My Trip to the Fairmined Gold Mines in Peru

My Trip To The Fairmined gold mines

I choose Fairmined Gold As a Fairmined licensee, it is important to me to visit the gold mines where the gold for my jewellery comes from, therefore I choose to make the trip to Peru and see the mines for myself. Have you ever asked yourself why you should choose Fairmined Gold? For me it … Read more

Celebrating twenty years as a jeweller

Celebrating twenty years as a jeweller

Introduction 2019! and I am proud to be celebrating twenty years as an independent jeweller. In 1999, I established my jewellery business. Since then, it has grown and shifted in many ways. Some things, however, remain constant. I still delight in sitting at my workbench. Surrounded by my many tools and my hands blackened by … Read more

My Family History

milliner

Introduction Instigated by being nominated to the final 10, for Belgian Craftsperson of the Year Award 2019, I decided to research my family background. Where does the passion for my vocation come from? Do craftsmen run in the family? Were my ancestors self-employed craftspeople? So I started doing some digging into my family history. The … Read more

Little pleasure

Little pleasure

Personal choices First of all, choosing jewellery is an extremely personal affair. The choices we make, are influenced by our taste, mood, purpose and occasion. For what ever reason, buying jewellery is very specific to each individual… Buying a piece of jewellery from an artisan jeweller like myself, opens other doors. Therefore, you can realize your dream jewel. Customers … Read more

Interview with Bruzz International

interview with BRUZZ International

My inspiration I love the simplicity of a line or the curve it makes. There is an elegance in the way a line flows, look at a river or a hilly landscape. I believe the design for a jewel should flow easily. The curves and forms are the strength of a jewel’s characteristics. The elegance in its … Read more

Certified craftsmanship

certified craftsmanship

Exciting news Exciting news. Over the summer, I received the label of certified craftsmanship. So, this is what happened… During the month of June 2016, I put together a portfolio of my work and career. It was this portfolio which was sent to the “Ambacht Commissie” (Board for craftsmen). So, after presenting my portfolio and defending … Read more

Perspective

perspective

Design September month First of all, what is Design September? Design September is an organisation with a strong reputation. It engages a multitude of venues to participate within its various concepts. A yearly event, during the month of September. Another exciting time of year in our capital. This event consequently makes Brussels buzz. Most of all, … Read more

Meesterlijk 2015 te Amsterdam

Meesterlijk Westergasfabriek Amsterdam

  Meesterlijk Event The month of November is upon us, hence it’s an exciting time at Saskia Shutt Designs. An open door workshop event with Journée de Artisan, on Sunday 22/11. Also an expo with Meesterlijk, the last weekend of November, held in Amsterdam, which sees the launch of Saskia’s new collection of jewellery. Unveiling of new … Read more

Design September 2015

Design September

Design September 2015 is celebrating its 10th anniversary August is nearing its end. Summer is preparing for its gentle handover into autumn. September is just around the corner. It’s a buzzing month, full of exciting cultural events. Design September 2015 sees new attractions on its website. Best design shop layout competition to Open Door Studios, … Read more

Birthstone for August

Peridot, the birthstone for August. As you may well know, Peridot is the birthstone for August. It is a vivid olive-green gemstone, with a hint of gold. The lustre and warmth seen in the peridot are due to its olive and golden colours. This is probably why peridot is the birthstone for August. It is … Read more

Repair of an heirloom

gold-ring-repair

Jewellery repair Jewellery repair is not something which all jewellers offer as a service. Sometimes, this is due to the fact, that not all jewellery shops have on-site jewellery workshops or they don’t have a skilled workforce, to offer a jewellery repair service. Jewellery repair is a specific skill which not all jewellers have. It … Read more

The chosen silver ring

In the featured image you see a handmade silver ring. It is set with a beautiful large oval shaped, pale pink tourmaline. The tourmaline is 10mm x 12mm in size. It was designed as a cocktail ring. Created for an elegant lady to wear during special events. The success of it’s design lead to a … Read more

Craft & Design Awards

Selected Awards

These highly regarded national awards, first launched in 2009. It is a public online vote for British and Irish designer makers whose work is represented in Selected. Craft&Design hosts a prestigious online gallery at craftmaker. The online public vote, which is open from 1st January until 31st March, determines a shortlist of twelve makers in … Read more

Open Door Event with Design September 2014

Portes Ouvertes

Design September month Brussels is alight with a multitude of events.  Venues, shops, galleries and pop-ups are celebrating Design this month.  There will be open door events with Design September all over Brussels.  This weekend is our open door event with Design September! Atelier I share my atelier with Julie Menuge and Ilan Weiss.  Julie … Read more

Des Habits et Moi

Des Habits et Moi

This is a weekly program broadcast on RTL PLUG. Aired every Sunday evening. Most noteworthy, aiming to discover Belgian’s creative talents, in addition, giving them their limelight moment. Hence, journalist Alain Tholl of L’Enclos travels throughout Belgium, meeting young talented designers and ultimately putting them in the spotlight. Saskia Shutt Designs short feature Des Habits … Read more

Brusselaar in de kijker…

Saskia Shutt

Bianca Debaets heeft Saskia Shutt Designs in de kijker gezet op haar blog voor de maand december… Hierbij het artikel: “Brusselaar in de kijker: Saskia Shutt, juwelier Geboren in Brussel als dochter van een Engelse vader en Belgische moeder, ben ik op mijn 19 naar het buitenland getrokken om mijn studies verder te zetten.  Na mijn … Read more

Interview Link

Saskia Shutt

I was recently interviewed by “Jewel’s Advocate” please click on the link to read the short article and much more… http://jewelsadvocate.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/interview-met-saskia-shutt/

Result of the Dag van de ambachten/Journée de l’Artisan

Saskia Shutt

Sunday was a very successful day despite the minus temperature and the icy roads… People, all over the country, braved the cold and visited the open workshops and studios of the participating craftsmen. My workshop was bustling with visitors and enthusiasts… I even had a fellow jeweller come and chat to me and see how I … Read more

Welcome to my blog

Saskia Shutt

Welcome to Saskia Shutt Jewellery’s blog space… Saskia Shutt Jewellery has recently updated her website and you may find it more user-friendly when browsing the gallery. Please feel free to wander through my gallery at leisure and feast your eyes on the beautiful unique pieces of handcrafted jewellery made to order at Saskia Shutt Jewellery’s workshop. More … Read more

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