Metal Magic and Earth Treasures
Woodland Magic ~ Main and first photo ~Look closely in the roots and ferns .... Recycled tiny glass perfume bottled filled with magic and sparkle, surrounded by roots ferns modelled from polymer clay. It measures approx 2" and drops from a fine 1mm leather cord
Deep In The Woods ~ second photo ~ I've always been fascinated by Dioramas, so I thought I'd make some! Inspired by the Natural World, Fairy Tales, Books and wondrous stories ....All individual components are hand carved and modelled and these pieces require multiple firings - they are challenging and complex to make ...
Organic textured Rose Bronze surround with Gold Bronze Ivy Tendrils and Leaves, Copper Hare and Gold Bronze Fox, the Trees, Stag and Doe are all Rose Bronze as well ~ a little hard to see in the photo , the full moon is Sterling Bronze! It measures 3 cm x 2 cm and hangs from a 1mm wide Leather cord
Driftwood Pendant ~ third and fourth photos ~ Driftwood from the East Coast of Scotland scored with a pyrography tool to follow the natural grain, and embellished with polymer clay fronds, faery cup lichens and tiny flowers painted in subtle shades and protected with a wash of matt varnish with various iridescent glimmers. It measures approx 3" and comes with a fine 1mm leather cord
Faery Acorn ~ fifth photo ~ Iridescent fused glass acorn nut with polymer clay cap and leaves, painted and varnished with lustres. It measures approx 1" and drops from a fine 1mm leather cord
Faery Bell ~ sixth photo ~ Modelled using glass powder and fired to fuse it all together - I've added a group of magic blooms, an acorn and a smaller bell - all in soft tones of enamels and lustres. Inside the bell a tiny bronze cup! It hangs on a fine 1mm leather cord and measures approx 5cm long.
I've also used copper wire, jump rings and sterling chain. Mixing it up!
Faery Owl ~ seventh photo ~ Rustic lustred fused glass Acorn with the tiniest of faery Owls !
It measures approx 3/4" and drops from a fine 1mm leather cord
Hagstone with Guardian ~ Eighth photo ~ Hagstones are magical things .... They have been used and worn as Amulets and divination aids for centuries ... they fascinate me! I've adorned this one with two naturally patinated Rose Bronze Celtic design discs and a petite but fierce Gunmetal Bronze Guardian - I've deliberately left the openings visible in order that you may seek the other realms .....It measures approx 1" across and hangs on fine leather cord with sterling clasp.
Hagstone with Hazel ~ Ninth photo ~ Hagstones are magical things .... They have been used and worn as Amulets and divination aids for centuries ... they fascinate me! I've adorned this one with two Rose Bronze Celtic design disc beads and a pure silver Hazel leaf to aid divination more info here Hazel Magic It measures approx 1/2" and hangs on a fine leather cord with sterling clasp. I've deliberately left the openings visible in order that you may seek the other realms ....
Crystal Orbs ~ tenth and eleventh photos ~ Stunning Rock Crystal Orbs in a variety of enriched Sterling settings. All components are individually hand made. They hang on fine 1mm leather cord.
The Fury ~ A fearsome Raven sits atop a cross ... is the Fury his, or that of the remembered?Hand carved 3d Patinated bronze Raven on Rose Bronze memorial. He hangs from a fine leather cord and measures approx 1 1/4" long
The Key ~ And what does it open ....Bronze coffin pendant with contrasting bronze plaque and leaf, it swings open to reveal a tiny key on sterling chain which is held in place with minute magnets - the key can also be worn hanging outside the coffin. It measures approx 1 1/2" and hangs on fine leather cord ( I can substitute chain if preferred - just message to ask )
Leafy Magick ~ Gorgeous copper Bryony leaf with a dark iridescent fused glass acorn . The leaf measures approx 2" and it drops from a fine 1mm leather cord. All handmade by me in my kiln
Summer Dew ~ Stunning blue fused glass drop with bronze alchemilla leaf, Sterling bumble bee.looking for the golden drops of Pollen Inspired by drops of dew on my alchemilla plants one beautiful sunny morning
The Hare's Egg ~ The Mythical Winged Hare in pale gold Bronze with its beautiful speckled egg in fused glass. All Handmade by me in my kiln. It measures approx 1" x 1 1/2" and drops from aa fine 1mm leather cord.
Mixed Media Magic ~ A coral tinted fused glass pendant backed with Resin in which is set a Bronze tree with tiny owl. Bezel setting is made from Quick cure clay inset with glass balls and painted with Acrylics and lustres
Bronze Fox ~ Hand modelled and carved from rich rose Bronze clay and teamed with a beautiful moss green silk ribbon ~ it measures approx 1 1/4"
I work primarily with a medium called Metal Clay - it comes in many different types - I mostly use Silver, Bronze and Copper, which I model, carve, mould, fire it in a small jewellers kiln, and voila ... ALCHEMY! I combine this with traditional metalsmithing techniques and gemstones.
Just a note on the types of Silver I use ... Fine Silver is 999% pure silver and is very white and beautiful, but very soft - which is useful for some applications, but not others - when I refer to *Enriched Sterling* the purity is roughly 950-960 and sometimes even as high as 975 (Standard Sterling is 925) - also soft and malleable but after firing a lot stronger than pure (Fine) Silver.
Welcome! I live and work in a Unique and Magical place - Avebury in Wiltshire, the site of the ancient Stone Circle. I am a self taught jewellery designer and craftswoman. Inspired by the changing seasons, the natural world and The Magic of it all!
Do get in touch using the email address below if you have any questions
Avebury, Wiltshire, UK