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 … More 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 … More Latest Designs: Mistletoe
Autumn colour has really taken hold of the landscape now that we’re nearing the end of October. The bracken in particular is looking gorgeous, especially against a blue sky. The weather has been mixed lately, so I was fortunate to get a beautifully sunny day to walk up to the Drakestone from the village of … More October Landscape: The Drakestone
It’s been a cold start to the new year here in Northumberland, but there are signs that whilst spring may not be just around the corner, it is certainly on the horizon. We’re starting to see the green points of snowdrops pushing up through the soil, and through last year’s leaf litter. It’s our first … More Growth
Take a peek at the detailled carving on the statue of St Paulinus at The Lady’s Well, near Holystone, Northumberland. Now cared for by the National Trust, the legend is that St Ninian used the shallow pool on the site to baptise early Christians. It’s a beautiful, tranquil, and atmospheric place, set in a grove … More Peek: The Hand of St Paulinus
Late October morning, looking towards the Simonside Hills.
October is finishing on a grey, cold, overcast note. Thank goodness for the odd explosion of colour in the hedgerow. “Rounded” is the theme for this week’s WordPress photo challenge. You can see more rounded pictures over on The Daily Post blog.
We recently moved house, and our new home has a number of skylight windows. Obviously, the drawback to these is that you can’t actually look out of them and admire the view. On the plus side, they do frame the sky and treetops, and they let in a lot of natural light. An unexpected bonus, … More Autumn Leaf
The bracken is just starting to appear on the hillsides around the house, and I captured this spike in the process of unfurling when I was out walking last week. I love the almost-symmetrical crown on top, where the leaves are still curled up, and haven’t quite opened out yet. It looks like an art … More Evanescent: Bracken
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 … More Latest Designs: Stacking Rings with Heart