February Landscape: in like a lion…

According to the proverb, it is March that is supposed to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb, but this year it could apply equally well to February. The first of February brought the first serious snow of the winter, yet by the end of the month, we we having a … Continue reading February Landscape: in like a lion…

Evanescent: Bracken

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 … Continue reading Evanescent: Bracken

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

Exploring

The weather has finally turned a little more spring-like, after a particularly wet and windy March, so we've been able to do a little more exploring around our new home. The whole area is criss-crossed with paths and tracks. We managed two fairy substantial walks on consecutive days last week, one heading north from the house, … Continue reading Exploring

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

weekly photo challenge: admiration

I have always been vaguely aware that there was such a thing as the language of flowers, but I've only taken a keen interest in it since I began to make jewellery. I like to include a hidden meaning or symbolism within my designs when I can. Many plants and trees have folklore and mythology … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: admiration

monday verse: amor mundi

“Oh where are you going with your love-locks flowing On the west wind blowing along this valley track?” “The downhill path is easy, come with me an it please ye, We shall escape the uphill by never turning back.” So they two went together in glowing August weather, The honey-breathing heather lay to their left … Continue reading monday verse: amor mundi