Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Look what I found!

'Clover Bud Cluster' Brooch
Oxidised silver & 18ct gold 2006
was £455 now £180

'Blossom Bud Cluster' Brooch, silver 2006
was £395 now £155

'Criss Cross' pendant
oxidised silver & 18ct gold 2003
was £160 now £65

'Criss Cross' Brooch
Oxidised silver & 18ct gold 2003
was £350 now £140

While I was rummaging through the pre Open Studio rubble and through a drawer I hadn't been in for a very long time, I came across these two lovely 'Bud Cluster' brooches, 'Criss Cross' brooch and pendant! Both bud pieces are made up of separate units and soldered together in stages to create these solid but delicate clusters. The 'Criss Cross' pieces are made up of hollow ovals made individually, and fused together to form this patterned sheet. For some reason or another, they all must have been put away to fix in the future as they don't seem to have any pins on them. The far in the future being now, I have decided to fix them, spruce them up and put them in my 'end of line' box! As I have done the past couple of times at Open Studios, this is a '60% off' treat for only Open Studio guests! Many more end of line jewels (smaller pieces too) to be had, so don't miss out! The 'was' prices are the actual prices they were at the time, so with silver and gold going up as they have done recently, makes them extra special bargains that are also one off pieces!

I guess if you do see it here first, I can make an exception and give you first dibs! :)



And now for Open Studios!

Do come and visit us at Coburg House! For you regulars, you know what it's all about and for those of you who don't, pop down and see some of Scotland's award winning artists and makers. A hub of 70 artists including a gallery all in one building! Jewellery, ceramics, textiles, painting, prints and more. Check out the Coburg House website for a taster! Hope to see you all there!

If you want to know what's happening throughout the year at Coburg House, Open studios, workshops, new artists etc, become a fan on Facebook!

So it's off to the studio I go to make beautiful jewels especially for you :) x x

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Dazzling at George Square

'Snowpetal & Square beaded loop' pendant
silver, rainbow moonstone, tourmalated quartz & tourmaline

'Vintage Mirror' dusty ring

Edinburgh Dazzle is almost here once again! This year it has moved from the Traverse Theatre to George Square Theatre. As usual, there'll be a diverse range of jewellery from 50 jewellers to suit everyone's taste buds!
My big box of jewels are ready to send off, including these new pieces!
I'll be there most days during the festival! Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

The Wynn Wedding

Mr & Mrs Wynn

The Bride
'Butterflower Drop' necklace, silver

Half Daisy earrings, 18ct yellow gold

Lisa on her wedding day 2008
'Blossom bud cluster' necklace and Blossom bud earrings, silver

'Butterflower' bracelet, silver & 18ct gold

The Rings
'Anglesey Coastline' ring, 18ct yellow gold
by Hannah Louise Lamb

Apologies once again for not having posted for a while! It has been a hectic couple of months, but not all work I have to say! Vegas and San Francisco had been a well kept secret for six months and last month flew in and flew by just as fast! So my mum and the lovely Michael got married. It wasn't your typical Vegas wedding. I know you're all wondering if Elvis was there, but no, he wasn't. Neither did they get married down town in a white chapel. Mr & Mrs Wynn, funnily enough, decided they would get married in the beautiful wedding suites of The Wynn Hotel! A fantastic day was had by all, well all six of us!

Above is a photo of the rings. My mum's being a 'coast ring' by the very talented Miss Hannah Louise Lamb. The ring is 18ct yellow gold and is separated in two parts by the Anglesey Coastline, mainly Treaddur Bay where they live. If you haven't seen Hannah's coastline rings before, click on Hannah above. The perfect wedding ring. Each one is handmade specially and is personal to each and every couple.

Members of the wedding party including the bride herself were also wearing some familiar jewellery :) My mother's necklace and bracelet were both of the 'Butterflower' range and made from silver & 18ct gold.
My sister Lisa, was wearing her very own Donna Barry 'Blossom bud Cluster' necklace, that was specially made for her own wedding day, three years ago.
I was wearing a 'Daisy' Wrist corsage, silver & 18ct gold with gold satin ribbon and 18ct gold 'Half Daisy' earrings to compliment. And last but not least, the 'Long Bud' cufflinks worn by my partner, William Ancell :)
Above are a few pics of the day and of course the jewels!

So it's all work work work now! Holiday blues have been dealt with and I'm all geared up for the Open Studios which is 5th-7th Aug and DAZZLE 5th-29th Aug! More on these later. I have been working on a couple of new things which I'll post up next week too.
Have a good weekend!!
D xx