Sunday, 30 August 2009

sWork in progres

Decided to make a wired flower pendant with gold wire and swarovski crystal centre - still not quite complete but I will 'tweak' it a bit more.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Creating new from old

I have been asked if I restring pearls - the answer is yes. I have been asked to restring pearls and also redesign them by creating a droplet. It is also possible to change the clasp - sometimes restringing may be necessary in order to do this.

I can also take your old pieces of jewellery and beads and redesign these to create a brand new item - earrings, pendant, bracelet.

Sometimes just a simple alteration can breath new life into a piece of treasured jewellery - this allows it to be 'loved again'.


Monday, 17 August 2009


Just a reminder that the class starts on Monday 7 September, 2009 at Prestwick Community Centre. Call me for more details on 01292 470391 or 07858 257455


Saturday, 8 August 2009

Ayr Flower Show

Today was the second day. Phew I'm pretty tired.

Thank you very much for those who purchased jewellery from me and also those who placed commissions. I look forward to creating these pieces. Tomorrow is the final day and could also be busy (as was today).

I intend to rest on Monday and then begin the commissions.

If you live in the Ayrshire area it's worth coming to the show. There is a great variety of exhibits in the Floral Marquee as well as many other entertainments. You will find me in the Craft Marquee, Stand No 107.

Look forward to seeing you there!


Thursday, 6 August 2009

Ailsa Pendant

Just thought I would post details of my new pendant which I finished before going on holiday. I was inspired by this landmark - the Ailsa Craig. It sits majestically across the sea and can be seen from the Ayrshire coast. It takes different shapes depending on where you are. I have designed my pendant and it is the view from Prestwick that I have chosen.

I cut a piece of rectangular silver and then designed and cut out the Ailsa Craig shape and the two layers of waves. These were then soldered on to the base piece of silver. After the removal of firestain the pendant was filed and polished. A half loop of sterling silver was soldered on to the back to allow the pendant to be suspended on a choker or a silver chain.