An Exciting Opportunity

You may have noticed that I haven’t written for a while. I have been spending this time following tutorials and learning new techniques. It is difficult to write a blog about my creative process when I am using others work to improve myself. Something exciting has happened to me recently, however, I am now part…

Evolution of an Idea

A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to go the British Museum when they had an exhibition of Ancient Columbian art. The beauty and originality of the style really spoke to me. What really intrigued me was that they achieved what looked like wire wrapping through using moulds and molten metal. I just had to…

Adventures in Instagram

Recently I got an Ipad, this meant that I could now join the wonderful world of Instagram. The question was, how to use it, and how to be successful at it. (Granted I am still learning the last bit) I decided to have a page purely for my business, Serendipity Finch Jewellery. Photographs of the…

Kumihimo Flower Necklace

I’ve been quiet recently because I have been writing tutorials for Bead and Jewellery Magazine. It all started because of the blog post I wrote about the problems I encountered using sari silk with kumihimo. The kumihimo flower necklace tutorial was a progression from this. I was really pleased to find that this project even made…

Stamped for Love

This month I have been lucky enough to have my first tutorial published by Bead and Jewellery Magazine. It is in issue 76, the romance and passion-themed one for Valentines Day. This is a great magazine, perfect for seed bead beginners who just want to learn more. The tutorial is a basic introduction to the technique…

Kumihimo with Seed Beads

I really enjoy kumihimo with seed beads while I am braiding. It is the loading up of the beads and the finishing off that I don’t particularly like. In fact, the braids I will be talking about in this blog have been waiting around for 6 months for the ends to be sewed up. (And…

Busy with Bookmarks

Recently I have been busy, mostly creating bookmarks and a tutorial. A local high school library orders some a few times a year to give to their students as prizes to promote reading. This time, I decided to ask her if she minded me offering them to other school libraries.She didn’t, and very kindly promoted…