Friday, June 18, 2010

Winter Jewellery

Ok, here's the thing, I'm not a winter jewellery kind of person. I tend to make things you can wear most of the year and considering I try to make my work "timeless" it's a real challenge for me to make something for a certain season. I know what your thinking , that for business reasons that's exactly what I should be doing. Yes well, that's all well and good for the mass market but that's not what I'm about really is it. How can I possibly put away those beautiful bright turquoise or coral beads that are just screaming at me to play with them and work with something less alluring?
Also, I'm always so busy and running behind that by the time I get to making that winter jewellery it's spring already!
So what am I trying to say here you ask.
Well this week I decided I would make an effort and put together some pieces that would suit either winter or summer. It also gave me the chance to use some lovely grey agates and black onyx that I've been saving for a rainy day.
So here is the result of a weeks hard work.
If you love what you see and are interested in buying you can check my website for Galleries that stock my work.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ch31 Interview

My interview was aired on Monday 14th July on Eastern Newsbeat and will be repeated on Thursday 17th at 11.30am EST.
It was daunting and funny to see myself "live" LOL !!!! but it was very positive and I think the message I wanted to pass on to others did come through.
I also showed some of my ceramics from my previous life which did make me a bit nostalgic....but no.......I'm not getting side tracked and going offto play with clay......even though I'd love to.
Back to my studio now as I'm busy designing some new winter pieces.

Monday, June 7, 2010

New Work 100% Recycled Silver

I just listed some new work in the gallery section my website

and I'm so pleased to say that I'm using 100% recycled silver with all my wirework and mostly recycled silver & copper with my own metal work.

I'm having the best time practicing my silversmithing and coming up with some fresh and exciting jewellery.

Also keep an eye on this space as I will be having my Annual Exhibtion and sale soon.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Beginners Jewellery Making Classes

My new fun class for beginners starts on 15th July, 7 to 9pm and Sat 17th July 10am till 12 noon they run for 10 weeks.
I'll be covering all the basics such as making your own findings, wire work, a variety of making methods, making some of your own tools, sourcing equipment & beads.
There will be an emphasis on good making skills but at a pace all beginners will be able to cope with.
Check out more details at my web site
There is a max of 8 students, so don't miss out!
This will be the only class this year.