Friday, 27 December 2013

Christmas present to me!

In the last few days before Christmas I managed to make myself a new item after months of creating pieces for other people.
It takes the form of a flat, double sided triangular pendant which has two different designs making it reversible.  One side has a Celtic-inspired design in Gunmetal and galvanized silver as I love Celtic art.  The other side features a tiny blue daisy pattern. The triangle has tiny 'threading' holes - two on each edge so the piece can be strung as in the photo or by a point.
Happy New Year and back to the commissions....!

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Sunday, 24 November 2013

Another commission

Commissions are coming thick and fast now!
I've just delivered a birthday commission to a friend; a bigger version of 'Starburst' using Gunmetal (DB 1) and Galvanised silver (DB 35).  The central star measures 6cm in diametre so the whole thing took me a while to complete!
Counting down now until the 30th November: St Pauls Church, Carlton, Nottingham - 'possibly the best craft fair in Carlton!'
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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Starburst necklace

I've had quite a few comments about my black and white 'Starburst' necklace!
About a month ago my friend asked me to make a similar necklace in shades of green.
I adapted my original design by incorporating jump rings into the body of each star to increase the durability.

Similar work and some new designs will be available to buy on 30th November at St Pauls Church, Carlton, Nottingham - 'possibly the best craft fair in Carlton!'
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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Triangular Prisms

Straying from my usually green/blue palette, I recently made a series of triangular prisms linked together with a beaded rope in citrus shades.  This necklace would also look stunning in black and white!
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Tuesday, 15 October 2013


I've been getting some lovely comments about my monochrome 'Starburst' necklace!
My work will be available to buy at (possibly) the best craft fair in Carlton, Nottingham!:St Paul's Church, Carlton (op.Tesco) on 30th November 2013.
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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Crystal flowers

Some beaded flowers (to be made into brooches) made with a stunning Swarovski rivoli centre!

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Saturday, 21 September 2013

Peacock Links

I'm really busy at the moment building up my stock.  Thanks for all the lovely comments I've been receiving from friends and followers!
My latest addition is a necklace of five interlocking pentagons in peacock shades - my favourite colours at the moment!
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Wednesday, 4 September 2013


Yesterday I spent a lovely day at a sculpture exhibition at Normanton, Notts.

I took lots of pictures to inspire me in the cold and dark months to come!
Some very talented and clever people out there - stunning work!
What do you think?

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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Two-sided triangle thingies!

Still on my geometric phase, I recently completed a necklace featuring a chain of nine two-sided triangles (I'm sure there's a mathematical name for that but it eludes me!).  I've always liked featuring black in my designs particularly as a background colour as it seems to make the colours more intense.
The necklace is one complete piece of beading - no joins - just increasing and decreasing at regular intervals. To add some interest I off set each new triangle making them sit at an angle to each other.
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Wednesday, 14 August 2013


I'm really busy at the moment replenishing my stock.
I'm drawn to geometry so I'm loving playing around with triangles, pentagons and hexagons either interlocking or independent.
I recently bought some 'citrusy' colours (limes and yellows) as an alternative to blues and purples.  I'm never sure what colour combinations people like so I'd love some comments from you as to what your favourites are!

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Memory Star

Recently my best friend's dad passed away.
I wanted to make her a piece of jewellery as a keepsake.
Her Dad was a born entertainer and a real star so I thought it only too fitting to make this 3D star pendant.
When I make these stars I usually stuff them with clingfilm to give it stability.  This time, however, I wrote, on a tiny piece of paper, his name and date of birth and death and sewed it inside the pendant.
I was really touched that my friend wore it to his funeral.

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RIP 'Number One' x