Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Monday, 20 December 2010

Friday, 17 December 2010

victorian hair brooches...

Hair of a loved one was plaited and set under glass to keep their presence close to the heart.
I love the halo of stones around each piece.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Take off Your Shoes and Wash Your Hands

I tried to go and see the Take off Your Shoes and Wash Your Hands exhibition by Subodh Gupta at the Tramway but the roof isn't safe because of the snow so they arent letting anyone in, hope it re-opens before it finishes it looks BEAUTIFUL.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

from my sketchbook...

a pencil drawing and collage from my research sketchbook 

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

my walk in this morning

I think that today is the coldest day yet, but very pretty

Monday, 6 December 2010

ARCHIVE

This is some Laura Ashley wallpaper which I used in a necklace that I made in 2003. I found the wallpaper lining the drawers of an old buro at home. The necklace also contains lots of odd trinkits within the silver clusters, such as 'bra bits' (little enameled hoops used on bra straps) and suspender belt clasps.   

Friday, 3 December 2010

another piece from my pinboard...


Joan Eardly, July Fields.
I love the energy, the muddle of it all. I never thought that I was that inspired by nature but I think that the randomness must have filtered in through my subconscious. This painting helps me understand that.

 

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Knot Necklace




5 cameos make a constantly varying scribble on smoky quartz beads

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

beautiful fashion pics


Another Vogue shoot that I loved rom a couple of years ago xx

Thursday, 18 November 2010

The Flight into Egypt by Giotto

Not for the religious significance but the design, composition, colour and decay. Just beautiful.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Jewels


This is my Re-Found Brooch #3. The photo shows both the front and the back of the brooch, both as elabroate as each other. When not being worn this piece can be treasured as an object.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

composition


A butterfly wing found by Paul on holiday, one of my most treasured objects.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

pomegranate

Snacking on pomegranate in the studio today. The seeds are like little jewels.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Friday, 5 November 2010

another sketchbook page

Composition stuff from my sketchbook. It includes a photo of my grandfather in Barra which I have always loved, it reminds me of a guinness advert.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

OBJECT

 I bought this in Peru when I was travelling there a few years ago. A bit has broken off it but it is a halo which a little girl could put on her dolly. So you can make anything holy which I find hilarious.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

scrap book

A photo from a very lovely Vogue shoot from ages ago

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

......oooooooook

a Cy Twombly postcard and a plant tag found on holiday 

Friday, 29 October 2010

Junk Shop......................

Unicorn Antiques in Edinburgh is one of my favourite places.................


Unicorn Antiques

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Pretty Things

This is a beautiful old slide that I found lots of years ago at a car boot sale in Edinburgh. Its of the dome that stands next to the leaning tower of Pisa. I used to have a bit of a dome obsession and still love them, I don't know what it is...The slide is falling apart a bit now which is a shame, it is still beautiful though.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

My Studio xx

very messy bench
....................................................my pin boards decorated with inspirations

..........................................knot necklaces in progress
..........................................an apple a day
The nosie seat

Tuesday, 19 October 2010