Feathers appear when angels are near

I can clearly remember the moment that I realised jewellery had the ability to tell a story: when my mum gave me my Granny’s wedding ring soon after she died. Growing up, my Granny wasn’t particularly affectionate towards me. She wasn’t warm or cuddly like you imagine grandmothers to be, and I could probably count… View Post

Flora & Fauna

When it comes to jewellery, I have my favourite pieces (which include this Alex Monroe necklace) that are special to me and (by chance), they’re not cheap. However, I use accessories to change a look or tap into a trend and for this I tend to go for higher end high street jewellery – that way,… View Post

DJCAD: A Fond Farewell

So, yesterday was the last day of the Duncan of Jordanstone degree show at the University of Dundee and I for one was sad to see it go after just nine days. As you know, I blogged about my top three graduate collections from the Textiles and Jewellery (Ryan Albert, Lewis Scott and Dione Bowlt)… View Post

DJCAD: Ones To Watch 2015 – Dione Bowlt

Dione Bowlt is an illustrator, ceramicist and jeweller whose work is currently on display as part of the DJCAD degree show at the University of Dundee. She is inspired by “climate change and its ecological impacts” and her work is “a humorous, optimistic and light-hearted approach to theses issues”. An excellent description because, as soon as I… View Post

All the Small Things

There has been a real shift from the statement necklace to much more delicate jewellery of late; rather than adorning the body with gem stones and chunky metals, we’re lacing our necks, wrists, hands and ears with paper-thin chains, simple gold bands and interesting little trinkets. Of course, there’s still a place for statement jewellery… View Post