Beachcombing

We've just returned home from a week in the lovely East Neuk of Fife, which as well as a welcome break and a change of scenery, gave me the opportunity to replenish my stock of sea glass and sea pottery. Some of the beaches up there seem to provide the prefect environment to smooth and … Continue reading Beachcombing

Falling Leaves

It's still officially summer, despite the weather today feeling more like October. However, the nights are definitely drawing in now, and there is a backend-ish feeling in the air. I'm not a lover of late summer, and I'm already looking forward russet and golden leaves, misty mornings, and cosy log fires. In anticipation of autumn, … Continue reading Falling Leaves

Barley and Wheat

I made this silver and ceramic pendant using a piece of sea-weathered pottery from a beach in Fife, Scotland. I count it as one of my luckier beachcombing finds, because it's a fairly regular shape, and the ear of wheat just sits in a nice diagonal across the surface. So many pieces of sea glass … Continue reading Barley and Wheat

Moon Gazing Hares

I made the first of these moon gazing hare designs back in the spring, and they have proved very popular with my customers. I have gradually been adding new items and variations, and have plans for more, as and when I have time. The collection was inspired by the hares who are regular visitors to … Continue reading Moon Gazing Hares

Summer Gift Ideas

June is nearly over, so I thought it's high time I shared some gift ideas for those with summer birthdays. First up are my Daisy designs, mostly made from silver and brass, but I have recently added a pendant set with a beautiful golden yellow citrine. The designs are as neat and fresh as the … Continue reading Summer Gift Ideas

Queen Anne’s Lace

"Lost lanes of Queen Anne's lace, And that high-builded cloud Moving at summer's pace." (from Cut Grass by Philip Larkin) I have developed a bit of an obsession with Queen Anne's lace this May and June. I think this is partly because it seems to be a particularly good year for this graceful plant, and … Continue reading Queen Anne’s Lace

Bamburgh

I should have been spending today in the lovely coastal village of Bamburgh, taking part in a craft fair in Bamburgh Pavilion. Obviously it's a minor inconvenience in the grand scheme of things, but it is really sad that all the fairs, markets, and shows that take place in communities up and down the county … Continue reading Bamburgh

Copper Seahorse

It was difficult to order jewellery making supplies when the Covid-19 outbreak first hit (although things have improved now) so I've been on a bit of a mission to use up some of my existing materials on new designs. This copper seahorse is a case in point. I used to work with copper much more … Continue reading Copper Seahorse

Process – Oxidisation

Day 6 of the jewellery Insta challenge, and I’m still going strong. The prompt today is Process, so I thought I’d share a series of pictures showing the process of oxidising and polishing one on my moon-gazing hare pendant sets. The roughly polished silver pieces are dropped into a warm solution of liver of sulphur … Continue reading Process – Oxidisation

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