Aquamarine

Aquamarine

Aquamarine’s name comes from the Latin for seawater and it was said to calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea. March’s birthstone was also thought to enhance the happiness of marriages. The best gems combine high clarity with limpid transparency and blue to slightly...

What is Ethical Jewellery?

That’s the question I was asked at the Spring-Fling pop up exhibition. It’s a good question too. I think it’s about a few things Being open and honest about your materials, your sourcing and your practice. Knowing where your materials come from and...
You pays your money, you takes your choice

You pays your money, you takes your choice

I thought we’d have a look at precious metals today and I’d really appreciate your thoughts on the options. Option 1: 100% recycled metal – post consumer waste/scrap jewellery/industrial waste etc. Not traceable so no way to tell where it originated...
Looking for something specific?

Looking for something specific?

As lots of us these days buy less “stuff”, when we do buy, I think we’re more likely to spend time looking for exactly what we want. Do you agree? A lot of my customers are the same. They’ve got an idea in their mind for what they’d like,...
What does ethical mean to you?

What does ethical mean to you?

I actually hadn’t made up my mind what todays post would be about, but I was prompted by an instagram post on a site for eco friendly and ethical brides to be. Ethics is a really good topic though and what ‘ethical’ means to each of us may well be...

Slow Down

Does anyone else wish life would just slow down a bit? February has been non stop, where has this month gone? Admin, emails, quotes, appointments, applications, making, mentoring, researching, Spring Fling prep, dentists, eye tests, catching up with friends &...
Diamonds are a girls best friend

Diamonds are a girls best friend

Hello, more chunterings from the bench (or the sofa if truth be told!) I thought you might be interested in my ramblings about diamonds….. What do you know about diamonds? They’re made of carbon, formed under under huge pressure and heat in the earths...

Someone, somewhere, pays

Hi folks, me again 🙂 In my last post, I said I’d revisit the whole thing about nothing ever being truly cheap and how someone has to pay. Whether that’s buying something that falls apart 6 months later and has to be replaced, or cheap fashion that costs...

“Don’t you know who I am?”

Getting yourself known, getting your artwork “out there”. Whether it’s social media, advertising, selling work through galleries, open studios, via a website, a pop up shop or an artists co-operative……there are lots of ways to try and get...

Oh the joys of being self employed….

Being self employed most definitely has its perks. Choosing the hours you work, nipping out to take the dog for a walk on a sunny afternoon, not having a boss 😀 Though as I’m sure many other self employed sole traders would tell you, you have to be everything,...

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