commission for a second wedding anniversary. Cotton is the symbol for the second year of marriage – its symbolic as cotton fibers are closely interwoven, much like two peoples lives in the second year of marriage.

Cotton Molecule

This pendant is inspired by the cellulose molecular structure C6H10O5(n), this molecule is a repeating unit. Cotton is 90% cellulose so this was the perfect choice for this cotton themed gift. The sterling silver pendant represents a single cellulose unit. It’s a piece made to be treasured and loved.

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Compound CC3-R Cufflinks

Compound CC3-R Cufflinks

Compound CC3-RThese cufflinks were a very unique commission to be given to a post doctoral research associate at Liverpool University. Each link shows a representation of the compound CC3-R molecule.

The cufflinks are made from sterling silver with the molecule hand-cut into the face of the handmade links.

Designing the Cufflinks

The cufflinks were commissioned by my customer (and long time friend), Gavin, for his brother Marc. They were given to celebrate Marc’s 30th birthday and also his publication in Nature Journal about the CC3-R molecule that he and his colleagues developed. See the online publication at Nature journal here.

Since this project involved such a unique molecule that is built by Marc, neither I or the gift giver, Gavin, had heard of it. We worked together to get the design right for the recipient and enlisted some help from someone who understood more about Marc’s work. (Thanks, Alex!)

I’m pleased to report that the links were a hit.




Compound CC3-R Cufflinks


If you’d like to commission something unique to you, or as a gift, please contact me to talk about your ideas. You can also check out my portfolio to see other pieces that I’ve designed and made with customers in the past.

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Resveratrol Jewellery – Red Wine Molecule

Red Wine Lovers! It’s almost here!

Resveratrol Jewellery - Red Wine Molecule

Resveratrol Jewellery from Emily Alice

This is going to be the molecule for the gift giving season this year from Emily Alice Jewellery.

While my dopamine and serotonin collections are always popular, I’m already generating a lot of interest with people who have had an early peek at this new design.

If you are new to my molecule jewellery designs then read below to learn how the resveratrol jewellery relates to the molecule.


Coming in September 2015

This collection will include pendants, earrings, rings, cufflinks, full necklaces and bracelets.

As with most of my collections, each item will be available in sterling silver and also rose gold and yellow gold vermeil. This new collection will also be produced using recycled silver for the molecule sculpture.

The collection will be open for pre-orders in August 2015. Sign up below to get the first chance to buy these. (and perhaps a promotion!)




The Resveratrol Molecule

The diagram below is a simple description of how the jewellery represents the red wine molecule. Molecules are made up of different elements. This molecule is made up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. The spheres on the sculpted jewellery each represent an atom of one of the 3 elements. Still want to know more? Read ‘About the Designs’.

Red Wine Molecule Description


 Red Wine Jewellery – Resveratrol

 Prices will start from £85 and pieces will ship internationally.


Red Wine Pendant Necklace - ResveratrolRed Wine Molecule Earrings - Resveratrol

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Oxytocin Bracelet – Cuff in Argentium Silver

Oxytocin Bracelet

This chunky and heavy cuff was a custom design with the oxytocin molecule. It was a Mother’s Day gift for a lady who wanted something more chunky and made from argentium.

Argentium is a sterling silver alloy that is less likely to tarnish and is usually 935 silver (sterling is 925).

This handmade oxytocin bracelet was designed to be a cuff that would stand out and look beautiful and bold. The design on the front of the bracelet is a representation of the oxytocin molecule, with the different holes showing each element of the molecule.

The oxytocin bracelet made a wonderful gift for a mother – the hormone is the bonding chemical and is especially present with parental bonds. For new mother’s it’s the hormone that creates attachment and (among many other things) enables mother’s to produce milk.

Oxytocin Bracelet in the Making

Here are some images taken in my studio during the making of the oxytocin bracelet:



Oxytocin Jewellery

See the full range of oxytocin jewellery in my shop here: (If you want to create a custom piece like the cuff above then scroll down to contact me)

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Origin Magazine – Serotonin Earrings Feature

Origin Magazine - Serotonin Earrings - featured image

Editor’s Picks – Things We Love

May 2015 –  I’m thrilled to have my Serotonin Earrings featured in the latest edition of Origin Magazine. Here’s me with my copy (and my pair of earrings!).

