Anglesey, North Wales
Anne was born and raised on the Isle Anglesey and began making silver spoon rings as a hobby in 2009 after being inspired by the history of the silver spoon ring which dates back to 17th Century Britain. In August 2011 Jaspersparkle was launched as a business at the Anglesey Show. Ray, Anne’s fiancé is a big part of the company with Anne making all the spoon rings and Ray "doing everything else"! The name Jaspersparkle is a combination of Anne and Ray’s cat’s name Jasper who sadly passed away in 2006, and "Sparkle" since Arkle Sparkle was Anne’s nickname at school! Anne is self-taught, and classes herself as a Spoonsmith not a silversmith! Her tools are very basic and probably similar to the tools used back in the 17th century. Each ring, bangle or keyring is hand crafted using nylon and rawhide hammers, steel mandrels and tree trunk base wood to work on which is kinder to the silver. Jaspersparkle items each have their original historic hallmark visible and it is wonderful to be able to give the silver spoons a new lease of life, honouring tradition, and giving the customer a unique handmade piece.