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“Hi Colette
Many thanks for the advice by return some great ideas which i will act upon . Its me that should be flattered you have achieved so much you are a credit to your craft and a real inspiration The commercial jewellery trade is poles apart from the contemporary one but its where people go to to buy jewellery as the shops dominate the high street and most people don’t realise they have an alternative but thanks to people like yourself i think the tide is turning.”

JOHN FULTON, UK


 

 

“How fantastic, really wonderful stuff.” Designfront04

ANNA RYDER RICHARDSON, TV PRESENTER, UK

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“Hi Colette,

As you said to me the bracelet duly arrived at Billie’s the next morning…..and he was over the moon with it!

It fits perfectly and looks very good on him and is the PERFECT compliment to the necklace he purchased from you. I want to thank you once again for including the card with the bracelet….a nice and thoughtful touch. I know that Billie visits your web site and likes your jewellery and I daresay he will be purchasing some more items from you in due course.
Once again …thanks for the excellent Customer Service and for have been recommending your site to friends.
Steve”

STEVE FERGUSSON, UK



 
“Hello Colette,

After browsing through your web site I felt compelled to respond to the Gobstopper comment. I usually respect most opinions but the comment that was sent to you in response was acidic for me to read. I would like to believe there are more people out there who feel as you and I do about the Bush regime and what is stands for. It still shocks me to the core that he even has 1 supporter. I thought your piece was brilliant! Gobstopper’s are my favorite sweet and anything to be put in Bushes mouth should be arsenic as far as I am concerned. I am relatively new to the UK having lived here for about 18 months. I am native to California and find the political situation at home very irritating. Worse still, seeing comments like this one exasperate me. I find it scary that some people might think that all Americans are brain dead hillbillies and have no idea about our foreign politics and bloody hands, but you know, hillbillies do exist even in the UK. As a jeweller I find your artwork politically exciting. I hope you do get lots positive feedback because I think being bold in life is the only way to live.”

RACHAEL COLEMAN, USA
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“Colette Hazelwood has cool jewellery” NWTEXTNET, 2004

JERRY HALL, INTERNATIONAL MODEL & ACTRESS

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“Dear colette,

I got the the necklace, it was delivered to the neighbor, which i didn’t´t know. it is beautiful!. thank you very much. and it fits perfectly to our design scheme for the doha cornice in qatar: the white necklace. i attached a jpeg file for you information, maybe you recognize some similarities to
the jewellery. again, thank you very much for the great piece.

I would appreciate very much if you could keep me updated with your newest designs!

Markus”

MARKUS JATSCHLAUX, GERMANY

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“Dear Colette, the choker is one of my favourite pieces of jewellery and I still get complimented for it 2 years after buying it from you, thank you, Rachael”

RACHAEL KEARNEY, Uk


“Hi Colette, got the necklace today, it looks great, a little too big so i tweaked it myself but it’s fine, my fault i told you the wrong size anyway really! – thanks for everything, i’d recommend you to anyone! I may be in touch soon anyway, about a matching, but slightly thicker-set or doubled bracelet… “

JOE PRESTO, UK

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“Dear Colette
It was with amusement that I read the rednecks response to your mouthpiece. What can I say..in fact, we need say nothing, the illiterate, backward, abusive, offensive, jerk off said it all. Not an ounce of common decency, intelligence or discretion. To be honest I think it was a ploy to get a free mouthpiece for himself…can’t remember, did he sign it with an X, or do you think he can spell his name…one can only wonder..Personally, I think your work is innovative and amusing, with a charming, if somewhat edgy feel to it. So I shall finish writing and carry on viewing…”
Sarah

SARAH, UK

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“Hi, i was browsing on google for images of george bush and i came across the picture on your site (The gobstopper mouthpiece) i must say i found it hilarious, very clever. Then i read the post that an American user had added on the “Don’t read if easily offended” link. This had me literally crying
with laughter.

“.i didn’t even know there was a so-called country named uk or england till last week…that’s how much
your thouth of & how much people know about your shifty crapy ass country”

That was definitely the show stopper for me, it just shows that whoever wrote that has the mental age of a 5 year old and is most likely a MAC user….!”


Regards
Ed

ED, UK

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“Hi Colette, Received my bracelets yesterday, just thought i’d drop a line to let you know they’re fantastic (specially the small one, a true work of art). I dare say i’ll be ordering from you again.!

IAN GRAY, UK

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Hi, sorry i took so long to reply, I got the necklace and LOVE it!! thanks so much, it looked lovely with my dress too. thank you again and again,”
katie.

