A productive snow-day by the fire.

Looking at the weather this weekend you’d easily think it was December rather than mid March with the Spring Equinox just around the corner. Snow at this time of year seems so out of the ordinary – the daffodils are … Read More

Salt, Mustard or Tea? A spoon for each finger!

One of the reasons that I first started to work with old silver was that I wanted to make myself a piece of jewellery from an old spoon and I quite fancied a new ring. I had seen some before, … Read More

From a French table to your wrist

I have always loved pottering around the Brocante Markets of France, seeking out new things for the house and garden, but more recently have been ferreting out old silver and other unusual items, creating new pieces of jewellery with them. … Read More

The Old French Buttons

As a child I remember the delights of squirrelling through my Grandma’s ‘Button Tin’, which back then seemed to hold a vast collection of brightly coloured buttons, many with beautiful patterns or shapes.   The ‘Button Tin’ seems to be … Read More

Not just a bit of old glass

For those of you who have visited my stall over the last few weeks then you’ll have noticed that amongst the upcycled pieces of old silver there are pieces that include (what seem to be) old bits of glass.   … Read More

A Cathedral to an old Forge – Autumn Craft Fair venues

This Autumn I’m lucky enough to be doing some Craft Fairs in beautiful and very different locations, where the skills of ancient crafts’ people are readily on view. To be honest I never cease to be amazed at the quality of … Read More

A summer of pottering around French Markets & an Autumn full of Fairs

I’ve been lucky enough to spend the last 3 months in Provence in the South of France and have fallen into the wonderful habit of spending Sunday mornings wandering around local Brocante Fairs to see what I can find to … Read More