About me


  
Hello and welcome to Denalis.

I'm Denise and have been making jewellery and greetings cards since 2014 in my tiny box room workshop in Ealing, London.

I am proud to be member of the National Association of Jewellers. Every NAJ member is required to abide by the NAJ's Code of Conduct based on honesty, integrity and professionalism. The grant of arms gives customers peace of mind that they are dealing with a jewellery business they can trust.




I am also a member of The Guild of Jewellery Designers.





Denalis jewellery
I love silver and have been working with precious metal clay since completing courses at The London Jewellery School in Hatton Garden a few years ago.

Silver precious clay is a very versatile, non toxic, zero waste material. It's made from extremely fine particles of silver, a by-product of manufacturing processes, mixed with an organic plant-based binder and water. 

Each piece I make goes through the same process - rolling, adding texture, shaping, drying, sanding, firing and finally polishing. During firing the binder burns away and the metal particles come together - this process is called sintering - leaving a beautiful and unique piece of hallmark quality solid silver. 

Working with silver clay has endless design possibilities and much of my inspiration comes from my garden, the wider environment and works of art. I use a mixture of proprietary texture sheets and metal stamps as well as leaves, feathers, lace, fabrics and textured wall coverings to create the backgrounds to my designs.

All pieces are individually handcrafted so no two items are identical, although styles can be similar.

Any pieces weighing over 7.78g will be hallmarked. The chains and ear wires are sterling silver and stamped 925 by the manufacturer.

I also handmake sterling silver jewellery, some pieces incorporating semi precious stones or Swarovski crystal beads. 

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Denalis Greetings Cards
Each Denalis card is unique and individually hand crafted. Each element is cut, assembled and finished carefully by hand.

The cards are white, recycled, A6 size and come with an envelope. They are blank inside for your own greeting.

I have a range of Denalis printed greetings cards - I design and hand finish each one. They are A6 size and printed on 100% recycled smooth 350gsm card with a recycled white envelope.

Denalis also stocks Gagglegoose Green Art Cards. The original artworks for these quirky, comical and wonderfully detailed greetings cards were painted by my dad, John Bird.

Dad was a remarkably talented self-taught artist, born and bred in Shepherd's Bush, West London. He was a true Londoner, with a fondness for both QPR and traditional pie and mash.
For many years he showcased his art on the renowned Bayswater Road railings just opposite Lancaster Gate tube station. He would tell us tales of all the celebrities he encountered but took particular pride in selling his works to former Liverpool and England footballer Kevin Keegan and actor David Suchet.
Later Dad moved to the New Forest where he finally settled in Lymington.

Cards measure either 7"x5" or 6"x 4" (A6), are blank inside and come with an envelope.

All cards are packaged in compostable and biodegradable vegetable starch bags.

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