Five Reasons to Love Handmade

  There’s something about handmade work that is very special to me, and I hought I’d take a few minutes to unpick why that is, and share it with you. 1. Handmade means made by hand! The US Federal Trade Commission says that this means that any tools or machinery used must be guided by the human hand. This means that nothing about the process has been automated. For me, one of the special things about handmade jewellery is that it starts with the simplest raw materials. I was completely naive about this when I first started. In fact, my first pieces were simple chain maille designs made with cheap, silver-plate jumprings that I bought in a hobby shop. The pieces looked lovely, for a few days, until the plate started to wear off. I soon started to feel dissatisfied with what I could do with these components and then a jewellery teacher appeared in my life. […]

July 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Created in Yorkshire

Originally Posted on 18 August 2012 16:02   I'm very proud to be part of Created in Yorkshire, a new shop in The Ridings Centre, Wakefield.  It's the brainchild of Lynne Thompson who designs and makes beautiful and unusual tops and dresses - you can see some of her designs on her Facebook page, Curvy UK.   [...]

August 14th, 2015|Pre August 2015 Posts|0 Comments

Winter is coming

    Originally Posted on 18 October 2013 15:22 It's time to start work on winter designs. Which is very bad on my part because I should have done that during the summer! I have a stand at the Art House annual Affordable Art and Craft fair at the end of November so that's what has [...]

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It’s show time…

Originally Posted on 30 May 2015 16:55 It's that time of year, when the trees are in leaf, the garden is beginning to look something like, and the craft fairs are in full swing.  This year, I've stepped up to apply for some of the most prestigious markets in the region.  It does make a difference [...]

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