Origin Magazine - Serotonin Earrings

Origin Magazine is a wonderful and inspiring magazine ‘The Conscious Culture Magazine’ which focuses on yoga, art, humanitarianism and lifestyle. You can find online issues here.

I’m so glad that Maranda fell in love with my earrings and chose them for her Editor’s Picks section.

”Earrings inspired by serotonin molecules – how cool is that? They’re made of precious metal and are a unique reminder to be happy and calm.”

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Huge thanks to all at Origin Mag, I loved this issue!


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Plant a tree with your jewelry.

Plant tree with jewelry
So, what do Brazil, China and the US have to do with Emily Alice Jewelry? If you’ve ever ordered a piece of jewelry from me recently you will have seen one of these lovely tags (above) along with the molecule description.
Yep, when you buy some molecule jewelry from my shop I’ll plant a tree. Well, I’m not actually going out digging (apart from when I’m tending to my herbs and lettuce). But I donate regularly to a charity that is planting trees in Brazil, China and the US!Each project has an important focus including re-developing forests that are homes to pandas in China, bio-diverse forests in Brazil and regenerating carbon capturing in the US.

Plant tree with jewelrySo I wanted to say thanks to you for supporting my business, this is just one of the ways I stay true to my values.

Hope you are having a great week!


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Polishing Dopamine Earrings

Whenever I have friends or family visit, they always want to have a peek in my studio, sometimes I forget how magical it can be to share what happens behind the scenes. I love my work, but I still forget how interesting it can be for someone who is not a silversmith to see some of the processes. I’ve collected a couple of images to share with you guys as a small insight into what happens at my workbench. I hope you enjoy seeing them! If you do let me know and I’ll keep collecting more for an occasional peek!

Here I am using my pendant motor to polish right into the seams and nooks of this silver dopamine molecule.

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Here I’m just about to solder the ear wire to the molecule. I’m using my ‘third hand’ tweezers to hold the earring.

Dopamine Earring

And here is a batch of earrings that I just finished soldering, I even make all the ear wires from scratch and then make sure each loop is soldered to the molecule to be really secure.

Jewelry making

And the final polished earrings, this pair are on their way to Canada right now!

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I hope you enjoyed your virtual trip to my workshop!


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Molecule Jewelry Giveaway

 Hooray! It’s time for a giveaway!

Feeling lucky? I’m giving away a molecule pendant or a charm bracelet to one of you soon! The winner will be able to choose which pendant or bracelet they prefer. Maybe you’d like a classic molecule pendant that represents serotonin (inspired by happiness) or dopamine (for desire and passion)? Or maybe on of the newer caffeine molecule pieces suits your style?

You can enter easily on the form below by following the instructions. I’d love to hear what piece you are hoping to win, come and tell me on Facebook!

Good Luck!


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Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for US residents:


  1. Eligibility: Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes” {USA} or Free Prize Draw {Great Britain}) is open only to those who sign up at the online sweepstakes page and who are aged 18 years or over as of the date of entry. The sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of USA and Great Britain and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Emily Alice Jewelry (the “Sponsor”) their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
  2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of  Emily Alice Jewelry, as final and binding as it relates to the content. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.


  1. Sweepstakes Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on or about 10/23/2014 and ending 11/06/14. All online entries must be received by 11/06/14 11:59PM PT.
  2. How to Enter: The Sweepstakes must be entered by submitting an entry using the online form provided on this Sweepstakes site. The entry must fulfill all sweepstakes requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of  Emily Alice Jewelry. You may enter only once and you must fill in the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of  Emily Alice Jewelry.


  1. Prizes: Winners will receive a molecule pendant with the approximate retail value of $90. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Sponsor. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at Sponsor’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for  Emily Alice Jewelry to use winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

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    The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.


  1. Winner selection and notification: Winners of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing under the supervision of the Sponsor. Winners will be notified via email to the email address they entered the Sweepstakes with within five (5) days following the winner selection.  Emily Alice Jewelry shall have no liability for a winner’s failure to receive notices due to winners’ spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for winners’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 15 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and releases as required, prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.


