Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 14th March in the UK this year, which was a surprise to me, as I thought it was later in the month. Never mind, there's still plenty of time to find the perfect gift. I’ve included some ideas here, but you can see the full range of my designs in … Continue reading Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Sea glass earrings

It's been a while since I made any new sea glass designs, and as I've had a couple of fairly well-matched pieces set aside for earrings since last year, I thought it was time I did something with them. It's quite difficult to find two pieces of sea glass that are similar enough in size, … Continue reading Sea glass earrings

Adventures in Enamel

I mentioned in my last post that I recently acquired a small electric kiln, so that I could start using vitreous enamels. I’ve spent a fair bit of the intervening time getting to grips with Kenny the Kiln, as I have named it. It’s been a bit of a learning curve, not least because the … Continue reading Adventures in Enamel

New Moon-Gazing Hare Designs

It's a new year, and time for some new designs. My moon-gazing hares were the most popular of my pieces last year, so my priority has been adding to the collection. The main picture shows a pair of mismatched post earrings, based on my existing drop earrings, for those who prefer something a little less … Continue reading New Moon-Gazing Hare Designs

Valentine’s Day Hearts

Just a quick reminder that Valentine's Day is fast approaching. I have a very limited number of these sweet little silver and copper heart pendants for sale in my online shop. Once they're gone, they're gone. The circles are 1cm in diameter, whilst the squares are 0.8 by 0.8 cm. The silver pendants have been … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Hearts

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

Welcome to 2021

Happy New Year! I'm just getting back into gear after a very busy November and December, followed by a much-needed break over Christmas. My Etsy shop is now open and fully stocked again, with a couple of new designs as well as some firm favourites. 2021 doesn't look like being that much different from 2020, … Continue reading Welcome to 2021

Three New Sea Glass Designs

I've been busy with custom orders for the past couple of weeks, but I have also found time to finish some more of my melted silver and sea glass pendants. I love making these. I start with a small heap of silver offcuts - bits left over from other jobs. I heat them with my … Continue reading Three New Sea Glass Designs

Beachcombing

We've just returned home from a week in the lovely East Neuk of Fife, which as well as a welcome break and a change of scenery, gave me the opportunity to replenish my stock of sea glass and sea pottery. Some of the beaches up there seem to provide the prefect environment to smooth and … Continue reading Beachcombing

Falling Leaves

It's still officially summer, despite the weather today feeling more like October. However, the nights are definitely drawing in now, and there is a backend-ish feeling in the air. I'm not a lover of late summer, and I'm already looking forward russet and golden leaves, misty mornings, and cosy log fires. In anticipation of autumn, … Continue reading Falling Leaves