Summer Gift Ideas

June is nearly over, so I thought it's high time I shared some gift ideas for those with summer birthdays. First up are my Daisy designs, mostly made from silver and brass, but I have recently added a pendant set with a beautiful golden yellow citrine. The designs are as neat and fresh as the … Continue reading Summer Gift Ideas

Queen Anne’s Lace

"Lost lanes of Queen Anne's lace, And that high-builded cloud Moving at summer's pace." (from Cut Grass by Philip Larkin) I have developed a bit of an obsession with Queen Anne's lace this May and June. I think this is partly because it seems to be a particularly good year for this graceful plant, and … Continue reading Queen Anne’s Lace

Bamburgh

I should have been spending today in the lovely coastal village of Bamburgh, taking part in a craft fair in Bamburgh Pavilion. Obviously it's a minor inconvenience in the grand scheme of things, but it is really sad that all the fairs, markets, and shows that take place in communities up and down the county … Continue reading Bamburgh

My Workspace

Today’s Instagram jeweller challenge picture is My Workspace. I’m just sharing a close up of a couple of bits that I’m working on at the moment. More will be revealed later in the week (she said mysteriously). The ring will become one of my Silver Birch rings, and I’m making it to order for a … Continue reading My Workspace

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

It’s just over a week until Mother’s Day in the UK, so there’s still just enough time to get a special gift from Bilberry and Birch for the mum in your life. i have some lovely floral and foliage designs, which are very appropriate now that spring is on the way. There are ranges inspired … Continue reading Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Coquetdale Art Gallery

It’s that time of year again. The Coquetdale Art Gallery in Rothbury, Northumberland, re-opens for the season on Saturday 14th March. This year, I have a collection of my designs inspired by beech bark in the gallery. You’ll find a fabulous range of crafts, paintings, and cards by local artists, and it’s well worth a visit … Continue reading Coquetdale Art Gallery

Daisy, Daisy

One of my resolutions this year was to be more organised with my designs, so I’m really pleased to be able to launch my new daisy collection well ahead of the start of spring. Daisies are bright, cheerful flowers, blooming from early in the year, right through to late autumn. They are also an important … Continue reading Daisy, Daisy

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

Spirals of Silver

I started making these spiral designs before christmas, and the hoop earrings have proved popular already, as you can see from this lovely review. The designs are formed from sterling silver wire, coiled by hand into spirals, then hammered with the edge of a hammer. They are oxidised, then polished, which emphasises the texture, and … Continue reading Spirals of Silver

They Call It Poppy Love

I’ve been reviewing how my designs did in 2019, and I can only conclude that there is a lot of love out there for poppies. Not only were my poppy pieces easily my best sellers, I also got some really great feedback from my lovely customers. "Absolutely gorgeous. Really helpful maker. Well packed and prompt … Continue reading They Call It Poppy Love