Monday 26 October 2009

From bags to brooches?

If you've been following my blog you'll know that I've been doing a non-precious metals jewellery class. Well it certainly is non-precious - I took a simple plastic bag to class and turned it into this:
Now the question is should it be (a) a brooch (b) a bracelet or (c) a ring?

Saturday 24 October 2009

A perfect weekend

Last weekend I had the loveliest binding at the Edinburgh Printmakers. It was so relaxing and yet we created so many books including a hard back note book in a short space of time. The results are amazing and I think I may have to continue to make books. Thanks to Alice Melvin who is a great teacher and fab illustrator - check out her website here

Thursday 22 October 2009

I felt inspired...

so here's this weeks creations from my jewellery class:

As you can image (if you know me at all) I had lots of fun creating things out of felt fibres. Maybe with a bit of imagination I can see where these might go jewellery wise but I think there may have to be a bit more experimentation first. Did I mention that this is a non-precious metals jewellery class?

Friday 16 October 2009

Big lips, little bird!

As a Friday treat I decided to go into Stampers Grove at Tollcross on my way home. I've been in lots of times but never actually bought any stamps. Today I bought 2 totally randomly. Walking to the station I realised what they are...big lips, little bird!

Wednesday 14 October 2009

Little bird

This is a little bird illustration I did a while ago. It's drawn and then stitched onto canvas. I'd really like to make some more like this but this one took me ages!

Tuesday 13 October 2009


So maybe I was a bit over ambitious when I said look out for interesting and unusual jewellery from my class. My first attempts have been interesting...

...and you can maybe see how they are the beginnings of something unusual. Watch this blog to see if they miraculously transform into some jewellery!

Monday 12 October 2009


Some lovely members of istockphoto have given me some excellent ratings for my Heather Ball leaflet in the Designer Spotlight section. Check it out here
Also see here for a fundraising poster I did for Children 1st which has also been given some pretty good ratings. :-)

Thursday 8 October 2009

Heather Ball leaflet

Flyer to advertise the Children 1st annual fundraising Heather Ball. This year it has the theme of Rouge et Noir. I think the red feather border gives the leaflet a certain je ne sais quoi!

Tuesday 6 October 2009

Started my jewelery evening course tonight. Looks like I'm going to be learning some fun techniques including using my favourite material...felt! Watch this space for some strange and unusual jewelery.

Monday 5 October 2009

Gingerbread bride & groom

People have been asking me about what my wedding favours were so here they are...
For the top table I made gingerbread people in the likeness of everyone in their wedding get up. Sadly I only have a photo of the bride and groom. I had a very relaxing time in the days before the wedding baking biscuits and rolling icing!

Sunday 4 October 2009

Kilts for Kids day adverts are now out and about on buses in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen so I'm on full bus advert alert!

Kilts for Kids day

I worked on the design concept for Kilts for Kids with the Blue Room design agency for Children 1ST. This year we wanted it to be much more fun and to try to attract more people to join in the fundraiser. The posters use close up images of the models and I've used scribbles in the pack to highlight bits.