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

Latest Designs: Sea Foam Sea Glass

This lovely bottle green pendant is the latest addition to my SeaSong collection, which is where I showcase my sea glass and sea pottery designs. This particular piece of glass came from one of my favourite little beaches on the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. It is bezel set in the usual way, but the … Continue reading Latest Designs: Sea Foam Sea Glass

Latest Designs: Sweet Chestnut

I’ve been working on a new collection for the past few weeks, and now that the pieces are back from being hallmarked at the Edinburgh Assay Office, I can start to show them off. The design features heavy hammer marks on thick silver wire. The pieces are oxidised with liver of sulphur, which makes them … Continue reading Latest Designs: Sweet Chestnut

Latest Designs: Little Copper Hearts

I have made this pretty little collection of jewellery especially for the Coquetdale Art Gallery in Rothbury. All of the pieces feature warm copper hearts, combined with hammered and oxidised silver. There are two styles of pendant, post and drop earrings, a copper charm bangle, and a silver chain bracelet. They will all be available from … Continue reading Latest Designs: Little Copper Hearts

Latest Designs: Snowdrops

I always look forward to the appearance of the first green spears of snowdrops in January. Although the bulk of winter is still to come, they do seem to bring with them the promise that spring will indeed come. In French, they are called perce-neige, literally snow piercer. I think of snowdrops as a quintessential … Continue reading Latest Designs: Snowdrops

Silver Birch

The birch is one of my favourite trees, and the inspiration for several of my designs. I love their tall, graceful shape, the bright golden colour of their leaves in autumn, and their distinctive pale bark, which peels back in strips. Known as the goddess tree or lady of the woods, the birch is one … Continue reading Silver Birch

A walk from Alnham

A couple of weeks ago, we bought a new book of local walks, Walking the Old Tracks of the Cheviots, published by Coquetdale Community Archaeology. It's slightly unusual, in that all of the walks take in historic or archaeological sites. We've been keen to try some of the routes, but frustratingly the weather has been wet … Continue reading A walk from Alnham

Latest Designs: Holly

I’m still hard at work on some wintry designs, and I’ve just finished these lovely little holly leaf earrings. They’re cut from lightly textured silver sheet, then oxidised until they turn a dark slate grey colour. I’ve chosen to give them a light polish, retaining most of the oxidisation, as I thought it captured the … Continue reading Latest Designs: Holly