The receipt by winner of the prize offered in this Sweepstakes is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.


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  2. Terms:  Emily Alice Jewelry reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should (in its sole discretion) a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such case,  Emily Alice Jewelry may select the recipients from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Emily Alice Jewelry. Emily Alice Jewelry reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website or violates these Terms & Conditions.

Emily Alice Jewelry has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Sweepstakes, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to; multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by sweepstakes rules; or the use of bots, macros or scripts or other technical means for entering.

Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Emily Alice Jewelry reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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Serotonin Jewelry would be perfect!

Serotonin represents happiness and relaxation. It’s commonly known as a ‘feel good’ hormone. The Serotonin Collection is designed to bring smiles and remind her of good times.

You’ll get a perfectly created gift delivered to you (or directly to her). Carefully boxed and tied up with ribbon, she will love it.

Choose something from the Serotonin Collection now or feel free to contact me if you want to commission a bespoke piece.


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Avidin and Biotin Rings

avidin and biotin rings

Avidin and Biotin Rings

This lovely commission left my studio this summer. Designed for a couple of postdoctoral researchers, they wanted a ring each that would also fit together to represent the avidin – biotin interaction.


Design and Inspiration

avidin cross


To give you a simple overview, Avidin is a protein and Biotin is a vitamin. The Avidin is represented by the central cross on the rings (shown in green) when they are placed together.


Avidin can bind up to four Biotin molecules. These molecules are represented by the ring shanks which curve around and join into the valleys of the cross. The ‘S’ and ‘N’ are the initials of the couple.








The shape of the ring shank represents the backbone of the biotin conjugate.






Finished Rings

These wonderful pictures were taken by my customer after the avidin and biotin rings arrived and she kindly let me use them here!

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Oxytocin Ring Design

Oxytocin Ring

Oxytocin Ring Design – Emily Alice Jewelry

As you probably already know, they oxytocin molecule is not for the faint-hearted. We know that it plays a big part in bonding us to the people we love, but did you know that the structure of the molecule is also pretty complicated?

It’s the most detailed molecule in my jewelry collection so when a customer asked me to make a ring in this molecule, I knew I was facing a challenge. And a challenge I was looking forward to! (I’ve made interactive atom cufflinks and spinning rings. I can do this!)

In the end we decided to make a wide band with the design of the oxytocin molecule cut into it. The back of the band was shaped to be narrower for comfort.

It makes a great piece for someone who is not afraid of large rings!

Are you looking for your own oxytocin ring? These are not yet a permanent feature in my shop, but contact me below if you would like to find out more and order one, or design a different style oxytocin ring that is right for you.

You can also take a look at the oxytocin collection in my shop for other items of jewelry. Enjoy!


It’s all about trust, bonding and love. Made for someone very dear to you.

See the full Oxytocin Collection

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The Atomic Structure of Iron

Iron – The 26th Element

Atom ring

As my readers and customers will know, I’m not a scientist by trade. I’m a jeweller. But science still fascinates me and I love to create commissions like this one.

My Customer

My customer wanted a special ring to give as a gift to her other half and asked me if I could somehow make a ring inspired by iron. It was to be a gift for a chemistry teacher named Felecia, who goes by ‘Fe’ for short. What a great idea for a chemist! Combine her name with an element.

I sent a few designs and we worked together to finalise it.

The Ring

The front of this ring shows the atomic structure of iron. Each of the 26 holes show the electrons and the engraved circles show the orbital rings. The dot in the center represents the nucleus.

There is an engraving on the inside of the band reading ‘that one’s all mine’.


This ring was fun to make because it set me a bit of a challenge. Along with the usual cutting, drilling and soldering, I wanted to engrave the circles by hand, but in my mind they had to be perfect. After all, this is a scientific diagram, for a scientist and (unlike some of my other work) not really open to abstract ideas! After a few trial runs I was happy that I was going to be able to make them as I envisaged.

