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A Snowy Walk

February has been a wet and windy month on the whole, with a bit of snow thrown into the mix this week. With yet another storm approaching at the weekend, I decided to take advantage of a break in the weather today, and head out from Alwinton up Clennell Street, cut across to Copper Snout, … Continue reading A Snowy Walk

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

February is here, and the thoughts of many people will be turning to Valentine's Day. Hearts and roses are the obvious choices, but if you're looking for a slightly more unusual and symbolic gift, I have a number of designs in my online shop that would fit the bill. Both sweet chestnut and acorns are … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Spirals of Silver

I started making these spiral designs before christmas, and the hoop earrings have proved popular already, as you can see from this lovely review. The designs are formed from sterling silver wire, coiled by hand into spirals, then hammered with the edge of a hammer. They are oxidised, then polished, which emphasises the texture, and … Continue reading Spirals of Silver

They Call It Poppy Love

I’ve been reviewing how my designs did in 2019, and I can only conclude that there is a lot of love out there for poppies. Not only were my poppy pieces easily my best sellers, I also got some really great feedback from my lovely customers. "Absolutely gorgeous. Really helpful maker. Well packed and prompt … Continue reading They Call It Poppy Love

A Walk in Search of Cake

I’ve not been out and about much for the past few weeks, after a bout of flu before Christmas, swiftly followed by an annoying cough in time for New Year. Plus, we’ve had day after day of chilly, grey, wet weather. Today though, conditions were perfect for an excursion. The sun finally put in an … Continue reading A Walk in Search of Cake

Latest Designs: Acorn and Oak

Autumn is upon us, and these new designs are perfect for the season. My Acorn and Oak collection features a necklace and earrings inspired by falling oak leaves and plump, ripe acorns. The hand cut silver oak leaves have a matte, brushed finish, which contrasts with the polished stalks. The freshwater pearl acorns are a … Continue reading Latest Designs: Acorn and Oak

October Landscape: Alwinton to Biddlestone

We’re well into autumn now, and it’s amazing how quickly the landscape is changing. I went on one of my favourite walks earlier this week, and it looked completely different from my last visit a couple of weeks ago. I love the rich golds, reds, oranges, and bronzes that dominate at this time of year, … Continue reading October Landscape: Alwinton to Biddlestone

August Landscape: Clouds and Sheep

Finally it’s September. August seems to have lasted for much longer than a month! I’m not really a huge fan of late summer, and I’ve already started to pine for crisp frosty mornings, falling leaves, woolly cardigans, and a fire in the woodburner. That being said, August this year has been notable for some very … Continue reading August Landscape: Clouds and Sheep