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Welcome to my website which I hope will give you a taste of the jewellery I design and create from my West Cornwall smallholding.

I am busy at the moment getting ready for my Christmas Gift Fairs hoping that I make enough of the items you wish to buy. Invariably there seems to be one or two very popular pieces that I just haven't managed to make enough of! Details of my whereabouts during the festive season are listed below under EVENTS.

The Gallery section of this website aims to showcase some of the items of silver jewellery which form the majority of my designs. The tactile as well as visual aspects of each piece are important in all my designs where simple line and form combine with strong textures and highlights to produce jewellery that is both striking and easy to wear.

The patterns and shapes of natural forms have a strong influence on my work and I will often also use particular animals and plants as inspiration especially for my etched items - peacocks, butterflies, sunflowers, oak trees & leaves to name but a few. 

  My on-going collection includes chunky organic and highly-tactile rings, earrings and bangles, hammered and riveted cuffs, pendants, delicate flower pin brooches and more quirky and unique acid-etched & oxidised items.

In October my husband and I managed, after a busy year with lambs, puppies and another wedding, to take two weeks away from Cornwall to walk the Portuguese Camino to Santiago de Compostela in NorthWest Spain. For those who have themselves walked some of the various 'ways' you will know that directions are marked by yellow arrows or tiles of beautiful yellow scallop shells (the emblem of St James) on a blue background. To mark the occasion I made my own shell earrings using a blue Lapis bead which I wore everyday. I enjoy designing and making unique items to mark either a specific interest or occasion. There are further examples in the commission section of this website.




I work mainly in silver but often complement my designs with rose or yellow 9ct gold. Items are sent to the Birmingham Assay Office for hallmarking. 








All jewellery is hand-made in my barn-studio set within a working smallholding where my husband and I raise pigs and sheep. I am always happy to consider specific commissions where I am able to design and create a personal and individual item.

EVENTS IN 2018

You will find a selection of my jewellery all year round in the galleries listed at the bottom of this page but I also attend several craft and design fairs and exhibitions throughout the year and aim to keep this website up to date with the latest information. In addition, I mail out detailed information on all my projected events twice a year to a database of previous clients and interested persons! If you would like to be included on my mailing list or would like more information on a specific event please contact me and leave me your details - full name and address or email is fine.

CHRISTMAS

Christmas events always commence with my own Open Studio at Belmont. This is an opportunity to be the first to view my new stock and to allow me time before Christmas to make any specifically commissioned pieces.

This year my studio will be open from 11.00am until 4.00pm on 
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th November
As usual I will be providing seasonal refreshments to help you get in to the festive spirit!

The following Saturday 23rd November I will have a stall at the WI Mawnan Smith Christmas Gift Fair. This will be held at the village Memorial Hall from 10.00am until 2.00pm.

The last of my organised events is the Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair which is a five day fair held in a marquee on Lemon Quay in the centre of Truro from Wednesday 28th November until Sunday 2nd December
The opening hours will be:
Wednesday                    9am - 9pm
Thursday - Saturday      9am - 5.30pm
Sunday                          10.30am - 4.30pm
  

Those of you who are able to come to Belmont for my Xmas Open Studio will be able to meet Winnie who is the puppy that, inevitably, we had to keep from the litter of six born to our Old English Sheepdog Florence at the end of March. You will be pleased to learn that, even at 7 months she is not as mad as her mother!
         

   
          

I will continue to update this website with my whereabouts as events are
confirmed but in the meantime if you  would prefer to arrange a different time to come along to my workshop to discuss any specific requirement and if you are unable to make any of the above times, please contact me direct.

                                        
GALLERIES

To see and purchase pieces of my jewellery at other times, visit the newly renamed Blue Bramble Gallery in Island Square, St Ives or the renowned Roundhouse and Capstan Gallery in Sennen Cove. I have a very large selection of my work at The Four Crows right on the harbour front in Porthleven.