Silkily Stringing

Last week, we rolled out our new line of silk strings and ribbons – lovely, silky, ethereal fairy ribbons and rolled, hand-stitched strings in a rainbow of colours! I wear one of my lampwork pendants just hanging on one of the fairy ribbons – knotted in a bow at a length I can slip on and off without untying – it can be that simple! Where I think the silk strings really shine, however, is en masse – mixing the colours together like a mad impressionist painter! Here’s what I mean, and some colour suggestions for you – just to …

The Joy of Metal Clay – Inspirations from nature

This weekend I went on a getaway to a girlfriend’s cottage. It was a chance to escape the day to day life and take in nature, friends, a good book and peaceful atmosphere. I had intended to write a blog on the technique of painting leaves with silver clay…something most of us can now do since there are many small and beautiful leaves popping up everywhere. This did not happen as I wanted to include pictures of the process and I did not have any pictures in my archives(this post will come later this month or next). Instead, I am …