July is the birthday month of ruby and carnelian gemstones. Here at craft HQ, I work with the orange and red hues of carnelian in many of my jewellery and home decor designs. It has a rich translucent quality that … Read More
Amethyst is a beautiful purple semi-precious gemstone, and is the birthstone for February. View over our range of amethyst gift ideas from women’s jewellery designs to hanging decorations. Wish that special woman in your life a very happy February birthday!
Inspired by the winter solstice and season of Yule, these hanging ornaments are hand-made with copper metal wire work, gemstones and glass beads. The designs follow the familiar contours of holly and mistletoe leaves, adorned with red and white berries. … Read More
Last call for my ready-made designs for Christmas gifts. View over the remaining goodies that are ready to be posted out. The next new stock update will be in January 2020! Eek. Give the gift of handmade this Christmas. These … Read More
This week has been full of butterflies and dragonflies in my studio. There are two new suncatcher designs hot off the work bench with very different colour palettes and levels of detail. The muted design with pastels pinks, soft whites … Read More
Peridot & Chinese Jade Beautiful peridot and Chinese jade are the birthstones for August. Peridot has a vibrant lime green translucence quality and is catches sunlight very well. Chinese jade, known as jadeite is my favourite gemstone of all, it … Read More
Inspired by the beautiful dolphin, this design is handmade with lashings of spiralling copper wire work and a soft grey palette of semi-precious gemstone and Czech glass beads. Following his soft contours and gentle character with bold lines and swirling … Read More
A Collaboration of British Artists I have been working on a secret project, a collaboration with the very talented Tracey from Moongazey Art. We are both Hampshire artists and together we have birthed this little leaping hare pendant design. The … Read More