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Archive for May 2011

Postcard brooch

Friday, 27 May 2011


I've been working on some new items the past couple of days all related to the seaside....which by 6pm tonight I will be!! yeah! I did some illustrations of an old 1960's caravan like the one my grandma and grandad use to take me on holiday in every year along with other illustrations such as an Ice cream, deck chair, suite cases, postcard and postage stamp. 

Once I did my illustrations I put them all together with my previous images to create a postcard brooch. the first one I did came out a little too large but I really like the affect so I created another brooch which came out too small!!! so I will have to keep working on the size. I also created various necklaces but  haven't had chance to photograph these yet, here is a snap shot of the first brooch I made.

Well I'm going to go pack my back ready for my weekend by the sea, hopefully get lots of new ideas and pictures, Enjoy the bank holiday weekend xxxxx

Etsy shop

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.

On Sunday... with not too much of a hangover I started to post items onto my Etsy shop. I also added a mini Etsy to my blog so you can easily take a peek. Here is a picture of my Swallow necklace which I will be putting on my Etsy store later today so keep an eye out.

Photo shoot.

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, 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

Swallow Bracelet.

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

My new bird house!

Monday, 16 May 2011

My new bird house!

I bought this beautiful Cherry red bird house today!!! I've always wanted a bird house but never seen one so pretty!. I hope the birds will enjoy their new home xx

OOOwwww I do like to be beside the seaside!!!

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Just a quick post, I was working on some new images yesterday for my 'Owww I do like to be beside the seasdie' Collection. I finally managed to get the size right and the colour, although the spade for my bucket and spade snapped : ( will have to make some more later! Have a good weekend! 

Work in progress.

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.


My first post

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!

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