Well, September turned out to be a super-busy month! In between my part-time job and my jewellery, the boy managed to persuade me to leave London for a wedding on the Isle of Wight and a weekend at a lovely cottage in the New Forest. He’d booked all the tickets/accomodation and sorted everything out, so it wasn’t until I was on the ferry leaving Southampton that I suddenly realised I was actually taking a break for the first time in forever!
In the meantime, I’ve been making some more custom skate necklaces. I never get bored of cutting, carving and polishing the little numbers, it’s strangely therapeutic! → Read more
And so my biscuit obsession continues. It all started so long ago with my little silver custard cream, then escalated somewhat. Now, I’ve made a silver party ring!
Party rings are great aren’t they? They were always the absolute best thing about birthday parties as a child, with their lovely, sugary icing. → Read more
It’s all been a bit hectic recently, what with preparing for the show and inexpert attempts at carpentry, but I’ve finally finished and photographed my iced gems, hurrah!
Each size gem I hand carved in wax, then sent off for casting. The tiny one made my head hurt to carve (it’s less than 1cm in diameter) but I love how it turned out – so cute! → Read more
As always, I gave myself far too much to do and ended up working frantically all week trying to finish everything.
As I’ve never had a stall before, I had to start from scratch making a display. I may have been a little overambitious about what I could achieve in a short space of time! I ordered some wall shelves, and made wooden supports for them so they could be clamped upright to the table. They were green. How difficult can it be to paint something that is green white I thought? Turns out, quite difficult! Several trips to my lovely local timber merchant and approximately 500 coats of white paint later, this is how it all turned out: → Read more