We live at the very end of a narrow and very leafy pathway. Most of the time, I love being tucked away where we can’t be seen. However on a cold wintery, wet night, when I am struggling down the path with my groceries, I am not as enamoured with it!
At the moment, there is the most beautiful hydrangea in flower along one of the edges of the path. It’s a really unusual one, white with hints of delicate pink. It’s very fragile and the petals are easily marked by rain and cold, but even in it’s rather “vintage” state it is one of the most beautiful ones I have ever seen.
And when I was shown a strand of tiny white keishi pearls, they reminded me so much of this plant, that I bought them on the spot.
For the new bracelet on the site, I have used them with jewel coloured semi precious stones as a cluster bracelet. All the tourmaline colours mixed with labradorite complement the sumptuous richness of the 14ct gold filled chain and toggle clasp.
This bracelet is a one off piece.
30 Aug in Jewellery | Comments (0)
These earrings are made using handmade pure silver flowers that I source from a fair trade collective in Thailand. Tucked inside, completing the flower is a Swarovski crystal teardrop. This particular one is a deep plum, but these earrings can be made using a colour of your choosing. Contact me to discuss your options.
The flower hangs on Sterling Silver earring hooks
13 May in Jewellery | Comments (0)
I’ve made this cluster in one of my favourite colour combinations, sky and sea blue, rich chocolate browns and olive green. The star of the show is the large brushed silver disc, above which I have clustered interesting components, peacock freshwater and keishi pearls, a faceted smoky quartz disc and complementary colours of Swarovski Crystals. The chain is a sterling silver double link and the necklace fastens with an elegant toggle clasp.
07 May in Jewellery | Comments (0)
I finally have some photo’s of these wire bundle earrings that I am happy with and so have added them to the site!
They are made out of two 2 sterling silver wire balls. The wire has been wrapped into a round circle and soldered in several places for additional strength and they hang from sterling silver earring hooks.
22 Apr in Jewellery | Comments (0)
I was asked to make a white pearl necklace by a regular client as a birthday gift for his wife. I made her a bracelet for Christmas and apparently she wears it constantly and wanted a necklace to match.
I’ve used a range of sizes of white pearls and scattered them along the length of the silver chain. The necklace fastens with a delicate sterling toggle clasp.
22 Jan in Jewellery | Comments (0)
This is my first pair of earrings of the year! I was asked to make a similar pair just before Christmas and that’s where the idea originally came from. I’ve combined the rich cocoa colour keishi pearls with sumptuous berry coloured tourmaline for this pair though. I’ve also used faceted smoky quartz and these are made using only 14ct gold fill.
09 Dec in Jewellery | Comments (2)
This bracelet was a recent commission. I’ve made it using 3 strands that finish with a sterling silver toggle clasp. The 3 strands are made using faceted Rhodelite, labradorite, baby peacock freshwater pearls and pure silver droplets.
Most of the time, the jewellery I make, is something I would choose to wear myself. I am drawn to certain colours and I have a fondness for pearls and semi precious stones. By the time something is finished, I love it, but let’s face it, you can’t keep everything for yourself can you? There are some pieces which I haven’t been able to part with – the Gold Cluster Necklace for example is a one off piece, that I had to have and I wear it a lot.
Some time ago I came across two engraved silver discs . I’ve kept them, and have made a bracelet for myself with one of them – it’s a little “from me to me” and I love it. At the moment I like leather stackable bracelets, with hints of metals and I decided to do something similar with this disc – and so – my Hope, Faith and Love bracelet!
15 Sep in Jewellery | Comments (0)
Keishi pearls are a serendipitous accident. This happy mistake happens when the oyster rejects the nucleus of the pearl and spits it out before the culturing process has finished. The result is a pearl composed entirely of nacre and so keishi pearls normally have a very high luster.
I bought this strand of little white keishi pearls some time ago and have now strung them into a classic White Keishi Pearl Necklace. I love the little shapes clustered together, they remind me of perfectly white hydrangea petals. Because they are delicate, I have not knotted between each pearl, as I normally do with my pearl necklaces. I did not want to loose the way the pearls fit together, so they are intermittently knotted.
This is my kind of jewellery, something you would love wearing over and over, carrying you from your wedding day, to a day at the office or a white linen shirt with jeans.01 Sep in Jewellery | Comments (0)
Talk has turned to Autumn. We can stop worrying about the weather, we know that from here on, it’s only a matter of time before summer leaves us with just a hint of bronzed skin. It’s time to light candles in the earlier evenings, welcome back boots, hats, scarves and coats. Snuggle by the fire – with red instead of crisp, chilled white and kick swathes of fallen leaves in our wellies.
The latest necklace on the site is the Seed Pod Necklace. It’s made of autumnal seed pods, all browns, chocolate, russet and amber, wonderfully patterned and strung on satin ribbon. A necklace to welcome in the new season.