Liquid

The theme for this week’s photo challenge is ‘liquid’, which is timely for me, as we’ve just got back from a holiday in St Monans, on the East Neuk of Fife, Sctoland. It’s essentially a coastal area, and the landscapes are dominated by the sea. We were blessed with wonderfully warm and sunny weather, so … Continue reading Liquid

Latest Designs: Oarweed Earrings

One of the things I love about working with silver is that it is so versatile. You can use thick wire to create solid, chunky rings, or you can roll out silver sheet until it is incredibly thin and flexible, and form it into flowing, delicate shapes. I took the latter approach with these long, … Continue reading Latest Designs: Oarweed Earrings

Focus: Belle

I have been taking care of my friend's dog Belle for the past week. She's a lovely, good-natured dog, full of energy and constantly on the move. As a result, she's not easy to photograph. This is a rare picture of her posing very nicely for the camera. The secret of getting her to sit … Continue reading Focus: Belle

Latest Designs: Sea Pottery

We are now living much closer to the coast than we used to in France, which is a wonderful thing as far as I'm concerned. I'm very drawn to the sea, and Northumberland has a particularly stunning stretch of coastline. I also love beach combing, pottering along the beach and finding hidden treasures amongst the … Continue reading Latest Designs: Sea Pottery

Latest Designs: Pebble Necklace

This is one of the first of my new designs, inspired by my recent trips to the north east coast of England. It represents pebbles on a beach, receding into the distance, until they meet the horizon. The pebbles are made from scraps of silver, which form themselves into little balls when heated and melted with … Continue reading Latest Designs: Pebble Necklace

monday verse: shells

From that gigantic bed of the sea Where darkness on time Begets pearl, monster and anemone Only shells come To chatter of emptiness, or lie Lovely as dumb. from Shells by Ted Hughes Another photo from our recent trip to the UK this week. We were staying on the coast, so of course a walk … Continue reading monday verse: shells