About

Hello and thank you for popping by my blog 
I have been designing and making beaded jewellery for more than 20 years now. It all started with a kit for 6 pairs of earrings, and I still get as excited about making jewellery today as I did then and I am still learning and still loving it! 
I am a proud winner of Theo Paphitis #sbs (small business sunday) on twitter 

I use a wide variety of beads in my designs, but they are usually 
glass, freshwater pearls or semi-precious
I am constantly exploring new ways to incorporate these beads into designs and as a result my designs sometimes move away from jewellery into other slightly more 'off the wall' accessories

People often ask me where I get my inspiration from and I have to say pretty much everything I see around me be it natural or handmade, if it makes me stop and look closer at it, then I am gaining something from it which at some time will influence my jewellery. As well as jewellery making , I also enjoy photography and take a camera with me on most of my walks and return home with many new images each day,  I love colour and I am always drawn to colour in the natural world, whether it is the light on the landscape or a stunning butterfly or iridescent beetle and this seems to be the case with my jewellery making, which is probably why I have stuck with working with beads as they provide colour in every shade imaginable. 

If you like an item of jewellery featured on my blog and would like more information about it or would like to purchase it or commission something similar, please contact me using the contact form in the right hand column below.