KATIE HALSALL, UK


 

 

Thanks again – the wedding ring is more beautiful than I ever imagined.

Cheers
ANGE, UK


 

Platinum & Diamonds Bangle


 

 

Hello there,

Sorry I should have let you know shouldn’t I.. Yes I did receive it and its absolutely fantastic and marvellous….I checked out all your other stuff which is also stunning so will definitely be in touch so on..

Thank you very much for your friendly business approach, it makes a difference.

Regards and best wishes

Amy

AMY EASTHOUGH, ENGLAND

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Hello Colette,

Just a quick note to thank you for assistance this week. The goods arrived yesterday. It really is quite a piece of art. Stunning.

Thanks again, Tim.

TIM, ENGLAND

medium barb wire necklace


 

 

Hi Colette,

Just to let you know that i recieved the bracelet in the post, thankyou so much, its a very nice piece of jewellry and ill treasure it for along time

Thanks again

Jono, Australia

medium oxidised silver barb wire bracelet


 

 

Hello,
I found your web site through a hearing aid search and was browsing through your gallery when I came upon the gobstopper mouthpiece and as well, the letter from the texan. I personally thought the gobstopper was hilarious.

I really hope that you don’t think all of us Americans are like that.. more than half the country would agree with you- that Bush needs to shut it. Then you get the overly passionate republicans like that guy, who cannot even spell simple words correctly but think they know exactly what they speak of. I feel that it’s sad I can see this… being 17 and the writer of that letter is more likely older.

I also must say, I love the pieces in your gallery. The hearing aid piece is really awesome and I believe that’s true. The hearing aid should be celebrated, not hidden. Overall, I love the pieces in your gallery… other that the gobstopper and hearing aid, I particularly like the piercing bracelet. What it represents is something all people should know the horror of. Putting such a thing that resembles an animal trap on a human, it can open eyes.

Well, I am sorry that I’ve kept you so long. =)

Elisabeth B. Ohio, USA

P.S. The UK rocks… look at J.K. Rowling, Shakespeare and The Beatles. =)

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Colette

I have received the parcel earlier on today – sorry I couldn’t let you know. I will recommend your product strongly as they are of good quality and look strikingly good.

Many thanks, keep up the good work and let me know of further collections. Best regards

PIERRE CODRON, UK

 



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Hi

I received it yesterday, it looks fantastic. You have really earned me some brownie points with the boyfriend with this.

Many thanks

LUCY, UK


 

 

Hi Colette

Just wanted to say a very big thank you for the bracelets, I received them this morning, they are absolutely beautiful and are going to make someone very happy!

Cheers

MARY MARLER, UK

message bangles silver x 3


I am so pleased my search engine directed me to your site. The service and advice were fabulous from initial contact to finished piece. My girlfriend now has a bespoke ring that she loves. Thank you so much for your hard work Colette.

Warm regards

SAM, UK

 


 

 

 

The bangle arrived yesterday. I think it’s really great and hopefully my Fiancée will think so too. Thank for all your help and especially the prompt delivery.
Kind regards
JEFF, UK

Flat matt message bangle


 

 

 

Dear Colette,

Just read email sent by redneck moron and found it very funny but also quite disturbing!

Really, it is hard to believe that such a frightingly stupid creature exists!

However my suspicions have been raised since I happen to have seen a programme on “Bushisms” last night and although I have since picked my jaw off the floor the language used seems achingly familiar!

I wonder do you think it was in fact written by the greatest idiot in history himself, the spelling is a strong clue?

It does smack of the ultimate moron himself, the man who has single handedly done more damage to international relations and world economies than any human in the history of mankind?

In fairness I do love America and its right minded citizens but only when the democrats are in power!

Do feel free to post this email or indeed forward this message on to the redneck himself! I’ll stop now as the man makes me so angry and so nauseous that I am at a loss to describe the truly detrimental effects his tenure will have on the future of the world in general!

One final thought, maybe you would consider a once off piece for him? On this occasion I would suggest an inverted half sized barb wire necklace, if I may be so bold?

Hope this finds you peaceful and not in despair!

Yours sincerely, in hope and in peace .

DARA, IRELAND


Our secret wedding was great. Now it’s out in the open, everyone’s really pleased. I’ve had millions of compliments on my beautiful ring. Thanks again, love Shelley

SHELLEY, UK

white gold sapphires chinese writing ring

 


 

 

 

>Hi Colette

Just to let you know, the earrings arrived safely and to say how very pleased I am with them, they are beautiful. I’m sure the girls will ware them with pride. They will be a precious keep sake.

Thank you for your help in making their birthdays extra special.

