Friday, 5 December 2008


It's that time of year again. December is running away with me, it's scary. If you're thinking of ordering from Glint this year, here are the last order dates for Christmas delivery:

UK and the Channel Islands - Saturday 20th December
Western Europe - Thursday 11th December
USA - Thursday 11th December
Japan - Tuesday 9th December
Anywhere else - please contact me

These are the last standard order dates but please contact me earlier with custom orders or if you are ordering anything particularly involved!

Monday, 1 December 2008

UK Design Fair

Thanks to everyone to came to see me at the design fair this weekend! It was a great show.

As always I had to buy something for myself as well, and I got the bargain of the century with 6 Soop mugs for a tenner. They are supposed to be seconds, but if that's the case then Wai-Lian must have extremely high standards because they seem pretty perfect to me...Jammy dodger anyone?

Thursday, 27 November 2008

What I'm doing this weekend...

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Come along and see me at the
UK Design Fair, 28-30 November 2008, Shop 14, The Old Truman Brewery, corner of Hanbury Street and Dray Walk, London E1 6QL Map

There's a late night shopping evening on Friday 28th, 5-9pm, and I have some free drinks vouchers to give away - just ask!

And Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in the US.

Sunday, 21 September 2008


I'm a knitting-crazed fool at the moment. I want to make a stripey jumper and I found this image on for colour inspiration...there is such an art to colour blending and Sonia Rykiel is always vibrant without being garish...

Thursday, 11 September 2008


Perusing the catwalk photos on I came accross these 3.1 Philip Lim zip pieces. They remind me somehow of this Patisserie Valerie profiterole wedding cake....

And, more obviously, of Susie Bubble's zip neckpiece...

Monday, 14 July 2008

Pssst Sale!

Just popping in to let you know about my Summer Sale - everything on is 20% off until Friday 15 August! Just use the code Summer08 at checkout and the discount will be applied to your entire order.

Monday, 7 April 2008


Well, finally! The site has been updated with shiny rubies, and gold and silver baubles, all on my favourite blackened silver, go over and have a look.

I have to say wrangling with html is not one of my favourite activities, and I'm always in denial about just how looong it takes, but it feels good to have my newer pieces on display.

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Sneak preview

I'm working away on a site update. Meanwhile here's a sneak preview of one of my new necklaces, this is the one I always wear myself. Photo by the talented Ellie Laycock.

Oh, I've changed my blog colours too, I think it feels a bit more spring-like...

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Technical hitch

I'm having a little technical problem with my website which means my email isn't working either. Not fun, but everything will be back to normal within a couple of days. Apologies to anyone who has been trying to get in touch with me, I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Monday, 21 January 2008

Out of the Ordinary: Spectacular Craft

I just wanted to tell you about a really inspiring exhibition I went to last week at the V&A: Out of the Ordinary: Spectacular Craft . Art made with craft techniques/ artistic craft (or whatever you want to call it) has received a lot of much deserved publicity and discussion of late and while this exhibition is small in scale it showcases some really inspiring international artists/craftspeople.

I was really impressed by Susan Collis, who uses jewellery techniques where you would least expect to see them. I loved her table, where what appear to be watermarks and paint splashes are in fact made from inlaid mother of pearl, howlite and opal, among other things. I also really liked her dust sheets, which look paint-splatted until you inspect them more closely and see that they're meticulously embroidered. I tried to find some good images of her work but this is something that really only comes alive when you see in up close and personal. The images just look like ordinary screws, rawl-plugs, paint-splattered furniture and dust sheets!

Lu Shengzhong's papercut work (pictured above) was amazing too and really quite moving. Incredibly, each of the thousands of figures that make up the work is individually cut with scissors and scalpels.

There are photos of each artist's studio space on display as well, which is really interesting if you're anything like me and enjoy nosing around other people's spaces!

Monday, 14 January 2008

Happy 2008!

I'm just emerging from my post-Christmas hibernation to wish you all a belated happy new year and thanks everyone for a great 2007!
Don't know about you, but all I really feel like doing at the moment is watching films, eating roast dinners and knitting (a new obsession), but I'm gearing up for a big shop update with new pieces for spring....hopefully in time for Valentine's day.
I'll keep you posted with a sneak preview here before they go online....