I am pleased to be selling my work through the lovely madebyhandonline website. There you will find lots of beautiful work by talented makers in many crafts.
Monday, 7 November 2016
I am often asked whether my jewellery uses recycled materials. Well, the answer is that I do try to use as much pre-used polypropylene as possible, but I do occasionally buy new sheets, so I do not advertise it as "recycled". The technique I have developed makes it possible to use every tiny scrap of plastic, so it is a "no waste" process.
Wednesday, 2 November 2016
Tuesday, 1 November 2016
My new process allows me to make paper-thin layers of fused plastic, which I put together to make my jewellery. The raw material, polypropylene, is extremely hard wearing and waterproof. Although my pieces appear fragile, they are actually stronger than they look.
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Recently I have been drawn to making three dimensional pieces in my jewellery. I like to think that there is no right/wrong side and the pieces look interesting from all angles. Although the individual discs I make using this technique are two dimensional, I like to put them together at unusual angles to create three dimensional clusters.
Monday, 19 September 2016
Friday, 2 September 2016
Saturday, 20 August 2016
I'm busy preparing for a craft fair at the moment. I am exhibiting with Tea Green Events at the their event at St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow. This is part of the Glasgow Doors Open Days festival, a celebration of Glasgow’s architecture. Many interesting buildings will be open to the public.
Thursday, 18 August 2016
Friday, 1 April 2016
Although I love working with resin, there are times when I am just too impatient to wait for it to set and I need to work on something with instant results. Recently I have been playing with polypropylene which I melt and squash into new colours and shapes. I love experimenting with materials and this has been really satisfying.