Long lasting British products for everyday life, straight from the maker
Born in New York, Sasha moved to London by accident when her composer father came over to orchestrate the film ‘The Wall’ for Pink Floyd. After completing her degree in Zoology, she started making jewellery initially to fund her traveling and wildlife conservation work and became fascinated with jewellery and design. She eventually moved to Kenya, designed and built an eco lodge with her husband, and there gained a passion for traditional methods of jewellery making. Back in London, she studied goldsmithing and researched antique jewellery styles and techniques to develop her design style.
Now living in London with her young family, Sasha hand sculpts pieces in wax for casting using the ancient ‘lost wax’ method, which has produced jewellery and other metal objects for thousands of years. Her work is inspired by nature, especially British and Kenyan wildlife and the rich history of Jewellery design.
All jewellery is made to order, so please read the special terms and conditions which apply.
Every effort is made to make sure that the images and descriptions seen on the website are accurate. Please bear in mind though that all the pieces are hand made and some use natural gemstones. Raw materials will vary, so there can be some variation in pieces. This is especially true for pieces using gemstones, which are a natural product and vary in size shape and colour. This is part of the natural beauty of the stones. Occasionally the chains, clasps and earring hooks I use can go out of stock, so I use a similar one instead. Small batch casting means that alloys ( the mix of molten metals used to make up the correct carat of gold) vary slightly from cast to cast. The plated pieces are 22 carat, so it's slightly richer in colour than the 18 carat solid gold, and the 9 carat is a bit paler again. This, combined with the difficulty of representing colours precisely in images, means that the gold piece you receive may be very slightly different in colour compared to the image you see online.
Please do check that your order confirmation has all the correct details. Please be sure that the correct size, length, metal and stones have been ordered. If you have any questions, do email MADE TO LAST at [email protected] and they will put you in touch with me directly.
Changing your order:
It’s the customer’s prerogative to change their mind! Please do let me know if you’d like any changes to the order or special requests as soon as possible after ordering and within 48 hours of placing your order to ensure that I can make the changes. After that time, your order could already be being cast, and while I’ll make every effort to allow for your changes, it may be too late to change the metal ordered. Contact details are in your order confirmation email.
As pieces are made to order, please make sure that you cancel within 48 hours of ordering if you do happen to change your mind.
Changes to a finished commission piece:
If you make a special commission, I will make every effort to ensure that you have as much information as possible before finalising your order. In the case of letter necklaces and jewellery with specific stones, this can include emailing you photographs of the specific stones. In the unlikely event of a customer wishing to change a finished piece, I cannot offer a refund on specific commissions, but will be happy to work with the customer to adapt the piece to their requirements. Charges may apply to cover additional work costs, and/or materials.
I offer a personal guarantee of at least two years on all my jewellery, and longer for solid metal items, but most pieces will last far longer. This covers normal use and wear, provided you care for your pieces. (see care details on other tab) Please contact me directly if you feel your jewellery has developed any defect, and I will do my best to try and help you solve the problem. (many issues can be solved with proper care and cleaning) If that’s not possible, please return the item to me for a repair or replacement. Please obtain proof of postage in case the piece gets lost in the post. Unfortunately, I cannot offer a replacement free of charge in the event of jewellery being lost, as there is no way of knowing whether the loss was due to a fault, or just an accident. If you do lose your jewellery, get in touch and I can offer you a discount on a replacement piece.
Please allow up to three weeks for dispatch, as all jewellery is hand made, often to order. I aim to dispatch within one week, but depending on how busy I am and how busy my suppliers are, it can vary. Special commissions can take longer. If you need a piece quickly, please contact Made to Last directly for an estimate of how long it will take to be ready. All orders are sent first class, unless over a £200 value, in which case I send them next day delivery.