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The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

It’s a bit delayed but I wanted to share some of the incredibleness of the GNCCF with you – I know it sounds like some sort of European train station but I’m referring to the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in Manchester….and GREAT it was.  A few people had mentioned this to me and a couple of flyers had been put on my desk at real-life-job and it just so happened to be the weekend I’d arranged to meet a

Found our way to a new festival…

Another holiday, another nice jeweller discovered….well, this wasn’t really a holiday just a long weekend at a new music festival called No Direction Home.  Yes there was mud, yes there was mulled cider and yes I managed to go shopping.

Some festival highlights:

Beautiful music – Gruff Rhys, Django Django, The Unthanks (with Rastrick and Brighouse Brass Band – Ace!), Hyperpotamus – a very bendy man from Madrid with a mouth that can do amazing things and a loop pedal. 

Postal service at …

Costa Rican adventures and jewellery

Costa Rica, how we have fallen in love.  We recently returned from an utterly amazing dream holiday in this fabulous country.  It was hot, hot, hot and the greenest place I’ve ever been. The wildlife and scenery left us speechless so instead of rambling on here (on my *silver jewellery* blog!) I’ll simply share a handful of photos and recommend that you add this special place to your list of must see locations.

One of the most incredible moments on

Putting the ‘Ink’ in Silver Ink Tree

Just a super quick blog post about a short evening course I recently attended at The Bowery in Headingley. It was a 6 week print making course taught by the talented lady Miriam Trent behind Mint Print. Miriam helped us explore several different types of printing – collagraph, mono print and lino printing whilst forcing us to eat ferrero rocher.  The results of people’s work were really fantastic considering we were all beginners, I took just …

Nana’s handmade silver clip-on earrings

Recently I spent time working on a commission for some clip on earrings for a special lady in her 90s. She is my Sister-in-laws Nana and she is so adorable.  She bought the pretty triple flower necklace that is featured on my website almost as soon as I launched the site and was keen to have some matching earrings.

Unfortunately I had terrible trouble with the clip-on findings.  She had some that she wanted to send me to use

Pop up gallery at Harlow Carr, Harrogate

The lovely ladies at Made-It sent us all the information for a very exciting new event at RHS Harlow Carr the other day….a Pop Up Gallery.  I’ve been invited to exhibit and sell my handmade silver jewellery for a whole month. A month!  I took part in a craft fair there last year and although it was a glorious weekend, sales were sadly few (for me at least) so I’m hoping that a month’s stint will be fruitful. Of course I don’t

Mums the word!

Happy mothers day to all those lovely mums out there.  I know quite a number of new mums and it’s no mean feat becoming a mum for the first time so well done to you all, hope you are being spoilt rotten by the family.  Unfortunately my mum is poorly today with a horrid cold so I’m going to take her a yummy

Fusing and reticulation, every day’s a school day eh?

Today during my lunch break (in my real-life-day-job-that-pays-the-mortgage!) I had a little snoop around the shops.  I work in Hebden Bridge.  A very dangerous place to work, especially when on Honeymoon Economy Drive.  The shops are divine.  Hebden is FULL of amazing little independent shops and has a fantastic arts scene, in fact it’s won various awards for being, well, just so darned lovely.  Anyway, temptation to spend was all around me but I stuck to the charity shops and …

Vintage goodies

Braved the weather to meet up with a pal for a brew and gossip on Saturday. She has recently launched a business selling vintage furniture and homewares.  Some great stuff on her website so please do check it out www.entwistles.net 
I have my eye on some glorious kitchen kitsch in the form of this corkscrew and this sewing box footstool hybrid – surely this piece of furniture …

Silver Jewellery finds new homes

The crafting and silversmithing has been on hold for a week or so as the calendar seems to have hotted up and I’ve been a busy social butterfly all week. Last night was a highlight with a rare trip into the city lights with the Hubs to see King Creosote and Jon Hopkins perform at Leeds City Varieties. What at awesome sound. Truly mesmerising. Loving all that folky dokey goodness.

Anyway, my recent orders have now all been sent across the country…one made …


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