About Me!

Update August 2016:

Life is busy but I still love making special pieces for special people. If there is something you'd like please do send an e-mail to me at tanja.pearce@gmail.com and we can chat

Monday, November 29, 2010

A few bits and bobs...

...from the last week!

More keyrings, I never ever thought I'd be making this many...it feels like hundreds lol

Also done other stuff though, including a sugar spoon & a cake lifter

Thursday, November 25, 2010

My Studio/Office/Mess Room

I have to share this cause it's just awesome!

The other day my Dad was visiting when some equipment was delivered, the kids were climbing into it so he helped me move it to my studio...only to arrive and find no place to put it. I just told him to dump it on the floor and I'd find a spot for it later, and mentioned I probably needed to put up some shelves.

Lo and behold 4 days later he calls and asks if he can install my shelves!

We were off to a wedding so I just said he was welcome to come around but we wouldn't be there...well I got home to this!See all that stuff on all the shelves...well that was all on top of or under the desk...this is sooooooo much better I can't even begin to describe.

And this is just phase one apparently!!!

Thank you so much my wonderful Dad!

Now I just need to decide what to do to make them look prettier...I was thinking wallpaper...there are some droolishious wallpapers out there and with our textured walls we can't use them, so this might be the perfect opportunity!

Oh and some pretty baskets to store stuff in instead of old apple and wine boxes!

Now all I need is a bit of time to actually go wallpaper browsing :)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

An Order For a Friend

I finished an order for a friend I'd dearly like to meet face to face one day.
I'll be sending it off to her shortly so I hope it arrives safe and sound and she's pleased with it.

Other than that you must forgive me for my erratic posting, it's a very busy time of year between weddings, Christmas parties, visiting family from the UK, not to mention the kids & work...so things are just crazeee!!!!

I'm hoping to be able to breathe again closer to Christmas :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Silver Pendants - SOLD OUT

So last week saw me stamping almost the last of the sterling silver pendants I had, and the last few are on back order, so I am sadly officially sold out!

Watch this space though, I'm hoping to be able to offer my very own pendants shortly!

And here's what they turned out like, hope everyone who receives them likes them!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Little Christmas Spirit

Crept into the studio last week when I was busy with some Christmassy keyrings for Leandre Warren Photography down in Cape Town...before I knew it I was humming Christmas carols while I was working!
If you are in the Cape you should definitely check out Leandre's site, she'll help you capture all those precious memories with her beautiful photography!

For anyone who has had trouble commenting in the past, please do try again, I've played around with the settings and hopefully it should be much easier to comment now.

Friday, November 12, 2010


At the moment I haven't had much time to work on anything new but the other day I was tinkering around and came up with an idea for a series of pendants I could make once all my equipment arrives.

Talking of the equipment, stuff is finally on the way...early next week should see the arrival of the equipment, new beads and I'm already sitting with a pretty piece of silver :)

I'd love some feedback so please feel free to leave a comment. The designs are just rough but you get the general idea.

A little stargazer for the dreamers
A little love fool for those in love
A little flower power for those who are hippies at heart
And a little something for those smitten with/bitten by the Twilight bug...lol



Indulge Set
Set includes a teaspoon with the word "coffee", a cake fork with the word "cupcake", and a coffee mug.
Great to give with some home baked Christmas goodies or just as is

R85 each
Dr Seuss themed Children's Cutlery Set
Set includes a small spoon & fork with the words "Green Eggs & Ham"
R70 each

*offer valid until November 30th 2010*
*all prices exclude shipping & handling*

Monday, November 8, 2010

Hedgehog Looking for a Home!

I just finished this little guy and he's looking for a home with a little person to love him.
He has a friendly smile and a rattle in his tummy!
He also comes with a washer tag which you can personalise with the new owner's name, the hedgehog's name or a few words of wisdom...it's your choice!

If you've got a home for him please contact me through my website!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Children's Cutlery Sets with Knives!


I hear you exclaim, but fear not, there's little to no chance (read negative a 100% chance) of your child severing a finger or their favourite toy's head with this one. But it is a nice way to introduce your child to eating with a knife safely!

I posted excitedly a few weeks ago when I found a few of these knives in a local shop, and they have proved to be very popular. Luckily I had my mother scout out a bit more stock for me and we quickly snapped them up. So if you'd like to order a complete set of cutlery including a knife they are still available at R105 each excluding postage.

Sadly I am unable as yet to add them to my website as the "back end" is still not functioning and I dare not harass my flustered programmer to much at the moment. I DO however very much look forward to being able to edit my site myself once it is complete ;)

And here's what they look like
A bunch ready to go

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Keyrings Galore

Wow, I've been so busy of late I haven't had much time to take photos or blog at all. Thank you to everyone who is ordering though, you're keeping me busy and out of trouble!

I must have made a million keyrings recently...ok slight exaggeration, but honestly there have been many, lots of them for teacher gifts. I haven't been able to get pictures of all of them but I did get a snap or two, so here are 2 of my fave fun ones.

So good news and bad news...

Bad news - I've basically sold outof my sterling silver pendants and my supplier has now told me they are not going to manufacture them any more...this after only finding them a few months back and they assured me I could get through them...anyhooo

Good news - thanks to all the marvellous support recently I have managed to place an order for equipment to hopefully make my own. Now obviously I am new to all this so you'll have to bear with me, but I'll keep you updated with when the equipment arrives and how the actual silversmithing itself goes...I'm quite excited to learn!!!