March 11, 2019

So, as a mum-of-two as well as being self-employed, life for me is always a juggling act... 

I became self-employed when my daughter was 7 months old, and my son was 2.5 years. 

The early stages were tricky - i took things slow and steady... I gradually built up a small...

January 22, 2019

On 1st January I shaved my much-loved dreadlocks to raise money for three great causes.... Cancer Research UK, The National Autistic Society, and Plastic Oceans UK; and now the pennies have been counted, equally split, and paid to the charities, I can say a HUGE THANK...

December 3, 2018

Now, this is not a jewellery post - my social media news feeds are full of adverts, gift guides, and other such malarkey, so I thought I would share something else instead... 

These are two recipes that my kids and I bake EVERY year without fail, sometimes in varying de...

October 1, 2018

This is part of a blog series which are all about YOU and YOUR STORIES! Every item of jewellery has a story; creating such meaningful pieces is very special to us, and we love to see more of how your story is unfolding once your jewellery leaves our care. 

Ooh this was...

July 24, 2018

So, I've always been one of these people who question why there is a need for end of year teacher gifts, of course it's nice to give a card or craft item from your child if you want, but I see it becoming a social expectation for families to fork out on an array of per...

July 2, 2018

This post is about one of my other (non-jewellery) creative outlets, abstract painting... back in January I posted briefly about another, life drawing, so go check out that brief blog if it is of interest to you. 

My paintings started out as media/colour/...

June 1, 2018

I LOVE pearls… always have, and presumably always will; they are also a proven favourite with my clients, from simple and sleek designs for those drawn to a classic/modern look to dramatic and encrusted designs for those with a style that is a bit more quirky – with th...

May 1, 2018

Summer is full of birthdays for us, so we are always combining events and creating huge buffets for colleagues, friends and family. Over the last few years we have created a bit of a "go to" list for our summer get togethers, with the hope that it caters for most (basi...

April 2, 2018

I love diamonds, as do many others... and I really adore alternative styles - so rough cuts, rose cuts, grey diamonds, etc are more strongly featured in my dream designs (next year I plan to release a series of new designs that truly reflect my personality, so keep che...