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One day I decided to turn a hot water cylinder in to a pair of tiny star shaped earrings.... and I haven't stopped since! My jewellery branches out in many different directions at once, metals, fabrics, plastic all get bundled together to create very different and eyecatching pieces

Wednesday, 18 March 2009


I've been bashing the life out of a water cylinder this week to make something for Abi to hang in her new shop window...here's a little detail

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Spiritual cleanse

There's nothing more satisfying than melting down jewellery given to you by an old boyfriend! These are recycled copper pipe and silver taken from a bangle given to me by a Scottish boyfriend a long, long time ago ... he actually gave me two but I discovered, after blow torching the other one for what seemed like a week, was plated not real silver... tight git!

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Personalised signet ring in silver

My signet ring gets so many complements, everyone spots it. Obviously I can stamp any letter and the punches I use are over 100 years old so they contain a little bit of history.... just added them to my etsy and folksy shops

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

bird poo

BOO! This morning as I stepped out of my house in to the almost spring sunshine a seagull decided to open its bottom and deposit a poo on me... apparently it is supposed to be lucky...
HOORAY! From today my stuff will be available at www.thegifttree.co.uk which is a lovely website full of interesting stuff. I'm slightly worried that any money that comes my way from them may be spent on their other products...they've got some great rings!

Monday, 9 March 2009

Had the most crazy day today... I found a stray dog in the back lane, she was very excitable and friendly. There was no name on the collar and no sign of anyone around. She came indoors and Moomin the cat made a very swift exit.
I decided to go and knock on a few doors to see if I could track down her owner. She was so strong and literally pulled me the length and breadth of Penzance! Finally managed to steer the dog back to my house only to discover I had locked my self out!!! Enlisted the help if my elderly neighbours to lend me a ladder and hold the dog whilst I hitched up my skirt and tried to climb the back gate...which is 7 foot high. I am 5 foot 2. I got an attack of the wobbles on top of the gate and my neighbour had to help me down. Rang my dad and he came to save the day!
Whilst my dad was dangling over the gate, a man with another dog came over and said that it might belong to someone who owns a shop in town so after a few phone calls I managed to get hold of the owner!
When she turned up to collect the dog, who was called Jessie, she recognised me from a Christmas jewellery fair I did where she had bought some of my earrings! Small world eh?

Sunday, 8 March 2009

little stering silver studs with punched spots
recycled copper pipe and silver star earrings
beautiful sterling silver disc earrings

Friday, 6 March 2009

Made these little love heart earrings today ...

My cat Moomin helped with the photos

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Made and finished lots of lovely pieces for Abi at Ecoco in Penryn and Lynsey at thegifttree.co.uk. Everything beautifully wrapped in recycled tissue paper with my new boxes.

Had an invitation today from old family friends to holiday in America at their house ... hmm, rainy and cold Cornwall or sunny and warm California ... better start saving my pennies!

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

box clever

Beautiful box labels designed by Scott Thompson of Rorschach

Monday, 2 March 2009

Thank you!

Scott designed a label for my recycled gift boxes today... they are amazing!!! I'll post a pic tomorrow. Thanks Scott, love you lots Big Bruv x x x

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Decision time!

Came to a decision today... I'm going to concentrate on the metalwork side to things for a while. I enjoy sewing and people like the stuff I make but the copper and silver is much more of a challenge so I'm going to throw myself in to it whole heartedly! Gulp...