Category Archives: jewellery

A Metamorphosis – Giving myself a treat!

I decided as it’s my 60th year to give myself a special treat, I have a bracelet of great sentimental value which I was given Christmas 1973. This was a very memorable Christmas, Slade were number one with Merry Christmas, … Continue reading

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New work inspired by Diatoms

A succinct post from me today; I’ve so much I want to do, so in a nutshell here’s some new design work that’s keeping me occupied today. I’ve had a thing for diatoms for a long time but I’ve only … Continue reading

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Fern pendants – glass fossils

These fused glass pendants follow my ‘fossil’ theme, they are actual real ferns fused into the glass cabochon, leaving their mark for ever. I first attempted fusing organic material when I did a glass course at Urchfont Manor many years … Continue reading

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How precious metal lustre can give your ceramic jewellery a lift

I had a couple of quite boring ceramic pendants, the glazes were ok but this one was a boring sort of olive tan colour, not pretty. So I decided to try a technique which I’ve blogged about before, and add … Continue reading

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Enamelling on copper

Now that my spring fairs are finished I have a bit of time to play and I’m thinking of new lines to sell on Etsy, I’ve wanted to add a range of jewellery components for jewellery makers who want something … Continue reading

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A Japanese influence, and 52 little things 3 – 7

There’s been a lot of talk in this household about Japan lately, and I have a bit of a thing for the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi Sabi so this is what I’ve been making the past few days. I love … Continue reading

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It’s been a strange week

It’s been rather a strange week this week, both my kilns are out of action and I need to make some serious decisions, so I’ve had a week of enforced rest from firing and I’ve felt rather like an addict … Continue reading

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What a busy week and Black Friday sales

I have had a really busy week, in fact I’m not sure where the week has gone. It was such a buzz at the gallery on Sunday, it was really busy, I had to fight my way through the crowd … Continue reading

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One fire beads

Just a quick post to show you my one fire experiment, I’m really pleased with the results as I didn’t know what to expect firing clay and glazing in one go. These were fired to earthenware temperatures but I will … Continue reading

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My treasure trove

Thought I’d show you my treasure trove, I started these sterling silver pendants, and other pieces a while back but they were sitting unfinished, I had no idea how much treasure was lurking in the unfinished pot on my bench. … Continue reading

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