news from the workshop: silver snowdrops with freshwater pearls

It occurred to me when I was posting Ted Hughes’ poem Snowdrops that I hadn’t thought about making any snowdrop earrings this year. An omission that needed to be rectified quickly, before the flowers themselves have been and gone! I’ve made a pair of snowdrop earrings for each of the past three years, varying the … More news from the workshop: silver snowdrops with freshwater pearls

news from the workshop: melancholy music and silvery moons

  It’s been all about the earrings this week, which has given me the opportunity to work with my garnet and moonstone beads once again. For non-bead lovers, I was also working on a pair of polished silver crescent moon earrings. The days are warm and sunny at the moment, but we’ve had some very … More news from the workshop: melancholy music and silvery moons

weekly photo challenge: out of season

There is something very particular about small British seaside resorts out of season. All those closed souvenir shops and cafés, boarded-up beach huts,  deserted beaches and empty promenades conspire to give them an air of melancholy, of abandonment. They were built for sunny days and holiday crowds, for paddling children and inflatable beach balls and ice creams on the … More weekly photo challenge: out of season