Category Archives: Trivia


Do you know how a top jewellery designer spends their day? Well, I don’t know either, but here’s what I get up to on my typical jewellery making day (this being a Friday) … 7:30am – woken up by Siamese … Continue reading

A Brief Pause and a Time to Reflect Before Beginning Again

I’ve just realised how long it’s been since my last post.  In the big scheme of the Universe (or Facebook, if you know what I mean) it’s only been the blink of an eye but to me the time has been an eternity.

My Frodo, my beautiful boy and friend in fur, passed away from complications due to his kidney disease in early November 2011 and I’ve not had the heart to post anything since.

I’ve still been making jewellery, both successful and not so successful, and I’m still learning with each experience.  There are new stories to tell and things I can’t wait to share, but first, I want to acknowledge this pause and take a deep breath to steady myself before diving back into the waters of blogdom.

So, here’s to my Cheshire Cat, Frodo, who inspired me, watched me work, and could always find a clear spot on my workbench to watch the birds from.  He will be missed forever.


As I’ve said before, I’ve been playing an on-line card and story based game called “ The Night Circus ” based upon a book of the same name by Erin Morgenstern.  I’ve finished the book now, and I can’t recommend it enough. … Continue reading


Being a busy mum of an even busier 3½ year old daughter; I don’t have much time in a week to make jewellery.  Mostly, it’s a quick hour here and there, but Fridays are my main working time (when she’s … Continue reading


I’ve always been a part-time, secret writer of tiny stories and poems – most of which I wouldn’t show even if you got me drunk to giggling point.  If you have read the Sandman graphic novels by Neil Gaiman then … Continue reading