Sunday, 30 November 2014

Opals warming gold for November.

This solid gold circle of twigs with green boulder opal and bumble bee will be at my Christmas open studio, the necklace is a one off, as is the boulder opal, which is why I love them so much...

The 2014 Christmas Open studio will be in December, the opening times are:

Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th from 11am to 5.30pm

Life is unpredictable,
It changes with the seasons,
Even your coldest winter,
Happens for the best of reasons,
And though it feels eternal,
Like all you'll do is freeze,
I promise spring is coming,
And with it, brand new leaves.

Erin Hanson.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Buy British Day

Today is the first Buy British Day!

Buy British Day has been set up by The Best Of Britannia to support brands and businesses who design and manufacture their products in Britain.

The launch was hosted by Wayne Hemmingway who understands the need for consumers, designers and maunfacturers to work together supporting British businesses.

I love the idea that Buy British Day will help champion designers and brands, creating more consumer awareness for all of us passionate about British products and manufacturing.

All my designs are made by hand in my Oxfordshire studio, all ideas have developed from walking, and collecting natural forms from our Great British countryside.

Can you get any more British?

Lets put the kettle on :-))

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Wedding Rings

Over the years I have had the privilege of creating couples wedding and engagement rings,its such an honour to be involved with such an important part of the ceremony, and to create something that will be worn every day.
 I have recently had my sketch book and gold paint out, playing with designs to make and add to our new Wedding section on line.
I will be using diamonds in many forms, uncut, old style cuts and classic, mixing them with bark and lichen textures, twigs, and leaves.

Monday, 4 August 2014


A very busy and exciting July has ended, topping it off with the fabulous fashion journalist and stylist Sarah Hayley Owen featuring my work in her Country Style article.

The second bit of news is that the STACKING RINGS are now online!!
Sycamore, Ivy, Twig, Bee, Beetle, Poppy, Snail.......Stack away!


Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Art in Action

I'm busy working in the studio making work for Art in Action, this will be my first show for 3 years, so very excited about exhibiting again, lots of new pieces will be shown for the first time, and I'm in the process of finishing a piece for the Best of the Best exhibition.
This is a Oak twig necklace with a large rainbow moonstone, it will  have many more insects, seed heads  and diamonds, it's called 'Moonlit walk in the country.'
This is it in its early stages held together with masking tape!

Please come and visit me demonstrating metalwork skills in the Jewellery section, the show also features ceramics, glass, sculpture, textiles, wood, painting, printmaking to name just a few things there are to see, also good food and music....see you there!!

Art in Action is on Thursday 17th July - Sunday 20th July 2014

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Theo Paphitis #SBS

The fabulous Theo Paphitis re tweeted me and me and my website, I have at last put my certificate in a frame and popped it on the studio wall, a very proud moment!!
I recently went to Birmingham to the Small Business Sunday event and listened to Theo talk, what an inspiration, and extremely funny.
Thank you Theo, I look forward to future #SBS events and meeting other SBS winners!