Bespoke Accessories Design: Goldfish keyring

We were approached by the client, a member of staff at a local garden and aquatics centre, to design a fish key ring which could be sold as a souvenir item.  Initially we looked at flat, die stamped fish silhouettes, as this provided the opportunity to add trans enamel to create vivid tropical fish while…

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Promotional Badges – Market your business or organisation

  We were contacted by the client to design and manufacture a custom badge based on their organisation logo.  Initially we drew up a design based on sizes from an existing badge that the client felt would work.  Due to the intricacies of the organisation logo we had to simplify aspects to ensure that these…

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Personalised Pin Badges – Tailored Options for Any Budget

The social side of rugby at club level is important. This is where personalised pin badges can be useful. Recently, a local rugby team approached Merit with the idea of using affordable, unique enamel badges to reward team-mates. This project demonstrates our capacity to provide innovative solutions that uphold the standards of quality within a…

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Bespoke Jewellery Design: Shooting Star Pendant

Our client had been developing a new season of clothing based around a space-themed print in the fabric.  We were instructed to design and manufacture jewellery accessories to compliment this new range.  Following initial brainstorming sessions for silver jewellery design, various space-themed opportunities were considered and discussed and eventually the shooting star was chosen for…

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Commemorating Canada: The Art of Minting Collectible Anniversary Coins

In 2017, Canada marked a significant milestone with grand celebrations nationwide. Central to this celebration was the commissioning of a special collection of collectible printed coins, designed to capture the essence of Canada’s rich history and vibrant present. This post explores the journey of creating these commemorative coins, highlighting the challenges, the innovative solutions applied,…

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Designing an Exquisite Heraldic Brooch in Sterling Silver

In response to a customer’s request to bolster their association’s visibility, we embarked on a task to create heraldic badges that would be a symbol of prestige and tradition and would serve as a beacon of their identity. Understanding the significance of heraldic symbology, we approached the task with reverence, knowing that each element carried…

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Decanter Labels

We were assigned the task of designing labels to display the contents of decanter bottles.  There are generally two types of decanter bottles: Decanter bottles for wines and decanter bottles for spirits.  Decanter bottles for wines are left open without a lid.  These bottles come in all shapes and sizes to allow different rates of…

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Commercial Printing: River Island Tins

 We were approached by a client with a unique, business to business printing job which had encountered specific problems.  The job involved printing Aluminium tin lids with the appropriate manufacturing branding and product information.  Usually, the client would have gone about the task by cello-wrapping or shrink sleeving a plastic wrapper to the tin lids,…

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Jaguar Land Rover Badges

We were approached by Jaguar Land-Rover to produce some custom badges to help them promote their new luxury Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) models. These badges tied-in to the car launch dates and were awarded to the design team behind the new models, as well as members of the public purchasing new vehicles. Working under non-disclosure…

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British National Animals Cufflink Collection

  We were recently approached by a client to design a range of cufflinks to represent the different national animals of the British Isles.  The first task was to decide which animals are most associated with the British Isles and then which of these animals would make the most interesting cufflinks.  This was an easier…

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