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Showing posts from October, 2014

Making jewellery from controversial materials - the human body

I researched and wrote a blog post for the London Jewellery School blog on making jewellery from controversial materials. In this post I focussed on the human body. Did you know 

You can make a diamond from cremated ashes? Queen Victoria had jewellery made from her children's baby teeth? Have your breast milk set in resin to make jewellery?To read more click here!

Motivation Monday - begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity

Chanel's sweetie necklace

Sweetie jewellery is in fashion this autumn/winter. Chanel have created a range of jewellery that looks like a candy necklace. It is a popular style and was worn by Alexa Chung at London Fashion Week.
The prices are eye watering! The necklace costs £755 and the cuff costs £975.
I have some rather more affordable sweetie jewellery available in my etsy shop!

Motivation Monday - don't stop until you're proud

Motivation Monday - be someone who makes you happy

Polymer clay bangles

One of the classes I booked myself on over my summer break was the one day polymer clay bangle class at the London Jewellery School. The class is taught by world renowned polymer clay and metal clay tutor Debbie Carlton
I can highly recommend this class. I teach the polymer clay taster class but I had never had a go at making a bangle before. We used lots of different textures and techniques including using gold and silver foil. Debbie is a wonderful teacher, very patient and knowledgeable.
The finished bangles are so unusual and just my colour schemes!

Motivation Monday - let's do what we love and do a lot of it

Guardian witness feature - handmade jewellery

I have had a pair of my woven earrings featured in Guardian Witness. I'm planning to do more of this style for my spring/summer collection 2015 so fingers crossed that I get a feature in their Do Something issue for October. If you would take the time to click to recommend that would be lovely of you.

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