Collections

Silver Birch Trees

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

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NZ West Coast

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

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Sea at Fistral Bay, Newquay

I love the coast and could spend hours just watching & listening to the waves.
A few years ago, on a holiday to Cornwall I stayed near Fistral Bay in Newquay.  
During the day I enjoyed walks along the coast but on a evening often sat with a glass of wine watching the sun set over the surf!

Living miles inland I wanted to create some jewellery to remind me of the beach & so this design was inspired by my photographs of the waves and patterns on the rocks.

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Near home!

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

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Forget-me-nots in my garden

In February 2020 I did an enamelling taster course and enjoyed the bold bright colours that could be produced. When national restrictions loomed I decided to purchase the equipment I would need to experiment further with enamel using my kiln at home - my lockdown project!
I enamelled onto copper as it seemed silly hiding the beautiful (& expensive) silver to produce some bright colourful pieces of jewellery! I always use sterling silver earring posts and chains. The adventure into colour really helped me survive that initial lockdown, providing a focus for creativity

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Daisies in the lawn
  • Poppies -Mum dried some poppy 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 shape in solid silver, creating some rather special unique earrings.

 

  • Daisies -For me the pretty daisy 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 delicate flower that the bees and insects enjoy!

 

  • Meadow Grasses - The fields around home look beautiful when the wild flowers & grasses spring up in May & June.  I love to watch the butterflies in the field just over the wall. I am currently working on a new collection ...... watch this space!