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Spring into colour

May has to be one of my favourite months of the year which I think it is due to the anticipation of warmer weather.   I just love going out into my garden to enjoy all those vibrant colours that have sprung into life.   So this month I have chosen an eclectic mix of jewellery...

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All about Knots

It is all too easy just to think of knots as being purely practical.   The hitches and bends that have been passed down over the centuries by sailors, fishermen or farmers were used to help them do their job.   But there is more to their practicality as in many cultures they carry symbolic meanings....

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Spring Bird Watch

“No matter what yesterday was like, birds always start the day with a new song” I am sure I am not alone in finding an escape through nature and in particular birds.  Whether taking part in RSBP’s Big garden Bird Watch, walking or simply watching the birds on my garden feeders it is a...

Send a little love

The month of February celebrates love and although some of us will have a virtual hug and kiss this Valentine’s Day it is still a time for showing how much we care.    The potent heart symbol can often say everything that words cannot so I am sprinkling hearts some hearts in this lockdown blog!...

Amber – a gift from the Gods

Amber is a wonderful and beautiful gem, it remains magical, mystical and like honey – a gift from the gods. Amber is an opaque or translucent fossilised natural resin from an extinct variety of pine tree.   When around 60 million years ago the pine resin oozed out of the trees, it covered everything in...

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Bringing the joy of Christmas

I love this festive time and it can be truly magical.  With just a little thought it can be full of lovely surprises, some big and some small but all can be equally precious.  In the words of Sir Walter Scott, “Heap on the wood! The wind is chill; but let it whistle as...

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British designers: Chris Lewis

This month I am returning to my theme of British designers and am focusing on Chris Lewis who I first met a few years back at one of the jewellery trade fairs in London.    Whilst he came across as very relaxed he was also engaging and happy to spend the time chatting about his...

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Autumn Inspiration

I love walking and as I write this I am looking forward to my favourite month September.  Collecting fallen chestnuts and acorns that are found under foot along my way whilst I take in the wonderful change in jewelled colours that surround me is a perfect tonic.   What could be better than being surrounded...

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