Gift Shop and Courses

Gift Shop – Made by Melissa

Small hand forged items are forged with love and hand made to order. Hearts, nails, bottle openers, pokers and toasting forks are usually in stock and you can view my sculptural pieces by appointment.

Use the Contact Me form to order direct - let me know the size and colour you would like and I will email you back for payment.

Alternatively buy through my Etsy Gift Shop - click on this link: MelissaColeGiftShop or at  Sticks & Stones Cafe, Woodborough Yard or White Chalk Gallery, Devizes

Fabulous Valentines, Anniversary, Birthday, Christmas or Wedding gift.

Fire-welded & forged from steel bar, each heart is free moving but linked to the other - you can't pull them apart! They are waxed to finish and come in copper, gold, silver, antique bronze (green), new bronze (brassy gold), clear and black wax.

Wedding Anniversary Year Celebrations:

Iron - Year 6 (US) * Copper - Year 9 (UK) Year 7 (US) * Bronze - Year 8 (US) * Tin - Year 10 (UK & US) * Steel - Year 11 (US)

'Cloud Opener' Exclusive design bottle top opener by Melissa Cole

Price List:

Pairs of linked hearts come in different sizes:

Small: each heart is 8 x 10cm (3 3/4" x 4") £46.00 pair

Medium: each heart is 10 cm x 13 cm (4" x 5") £48.00 pair

Large: each heart is 14 cm x 18 cm (5 1/2" x 7") £50.00 pair

'Cloud Openers'  Bottle openers 16 x 4 cm (6 1/2" x 1 1/2")  £45.00

Extra Large Hand Forged Nails 12 - 14cm (5" - 5 1/2") £ 12.50 make great coat pegs in an old beam - round or square head available.

 

To place an order please Contact me

Price includes free UK delivery per item - multiple orders will be quoted for.

Sizes are approximate as each item is hand made and unique!  Please ask for custom sizes & prices.

I ship worldwide - please ask for a quote!

They are best hung up indoors; outside the wax finish will breakdown over time and start to rust.

Buy a GIFT VOUCHER for the purchase of an item from my gallery or a commissioned piece!

T's & C's
Small items are wrapped and sent first class post to the address given. P + P inc. is for UK addresses.

Please allow a minimum of 4 working days from placing order for dispatch. An estimated delivery date will be given when placing your order.  Work can be collected direct from the forge.

Payment can be made by BACS or Paypal; items will be posted once payment has cleared.

Multiple orders will need to have the postage quoted for and delivery date agreed - Orders over £50.00 will have a signed for delivery.

Please bear in mind that these small items are lovingly hand made to order!

Returns Policy:  I accept returns of ordered stock items; contact me within 14 days of delivery and dispatch items back within 30 days of delivery via tracked postage.

Buyers are responsible for return postage costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Custom orders are regrettably non-refundable.

Course Vouchers may be returned for a refund less a £20.00 admin charge or the full value of the voucher can be exchanged for a stock item or bespoke order.

Blacksmithing and Creative Metal Work Courses

I run one-day Introduction to Blacksmithing courses in the Pewsey Vale, near Marlborough, Wiltshire.  You learn to work the forge and using traditional blacksmithing techniques and will create your own forged metal sculpture or functional object for the house or garden.

See examples of pieces made on my blacksmithing courses on Pinterest and Flikr

 

Only two people on each one-day course you will learn to shape hot metal using a traditional coal forge, anvil, hammer and hand tools.

You will start by forging a simple ‘S’ shaped hook following expert tuition which covers basic forging; drawing down a point, scrolling, using the anvil and managing your fire.

The rest of the day is spent making a piece to your own design or, following Melissa's guidance, a set piece ie, poker, bracket.

These courses are suitable for all abilities.

Please note; this is not a knife or blademaking course!

There are a limited number of course days available through the year, October to May.  Usually on Friday - not weekends.  Please note that I fit the courses in between commissioned work which is my main work.

Only £155 per person (an extra materials charge may apply if you make something big!!)  More course days will be available Winter - Spring 2023.

All protective equipment and tools will be provided - you will need to bring lunch and ideas for what you would like to make!

View across the forge hearth
View across the forge hearth

More Course Dates coming up Winter/Spring 2023

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