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Liberte – a new collection of jewellery

Liberte is a new collection of jewellery by Helen Clarence Designs. Inspired by the concept of 'liberte', but what is Liberte? It's freedom to choose, it's individuality, it's confidence. The colours in this collection are bold and vivid, there are no soft pinks or blues or pastels shades. The patterns are geometric and the jewellery... Read more

Premier May

Well, the sun may be shining but its freezing outside and its the 1st of May. That's a big holiday here in France, the start of good times to be had with summer just around the cornier and indeed the weather forecast is promising summery temperatures by the end of the week. 'Premier mai' is... Read more

faux shibori bracelet

I was intrigued recently when trawling the internet looking at jewellery to find that one of the latest crazes in bead embroidery is incorporating shibori silk ribbon with the beads to create some wonderful jewellery. Now, bead embroidery, for some reason that escapes me, is not something that I have done a great deal –… Read more

Dog-Rose Necklace

Finally! I have been working on this necklace for nearly a year. I was inspired to make a necklace with blooms from a dog rose that was winding its way through a hedge in the grounds of my gite (see www.gitesdefrance; 23G1302). However it took me simply ages to get the roses right; either they… Read more