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  1. Time flies when you are making jewellery!

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    Oh dear it's been a little while since my last post! About 6 months I hate to admit. It's been a busy time so here are some images to tell you a little of what I've been up to. Starting with the most recent highlights and going backwards. If you want to know more visit my Facebook page. I'm post on it almost everyday!

    September - New work in development

    Learning to tat and first pieces for "Silver Lining" at the Manchester Art Gallery. More designs to come!

    Learning to tat  Learning to tat part 2   First tatted pieces
    First tatted rings Rings connected by picots Tatted necklace

     

    August - Pearly Queen and King Inspired

    I created a collection of exclusive jewellery for the Museum of London

    Pearly Queen

    July - My first show as a member of the Peak District Artisans

    A stunning venue too - The Dome, Buxton.

    My stand at the Dome The Dome The Dome Fair 2013
    My stand The amazing Buxton Dome The Fair

    June - The Button Project

    Over 200 people from across the UK and abroad made buttons for this exhibition in Macclesfield, Cheshire

    The Button Project The button project detail My handmade Button
    Buttons, buttons, buttons! Some of the handmade buttons in detail My handmade button

    May - Holiday!

    A week in Northumberland - and relax!

    Holiday 2013

    April - Speedcraft in Nottingham

    6 makers with 6 activities, 60 people, and 30 minutes for each activity, what a whirlwind!

    Speedcraft

    My Speedcraft project
    The calm before the storm! 5 makers. My 30 minute project

     

     

     

  2. How my mind works...

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    Well perhaps you'd rather not know the answer to that conundrum, but I thought I'd share a little of what I've been doing lately as I've been working on some new designs (exciting!) and this is my creative process, though that sounds rather formal for the way my mind works!

    1. Get inspiration. Fill my board with pictures of other jewellery that inspires, from costume jewellery to antique Berlin ironwork jewellery in this case.

    Inspiration

    2. Some quick doodles in a notebook with a biro, during a quiet moment at a show.

    Sketch

    3. Will it work? A combination of wire stitching and drawings to work out proportions.

    Test design

    4. Finally the finished piece!

    New Design

    This new design will be on display, along with other new designs at Unit Twelve, near Stafford for the "Found" exhibition starting 2nd August.

    Workshop

    I will be running a workshop at Unit Twelve on 1st September.