Latest Designs: Stacking Rings with Heart

I haven't made any rings for a while, so I really enjoyed working on these silver stacking rings. They are a set of three, made from 2mm silver round wire, and each given a distinctive surface texture with different hammers. They were inspired by the different textures of stones, rocks and plants to be found on the … Continue reading Latest Designs: Stacking Rings with Heart

Latest Designs: Fern Fronds

These silver earrings are one of my more abstract designs, inspired by the delicate fronds of the tiny ferns that grow in old walls. Their common name is spleenwort, which makes them sound much less attractive than they really are. The earrings have a lovely natural, organic shape, inspired by the later work of Henri … Continue reading Latest Designs: Fern Fronds

Latest Designs: Skylarks

Most of our walks over the past few weeks have been accompanied by the clear, liquid song of the skylark. They are usually heard before they are seen, and are often soaring high in the sky. Too high to get a photograph, I'm afraid! But the sound and distant sight were enough to inspire me … Continue reading Latest Designs: Skylarks

Snowdrops

One of the things that has surprised and delighted me about early spring in Northumberland is the number of snowdrops, which seem to grow wild in huge numbers on every verge, and on any stretch of waste ground. In France, we found them in a couple of places locally, but I've never seen snowdrops growing … Continue reading Snowdrops

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

Hills, Cups, Rings, and a Folly: A Walk Around Rothbury

I may have been quiet of late, but I promise I have not been idle. There has been a lot of organising and settling in to do, together with getting to know the local area a little better. I have also been working on some new designs, of which more later. One of the things … Continue reading Hills, Cups, Rings, and a Folly: A Walk Around Rothbury

Latest Designs: Silver Hare Necklace

I'm just about ready for the opening of the Bilberry and Birch Etsy shop on 1st February. I still have a couple of new designs to photograph and add, but one that I did manage to get done today was this silver and copper hare necklace. It features a silver running hare, set against a rising … Continue reading Latest Designs: Silver Hare Necklace