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Manor House Designs


   

Kate
Buchanan-Dunne

T: 01948665129
M: 07976894519

Visit:
www.manorhousedesigns.co.uk

From the calming surroundings of her 17th century manor house you will often find jeweller and designer Kate sketching away to dream up a new stunning necklace or bespoke set of wedding jewellery.

Her workshop, where she brings her unique creations to life, is just a few miles away.

Harnessing the ancient skills of the artisan jeweller, Kate produces timeless yet contemporary hand-crafted silver jewellery. Her pieces are often enhanced with gold or precious gemstones bringing colour and vibrancy to her work.
Born and brought up on a farm in Lancashire, Kate has always had a passion for nature and the colours and shapes of the rural landscape.

After studying ceramics at university she went on to have successful careers in the NHS (nursing, midwifery and genetics) and in the counselling profession as director of an occupational counselling service.

However, recognising a need to fulfil her creative talents – and a great love of jewellery, she trained as a jeweller in the world famous Birmingham Jewellery Quarter. All of her work holds the anchor hallmark of the Birmingham Assay Office and she is a member of the Guild of Jewellery Designers.

Kate works closely with her clients and involves them throughout the design process.

“Some people want a subtle, stylish piece of jewellery while others want something that is more flamboyant and makes a statement. I love helping my clients in the creation of their special pieces of jewellery, whether it is for their wedding, a christening, special anniversary or a cruise. Each piece is unique and reflects their individual style and personality. It is so exciting to produce a bespoke work that can be treasured and kept forever”

She also admits that the pleasure she gets from seeing their excitement and joy is almost as special as delivering a baby when she was a midwife!







I can’t thank Kate and her team at Manor House Designs enough for the creation of my wedding ring – I absolutely love it and I am so thrilled we went to her to get it done.

I have never been a massive jewellery person with me only managing a watch and a necklace on most days….with my wedding nearing it was worrying me thought of having a ring I either didn’t like or found impractical.

My partner had met Kate at a networking event and felt she would be perfect at helping us design something that would work for me….we went and sat with Kate at her offices and discussed different options – she was fantastic at quickly understanding the look and feel I was after and we left her to go and mock up some ideas.

When we revisited we were both thrilled, Kate had grasped what we wanted perfectly and with no changes needed the ring went into production. A few weeks later she was on the phone and the ring completed and we quickly went round eager to see the finished product….it was amazing, so very me and I loved it instantly – I actually wore it all day (secretly) because i didn’t want to take it off!

I would highly recommend Kate and her team for helping you design something however simple or complex, she will listen to your brief and design something you’d love like I did.

Many Thanks.

Lucy Radcliffe: Print Monkey Pro
I met Kate at a networking business meeting and I was looking for that special gift for my wife for Christmas. After a short chat Kate was able to put together a number of ideas around making a cat design bracelet. She delivered it to me, and my wife was over the moon with this very individual piece that I would have never bought in a shop.

Many thanks for all the time and effort you put into this work for me, my wife still wears it daily.

Malver: Parker Mobile Repair Services Ltd
I would like to give a testimonial to Kate Buchanan-Dunne from Manor House Designs.

Last Christmas I was looking for a present for my Grand-daughter, I had a chat with Kate and she arranged that she would open for my Grand-daughter and myself to go to her studio on a Saturday morning. We were able to have a good look around and try on over a cup of coffee, take our time and decide on the perfect necklace.

My Grand-daughter was so impressed that she actually knows the person that made her jewellery.

Many, many thanks to Kate.

Chris Highfield: Printer Everything
I had the pleasure to visit Kate’s workshop and was so pleased to entrust Kate in designing a special birthday gift for my wife. As we spend a lot of time together, secrecy was of the paramount. Kate embraced this with great privacy, sending designs backwards and forth.

For that special gift for your special partner, I urge you to visit and entrust Kate with your individual needs.

Keith Ashcroft, Runcorn, Cheshire
Kate makes fantastic jewellery! I bought 2 sets of stacker rings from her – the blue topaz and the pink sapphires and they are beautiful! Really well made and so comfortable to wear. I live in Australia and have had so many great comments about them not just from my friends but also complete strangers have said how unusual my rings are.

Mrs M Millward, Western Australia
Some time ago Kate designed and made a coral and silver necklace for me. She made it from round coral beads and put a simple oval silver decoration at the front. It is so elegant and I love the fact that it is the only one in the world. Thanks Kate!

Kathleen Foster, Cheshire
Kate makes fantastic jewellery! I bought 2 sets of stacker rings from her – the blue topaz and the pink sapphires and they are beautiful! Really well made and so comfortable to wear. I live in Australia and have had so many great comments about them not just from my friends but also complete strangers have said how unusual my rings are.

Mrs M Millward, Western Australia