A little something about me…

I’ve been making ever since I was small! You could always find me happily absorbed in craft projects; quilling, fimo, decoupage… to name a few. I was always experimenting with different materials melting wax to create flowers! ( not sure how safe that was!), marbling with PVA! I can’t imagine a life without creativity !

I still enjoy experimenting with different materials and craft is still at the heart of what I do, but it`s about making the craft my own and I do that through play and experimentation. I now make jewellery, which I treat like wearable works of art, paper art and installations. After studying a mixed media degree in Fine Art in the friendly city of Cardiff, I moved to London to do a two year MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art. I began my degree by painting, but soon started creating miniature paper installations and by the time I started my MA I was creating room sized textile installations. I now use a mixture of fabric, paper, wood, perspex, which I laser cut to create my work.

I am passionate about spreading the word about how wonderful creativity is! so I do lots of workshops and projects with different communities from school children to adults suffering with mental health difficulties. Two years ago I started a postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, which I loved! (I have almost completed it). Last October I had my beautiful baby girl Ruby! I`ve been popping into my studio whenever she sleeps!

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Necklaces for summer…


Marjorie is now available in sky blue & white, scarlet and white & sky blue & scarlet. So easy to wear and looks great on a stripey top or dress.

Polly Paradise in scarlet is now available to buy perfect for day or night.

Alice Rigby named after my grandma, made from six pieces of laser cut walnut layered hand painted white and blue.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park…


It`s been a busy few weeks preparing for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park showcase and now sarahlouisejay is stocked in Au Boutique.

I can finally share with you some of my new pieces available to buy NOW! Let me introduce you to Cherie, Bright and bold.The perfect statement necklace for a sunny day in the country or relaxing in a beer garden. Made from four large pieces of laser cut walnut, layered and painted scarlet and sky blue with tan leather cord detail natural cord and a gold clasp.

Meirion named after Port Meirion (beautiful inspiring place in Wales) made from five pieces of laser cut walnut, painted white, scarlet and sky blue, with a natural cord and silver clasp.

Cecelia bracelets available in scarlet, sky blue and duck egg blue..I`ll make Cecelia to your wrist size just e-mail me.

Marjorie is my new favourite! named after my grandma. Marjorie is available in three colour combinations; scarlet and white, scarlet and sky blue and white and sky blue (the one below) More photos to follow… Marjorie is made from ten pieces of laser cut walnut with natural cord and silver clasp.

 

Postcard from Portugal….


I`ve been lucky enough to have a week in the sun. I just wanted to read and relax, but i couldn`t helped being inspired too…

dramatic doorways…

lovely tiled houses…

a palm tree on a balcony…

birds in cages need the sun too!

coastal walks with exotic wild flowers…

has made me feel inspired and relaxed!

Miniature house workshops…


I have spent the last couple of Saturdays at the Haworth Gallery and Rosendale Museum, having lovely afternoons making these miniature rooms…here are a few of my favourites…including happy robots, ghosts, blue dogs there was no limit to the imagination that was used!  Thanks to everyone who came along.

Rosendale Museum is a cabinet of curiosities- AMAZING! and so inspiring.


Haworth Gallery is equally as inspiring with so many stories behind the gallery…

Jewellery as installations…


I`ve been working on turning my jewellery into installations and creating miniature spaces. Here is a little look, i`ll post more pictures another day….

The floating detail is peacock feathers…

I think they look like floating flowers!