Meet The Maker

Hey there! Welcome to Silver Realm, the quirkiest corner of the internet for all things shiny and sparkly! I'm Rebecca Allton, the proud owner and founder of this magical realm. Now, let me tell you a little bit about myself.

So, picture this: I'm a self-proclaimed magpie, always on the lookout for things that catch my eye. If it's shiny, sparkly, or just plain different, you can bet I'll be drawn to it like a moth to a flame. I'm also a bit of a hoarder. Yep, you heard it right. My little world is filled with stashes of all sorts of goodies. From stamps to stones, beads to buttons, crafty bits like paint and clay and tools! I LOVE tools! - I've got it all! Oh, and let's not forget about my love for books. No kindles here, my friend. Give me a real book any day!

So wind back a few years (ok, a lot of years!) I studied art and design at polytechnic and had a go at a lot of different things. I loved welding and metalwork and was always happiest when I was in the workshops at college. But somehow I ended up working in accounts. It brought the money in - but I was bored!

I left my job when my husband and I started our family and never went back. With a house and three children to care for, my days were full and I was always busy. But as our family grew up, I wanted to get back to my arty, creative ways. I had done some silversmithing and had made quite a lot of jewellery over the years so I started dabbling again - taking classes and the odd course here and there. This grew and before I knew it, I was getting orders. So Silver Realm was born!

It was only a little, part-time business that sort of just paid for itself and kept me out of mischief when the kids went to school. But I had big ideas and lots of ambition and now, 11 years later, I have a studio and workshop of my own where I can design and create all sorts of jewellery and my little business has slowly become my full time job!

I have one workshop assistant - my furry companion Ted! He's a West Highland White and likes to snooze under my desk or next to my bench. He's also very bossy and lets me know when I've been sat working for too long!

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, holidays with my husband and have several interests and hobbies which keep me busy. All these things spark ideas and inspiration for new designs and collections which I then develop into finished pieces of jewellery for my website.

So, whether you're a fellow magpie, a lover of all things shiny, or just someone looking to add a touch of sparkle to your life, you've come to the right place. Welcome to Silver Realm, where the magic happens and the jewelry shines bright!

Rebecca x