a tiny gift 
carrying a world of wisdom.

sterling silver . traditional enamels
finely crafted in a small studio.

talismans, charms, symbols, amulets,
beautifully packaged with the story.

dear customers, courier delivery is available, but currently no postal deliveries.


Colouring Me in Earrings.

June 11, 2017

My new range of silver-enamel retro-modernist earrings, ‘COLOUR ME’, is inspired by the simple beauty and power of colours.
Colour changes how we feel and it expresses our mood as a perfume does. It can accentuate our best features – and earrings have always been one of the principal players in how we dress up.

A Picture Story: Enamelling Pegasus

November 17, 2016

Enamelling Pegasus: The picture Story_Talisgirl CharmsA picture story to show how much fun I have enamelling my charms. Enamelling the old fashioned way, with powdered glass in a red-hot kiln, is a fabulous thing to do. There's a bit of alchemy and a lot of craftsmanship. 

Butterflies wearing violet wings

July 02, 2016

Talisgirl-Charms-Bloutjie-butterfly-joining-a-long-tradition-of-silver-jewellery-butterflies-WEB-111There's something about butterflies with their shimmery wings that sets off associations with fantasy and metaphor: ethereal, delicate, powerful, transformed, something of the stuff of magic.

Small elephant baptised by a froggie in a Cape mountain stream.

December 14, 2015

Talisgirl Charms Cape Forest stream baptism of ellie-with frog

While hiking in a remote ancient Cape forest last weekend. I was wearing my brand new African Elephant charm. When we got to a sparkly stream at the base of a gorge, I felt I should get a photo of my ellie in that extraordinary place.
There was once a time when elephants lived in those forests.