dandelion silver

most extraordinary silver jewellery

About Dandelion Silver

About Dandelion Silver About Dandelion Silver
Mark Ryder is an artist and designer living and working in the picturesque Derbyshire Dales. From his purpose built studio he takes neglected and unloved sterling silver cutlery and with patience and an eye for the unusual transforms it into unique pieces of designer jewellery. With a different perspective on everyday items he turns a simple fork into a bangle, or a teaspoon is up-cycled into a ring.
Over the years he has gained an enviable reputation for the quality of his workmanship with customers as far a field as Japan, Australia and the U.S.A.
When not hard at work at the bench, he's either searching for the next piece of cutlery at many of the antique shops in the area or displaying his work at numerous festivals and artisan markets held throughout the year.
Take a look at his blog page to see where you can view or buy his remarkable pieces of Jewellery.

Our Services

Jewellery Classes

Classes are available for either the complete beginner or those wanting to improve their skills

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Commisions & Repairs

A broken piece of jewellery? or a simple re-sizing job?

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Where you can view and buy our jewellery, either online or in person

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Below are a number of questions we get asked on a regular basis. If these don't answer your query please contact us directly

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Jewellery Classes

Jewellery Classes
Have you ever considered making your own jewellery, or giving that special gift with the personal touch?

We hold a number of classes for all abilities; from beginners looking to try something new, to those with some experience wanting to build on their existing skills.
Our beginners classes have been designed to ensure you go home with a number of pieces of solid silver jewellery.
Complimentary drinks are available throughout the day and there is an option to have lunch provided.
This course normally starts at 10.00am and ends around 4.00pm. If you have your own jewellery project in mind, bespoke
classes can be arranged. Please contact us to discuss your requirements. Alternatively why not hire some bench time by the hour? You’ll have the use of a comprehensive range of professional quality tools to complete your own project (Silver and tuition not included for bench hire).

Each item of jewellery will involve you using a variety of tools and techniques, such as sawing, soldering, metal forming,
texturing and polishing. All tools, equipment and silver are included in the course fee.
There are a maximum of 4 students per class ensuring plenty of one-to-one tuition throughout the day.
Jewellery making can be a fun and rewarding pastime for all ages and abilities. However, our courses involve
using tools and equipment that have the potential to cause injury. Therefore we are unable to accept
students under the age of twelve and those below the age of sixteen must be accompanied by a
responsible adult.


We love getting out and meeting the wonderful people who love our jewellery as much as we do. and are always looking for new festivals and events to attend. If you are organising an event which you feel would be of interest to us, please get in touch.

Our first visit of the year to Haddon Hall and what a great location. Haddon are holding a number of artisan markets throughout the following year. Definitely one not to be missed

Join us and lots of other makers for Uttoxeter's monthly market

Contact Us

  • 4 The Square, Brassington, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 4HA