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Commissions revisited


This is a piece I made for my friend’s grandmother in 2012.  The brief was simple – it had to be lightweight and each of the small gemstones has  a significance so pearls for great-grandchildren, sodalite for children and so on.  The eagle is to represent Mexico which is where she lives and I sent it off via Canada to get to her grandma on time.


This is a knitted tiara I made for a stunning bride who got married in September 2013.  It was an immense pleasure to share in her day a tiny bit as I got to see her dress and design a tiara to match what she was wearing.

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These are a set of coordinated necklaces and a bracelet for a lovely bride and her bridesmaids I made in September 2014.  It was a rather lovely wedding 🙂

All set up and ready to roll


Here is my corner of the world tomorrow and Sunday at Creek Creative.  I’m really looking forward to the Creek Creative Christmas Fair, 1 Abbey Street, Faversham.  I’ve already seen some of the other exhibitors and there is wonderful ceramics and gorgeous smelling soap.  Adam De Ville is also back with him amazing drawings.

Have yourself a Creeky Little Christmas


I’m only doing two Christmassy events this year – the Creek Creative Christmas Craft fair this Saturday and Sunday between 10 and 4 and the Made in Whitstable Christmas event starting next Wednesday 9 December to Tuesday 15 December.

I will have some lovely tiaras for sale so if you are thinking of weddings for next year or just spoiling your little princess, do come and see me as I can also make them to order as commissions, too.

This is what it all looked like last year – come and find me in the same spot again this year 🙂


I really hope to see you this weekend!  Faversham has some particularly lovely Christmas lights, lovely outdoor market and the cafe at Creek Creative is really rather good for lunch.


Sparkling Commission


I absolutely love making commissions and this a very special commission that I have made for a lady who came to the Artist’s Open Houses.

It is for three little girls – three grand-daughters for their Christmas present.  I think you’ll agree they are very lucky little girls indeed. Granny wanted three similar tiaras with the linked theme of tiny seed pearls along the band.


This one is gold-plated wire with Swarovski crystals and freshwater pearls – £45


The second is also gold-plated wire with Swarovski crystals and freshwater pearls – £45


Lastly this is silver-plated  wire with Swarovski crystals and freshwater pearls – £35.

I’ve just put all the tiaras in their boxes lined with white tissue, ready for three surprised little girls on Christmas Day.


I think our mascot, Tamyra, approves!

Middle weekend!

Can you find the foxes at 15 Pier Avenue, Whitstable?



Roll up, roll up – new earrings appearing at an Open House near you


I discovered that no amount of titivation would make these lie flat and nicely so you are going to have to visit our Artist’s Open House, No 21 on the Whitstable Trail to see what they are like hanging up.  I have some lovely pink rhodonite stars and some very pretty pearl and zubic zirconia earrings.  The eagle-eyed amongst you might spot the unmatching but complimentary pairs.  This is a new idea as many people have spoken to me about losing their earrings and not knowing what to do with the lost one – I say mix it up – be bold 🙂

House 21 details:

15 Pier Avenue, Whitstable (Tankerton end) – lots of lovely shops and cafes on Tankerton High Street to peruse on your way.


Whitstable Trail information so you can plan your route !

Kumquats are surprisingly tasty and other things you learn at a PV

Fact 1: Apparently you are meant to eat the skins of kumquats as they are the sweetest part of the fruit.  If you peel off the skins then you only get the sourest, tartest part and you make quite the fact.

Fact 2: You should remember to actually bring the jewellery you made with you to avoid the emperor’s new clothes look.

But here are the photos from the PV – a bit of sneak preview for the opening tomorrow 🙂

You’re invited!


I’m busy getting ready for the Artist’s Open Houses.  Three weekends of wonderful art.  I’m exhibiting at Josephine Harvatt’s house, 15 Pier Avenue, Whitstable, CT5 2HQ.

You are warmly invited to our Private View tomorrow evening: 16 October, 6-8pm.  Looking forward to seeing you there.




I had such a wonderful time with Josephine Harvatt and co at the Kentish Allsorts Exhibition last month.  Here are a few photos from that week.


I’m exhibiting next with Tracie Peisley at the Made in Whitstable Artist’s Trail which is taking place on Sunday 26 July – the opening weekend of Whitstable Oyster Festival.