Meet the Maker

Hello! I’m Wendy Murphy and I have lived and worked in the beautiful Forest of Dean for 25 years. I’m the designer and maker of the pieces that you see here at WMM silver.

With a passion to deliver high quality, statement pieces at affordable prices, I provide a high level of personal customer service to discerning people who value handcrafted jewellery. 

Making jewellery for personal use and for friends and family – for as long as I can remember – I’m driven by the influences of love, nature and organic shapes. After years’ working with precious beads and wire, I focused on working with precious metals at a silver jewellery design course in Bristol in 2006. Several more specialist courses followed, including stone setting, casting and etching techniques. I work predominantly with sterling silver and gold using eco, upcycled and reclaimed materials wherever I can.

As a qualified B.Ed teacher, including teaching at Gloucestershire Adult Education for the past 12 years, I run private workshops and regular courses around the country but particularly in the counties around me. I also run demonstrations at shows including the 3 Counties in Malvern and The Usk Show. I’m always happy to consider travelling to run a private workshop in your home or in a suitable venue nearby for groups of six to eight people 

I maintain a popular base range but my styles are constantly evolving to reflect changes in fashion and demand and my flourishing ideas! I make many bespoke pieces for my customers to fit a specific design idea. You can see much more on my Facebook page WMMsilver. Take a look, join in the banter and keep up to date with the variety courses being planned. There will be one to suit you!

Photograph by Judith Gilchrist of Gilchrist Photography

92.5% sterling silver is purchased from a well established precious metals merchant in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter. Any sterling silver items over 7.78g or gold over 1g in weight are tested for purity and hallmarked at the Birmingham Assay Office, stamped with my unique maker’s mark WMM. Some pieces include gold, copper and brass. This will always be stated in the item description.

assay mark birmingham

The beauty of bespoke jewellery is that your piece can made to measure. Nobody has to accept items that are too tight or too loose. You provide your measurements, secure in the knowledge that I’ll make it exactly to fit you! Click here to enquire about sizes outside the ranges given on the pages.