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Rebellion Punk Festival

September 16th, 2016

Blackpool TowerPunk has been celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and there have been loads of brilliant events held in honour of this across the UK. One of the biggest was held in Blackpool from August 4 to 7. Read the rest of this entry »

The Process of Alchemy (Part 4 – Finishing and Assembly)

August 26th, 2016

tpoa4-001 It is commonly believed that Alchemy’s pewter jewellery and giftware is probably made in China in some large automated factory, however, we are very proud to boast that all of our pewter products have always been and always will be designed, developed and made from true English Pewter, under one roof in our own studios and workshops in Leicester, England. Read the rest of this entry »

The Process of Alchemy (Part 3 – Moulding and Casting)

July 22nd, 2016

tpoa3-001 Finished cast resin models are sent down from the workshop to the mould room in the production department. It is here that the master mould maker employs his extensive experience to assess each piece and determine the most effective of his long-evolved techniques to develop each production mould. Read the rest of this entry »

The Process of Alchemy (Part 2 – Model Making)

June 24th, 2016

tpoa2-001 When each Alchemy jewellery design has been finalised, the drawings and directions are sent from the studios into the model workshops for our highly trained and experienced sculptors and engineers to interpret and develop. Using mostly hand tools such as scalpels, needle files and dental instruments, their skills as artistic precision technicians are put to the task. Read the rest of this entry »

Everything is the New Black

June 3rd, 2016

kitchen-black-appliancesYou want it in BLACK? No problem!

Looks like our favourite colour (there’s a debate in itself) is fast becoming accepted everywhere as the inherently stylish choice we always knew it was & gaining a positive reputation in the process. Read the rest of this entry »

The Process of Alchemy (Part 1 – Design)

May 27th, 2016

Image1-IdeaHow is Alchemy England jewellery made?

Well, it doesn’t just appear out of a machine on the other side of the world, as many people quite often assume! Read the rest of this entry »

Leicester, City of Kings

April 29th, 2016

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The city of Leicester’s star has truly risen.

 

From King Richard III’s visitor centre and the King Power Football Stadium, to Alchemy’s noble status as the alternative, creative royalty for almost 40 years – a last stronghold of Leicester/UK design & manufacturing! Producing jewellery celebrating our “Last Plantagenet” to creating badges for faithful Foxes fans, Alchemy has and continues to be indelibly associated with the city’s renown & success.
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A Little Mancunian Magic

April 1st, 2016

The John Rylands LibraryThe northern English city of Manchester is most often associated with soccer and perhaps its vibrant indie music scene. Yet this thriving metropolis also has much to offer the more darkly inclined. Read the rest of this entry »

Spring: the battle between good and evil

February 29th, 2016

1Spring is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate it than with a sweet Romanian tradition?

The 1st of March is a special day in Romania. It’s called ‘Mărțișor’ and on this day all men offer women small gifts accompanied by a red and white ribbon. I usually wear the ‘Mărțișor’ as a brooch and the red and white ribbon as a bracelet around my wrist. When I come across the first tree in bloom, I tie the ribbon to one of its blooming branch and make a wish. They say that those kind of wishes always come true. Read the rest of this entry »

Your Valentine – the darker side of the legend

February 14th, 2016

_MG_2053aTired of fluffy hearts and saccharine sentiments drowning you in sickening sweetness on the 14th February? Perhaps we should hark back to some of the origins and recapture a little of the original meaning of Valentine’s Day. Read the rest of this entry »

Casanova’s Journal

February 3rd, 2016

1The missing page from Casanovas J-2.docxGiacomo Casanova, just the name says it all does it not? He’s one of the most famous womanisers who made history just by conquering as many women as possible. Read the rest of this entry »

A Zombie Life

January 13th, 2016

Zombified-1.docxI’m a zombie. Well, not entirely correct, I think I am a zombie but I am not sure. You see, six months ago I was working in a dull office building minding my own pathetic life and complaining of how I am not really living my life the way I wanted to. That was six months ago. Now I wish I had that life again.

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New Years Resolutions

January 4th, 2016

New Year Resolutions.docxMost people start their New Year with hope-giving resolutions, promises they eventually end up breaking, bad habits they can’t quit and goals they won’t reach. Well, so do I. Though for me, in respecting my New Year’s resolutions I’d be saving my own life. Read the rest of this entry »

Inaripatii- The Wings Part 2

December 8th, 2015

I herebyUntitled continue the story of how I met the child…I can’t tell you how I met the man just yet. Although, that”s another story worth telling. Read the rest of this entry »

An Adventure Into Alchemy

November 23rd, 2015

behind teh scenesI’m sure it comes as no surprise that I have long been a fan of Alchemy Gothic. From the time I saved for months to buy my first piece (which was the Gothic Ankh incidentally, and is still one of my favourite pieces to wear and one of their bestselling items) to now be honoured and welcomed as part of the family.STU28263 edit bg Read the rest of this entry »