Saturday, August 30, 2008


My latest obsession! Zips! As part of my mission to create 50 pieces of jewellery for my exhibition I have been using zips for some pieces! ;oD They have to be the old fashioned metal toothed ones as in the pic above. This is one of the pendants and one of the brooches I've made:

This is a coiled zip combined with vintage tin and a little metal coil.

This is flat zip encased in vintage tin again with a little bit of dangliness.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


As you all know I'm currently working on jewellery pieces for the little local exhibition I'm having in September. My plan had been to have all the pieces finished by the end of August but that has gone slightly awry to say the least! LOL However I am about halfway towards my goal of 50 pieces and I thought I'd share some of them with you.

Vintage tin and vintage crystal beads. The red on the tin pieces rather groovily appears when it's sanded! I've made several other pieces with it as well and love the way it looks.

Perspex heart, found bottle cap and tin. The perspex isn't quite as dayglo pink as it appears, it's just because I scanned it with white paper behind I think!

Vintage brooch altered with dictionary text and tiny washers. It was incredibly fiddly to do but I love the result!

Vintage tea caddy tin, brass name plate, vintage jewellery piece and beads. The word says "warrior", not very visible in the scan.

Vintage tin, mica, text and beads. I've used spacers to hold the mica away from the tin which isn't really apparent in the scan.

Catching Up!

Helloooooooo! No, I haven't fallen off the edge of the planet after all! LOL So, after a lovely long holiday and some PC problems I am back to catch up with everything!

Firstly, my apologies for taking so long to do this but many thanks to Kathryn and Seth for both awarding me the

I was thrilled! It's so exciting when fellow bloggers enjoy what you're doing and want to share it with others. ;o) I'll be posting my nominations later.

My thanks also to everyone who commented on my RA and first sale entries, both here and by email. You were all so encouraging and supportive and I very much appreciate it. I'm catching up with replying to everyone so bear with me!