Gemstone Rain Cloud Decoration
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A sparkling hanging ornament with pretty blue lace agate raindrops. Inspired by gentle summer rainfall, when the sun shines through each droplet reflecting shimmering watery tones. This copper wire work design is kinetic with droplets that hang from the cloud frame and gently swing with movement.

 

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Butterfly Pendant Tutorial
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Learn to make this copper wire butterfly pendant and/or hanging decoration using wire wrapping and a variety of semi-precious gemstone beads. This improver level craft project is easy to use, and will guide you through the complete making process. Every step is described and photographed from the preparation of the copper wire, through to the final varnish. Follow the steps to learn wire-wrap jewellery at home.

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British Blackbird Ornament
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One of Britain’s favourite birds is the blackbird, a chirpy chap found in our gardens and woodland. He is hand-made with patina copper wire work and agate beads. This design is end of season stock and the last one available in this style.

 

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Seven Seas Showcase
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  This Thursday evening, the 26 July at 8pm, you will find me and a variety of British artists and designers in the ‘Seven Seas’ showcase. Featuring an array of oceanic, beach and nautical themed designs, from hand-made jewellery to … Read More

Gifts for Bridesmaids
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I have often been commissioned to make a range of gifts for bridesmaids, from matching keepsake jewellery to matching customised bookmarks, there are plenty of ideas to consider. My latest wedding project was to make a range of little love … Read More

Wildlife Suncatcher WIPs
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My favourite British species of wildlife One of the largest most intricate pieces I have made to date is this wildlife suncatcher.  Hand-made using only copper wire wrapping, adorned with semi-precious gemstones and Czech glass beads.  A labour of love … Read More

Crafts now in Ryde
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Visit Ryde on the Isle of Wight for some artisan goodness!   Earth Balance Craft has a display on the High Street in Ryde on the Isle of Wight.  Find designer Nicola’s collection of hand-made sun catchers, hanging ornaments, decorations … Read More

Sakura Blossom Season
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My Love of Nature’s Confetti There is nothing better than the start of cherry blossom season, for me personally it is my favourite time of year. As the clocks go forward and the evenings become lighter, buds start to form … Read More

Robin Decoration Tutorial
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Learn to make this pretty robin red breast hanging decoration made with copper wire work and agate beads. This beginner DIY craft project is easy to make, and will guide you through the complete making process. Every step is described and photographed from the preparation of the copper wire, through to the final varnish. Take a rainy day and learn to make your very own Mr Robin, who loves to be hung in a sunny window to bring you year round cheer.

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Dewy Leaf Necklace
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A delicate copper wire leaf design with dreamy moonstone, watery pastel green prehnite, rainbow fluorite and labradorite semi-precious gemstones, set on a fine brass chain.  The feature lays asymmetrically across the neckline.  Inspired by the beauty found in tree leaves, this piece picks out the tones of a leaf caught in a stream, with gentle droplets of dew from the early morning mist. We love the dew drop watery essence of this wire necklace design, capturing the essence of the natural world in women’s jewellery.

 

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Ocean Waves Earrings WIPS
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A Sea Foam Palette with Spiralling Contours This beautiful pair of earrings are inspired by the crashing waves of the aqua ocean on the shores of the Isle of Wight, designer Nicola’s home. The copper wire is wrapped with the … Read More

White Butterfly Decoration
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This remembrance gift symbolises the spirit of those who have passed with a white butterfly, a reminder they are there offering protection and guidance to you. Hang in your window or your car in memory of your loved ones. This pretty copper wire-work, gemstone and glass hanging decoration is inspired by the British species called the ‘Wood White’ butterfly. Typically found in shaded damp woodland and are striking in appearance with grey white wings.

 

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