Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Moody Skies and a Giant Straw Fox

I don't know if anyone else has been to South Bank recently but there is a giant straw fox right by the Hayward Gallery! It is awesome!

Friday, 8 July 2011

My sketchbook at the moment

These are a few pages from my most recent sketchbook.

You can see where the Hokusai ring came from
and a few variations on the theme, which I think will turn out quite nicely too!

These are some designs for tiaras:

I think Smaug would approve of having a tiara designed after him! He would be sitting on a pile of jewels, which I think would be suitably sparkly.

Sunset in a Poppyfield

These are some photographs that I took in an amazing poppyfield about two weeks ago in the West Midlands. It really was supernaturally beautiful!

Tiny little Silver Fox Ring

I just had this wonderful little fox ring through from Xidni (a designer on etsy) and I think you will agree that it is just so incredibly cute!

This was a custom order but there are so many beautiful things already for sale that you really will be spoilt for choice!

Studio Ghibli

I am really excited about the new Studio Ghibli film Karigurashi no Arrietty (The Borrower Arrietty) being released in the UK!

Based on The Borrowers by Mary Norton, Hayao Miyazaki has written a screenplay based in Japan about little people that borrow things from humans to survive.

You can watch the Japanese trailer here!

I made this bracelet a couple of months ago in homage to My Neighbor Totoro
and I would love to make more Ghibli inspired pieces. There are a few pieces that are inspired by Studio Ghibli in my etsy shop but I think there should be more!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Anchor Bauble Ring

Here is the latest offering in my new range of jewellery inspired by the sea.
I cut out a tiny little anchor by drilling and then sawing a silver disc and then soldered it onto a tiny silver half ball. This makes a light, bauble ring which stacks beautifully with other rings. I have plans to make similar rings with a ship and star too!

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Mother of Pearl Brooch

I picked up this gaming counter today at an Antiques Collector Fair.

It is probably 18th century and made in China from mother of pearl. I think it is really beautiful and will make a really lovely brooch when I fit it with a silver bezel and brooch back.

Friday, 1 July 2011

How to find We Make London's Summer Boutique...

Here is a photo montage of how to find the We Make London Summer Boutique featuring my jewellery and the best new British designers of the moment...
Turn left out of Hampstead tube station on the northern line (edgware branch.)

Cross the road towards Waterstones and Starbucks

When you see Perrins Court by the Orange shop, turn right

Find number 8 Oak Studio and a beautiful range of fantastic handmade goodies!

Ocean Waves New Jewellery Range

This is a new jewellery range that I am working on at the moment. The inspirations are Hokusai's wave, Tudor portraiture featuring Elizabeth I and the defeat of the Spanish Armada using silver and the gemstone kyanite.