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 ”My experience was wonderful. Emily really worked to create my vision. She stuck in there as I changed my mind on the little details, and the ring was flawlessly executed, and looked and fit perfect. Fe loves it and hasn’t taken it off since Christmas. All her colleagues find it to be a perfect fit for her. I will definitely be commissioning another piece.”   L.Sullivan

Want to commission your own piece? Contact me, I’m looking forward to working with you.


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Fashionable, Bold and Exciting!

Lexus IS Press kits with Emily Alice Adrenaline Cufflinks

The Lexus IS Press kit

There are billions of molecules! But only one was right for the launch of the Lexus IS in 2013.

I was very proud to be approached by the team that runs the PR for Lexus and asked to make a batch of cufflinks that could be used in their press kits for a special launch.

Lexus Studio Shot

Adrenaline cufflinks

The PR team was using the adrenaline theme to compliment the personality of the car ‘fashionable, bold and exciting’ and my cufflinks were a perfect match. They designed the spherical pod to encase the cufflinks to echo the shape of the elements in the molecule.

Each pair of cufflinks were carefully handmade in my studio from sterling silver and given a blackened finish. Many hours of work went into making each pair perfect!

The PR kits were sent to journalists across the US and my wonderful contact kept me updated on the feedback they were getting. The cufflinks were a huge hit and  there was some great feedback from journalists at Cigar Aficionado, GQ and The Robb Report to name a few.

The cufflinks were so well loved that I even had an order for an additional few pairs of cufflinks to be presented to the (V)VIPs at Lexus/Toyota! I was so thrilled that my adrenaline cufflinks were such a good match – as were the PR team.


“Despite the time difference, Emily was incredibly responsive, easy to work with and flexible on timing when I commissioned her to create jewelry for a media press kit. She delivered ahead of schedule and each piece was flawless.”

K.Alford – Account Supervisor. (See this recommendation on my LinkedIn profile and connect with me)


Cufflinks in the making

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Have you got a project and need a unique gift to represent you or your brand?

Get in touch and we can discuss how to deliver your message beautifully and personally.


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Holiday Shipping 2013

There is still time!

Upgrade your shipping to FedEx and purchase before Friday 20th Dec to have your jewellery arrive gift wrapped on or before 24th Dec. If you buy 2 items or more I’ll upgrade your shipping for free*.

Most orders take 2 business days from the dispatch day. Many orders ship the same day.

Mainland U.S. and U.K. Customers –

Orders placed on Friday 20th before 5pm (your local time) will ship on Sat 21st and arrive on 24th December.

Please check on the product page for any items that cannot be shipped right away.

FedEx shipping

Contact me if you have any questions.

*This promotion is valid for shipments to the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Australia. Other destinations are available as a largely discounted rate.   Please contact me for a quote.

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Oxytocin Jewellery

A New Design

Coming very soon, a new design of the oxytocin pendant, and brand new to the collection – earrings and bracelet in the same style!

The previous pendant was a huge hit and I just know that you are going to love this collection even more. Only the best for such an
important  molecule in our lives. If you want to learn more about oxytocin then take a look at this post.

But right now here is a sneak peek for you. The new style is made up of solid silver spheres – much like my very popular dopamine range. Ok, enough words from me. Feast your eyes on the pendant and earrings here….

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See the current oxytocin collection here, now available in sterling silver and rose gold finish!

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Vasopressin Pendant

“The pendant was a huge hit with the recipient and others… Thanks again for doing such a great job!’ William E. Armstrong, Ph.D.”

Customer’s Requirements

My customer was looking for a very specific piece of jewelry. As the head of a department he was looking for a special piece to give as a retirement gift to recognize the great achievements of a person who had dedicated her working life to researching vasopressin. He wanted a pendant in the shape of the vasopressin molecule in the style of my oxytocin molecule pendant he had found.


The vasopressin molecule is quite complex compared to some of my other designs and my first step was to take the shape of the molecule and work out a shape I could work with – and was a true representation of the molecule.

I started by looking at the chemical structure for vasopressin – C46H45N13O12S2  (phew – big task ahead!)

Then I got some images like these – because I’m a visual person at the end of the day. I use the numbers above to check everything is looking right at the end.

