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 … More from tiny acorns…

pebbles

One of the (many) lovely things about living in this area of France is seeing how clean and clear the rivers and streams are. Fishing is a very popular pastime, the Allier River is well known for salmon fishing. In the photo above, we are standing on a bridge above the River Doulon, which runs … More pebbles

spring creations

Spring came early to our part of France this year, with warm sunny days from February onwards. It’s a real contrast to last year, which was cold and wet. We had snow in April, and a vicious hailstorm in May which shredded the young leaves on many of our plants. We’re obviously not out of … More spring creations