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Making an Isle of Wight Skinny Stacking Bangle

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Making an Isle of Wight Skinny Stacking Bangle

I was making so many of these the other day, I thought I'd do a little blog and show the process! They're pretty little bangles and look lovely stacked with other bracelets and jingles! Here's how I do it :) All the skinny bangles start their lives as plain round 2mm sterling silver wires. I get this in a coil and unravel as much as I need. The wire is then trimmed to size. Before the ends can be soldered, they need to be filed completely flat (very important, if they're not completely flat and don't match perfectly they're not...

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The Little Prince

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The Little Prince

Little Prince got a gold crown! If you’ve followed me for a while, you might know that Little Prince always had a silver crown – that was until I was asked to make it in gold…and that made my little green heart glow to see him topped with such grandeur. There is a story to this piece, the origins of my Little Prince pendant. ~ When I was a child my Mum used to visit an elderly lady to do chores and take shopping to her. Being a little, I’d tag along with Mum. The lady’s house captivated me -...

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Making of Stargazer Moonleaper

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Making of Stargazer Moonleaper

I had an order for one of these this week, so, I thought I'd document the making of it. All my designs start as a drawing - hares are a large part of what I do, not only do I have a great love for the animal itself, they're really pleasing to make with their sleek lines and curves. The hares in my range include very simple silhouettes to more detailed ones like this.  Once I've drawn what's in my head, I take a photo of it (on my phone, no fanciness!) and then upload onto my computer and into...

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Thames Garnets

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Thames Garnets

I spent half my childhood in the heart of that bohemian progressive place, and the other here on the Isle of Wight, so loved for its laid back vibe and micro-climate – two wonderful places, but worlds apart.

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The end of January...and I'm not sad about it!

The end of January...and I'm not sad about it!

This January though! Good grief, this January should blimmin’ well put itself on the naughty-step and have a good think about what it’s done!

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