Silver Collections

Silver Birch Trees

Silver Birch

I love walking and spend a lot of time outdoors when I can.  There is something glorious about being in the middle of a woodland. and it was the dappled sunlight glinting on some silver birches which created the inspiration behind these pieces.

This pattern has been chosen by a couple of local brides as their wedding jewellery.

I hope that people enjoy wearing my creations as much as I enjoy making them.

NZ West Coast

Silver Fern

I have been lucky enough to visit New Zealand twice and on both occassions I  have been struck by the beauty of the landscapes. 

The Silver Fern seemed an iconic image so when I found a texture that replicated the swirls of the fronds I decided to try these pieces.  Now each time I wear my dangly earrings I am reminded of my adventures!

Sea at Fistral Bay, Newquay

Fistral Bay

I love walking and spend a lot of time outdoors when I can.  There is something glorious about being in the middle of a woodland. and it was the dappled sunlight glinting on some silver birches which created the inspiration behind these pieces.

This pattern has been chosen by a couple of local brides as their wedding jewellery.

I hope that people enjoy wearing my creations as much as I enjoy making them.

Near home!

Silver Landscapes

I have always been interested in physical geography so when I am out and about I often take photographs of landscapes and love how the different seasons and light can alter a sense of place.  As a primary school teacher I enjoyed teaching children how to create paper collages, texturing their paper with various paint and print techniques first. So when I discovered that silver clay could be rolled super thin I decided to try and incorporate all these ideas!  

Inspired by the bright silver light cast by the moon on a clear night in the fields by the house I started to create my own silver landscapes.

Poppies, Lossiemouth

Poppies

In 2019 I kept noticing poppies, I don;t know if it was a particularly good year for them or if it was one of those things that once you spot one, they seem to be everywhere!

Giant poppies grew down by the canal in Sowerby Bridge, yellow ones self seeded on the path by my house & on holiday there were gorgeous splashes of red by the beach at Lossiemouth, Scotland.  Then when I visited my Mum & Dad I realised they also had a lovely collection in their garden.

Mum dried some of their seed heads for me in her greenhouse and I painstakingly coated the tops of these in layers of silver clay, It took quite a while.  Once in the kiln the seed head burns away leaving behind the imprint it has made in the creating some rather special unique earrings. , 

Daisies in the garden!

Daisies

I have childhood memories of sitting cross legged on the grass during playtime at infant school, making daisy chains!

For me the pretty flower is a sign of summer.  I often leave them, together with any clover and buttercups growing in the lawn as it seems a shame to mow over such a pretty flower that the bees and insects enjoy!

These delicate stud earrings were inspired by the daisies growing wild both at home and on my walks. 

I am working on a pendant using the same flower but on a larger scale.