Getting Started and the Design Process

This morning's blog post by Grace Marshall http://grace-marshall.com/starting-badly/ really resonated with me and I have to share it because it is a problem familiar to most artists and designers. I … [Read more...]

January ‘Critter of the Month’ 2015

Happy New Year! A little late I know but there has been a lot happening to keep me busy! I had some serious health problems at the end of last year which has taken some time to recover from. One thing … [Read more...]

New Ammonite ‘Fossil’ Pendants

I have been working on some new 'statement' Ammonite 'Fossil' necklaces that I would like to share with you. The enamels have been created using Sgraffitto techniques. They are all on copper and I … [Read more...]

Cloisonné Enamel – The Making of my New Magic Carpet Pendant

Cloisonné Enamel - The Making of my New Magic Carpet Pendant Cloisonné enamel is where fine wires are embedded in the enamel to create the design. There are a lot of different stages involved in … [Read more...]

Critter of the Month = November 2013

Here is my Critter of the Month for November 2013. He is a Horse Head brooch and the picture shows him with the page in my Technical notebook where I colour tested suitable enamels. He is … [Read more...]

What’s on My Bench Today?

First of a new occasional series of posts looking at 'What is on My Bench Today'? This is a snap shot of what I am actually working on at the moment. In the front you can see some tiny settings that I … [Read more...]

Critter of the Month – May 2013

Here is 'Tweet', a little late but he took a while to finish. He is sgraffito enamel on copper in a sterling silver surround, on a silver chain with little silver wire feet. The back is textured in … [Read more...]

Thursday Tip – Buying Silver Sheet for your Project

Thursday Tip Welcome to the latest in a series of articles to do with enamelling and making jewellery. I hope you find them useful. I am writing about issues and problems I have experienced (and … [Read more...]

Thursday Tip – Making a Cutting Template

Thursday Tip Welcome to the latest in a series of articles to do with enamelling and making jewellery. I hope you find them useful. I am writing about issues and problems I have experienced (and … [Read more...]

‘Critter of the Month’ – March 2013

Here is my March 'Critter of the Month'. Rather late I know! Hope you like him. He is part of my Indian Memories range and shows a Parqueet . There are faint golden flowers in the top part from the … [Read more...]