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
I hope that everyone is staying safe and well, and not finding the restrictions on their movements too onerous. I'm lucky to live in a rural area, so it's fairly easy to go out for a walk or bike ride each day, and not see another soul. I do feel for those who are stuck … Continue reading New Sea Glass Designs
Compliments of the season from Bilberry and Birch, and from Glitter Squirrel.
The birch is one of my favourite trees, and the inspiration for several of my designs. I love their tall, graceful shape, the bright golden colour of their leaves in autumn, and their distinctive pale bark, which peels back in strips. Known as the goddess tree or lady of the woods, the birch is one … Continue reading Silver Birch
I’m still hard at work on some wintry designs, and I’ve just finished these lovely little holly leaf earrings. They’re cut from lightly textured silver sheet, then oxidised until they turn a dark slate grey colour. I’ve chosen to give them a light polish, retaining most of the oxidisation, as I thought it captured the … Continue reading Latest Designs: Holly
It’s hard to believe that November is nearly over, and that Christmas is not that far off. Apologies to those of you who prefer not to think about it for a few more weeks, but those of us hoping to provide you with gift ideas have to think ahead! With this in mind, I’ve been … Continue reading Latest Designs: Mistletoe
We spent a wonderful week in Fife during May, and my landscape for the month had to be one of the photographs that I took there. This is the beach at Elie at low tide, looking over towards Earlsferry.
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
Whichever winter festival you celebrate, I hope you have a good one.
I've been rather quiet for the past week, mainly because we were on holiday in the Poitou-Charente area of France, over in the south-west of the country. That wouldn't usually stop me from posting, but on this occasion we had irregular access to steam-driven wifi, and a very poor mobile phone signal. So, now that … Continue reading a trip to poitou-charentes #1 – cognac