I`m so happy my new Scarlet Moon collection is now going to be sold in the Arts & Craft house, Blackwell House…it has been somewhere that has inspired my work since I first visited three years ago.
Marilyn now available to buy made from layered walnut painted black, nude and sky blue with a silver plated chain.
Scarlet is made from layered walnut and mirrored acrylic, painted scarlet, black and sky blue with a gold plated chain and clasp.
Lucille below is made from layered walnut with hints of mirrored acrylic, painted nude, black and sky blue with a gold plated chain and clasp.
Greta is made from walnut, mirrored acrylic and guinea foul feathers painted sky blue with a silver plated chain and clasp.
Violet is made from walnut and mirrored acrylic, painted nude, black and sky blue with a chunky gold plated chain and clasp. Violet is available in a longer length.
I`ve added the finishing touch so this is now finished and in the shop! I wanted to be able to peer through the laser cut window and have something behind that, so I`ve layered guinea foul feathers, which act to create another window.
Perfect for placing on a shelf or in a cabinet of curiousity!
I`m so excited to give you a tour (a small tour) around my new studio! It`s taken a while to get it just how I want it and it`s no exaggeration to say it makes me so happy!
I decided I wanted to take inspiration from the beautiful island of Ille De Re ( near La Rochelle), the island was full of beautiful shades of blue, so you may notice my duck egg blue shelves and box. I bought my french flower print from the island, which started the ball rolling. The rug is handmade by my great grandmother ( a contrast to the Ille De Re palette) I wanted this end to be the ‘clean’ end where I put my necklaces together.
My inspiration board; with samples of ribbons and cords, photograph from an Art Nouveau theatre in Prague, postcards from Blackwell Arts & Craft House, a paper fan (the first thing I ever laser cut), a pop up card ( from a friend who knows me well), images of old artwork and a vintage lace motive (emblem for jewellery on this website). On my duck egg blue box Ava Jessica is sat at the top, with some odds and ends in jars, paper carousel (from a parisian stationary shop), my salt container (gaytime) that I store my pens in and my miniature artwork (which isn`t quite finished yet).
My messy end, where all the painting is done!
My favourite thing in my studio is my mini cabinet of curiosity…it holds random things from my vintage paper Punch & Judy, to childhood objects I just couldn`t part with (clogs, plastic ballerina, wax flower candle i bought at a french market! etc), a photo of my mum & dad in a heart frame ( my auntie gave it to me before i went to Australia) I just love this collection of random objects because each object evokes a different memory about a person or a certain time.