Pearl Knotting or Being Brave enough to change a previous creation

Over Christmas I lost my mojo. It’s amazing what can spark it again, this time it was adding a new extender chain on a pearl necklace for a customer. It brought back memories of when I went through a period of creating pearl necklaces, this was quite early on in my jewellery making journey. About…

Stars and Sun – Evolution of a Necklace

This month I had an interview to be a Guest Designer on Jewellerymaker TV. It went very well, and I was very pleased with what I did. Unfortunately, I didn’t get it because I was not right for Jewellerymaker at this present time. I think the main reason is that I am not a specialist in any…

Has anyone seen my mojo?

This month I have lost my mojo, can’t find it anywhere. It can happen at any time, or for any random reason. For me, this time the reason was grief. The creative side of me just refuses to come out and play. Even playing ‘Assassins Creed’ continually, and musing on how to create Ezio’s necklace…

Macrame and Pearls

I have had an idea now for over a year for a bracelet. I wanted to create it with pearls and white beading wire. In my mind, it would be a more high end version of my normal herringbone weave bracelets, like the one in the photo. It would be perfect for brides, and look…

Macrame and Morse Code

Since May 2014 my jewellery making has been sporadic at best. This is because I have cornea erosion syndrome, an unusual condition that affects my eyesight. I recently did an awareness piece for The Guardian newspaper, to help others who suffer from the same condition. I want to get back to all the jewellery making…