I hope that everyone is staying safe and well, and not finding the restrictions on their movements too onerous. I’m lucky to live in a rural area, so it’s fairly easy to go out for a walk or bike ride each day, and not see another soul. I do feel for those who are stuck inside with little or no outside space.
I’m not doing my day job at the moment, but I am still making things. It’s actually quite nice to have a bit more time to spend in the workshop, although obviously I wish the circumstance were different. I’m particularly enjoying working with sea glass and ceramics, and thinking about the lovely beaches where I found the pieces.
My latest designs all feature glass or ceramic from St Monans in Fife, Scotland. It’s a slightly bitter sweet feeling, as we should have been going there again in May, but there will be other times, and I do have some lovely memories of our last visit.
I’ve been wanting to combine a seahorse with some sea glass for a while now, and I finally came across a piece that was the perfect shape and size in my stash. It’s such a pretty pale blue colour too.
The ceramic was a lucky find, a lovely regular shape, with the ear of wheat cutting diagonally across it in a very pleasing way. I promise I haven’t cut it – it was genuinely like that when I found it.
The third design is one of my melted and fused silver pieces. I’m really pleased with this one, especially the way the loop formed at the top. You never quite know what you’re going to get with this process.
I know that jewellery probably isn’t at the forefront of most people’s minds at the moment, but if you need to buy a gift and can’t get out, or you feel like a little treat to cheer yourself up, my Etsy shop is still open, and Royal Mail are still delivering.