Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Some More New Makes

I've been playing around with some new ideas to include metal charms into my felt jewellery pieces. I have coloured the charms myself and sealed them so that the colour doesn't wear off. None of these are for sale yet but I hope to have a range available in time for The Morningside Makers Market on Saturday 5th April in Edinburgh.

I was also inspired to try an oil on water effect after taking this photo of a puddle along the road one morning. As much as I hate to see this kind f pollution, the colours and patterns produced are quite fascinating.

These new 'Love Bird' pendants are available at
£20 each in my Etsy shop here 

I have reframed these two felt pictures in simple white box frames making them £65 each. The chunky wooden frames are beautiful but do put the price up a little. Also available unframed which saves on postage as well.

This little Sheep Pendant features lovely hand spun yarn from Perthshire.

I have also been including beads into some of my earring designs.

All £18 per pair

Ear wires are all 925 Sterling Silver

I'll be adding to my range of Textile and Resin pendants over the coming weeks as well.

As well as the Makers Market in Edinburgh in April, my next big event is Open Studios North Fife in May.
You can keep up to date with all this year's participants on our Facebook page here 

Saturday, 8 February 2014

I've been using my favourite colours again!

I'm staring to build up stock for my Etsy shop and for my first event of the year at the start of April.
I will be at The Morningside Makers Market in Edinburgh on Saturday April 5th so here is a sneaky peek at some of my new makes.

The scarf and shrug are my own but you can see how my brooches can be used to keep knitwear fastened at the front.
These new brooches are made using hand dyed merino and silk fibres with some angelina for added sparkle. The wing on the bird and leaves on the leaf design are made with a mixture of fabrics and an iridescent top layer that really catches the light.

Brooches £12

Also new this week are these felt heart pendants and earrings.

Pendants £20
Earrings £18

I've added some new textile heart pendants to my Etsy shop as well.

I have made these pendants below in a slightly different way from the one above.
By hand painting the fabrics and heat fusing them I have achieved more texture and vibrancy.

All the pendants come gift boxed at £22 each.

Carrying on the shimmery shiny theme, I made this little seascape as well. I used to make a lot of pictures in this style but hadn't made one for ages! Making the sea is my favourite part.


It's difficult to photograph this in a way that shows off the reflective quality of the fabrics used. There are tiny sparkles in the sky for stars and the moon is made with shining silver material. 

'Twilight Cottage Under The Stars'
£65 Framed

Everything can be found in my Etsy shop here

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