Rose

baby teeth and silver earrings


 

 

“Thanks for your prompt response and the gift of free shipping! 🙂

As a compliment to your artistic ability, I thought you might like to know that I bought these gifts for my daughter, Amanda, who is a second year art student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Amanda saw your work when she visited London last Spring Break. Amanda was so impressed with your work that this is what she requested for her most expensive Christmas present.”
Christine Graeter, USA


 

 

 

Please don’t be offended by that fowl-mouthed illiterate moron who had absolutely nothing to say on your website. He is not an example of how people in America are. However, he is the finest example of
the people who voted for George, which were the minority. Only fools would think that he won both elections in a row. The intelligent ones know how it really happened. I’m originally from Canada so hold
dual citizenship. With George as President, it’s difficult to be proud to be American so I remain Canadian first….

And…
please remember that idiot from Texas just constitutes a small minority of the stupidity in this country (the minority who think they won both elections). My heart goes out to whoever wins the next election as they’ve got 8 years of Georgie’s huge mess to clean up. I don’t think it will be possible. BTW, I’ve always liked Tony Blair and felt very sorry for him that he had to work with Georgie. In my opinion, that’s was brought him down…

P.S. The illiteracy and poor grammar from the boy from Texas makes me suspicious that he’s possibly a relative of the Bush clan. More than likely, he too reads his literature upside-down, eh? Better wrap up or they might put me under surveillance. 🙂

Peace to you.

Maureen C, Canada/ America

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Hi Colette,

Oh my God! The necklace got here this morning and its beautiful. It arrived just in time as its a first anniversary gift to my partner. I really wasn’t expecting it to be here so soon as I only ordered it 2 days ago. Hopefully it fits and she likes it. If not, I’m afraid I may be forced to keep it for myself. It really is stunning and unique.

Thanks very much!

regards

Rowena van Niekerk, UK

medium barb wire necklace


 

 

 

Hello Colette! I picked up the necklace from the post office today! It’s perfect! Thank you so much!

My friend loved, loved, loved the necklace! Her boyfriend took her out this weekend and said she got a ton of compliments on it. Well done!

Thanks again for such a beautiful piece! Have a great day!

Melissa, USA

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Hi Colette
Have been meaning to email you all week to say how pleased I was with the fastener you attached to the pendant for me. It is exactly what I wanted and I know my friend will really like it when she gets it on her birthday. Sorry you weren’t at work when I picked it up last Saturday as I would’ve
liked to have thanked you personally. I had a quick look at some of the jewellery you make and thought you had some lovely pieces on display, so I could well be back soon choosing myself a christmas present!

Thanks again
Barbara Oxton, UK


 

 


Hi Colette,

Picked up the ring fine. It’s perfect…a beautiful realization…thank you.

All the best,
Len, UK

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Hi there,

I just picked it up and it is FANTASTIC. Thank you so much, you do great work and MY Katherine will love it.

I’ll be placing another order soon, more than likely a bracelet for me.

Thanks again,

Mark. USA


 

 

 

Dear Colette

thank you the necklace arrived yesterday and is perfect. Thank you very much, I am delighted with the necklace and I am sure my husband will be at Christmas.

best wishes
Jane Lowe UK


 

 

 

Hi Colette,

Just a quick mail to thank you again for creating our beautiful wedding rings. We keep getting them out of the box to look at them and can’t wait for the day we get to put them on for good ( well except when I’m working…. damn those infection control rules!!!) The process of commissioning them from you and the design process was fun and involving and we got exactly what we’ve always wanted, rings that are very us! Thanks also for brightening Darren’s days at a very dark time, seeing the rings exactly how(if not better than) we imagined them, really distracted him from his grief and gave him something positive to think about.

Hope all is well with you and yours, especially the bump, has it arrived yet?

Thanks again,

Hope all is well with you…. just to let you know our wedding was a truly gorgeous day and one of the biggest compliments we kept getting was about our unusual and beautiful rings. They are such a talking point for people when we explain what the pattern is on them and some people said they got goose bumps when we told them.. they thought it was so romantic. Thanks so much for taking on the commission…. and the good news is they changed the rules at work and I can wear my ring all the time!!
Thanks again,

Jane & Darren Carnall


 

 

I am very impressed with the barb-wire bracelet I received! I haven’t taken it off since I first put it on. All of my friends are asking where I got it and they compliment on how nice it is. And a lot of people have been trying it on because they like it so much. It is a really great product and people DO notice it! also can I add that people have been trying to buy the bracelet off of me. It’s weird. Everyone is amazed by it!!!

