Late Winter Gifts

With all the focus on Christmas, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that people do have birthdays in January in February. I speak as someone with a birthday in early February! Whether you're planning well ahead, or need something quickly, I have some designs that are particularly appropriate for late winter birthdays. Silver … Continue reading Late Winter Gifts

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

news from the workshop: re-discovering copper

There comes a point every summer when all of the colour seems to have been bleached from the landscape, and I start to long for the rich, deep tones of autumn. I think I've pretty much reached that point. We're having a mini heatwave here, the hay has all been cut and baled, and the fields … Continue reading news from the workshop: re-discovering copper

news from the workshop: grifol

My commission brooch is finally finished, and it has been delivered to the customer. Phew! As I posted last week, it's been a bit of a mammoth task. I've gone through periods of hating the sight of it, but once it was oxidised to emphasise the texture and lettering, then polished back to the silver, … Continue reading news from the workshop: grifol

news from the workshop: I started something…

In fact, I have started several somethings over the past couple of weeks, but so far I have failed to finish any of them. I had some ideas for new earrings, so in a fit on enthusiasm, I set to and sawed out all the shapes I needed. I got as far as filing them, … Continue reading news from the workshop: I started something…

copper pins

I've been spending a lot of time making and not much writing blog posts over the past couple of weeks. I had a really busy November and December, so I've been working on new designs and building up my shop stock whilst it's a little quieter, including these copper hair grips / shawl pins. Actually, the … Continue reading copper pins