Dog-Rose Necklace

Posted on May 7th, 2014

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

The Wonder of Christmas Markets

Posted on December 29th, 2013

I have had the wonderful opportunity of visiting  various Christmas markets over the festive season, two in France (although one was in the Alsace and is as near to Germany as you can get without actually being there!) and two in Scotland. It was interesting looking at the way in which different countries tackle markets… Read more

Life in France

Posted on November 22nd, 2013

I have had a love affair with France for many years now and finally got to move the Limousin two years ago. Limousin is right bang in the middle of the country. We have cold winters with snow but hot summers and four very definite seasons which I love and find excitement with each changing… Read more

Art-to wear Jewellery

Posted on October 24th, 2013

What is ‘art-to wear jewellery and how is it different to any other type of jewellery and adornment? I have demonstrated many times the process involved with off-loom bead weaving that makes up my pieces; the picking up of those tiny beads, usually one at a time, onto a long thin needle and thread and… Read more