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Valentine Inspiration! February 07 2015

It's that time of year again - time to indulge and celebrate your special someone. Here's just a few ideas to get you started...

The colour of the year is Marsala, so how about embracing that with my new coloured Swoosh earrings in a sumptuous deep rich red resin?

Or sticking with red hues, the gorgeous hammered ring set with a ruby - so delicate with a splash of colour....

If you'd prefer all silver have a browse of my  or Swoosh 2 collections.

Or I can always make something unique for you. Have a look at my bespoke collection for ideas!

If completely stuck for ideas, how about a gift voucher?

Marsala Magic! January 23 2015

It's official - the colour of 2015 is 'Marsala' a beautiful rich deep red burgundy.

According to Adorn, London, the jewellery and accessories blog, and The Guardian Style magazine, these are the hues to be seen wearing this year. Read this article for more -

I've always loved these shades (also reminiscent of India, which is probably why!) and I'm excited about combining some delicious garnets and rubies into my collections. They work especially well in yellow and rose gold.

Inspirations this week... January 29 2014

Things I'm inspired by so far this week.....

Pinterest - I've had a little more time to indulge on Pinterest this week and I've found some gorgeous images of nature as well as some lovely things people have made.

Red gold - I love this sumptuous coloured metals, especially in act which allows the lovely copper tones to shine through. I've added a new 9ct red gold ring to my Hammered collection, set with a beautiful shiny pink garnet. Image below!

Jessica Zoob's ( beautiful fabrics, taken from some of her most popular painting collections...

And finally, my new Swoosh collection is coming together nicely. I'll post some images up soon....

Beautiful new Fabric bracelets... October 21 2013

You may have read about and seen my new textile work on my facebook page?

I've been looking for a way to combine my love for textiles and jewellery for awhile now and I've eventually created these gorgeous fabric bracelets made from either recycled or scrap pieces of beautiful fabrics with added silver chain and Indian beads. Complete with handmade silver catches.

It's a bit of a departure from my usual work but it still contains my love for colour and silver...

I've attached an image below. Let me know what you think!

So far they are only available on Folksy (link attached), but I'll be adding them to here very soon...

Beautiful Florence! June 24 2013

 I've just arrived back from a wonderful trip to Florence - recharged and inspired by the architectural wonders over there!

The 'Duomo', the cathedral in the centre of the city has to be one of the most beautiful and imposing buildings I have ever seen - it's dome towers over the city, sitting on top of a huge rectangle shaped church covered from head to toe in intricate mosaic-ed marble. Set amongst this marble you find statues of saints dotted, and enormous round stained glass windows.

Almost every corner you turn in Florence you stumble into open squares which are surrounded by stunning palazzos and churches.

And then there is the Ponte Vecchio - a famous bridge housing the cities most established jewellery shops. Including some of the worlds most famous Italian jewellery designers, these showrooms also sell artisan jewellery made in traditional Italian styles. Not always to my taste (usually a bit over the top for me!) but always fascinating in design and skill involved.

I thought I'd share some of my photos with you below. If you ever get the chance to visit - snap it up!

Spring colour competition.... April 22 2013

 Wow, seems like Spring is finally here and its made me start thinking of colours for my collections, in particular my summery Amoeba collection.

Bold colours seem to be the trend for this summer - especially yellows, oranges and reds. And, my favourite gorgeous emerald shades are here to stay for while its seems!

I'm launching a Spring/Summer 2013 competition to win a pair of my Amoeba ear studs, in any colour of your choosing!

Just contact me either on Facebook, email or twitter with the colour you would like to see in my Amoeba collection and I will make the winner a pair in that shade!

I will pick the lucky winner on friday 10th may.

Spring fever! March 07 2013

Well, it's Spring at last!

Apart from the horrible rain today we've had some lovely sunny days so far, and I've felt inspired to spread the word about my jewellery.

I've finally set up my Etsy shop so you can get my lovely jewellery from there now, and looking for other options for getting myself out there...

I'm also thinking about some new 'Springy' colours to add to my collections. As you can probably tell, colour is an important aspect of my designs so I love the season changes when I can explore the current trends.

Apart from the obvious emerald and mint greens any other suggestions would be welcome.

In the meantime enjoy the sunshine when it comes!