Thanks a lot Colette

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Hi Colette,

Just recieved the necklace from my parents yesterday and was just writing to say I love it. What you’ve done with brushing and highlighting some parts of the necklace looks amazing, thnak you so much.

If you want a disclaimer or anything for your website Il gladly oblige.

Regards,

Alex Ley

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Hi Colette,

I have received the cufflinks today, thank you so much, they are wonderful, I am sorely tempted to keep them myself,  and will really struggle to keep them a secret till Christmas!!

I really appreciate the speed at which they have arrived, and the care that has gone into them.

many thanks again

Claire
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Colette,
I just got back into town and the necklace is here.  It looks beautiful – I know my sister is going to love it.  Thank you!

Jeanne UK


 

 

 

Thanks for sorting the ring.  Really pleased with it. I’ll be back in touch for my next purchase in due course!!

Thanks again

Ps it looks good on the web site!

David Cowan


 

 

 

Hi Colette
The ring came today and I am overjoyed with it! It is beautiful. I can’t wait to give it to my sister on her birthday!

Thank you for your excellent service and craftmanship.

Lara

Thanks Collette,

The bracelet is for a friend of mine who is 40 this year – I have previously bought one of these for another friend – everyone always admires it when she wears it…….just thought you might want some feedback!

Lisa

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Received in good time lovely necklace, its a gift for my wife who has visited your web site and commented on your blog. She will be over the moon.

Many thanks regards Nick Smith.

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I must say, I accidentally ran across your site for jewelry and became quite interested in the time it took to make the gobstopper. I couldn’t help but examine its detail and wonder… Did you win anything for it?!? I mean, that doesn’t look like a cheap piece of etched plastic!

By the way, I love your comment about Bush, he was a dumb ass. Nobody I talked to up here in Minnesota (USA) liked him very much. However what can I say, I can’t talk to everyone. ^^ Then, when reading the Texan’s rather rude letter, I couldn’t help but shake my head. Honestly, don’t take any hard feelings from him or any Americans that sent you a letter like that. Just laugh at them, because obviously they can’t see the joke, or take humor in a bad president. There are bad seeds with a computer all over the world, the worst is when you get people that can’t spell… like poor old texas chap, wishing he had never wrote that letter. XD  I agree totally though, Bush could NOT keep his mouth shut! When ever he opened it, I felt a little less happy about where I live. Laughingstock of the world. Ah well, his term is over. Your Gobstopper would sure have came in handy, especially when he opened his mouth to speak. Pop one in and no more jabber box.

Anyhow, have a nice day. I hope you did not get to many insulting American letters, OH by the way, Earpiece jewelry, Grand Idea!

~ From a friendly Minnesotan (USA) ~J@

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Hi Collette,

I received the bracelet yesterday in the post, and really want to thank you as it is perfect! It is a gift for my sister, as she is getting married, and I know she will love it as much as I do and will look perfect with her dress!

Many Thanks, Claire, UK

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Hi!  Got my bracelet — love it!   It is beautiful and the same size as my other bangles and they all look beautiful together.  Thanks again.  You did a wonderful job!!!!

Kym 🙂 USAmessage bangle silver


 

 

 

And a very nice ring it is indeed! Many thanks again for such beautiful crafts(wo)manship. The ring is a thing of true beauty.

Vanessa Mae, UK

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Many thanks colette :0)! They are great – Christan likes them a lot as well! TOP!
Many greetings and thanks for the easy way of ordering….

Matze, Germany

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Colette,

The ring is really beautiful, it’s now in Switzerland on Sandra’s finger and she loves it as well, it looks and feels very special and unique !

Thanks so much

Steve, UK


 

 

I just wanted to say how lovely the engagement ring is. It’s exactly what I wanted and the finish is perfect. And you were dead right about the size. Bizarrely, ever since the day I picked it up, my finger has been wider – I think it must just have been really cold that day!

We’ll be in next month to discuss the wedding rings.

Best wishes

Gill, UK


 

 

“Just received my wedding ring from Colette and it’s completely beautiful. Highly recommended!”


 

 

Since buying one of Colette’s silver barbed wire choker necklaces several years ago- I’ve been lucky enough to commission four pieces from her- a ring and two pendants featuring Detroit Agate that are remarkable, and most recently a huge chunky, thick ring for my middle finger that is frankly massive! It’s another piece I’m very proud of and love dearly! Colette is approachable, friendly, professional and a total delight to brainstorm with- if you want something beautiful, visit her studio- if you want something unique… Talk about a commission- seriously great value, and a wonderful experience! She is amazing! Thank you for everything! x

Justian Hansen Herle

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