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


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