Azure Dragonfly WIPs

The Beautiful Azure Dragonfly… This sun catcher design is inspired by the ‘Azure’ damselfly, one of the British dragonfly species with bright blue green metallic colourings, she is a shimmering beauty!  She is adorned with rainbow fluorite, labradorite, table-cut glass … Read More

Celebrating Momijigari

  Today is the autumnal equinox, when night and day are roughly equal lengths.  I am always inspired by the beautiful changing colours of the Japanese maple leaf (Momiji) as the days become cooler and damp hangs in the air. … Read More

Fern Frond Pendant WIPs

Here’s a look into the copper wire work process during the making of my ‘Fern Frond‘ pendant. This piece celebrates the uncurling fronds of the beautiful woodland fern plant and is adorned with Chinese Jadeite and agate semi-precious gemstones. Mix raw … Read More

Blue Tit Suncatcher WIPs

  Celebrating the beauty of little garden birds… Here’s a look into the copper wire work process during the making of my ‘Blue Tit in Flight’ suncatcher decoration. This piece was one of the most complicated designs I have made … Read More

Ocean Waves Collection

    My ocean waves collection of wire work designs has grown and  I do admit to being an ocean obsessed artist. Here are just a few of my sea shore pieces inspired by living on the Isle of Wight … Read More

New Studio on the Isle of Wight

Shop News! The Earth Balance Craft studio is now located on the beautiful Isle of Wight, home of some of the finest English sunshine there is, gorgeous woodland, rolling hills, fresh sea air and golden sandy beaches. I am delighted … Read More

Autumn Haze Earrings

A dainty pair of oxidised copper wire earrings featuring vibrant orange/red agate and carnelian beads. The style is inspired by the depths of an autumnal forest scene, with crimson colours of falling leaves. The dangly style of earring droplet sways gently with movement complimenting the jaw line and neck.  This pair of elvish styled earrings are part of a set with our 'Autumn Haze Necklace'.


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Temporary Store Closure

Earth Balance Craft is on the move! From Saturday 22 April 2017, my webstore here at will be closed as I will be shortly moving home. You will be able to browse all of my designs, however the cart … Read More

The Making Of

View designer Nicola’s collection of work in progress photographs, behind the scenes in her craft studio, and a sneak peak at the design process of her copper wire-work crafts. To view her range of downloadable craft and jewellery tutorials visit … Read More

Creative April Showers

I love everything rain! I am truly a water baby, so whether it is the ocean, rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, rain, puddles and so on, I am constantly inspired by all things watery.  Many of my copper wire-work designs use … Read More

Copper Wedding Anniversary

Hand Made Copper Gifts Each year of marriage is celebrated with the gift of a particular material or element, each being more solid and steadfast than the previous.   After your marriage has weathered quite a few years, you move into … Read More

Ocean Waves Suncatcher WIPs

  Always Dreaming of the Ocean Here’s a look into my copper wire work process making this large framed ocean waves hanging window decoration. Three waves are adorned with watery gemstones and glass beads, capturing the colour palette of the … Read More