Archive for May 2011
Monday, 23 May 2011
Hope you all had a lovely weekend! I did, it was one of my best friends hen do and we headed to the infamous Wetspot at the Wardrobe in Leeds, it was pretty amazing, if your lucky I may post some pics later on.
Friday, 20 May 2011
I did a photo shoot yesterday of some of my items been worn with the help of the lovely Louisa as my model and Paul my boyfriend taking the pictures. I also did some close up shots but still playing about with these. I thought I would make a Friday treat... and create a montage of some of the shots. I was inspired after finding this wonderful website, www.puglypixel.com take a look there is so much wonderful stuff on here!
Enjoy! and have a lovely weekend! I will post a few more tomorrow xxxx
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
I have been working on lots of my designs today and trying to finish off all the finally bits, and hopefully will have my Etsy shop up and running on Saturday. I have also been working on my logo and packaging and changed my banner on my blog, I hope you like.
I made a little Swallow bracelet yesterday and spent a while trying to figure out how to make slide knots!!! I hate knots but I managed to do it!
I pinched this one for my self! XX
Saturday, 14 May 2011
I have been working on some new ideas lately, with all this spare time on my hands I decided to look back at the ideas I had looked at, at university and create something fresh from it. A lot of my work at uni was related to the idea of sounds, objects and images that help evoke memories. One of my most favorite memories of my childhood was the seaside! I love been near the sea, everything about it makes me smile and I worked on images of the sea a lot on my degree to create installations. So I decided to produce some new pieces incorporating the seaside, my illustrations and along with my love of vintage patterns / fabric to create jewellery and here are the .... not so finished product!
I firstly did lots of illustrations (which meant a trip to the seaside!!! yeah) and then added various patterns, I then thought about what material to make these in...Wood?? Fabric?? Plastic and decided to try and work with shrink plastic. I have always worked with wood and fabric and fancied a change. This is the first time I have ever used shrink plastic so I have used quite a lot just to produce samples and see how the colours work and what size they need to be. Here are some images of the sampled fresh out of the oven!
I am still working on the sizing and the colour, but theses will hopefully be earrings.
As well as the seaside one of my other favorite places is the woods and old railway lines near my mum and dads house. I used to spend so many long summer evenings making dens, picking blackberrys and making rose perfume, so here is a sneaky peek at how my woodland collection is coming along.
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
This is my first ever post! I've never blogged before so you'll have to bare with me I have been working on lots of new illustrations lately and will be taking some images of them this evening, I have decided to try to put them on shrink plastic to see how they come out fingers crossed!!! keep popping back for photos!