It is strange how new items come to be made. The money clip I have just designed started with a conversation with a friend on my train journey home. Alison asked me if I could supply her with a money clip for a colleague at work who had a special birthday quite soon. I explained that we did not have such an item in our range and suggested a couple of alternatives she might like to give.
However, Alison is a very positive and forthright character and she made it very plain a money clip was what she wanted and that she thought I should design one!!!
Well, I like to rise to a challenge and so agreed to consider it. As there was only a couple of weeks before this gift was needed, I needed to move quickly. So I went into work the next day and put together some ideas. It quickly became clear this would need to be hard rolled for strength and made in tarnish reststant silver to be suitable for daily use.
I made it 1″ wide and had it hall marked on the back to leave room for engraving to be put on the front, if it needed to be personalised. I was pleased with the result and have added it to my range of gifts for men.
Needless to say Alison was delighted with her part in this and I am sure in the future she may give me another short notice challenge.
I would be interested to know what you think of it.
Designer and Master Silversmith