Friday, 28 October 2011

Art of Gold

Floral Wing necklace
Silver, labradorites & smokey quartz

I've been a bit of an addictive blogger of late! There just seems to be so much going on at the moment! I was telling my good friend, Sally Moore of Trove Jewellery today, how my 'to do' list is as long as a pier! It was the first thing that came to mind that was very long!!:)

Anyway, just thought I'd let you all know, especially you lovely followers from the Leeds area about an exhibition starting today! It's called 'Tinsel & Tiaras' and is at the Art of Gold Gallery. I have a collection of 10 pieces there including this floral necklace. The exhibition is on until the 22nd January. Hope you can make it along there :)

Have a happy Halloween weekend!

D xx

Follow me on Facebook!

Vintage Mirror Necklace
silver & iolites
was £180 now £144 (until 7th Nov)

Morning all! I am not the most technical minded of people, so when I managed to add a 'follow me' facebook icon to my blog (see top right hand side), I decided to extend my 20% off sale until 7th November! Any piece of jewellery you see here on my blog over £50 will be reduced by 20%. If you are interested in buying or ordering any piece, you can just e mail me or phone me before midnight on 7th November! Seems like a good time to get your christmas presents to me! :)

Oh, and if you haven't already, please click the facebook icon and 'like' my page!

Thank you!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Ring project in a day

On Tuesday, A-level Art student, Mike spent the day with me in the studio. Mike came up from Kent for the day to do a ring project that we had planned back in August! Now that is dedication for you! Mike told me that although working with a jeweller or a maker of any other discipline, is not part of his course, he likes to set these kinds of projects to challenge himself and his teachers!

Mike wanted to make a ring in my stylised technique of fusion. As this was his first introduction to the art of jewellery making, I gave him a choice of two rings to make. He decided to make a flat shaped band (8mm wide and 1.2 mm depth) with a detailed flat wire which he fused onto the surface along the centre of the flat sheet, before forming it into a ring shape. I demonstrated and guided Mike every step of the way of the ring making process. However, Mike still added his own stamp to it with his extra reticulated surface texture and shiny finish. Here is the finished product and some shots of Mike making his ring!

Mike is a very talented, enthusiastic and patient guy, the recipie for a great artist! I wish him all the best with his A levels and studies to follow.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Dundee Delivery

 Clover bud necklace
silver & aventurine

For all my Dundee followers, I have new stock in at Dundee Contemporary Arts!
I have supplied their shop for a number of years with my work, and to my shame, I have never been along there. It's a little early to think about new year resolutions, but I think this has to be one of many. There'll be no time before christmas, but it is something I must do next year!

The rain has stopped now, so it's a good time to whiz around the corner to the studio!
Hope the weather is not too wet in Dundee either!

D x

Monday, 17 October 2011

No tricks! Just my treat!

Snow petal & diamond loop pendant
silver, labradorites & citrine
was £110 now £88

To celebrate Halloween this year, I have a treat just for you! I am offering a 20% discount on any piece of jewellery over £50. This offer ends on the 31st of October and is only open to my blog readers. So if you do fancy treating yourself or being a little christmas early bird, then just contact me either by phone or email and quote this blog post.
If I don't have it in stock, I can make to order :)
Speak soon

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Jewellery Making Private Tuition

Hello lovely potential jewellery makers!!

I am now taking on more private tuition students! From beginners to the more experienced, I can tailor a course to suit your needs. A course would usually consist of five two hour sessions, costing £200 plus your cost of materials. Single sessions can be booked thereafter at £40 each.
One day projects are also available. For example, making a simple ring or pendant. For full use of my expertise and my lovely studio in Leith for the day, it would be £100 plus materials.
Maybe you know someone who would like this experience as a gift. Vouchers can be given on request.

If this is something you might be interested in, then give me a call and we can discuss what you might like to do.

Think about it! :) x

My Stockbridge Stockist

Clover bud necklace
silver & moonstone

I love Stockbridge! So I wasn't complaining this morning when I had to wander down to the Sarah Dallas Gallery to deliver a wee parcel of new goods :) The necklace above was one of them! A light and simple necklace. This is one of my favourites and for a change, I would be tempted to wear it! I know it's a bit peachy, but apparently peach is back in!

There was no time for mooching about the charity shops today, as I had to head back to the studio pretty sharp to get on with work!

If you live in Stockbridge or it's surrounding areas, check this lovely little gallery out. It is mostly a fine art gallery, however, you will find some real gems in Sarah's gorgeous little vintage cabinet!


Monday, 10 October 2011

Calling all Dazzle lovers!

Blossom bud & loop earrings
silver & labradorites

I hate to say it but Christmas is coming!!! I can't believe it myself, but even I have started my Christmas shopping list!
Therefore, as early as it may seem, I have been busy working on new pieces to send to my stockists. Ruthin Craft Centre received a refreshing new winter collection just last week from me. The 'Snow bud' necklace with labradorites and citrines (pictured below in the previous post) has already been sold before even making it to the cabinet! 

My Lovedazzle page has been updated with some new pieces also! Take a look here. Lovedazzle has an Autumn offer of 20% off any piece of jewellery over £50 up until midnight 17th October! So why not save some pounds and start your Christmas shopping early!

Oh dear, I sound like an advert!!

Best be off!