Viking Knit and how to rescue mistakes

I thought I would try doing Viking Knit again. It has been a while since I did this technique. I had forgotten how easy it is to do while watching television. I even was able to do it while attending my local jewellery making group, where we chat, eat cake and put the world to…

Dragon Eyes (or messing about with nail varnish)

At a recent jewellery making group meeting in Accrington, I happened to mention that wirework dragon eyes were something that I wanted to make in future. I asked where they all got their eye glass cabs from, as we often share the name of our suppliers. Margaret said she painted her own and offered to teach it…

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…