Falling Leaves

It's still officially summer, despite the weather today feeling more like October. However, the nights are definitely drawing in now, and there is a backend-ish feeling in the air. I'm not a lover of late summer, and I'm already looking forward russet and golden leaves, misty mornings, and cosy log fires. In anticipation of autumn, … Continue reading Falling Leaves

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

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

muse

The prompt for this week's photo challenge is "muse", and we are asked, "what subject keeps you coming back?" What I keep returning to, in both my photography and my jewellery designs, are leaves. I'm particularly fascinated with oak leaves at the moment. We have a lot of little saplings growing around the garden, and the … Continue reading muse

from tiny acorns…

I'm having a bit of a love affair with freshwater pearls at the moment. They come in such a delicious range of colours, and the lustre of their surface is really gorgeous. The oval shape makes them particularly useful for my designs - they make excellent berries, nuts and acorns when combined with silver or copper … Continue reading from tiny acorns…

oak leaves and acorns

Autumn is well underway here in Haute-Loire, and most of the leaves have now turned to their seasonal golds, oranges, reds and browns. A lot of the acorns on the oaks have turned brown and fallen too, but I found these green survivors still on the tree when we were out cycling yesterday. I wanted … Continue reading oak leaves and acorns