April ‘Critter of the Month’ 2015

Two new Dragonfly pendants for this month. They are both enamel on silver and hang on a leather thong. One is cloisonné enamel and the other has painted under-glaze details. Hope you like them. … [Read more...]

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...]

Critter of the Month – October

Here is my Critter of the Month for October. It is and sgraffitto enamel ammonite fossil set in silver on a silver ring. … [Read more...]

Critter of the Month – August 2013

Here is my entry for August for my Critter of the Month. Hope you don't think I am cheating by using a creature that became extinct millions of years ago as my inspiration! It is a Sterling silver … [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 – June 2013

Late again but here is my Critter for June. He is pierced from sterling silver with a hammered texture. His ear and eye are pierced. He is 25mm wide by 21mm high. He hangs on a chain augmented … [Read more...]