After many, many weeks of hitting things with hammers, my new Ebb and Flow jewellery collection has finally been photographed and uploaded to the website. The collection is inspired by my childhood spent on the beaches of Jersey, exploring the rock pools at low tide with Granddad. We lost countless hours watching the sun glitter off the pools of water and flashes of colour from the tiny fish under the surface. → Read more
If you’d like to get a head start on all that Christmas shopping, come and visit me at one of the E17 Designers Christmas events. We’ll be starting off with a fabulously festive evening at the beautiful William Morris gallery on Friday 24 November, then our final show of the year will be at Mirth Marvel and Maud on Saturday 16 December. Bonus points if you bring me mince pies and/or mulled wine!
Now that Halloween is over, I can officially mention the ‘C’ word. Yep, Christmas! I know, it’s still November, you don’t want to think about mince pies and shopping just yet, but I like to state my Christmas order cut-off times as early as possible. As I hand make each piece of my jewellery just for you when you order, I need to allow enough time to complete your piece and have it winging its way to you before the Royal Mail deadlines.
There were so many beautiful gemstones at IJL this year, but my eye kept being drawn back to some beautiful grey diamonds. They had unusual salt and pepper speckles and a beautiful sparkle – I hadn’t seen anything quite like them before, and they are ethically sourced. I knew they would make wonderful tiny diamond stud earrings and I’ve finally got around to making them in 18k gold. → Read more
I was asked by a client to make a necklace for his girlfriend’s 21st birthday. Sure, I said, no problem, I said, expecting them to ask for maybe an initial necklace or a diamond solitaire. Can I have a silver elephant hanging from an umbrella, they said. I love it when I get to do something challenging and fun, so I said let’s do this! → Read more
My new Electric Dreams collection is coming along nicely, just need to photograph and list everything on the website now. I’ve had some of my cloud and star earrings gold plated to match the mini neon necklaces, and I think they look rather lovely.
The stars are plated in 22k yellow gold: → Read more
I’ve previously resisted making stacking rings from beaded wire, as you can buy them everywhere and I prefer to try and keep my designs original! I finally gave in after people kept emailing me and asking if I could make them one to add to their ring order though, and I can see why everyone makes them – they are actually really nice and go with so many other rings.
As well as making some plain ones (I think they look like hailstones so I’ve included them in my weather collection) I added a little twist to these. One has a little setting with a sparkly London blue topaz, and the thinner one I’ve plated in gorgeous rose gold. → Read more
My jewellery and I will be in the E17 Designers tent at the Walthamstow Garden Party again this year on Saturday 15 July 2017. It was brilliant fun last year, so we’ll be doing a little sun dance and hoping for lovely weather again.
I will have some of my classic biscuit and weather jewellery, my new Electric Dreams collection, and you’ll also get the chance to win your very own custom circus light initial necklace by signing up to my mailing list on the day.
There will be lots of great music, food, activities and other fun things to do, so come and visit us!