Tuesday, 6 December 2016

madebyhandonline.com

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

Recycled Plastic?

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

Fair

My next fair will be with Tea Green Events on Sunday 11th December. The exhibition is in Kibble Palace (one of the glass houses) in the Glasgow Botanical Gardens. This is a lovely venue and there will be loads of fantastic makers over the weekend.


Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Stronger Than It Looks

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

Raw Material

From this....


To this....


I start with coloured polypropylene sheet and use a heat process to blend colours and make my shapes into jewellery. I love experimenting with this technique

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Three Dimensional Clusters

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

On-line Shop

I have finally reopened my etsy shop, where you will find many samples and test pieces at reasonable prices. I will be offering a 10% discount until the end of October, while I'm settling in...just enter AUTUMN 2016 at checkout.







Friday, 2 September 2016

Earrings

Craft fair prep going well at the moment. Making lots of these little layered earrings. Paper thin layers of fused plastic on sterling silver wires. They're stronger than they look!


Saturday, 20 August 2016

Tea Green Events

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

Busy!

I'm totally absorbed in my new work at the moment. The possibilities are endless...

New Work

I have been working on developing my fused plastic range recently. The different opportunities for forming the shapes are really inspiring me.

Friday, 1 April 2016

Polypropylene

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.