Exciting news, a selection of my jewellery will be for sale in the Bealach Café and Gallery up in the Scottish Highlands! Check out their facebook page too – it’s a beautiful place, and I hear very good things about the scones! I covet so many of the gorgeous paintings on the walls, and I hope the locals and passing traffic like my jewellery as much as the setting.
Pierced sterling silver brooches and pendants with hammered textures.
Australian black jade beads reminiscent of Go stones, engraved with ‘the first move’.
I greeted the new year with a replacement setting for a friend’s ‘journey stone’ – a ‘hug’ rather than a cage. A total of 50cm of sterling wire spirals, gradually soldered into a cage to hold the stone, and finally closed securely by interleaving two of the spirals.
Phew, this was a challenge – in 2005, I was commissioned to make a mixed-materials pendant for someone’s partner, based on his tattoo (hope he doesn’t mind me sharing his shoulder!)
The final product was a translucent green soapstone gecko clinging to a coconut shell leaf, with claws and eyes inlaid in mother of pearl, and went all the way to Australia.
A commissioned gift for someone involved in the Scout movement, including their initials on the catch.
Silver seahorse with hidden bail and mini-belcher chain.
I love the beach at Lyme Regis, on the Jurassic Coast. I haven’t found an ichthyosaur yet, but I’ve got quite adept at finding pyritised ammonites and belemnites, robust enough to make jewellery from.