Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Finished !!

I finally got the Larimar bracelet finished, I am so pleased with it, the stones are absolutely beautiful, they are such a delicate colour, they do cost quite a bit but I think they are worth it they really are gorgeous, I have kept the design simple, with stones like these you don't need much else!!!.

The showcase of my jewellery is going well at Bankfield Museum, a wonderful building with a long history in Halifax. The jewellery looks great in the display cases, not something you get to see all the time when you sell online, the rest of the exhibition is wonderful, the artists on show are truly inspiring, if you thought tapestry was old and dull think again this exhibition is wonderful & contemporary, I could visit every day......it really is worth a visit so if you are in the area try to pop along......

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Website updates!!!

I have been working on my website the last few days making some tweaks here & there and generally tidying it up, but I did manage to get some gemstone shopping done on Friday, (big favourite of mine).
Larimar is a beautiful stone that is found in the Dominican Republic, I came across it on a visit to the island and had to get some, although that did prove quite difficult and costly as the stone is so beautiful and quite rare, it has the most beautiful blue colouration, now I just need to work out what to do with the stones, check back and hopefully I should have something to show you by the end of the week.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

I almost forgot this one!!!!!

I almost forgot this pendant/necklace that I also made a few days ago, how could I forget this beautiful colour, vibrant purple Howlite, with freshwater pearls.
I also wanted to say Hi & thanks to everyone who has recently joined my mailing list, I hope you get round to using the vouchers, I you haven't joined my list yet there is a link on my site, feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Sorry I havn't posted for a while, I have been so busy with commissions, which I never complain about as I love working on them, just not enough hours in the day to get everything else done though!!!!

I did manage to get a couple of thing added to my website at the weekend, a pair of earrings called 'Pagoda', now it is probably just me but I thought with the beautiful beadcaps they looked just like a minature pagodas, but I may have just lost it completely......at the minute they are listed in my shop on Etsy, you can see them there, I will get them onto my website asap. I also have a beautiful pair of handmade lampwork teardrop glass bead hung simply on sterling hoop earrings, again they are on Etsy, but will get them onto my site as well.

My other item is 'summer garden' vermeil gold necklace, I have held onto this focal bead for such a long time and it fell into my 'special bead' category, I finally came up with what I think is a design that compliments it to perfection.

Just wanted to say do feel free to comment on anything you see here, I would love to hear your feedback/comments.

bye for now

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Some photos of my recent work

Here are some photos of designs that I have been working on this week, I love the boro lampwork beads in the charm bracelet, they are wonderful, full of depth and colour.
I also have jewellery in a showcase at the moment at Bankfield Museum in Halifax, it is part of the British Tapestry National Exibition and conference, it runs from June to September so I am trying to make some pieces to send along there at the moment, don't know where the time goes....

Friday, 4 July 2008

My first blog


I am new to posting a blog although I do have a journal area on my website, so please be patient will me until I have the hang of it, I have seen loads of sites with blogs on them and thought I would give it a go.

I will be using this to update you with my 'goings on', what I am up to and what I am making at the moment.

Hope to hear from other jewellery designers.

byee for now