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Image from Wikipedia – Vasopressin.

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Image from Wikipedia – vasopressin


To start the design I worked on the computer to combine the two images above – I wanted to chow each atom as a sphere but not to be so dense as the 3D image above.

After many hours of checking and creating I ended up with this –

Vasopressin molecule

After some discussion with my customer – we decided that an engraving was going to really make the piece special. So I suggested we place the molecule on top of an oval shaped back – giving plenty of space to engrave a message at the back.

Vasopressin pendant design


The customer also decided that a black outline of the molecule would really make it stand out – and I totally agreed!


Here are some images of the pendant in the making and the final piece.

Hand cutting the shape

The back piece for the molecule
The back piece for the molecule

Getting ready to solder the 2 pieces together
positioning the vasopressin molecule

After soldering
After soldering


Vasopressin Pendant





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Commemorative Coin – Embrace the Chaos

Embrace the Chaos – Commemorative Coin

Customer’s Requirements

My client approached me wanting a commemorative coin for a 5 year wedding anniversary. She explained to me that her husband and herself would often make big life decisions based on a coin flip and she wanted to make a special coin to suit them.


After some discussion we decided on the design for the ‘heads and tails’. Their custom  coin would have an elephant on one

side for the strong and sure path. he reverse would show an adrenaline molecule to indicate the more risky choice. She chose to have to words ‘Embrace the chaos’ engraved on this side too.


The sculpted copper coin really captured the essence of this couple, I’m told the husband carries it with him in his pocket daily! It seems that both sides of the coin are positive for them and they make the most of what they have or choose or is fated to them!

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Caffeine for a Nescafe VIP

Caffeine Jewellery



This project was a private commission from a VIP at Nescafe. My client wanted to give some caffeine jewellery to his team as a Christmas gift and asked me if I could design some pieces for him.

At the time I didn’t have any caffeine inspired jewellery in my collection and was excited to create something new for him.

After sending over a few designs it was decided that I would make cufflinks for the men and pendants that doubled up as brooches for the women.

Both designs used the caffeine molecule with an oval shape. The oval was to represent the coffee bean.

We worked together to write a description to be featured on the packaging and each piece also had a personlised engraving on the back.

The gifts were very well recieved by the team and it was a wonderful to fabricate each meaningful piece.

Caffeine Cufflinks caffeine brooch 1


caffeine brooch 2




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Oxytocin Pendant

This oxytocin pendant was commissioned as a Valentine’s Day gift. Oxytocin is hormonal superglue and is the bond in all out relationships. Read more about it here!

Oxytocin Silver Pendant Model
Oxytocin Pendant with a polished finish. Sterling silver 2013.

Oxytocin finishes.
Oxytocin molecule. Hand-cut. Matte finish above, black finish below.

Oxytocin from sheet silver
Work in progress. Time to take a breath before cutting out the last part of the shape.

Oxytocin BoxOxytocin Feedback

If you are interested in something similar or commissioning your own piece please contact me.

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A Collection of ‘Red HerRings’

A Little Word Play

Red herrings: I quite like words, I like word play even more.
This is a re-visitation of an old project – in fact it was the project I set myself for my final year at university.

The source of my inspiration is the dictionary. I have been through my copy with a fine toothed comb and collected all the words I can find with the word ‘ring’ in it somewhere. Firing, remebering, enduring and hard-of-hearing are a few examples. I’m working on fabricating a range of words into rings to be worn. Check back for updates and to see how I have interpenetrated the words I choose.

Here are some that I have already created;

Tiring    Remembering    Heartstrings    Hard-of-hearing     Enduring    Firing    Entering/Injuring

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Memorial Necklace

Customer’s Requirements

My customer had recently lost a family member and contacted me to make a memorial necklace with a piece removed so she could bury it with her loved one. She had lost one of her cousins leaving 3 in her family so she asked for 3 pieces on the necklace and one separate piece of dopamine.


I suggested that we design the necklace with a physical space where the fourth piece would have been, a way to remember her family member.

It also turned out that the separate piece was to be cremated so I had to find a new material to work with as the silver would not burn and would be removed at the crematorium.


