Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Mirrors & gold leaf

Just posted up some images of new range no.2 (scroll down on the right under contact details). I've been working on this alongside range no.1 (see previous post) over the last few weeks. These pieces came from the cufflink shapes and forms. With this range, I wanted to create something simple and easy to wear.

I'm pretty tired this evening, so I'll leave it at that. I'm off to London tomorrow for 'Made in Clerkenwell', so best be off to finish the rest of my packing and early night.

Goodnight x

The Snowbud range with stones have been moved further down on the right.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Adding a little colour

Friday was a day of triumph! I finally finished my new jewels for the Open Studios galore this month. I would have carried on making until the bitter end, but I ran out of stones and almost all my silver! Just as well, as it has given me the chance to organize myself with pricing and display etc etc, all the usual tedious stuff at the end.
So, it's down to London I go on Thursday and looking forward to seeing Helen and Andrea (see previous post). I'm also intrigued to see how this new collection of work will go down!

The necklace above is THE special piece of this collection. It is made from silver & labradorites. Above this post, I have added some more new pieces from this range. Other stones which I have used are Rhodochrosites, garnets and white moonstones.
Hope you all like :)

I do have another range to release, but I think it would be too much for you to take in all at once! Well, maybe it's because I just can't take anymore downloading images today!

Other things that are going on at the moment...........
The Ruby Soho website is now up and running so go and have a look. Link
I have a new stockist in Hampstead. Jiq Jaq gallery will have my work on sale from the first week in December!
'Gifted' is now open so go and take a look. I will be once the hecticness is over!
Also, myself and Kaz are having our website revamped just now. It's coming along nicely thanks to our fantastic and very patient website designer, Gary Dempster! (Hope he's reading this!) Will let you know when it has gone live :)

I am in the studio on a Sunday once again! Yes, it is true. I have no social life! Roll on Christmas!

Sunday, 8 November 2009

'Made in Clerkenwell' Winter Open Studios

I have been busy working away at the studio all weekend and have managed to get quite alot done! I am currently working on new work for 'Made in Clerkenwell' Winter Open Studios. For details, check the Craft Central link on the side.
The talented Helen Beard has kindly offered myself and fellow Coburger Andrea Walsh to share her studio especially for Craft Central's Open Studio weekend. We will all being showing our work together. Check out their websites. Both Helen (bottom image) and Andrea (middle) produce beautiful ceramics. They are probably my two favorite ceramicists. I'm not bias!!!

While I was in London last month I made a visit to Hatton Garden and bought some lovely strings of stones. My favorite ones are some rough cut labradorites which I have incorporated into a new large cluster neckpiece. I am quite excited about it! Once I have made some other pieces with these stones, I wil post some pics up.

I am also working on some other designs which tie in a little with the some of the cufflink shapes and forms.

And finally.........although a bit late, as promised I have posted some more pics of the new cufflinks (above). Hope you like. Not all the photos are great as some of them were taken in a bit of a rush before send off for Dazzle!
Dazzle has just opened at the Royal National Theatre and is on until mid january, so if you're around and about the South Bank, go and have a look. I will be :)