Autumn Blossom

Reminding me a little of star anise, this pair of blossom earrings has an autumn flavour. They are rusty in colour with pink smocking and glimpses of pink dye also showing between the pleats. Gold beads on the long stamens cath the light, more like sparks of autumn bonfires than the pollen of summer.

In the shop on Wednesday.



Here's some fresh, mysterious fruit, in the shop tonight.



The Sun is in Libra, the sign of partnership, and I'd like to try something completely new. I have made custom orders in the past but want to take it to a new level. I'd like to invite anyone out there who is waiting for the perfect tinctory piece to come forward and work with me to shape this intangible wish into a tangible piece of jewellery.

Maybe you don't quite know what it should be. Maybe you only have a mood, a memory or an image in mind that you'd like captured. Together we can explore and define it, find the essence of it and allow it to translate itself into shape and colour.

If you've been following me for a while, you'll know the sort of visual language I speak. That is the container, the medium and also the limit of what is possible.

In metaphorical terms, I imagine the cooperation as me offering you fire and a pot of boiling water to be filled with your ingredients to cook up a meal to nourish your soul. An alchemical sort of situation.

It could be as simple as making a feather in a colour that has a special meaning for you. But if you wish, I'm willing to go further and create something even more unique and very personal. I offer an individual, dedicated attitude, a liking for depth and the language of the unconscious. In fact I'd say that taking that language seriously and translating it into tangible forms is one of my passions in life.

I'm offering this service for the price of £200. Half to be payed at the start and the other at the end. It includes getting the finished piece to you.

We can exchange emails, photos, links and even meet on Skype. We can fill the metaphorical pot with dreams, symbols, memories, astrology, mythology, seasons, plants, materials, places...

So this is a first draft of an idea that's been crystallizing for a while. Raw and unpolished.

If this appeals, please do get in touch, even just to talk. Also if you have any comments, I'd love to hear them!


Red Berries

Only week two of school and my alarm didn't go off, woke up with a jolt from a dream about a book broken in half, got us ready within ten minutes, only a bit late, the gate still open. What a strange day. Feels so cold in the house.

Just finished another autumn brooch. This is a fairly large one and has those many colours that are just beginning to magically appear. Still plenty of green left. And those red berries punctuating it. Planted like kisses on the season's forehead.

In the shop on Wednesday.


A Drop of Honey

Yesterday, the Sun entered the sign of Libra which means the equinox, the moment of day-night balance. Today the Moon in the sky looks like a perfect half, half-way beween full and new. For a while I've been noticing the moments of balance, that seem so fragile, and wondering if a more rubust balance is possible and what that would mean.

Anyway, to wrap up the Virgo season of harvesting, here's a Honeycomb necklace. It is full of condensed summer sunshine, dilligently preserved, sensibly organized into practical small cells, pure, natural and unassumingly clever.

The chain at the back ends in a short tail decorated with a single drop of honey.

In the shop on Saturday.


On Her Way

...to school, in that September morning light. Good luck, A.


The Rusty Gates of Autumn

We stand at the gates of autumn. There are more browns and dark oranges in the garden. Spiders and wasps. Honey and apples.

Here's a brooch born of that sort of mood. It's rusty brown with some paler colour showing through and smocked in a dense wavy pattern in mellow, autumn colours with added beads. Some are velvety dark amber and a few sparkle in gold as they catch the light.

In the shop on Thursday.


Blue Blossom

I've just added a new blossom necklace in the shop.

It's a busy time of many changes here as A. is starting school this September. The latest threshold to cross, the path carries on...



between light and shadow. between 'is' and 'isn't'.


Summer's End

The Sun is at the very end of Leo and the summer's coming to an end. I've been away for a while and only coming back I realized how much I missed my beloved garden. The sunny calendulas, the smell of herbs, the texture of the path...

The eldeberries are slowly turning purple in the trees and I used the frozen ones from last year to dye silk for a new pomegranate necklace. To celebrate the season of ripening. It's in the shop now.