Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Bright colourful sparkly

Inspired by my latest collection of jewellery

16 Jewel coloured inchies
Available for sale in my Etsy shop

Photograhic prints of all my inchie sets also now available here

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

New Textile Jewellery

Im happy at last to be able to finally post pictures of my new collection of textile jewellery.
These new pieces are silk with machine embroidery and hand finished with beadwork.

Big Heart Brooches

Only three of these are available each is unique in colours, shape size and embellishment.


delicate layers of silk, machine embroidered

and hand stitched with a selection of tiny beads

and tiny french knots

with a felt back and hand stitched finished edge

again each one is unique in colour, shape, size and embellishment. 

these are just three of my favourites

The full collection can be seen in my Etsy shop.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Peony Treasury

I was pleasantly surprised to have my Pastel inchies included in an inchie treasury by creativeseconds on Etsy today. I noticed that a few things have changed since I last listed or spent any time there. One of them being the Treasury list and how it works. It's much better now that you can save the treasuries that you create to your Etsy profile...great idea! after all the hard work it doesn't just disappear after 24hrs or was it 12hrs I cant remember....also its nice too that you don't have to try and grab one as the list goes vacant so much fairer don't you think?  I decided to make one and the first thing that came into my head was 'Peonies' they are such pretty flowers big but also delicate and they are indeed an inspiration to so many artists.

I've been working on a collection of pendants and brooches that a started last June, I cant believe they have sat so long unfinished on my worktable, put aside for other projects and the summer holidays.
I decided to work on these to get them completed and into my Etsy shop too, new year new collection and all that.
I finished them today...yeh!.... Ive been feeling a bit under the weather for a couple of days which has slowed me up but I got there eventually! I'm quite excited about these new pieces :)
Only problem now is getting a good light to get some good shots, I prefer to use natural light always and its in very short supply here in Scotland.
So here's to tomorrow and hopefully a brighter day in all respects :)

Friday, 7 January 2011


Pastel Shades

Today I reopened my Etsy shop and decided to sell some of my inchies.
I enjoy the process of making inchies.
I enjoy seeing a set come together and find new ways and new ideas to embellish them with each set I create unique.

Pink & Red

There are so many ways to use inchies, in bigger pieces of art, embellishing journals, bags, purses, iphone and ipad cases, jewellery making, quilts.......these are just a few, I'm sure there are many more.

I'm selling them unframed to keep costs down and allow you the choice of how to use them. I will however be sending them out mounted on card, ready to be framed. The set of 16 fits nicely into a square frame available from IKEA. I have shown pictures of each set on the listings in the black and the white frames.

These two sets are now up for sale and I'm hoping to get more up for sale soon.

Update : Pastel inchies set now SOLD but photographic prints are now available of my inchie sets in my ETSY shop.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

28 Squares No 8, 9 & 10

I worked a little more on the 28 square sampler in memory of my niece Bianca

No 8 Christmas Tree

No 9 Pumpkin

No 10 Gift

The sampler so far.........

I thought it would get at least a little bit easier to talk about the reasons for the things that I stitch in the squares, but as time goes by and I pick up the sampler and work a little bit more on it ....it just gets more difficult


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