Latest Designs: Acorn and Oak

Autumn is upon us, and these new designs are perfect for the season. My Acorn and Oak collection features a necklace and earrings inspired by falling oak leaves and plump, ripe acorns. The hand cut silver oak leaves have a matte, brushed finish, which contrasts with the polished stalks. The freshwater pearl acorns are a … Continue reading Latest Designs: Acorn and Oak

October Landscape: Alwinton to Biddlestone

We’re well into autumn now, and it’s amazing how quickly the landscape is changing. I went on one of my favourite walks earlier this week, and it looked completely different from my last visit a couple of weeks ago. I love the rich golds, reds, oranges, and bronzes that dominate at this time of year, … Continue reading October Landscape: Alwinton to Biddlestone

Latest Designs: Sweet Chestnut

I’ve been working on a new collection for the past few weeks, and now that the pieces are back from being hallmarked at the Edinburgh Assay Office, I can start to show them off. The design features heavy hammer marks on thick silver wire. The pieces are oxidised with liver of sulphur, which makes them … Continue reading Latest Designs: Sweet Chestnut

January Landscape: Frost

January has brought with it the first really cold, frosty days of the winter. Sometimes this has meant sunshine, but we’ve also had grey leaden skies. There has been a lot of luminous afternoon light, and a couple of stunning sunrises. It is definitely staying lighter for longer in the evenings now, and despite the … Continue reading January Landscape: Frost

Appreciating Squirrels

Apparently it’s Squirrel Appreciation Day today. Who knew? As someone who does very much appreciate squirrels, I feel compelled to mark the day. We’re fortunate to live in a part of the UK that still has a population of native red squirrels, and there is a lot of activity in the area aimed at ensuring … Continue reading Appreciating Squirrels

Silver Birch

The birch is one of my favourite trees, and the inspiration for several of my designs. I love their tall, graceful shape, the bright golden colour of their leaves in autumn, and their distinctive pale bark, which peels back in strips. Known as the goddess tree or lady of the woods, the birch is one … Continue reading Silver Birch

October Landscape: The Drakestone

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 … Continue reading October Landscape: The Drakestone

August Landscape: Sheep and Hills

August has seen an end to the hot dry weather, and the landscape is starting to look much greener again. We’ve also seen some beautiful skies, with big dramatic clouds. This puffy formation over Simonside was a particular favourite. There’s a definite feeling of changing seasons in the air. The nights are drawing in noticably … Continue reading August Landscape: Sheep and Hills

It’s Been a Summer

It's been a shamefully long time since I updated this blog. In my defence, I've been very busy at my day job, and what with that and keeping up with orders, I haven't had that much time to sit and write. I have managed to get out and about too though, so I'm going to … Continue reading It’s Been a Summer