Sunday, 23 May 2010

Teeny Tiny Viking!

I'm not quite sure how I made this little Viking (or what I'll do with him now I have made him!) but I think he's unbelievably cute!

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Marie Antoinette and Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire in Conversation Necklace

I read the wonderful biography of Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman last year and was struck by the idea of this extremely fashionable woman swishing about the grand houses and palaces of England and Europe causing a stir and inspiring other ladies to dress to impress. She was a friend of Marie Antoinette, another fascinating figure from history (who is depicted in a fabulously frou frou and candy film by Sophia Coppola.)

I like to imagine them linking arms and strolling around the Palace of Versailles (or more likely the Tuileries) gossiping and swapping tips on dressing up and this pendant depicts such a conversation.

You can buy this necklace from my online shop now!

Friday, 7 May 2010

New Jewellery Designs

Just a quick post to showcase my new designs on my etsy shop only listed today!

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Blossom Trees in Brighton

These are some photographs that I took of a beautiful blossom tree in the centre of Brighton this weekend whilst having a break from London. I love blossom trees. They remind me of my trip to Japan a few years ago and always inspire me to want to make lovely little tiny blossom inspired jewellery! The pink blossoms against a blue sky also remind me of one of my favourite paintings by Van Gogh that I saw in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam several years ago. This museum is well worth a visit if you ever find yourself over there!