Sunday, 24 October 2010

Made10 interview

A little interview with me has just gone up on the Made blog.  I'm exhibiting at Made10, Brighton's Design and Craft Fair, from 19-21 November.  Thanks Anne-Marie!  And thank you Jo for the photos, I know I'm not an easy subject!

Monday, 18 October 2010

From the sea

I'm working on new collection at the moment, which I'm aiming to launch in time for Christmas.  The inspiration this time has come out of the woods and into the sea.

It's been gestating for a few months now and I've been playing with some new elements - hammered, soldered closures which are a change from the wire-wrapped chain endings I usually use - these are working really well with the new pieces which use LOTS of chains!  The pinned beading is still there of course and the use of multiple chains is enabling me to really build up a lot of texture.

I'm quite excited about these new pieces and I hope you will be too!  I should be able to share some photos with you next month, so check back here or sign up to the newsletter (see side bar) to keep updated...

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

New pieces available online now

I nearly forgot to tell you!  (drum roll)...There are lots of new pieces now available to buy on my website here.  Lots of juicy colours, gold vermeil, glowing pearls and weighty sapphires.

These earrings are beautifully lightweight and comfortable to wear and look very elegant on.  They are similar to a pair I made for a bride recently - if I can persuade her I might share some photos with you.

Hello there.  Before I go off to Devon to eat my own weight in clotted cream teas I just wanted to mention a lovely new stockist of mine - the Harley Gallery.  Well worth a visit if you're in Nottinghamshire.

The photo is some sugar(!) work by Jane Wildgoose (fabulous name) which will be on display at the gallery from 18 July - March 2011.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Cockpit Open Studios

Hello strangers.

It's been pretty busy in the studio lately - wedding season!  Luckily the brides have all been lovely, no bridezillas as yet.

I'm gearing up for the Cockpit Arts Holborn Open Studios too.  Please come and see me on 11-13 June in Studio E2R!  More details are here

And here's your invitation

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Friday, 12 February 2010

This is really organic jewellery

 Photos Jean-Luc Fournier. Courtesy Art:concept, Paris, and Zero Gallery, Milan.

I heard about artist Hubert Duprat's project using caddis-fly larvae some time ago but wanted to post it here after seeing it again here.
Beautiful.  And disgusting. Makes me think about pattern and randomness and tessellation.

RIP Lee Alexander McQueen

He was a real inspiration.  I've posted about his work here several times and just wanted to mark his passing.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Walford Mill Crafts

After taking part in Walford Mill's Christmas exhibition I'm very happy that they asked me to stay.  Some new work is winging its way there now, including this pearl necklace.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

New year new studio

It feels soo good to be at Cockpit in my new studio, with some room to swing a cat and a place to mess up and and leave behind at the end of the day when I go back to my more homely feeling home.

I just treated myself to a huge new lamp so I can see what I'm doing.  Believe it or not, I was just using the tiny black one you can see on the corner of my table before.

I need a laptop now.  I'm at home doing admin as we speak.  Tax returns, yikes!