 After some experimenting I sculpted a dopamine piece from papier mache and painted it silver.

My client chose a design that had the outline of the fourth piece on the chain and would serve as a beautiful reminder for her.

You can see the result on the right, my client loved it:  “it’s perfect”, and it was a beautiful project for me to work with her on.


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Oxytocin Cufflinks

Oxytocin Cufflinks £100 [convert number=100 from=”gbp” to=”usd” template=” (approx. $%result%)”]

This wonderful molecule is the bond in all your relationships. It has been described as hormonal superglue and influences us through touch.
It bonds us to friends, children, lovers and family. A simple hand-hold can produce that warm fuzzy feeling. What a nice molecule!

These cufflinks are handmade from sterling silver and the holes on the front depict the oxytocin molecule. The molecule is split across the two faces as it’s quite a large one!


? Sterling silver
? Round bar with hinge links for secure fit
? Handcrafted by Emily in her studio.
? Quality, branded packaging with a description of the molecule.
? Basic tracking provided with postage to protect against loss.
?I stand behind my product, if you are not satisfied contact me within 7 days for a refund. See my shop policies for more details.

Professionally hand crafted by Emily Alice. All Emily Alice jewellery comes in beautiful and quality boxes with a card to describe the molecule.

Shipping costs:

  • FREE – Registered mail worldwide (10-14 days*)
  • Express mail to North America or Australasia (4-7 days*): £14.00 [convert number=14 from=”gbp” to=”usd” template=” (approx. $%result%)”]
  • Express Mail to Europe and South America(4-7 days*): £18.00 [convert number=18 from=”gbp” to=”usd” template=” (approx. $%result%)”]
  • FedEx to North America or Australasia (2-3 days*): £20.00 [convert number=20 from=”gbp” to=”usd” template=” (approx. $%result%)”]
  • Fed Ex to Europe (2-3 days*) £22.00 [convert number=22 from=”gbp” to=”usd” template=” (approx. $%result%)”]

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Adrenaline Ring – My Life, My love, My Adrenaline.

An adrenaline molecule ring, with a beautiful custom engraving. The front shows the molecule adrenaline and the groom chose to have the ring in silver.

This ring was made as a wedding band for a groom and he was thrilled with his choice and the craftsmanship.

I’ve made a similar ring to this before, in the blackened silver style that you’ll see in my classic adrenaline collection. See below for pictures of the blackened adrenaline ring.

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Serotonin Earrings

 £58 [convert number=58 from=”gbp” to=”usd” template=” (approx. $%result%)”]

These Serotonin Earrings are each a representation of the molecule serotonin. Made from sterling silver and given a highly polished finish – these are sure to make a special and meaningful addition to any earring collection.

They represent happiness and a feeling of calm in a beautifully wearable way. Each earring is made up of different sizes circles which represent the base elements of the hormone serotonin. Wear them to make you smile or give them to a loved one as a wonderful sentiment!

? Sterling silver
? Handcrafted by Emily in her studio.
? Quality, branded packaging with a description of the molecule.
? I stand behind my product, if you are not satisfied contact me within 7 days for a refund or exchange. See my shop policies for more details.

Professionally handmade by Emily Alice from sterling silver, these make a wonderful and meaningful gift for yourself or someone else. All jewellery comes in quality boxes with a description of the inspiration.

Shipping costs:

  • FREE – Registered mail worldwide (10-14 days*)
  • Express mail to North America or Australasia (4-7 days*): £14.00 [convert number=14 from=”gbp” to=”usd” template=” (approx. $%result%)”]
  • Express Mail to Europe and South America(4-7 days*): £18.00 [convert number=18 from=”gbp” to=”usd” template=” (approx. $%result%)”]
  • FedEx to North America or Australasia (2-3 days*): £20.00 [convert number=20 from=”gbp” to=”usd” template=” (approx. $%result%)”]
  • Fed Ex to Europe (2-3 days*) £22.00 [convert number=22 from=”gbp” to=”usd” template=” (approx. $%result%)”]

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*Delivery times vary depending on your location and do not include unexpected customs/seasonal delays.