Tag Archives: butterfly

Commission with Maps

17 May

Here are some images of a commission that I finished a few weeks ago. The piece was made as a present from a man to his wife for a special birthday. I was given a list of references for Google Maps that represented special places in the couple’s life, like where they got married, where their children were born and memorable holidays. I scoured the local second hand shops, charity shops and car boot sales to find a selection of different maps that were all a bit different and which fitted in well together.
The pictures show the final result. I used a few new butterfly shapes so that the silhouettes would be relevant to that place and tried to match up each shape with an appropriate place as far as I could.

I thought the finished piece looked great and apparently it became a very well received gift, which is lovely to know!

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Jewellery pics

18 Feb

Just thought I’d add a few pics of my new jewellery from my notonthehighstreet shop for your deliberation..

Screen Print

17 Jan

Here are a couple of pics of a screen print I have had made for my Helen Ward Studio project.
The print will be available soon through my new shop on notonthehighstreet.com – YAY!

New Jewellery

25 Nov

Here are some new jewellery pieces I have been working on. I actually started on these months ago, but the whole thing has turned out to be considerably more tricky than I had anticipated. It’s taken me ages to get my head around it all and it felt like a true battle of wits to get them finished!
The main part of each piece is made from laser cut acrylic. The pieces with the victorian papers have the paper sandwiched between two bits of black and clear acrylic. These are then either bolted or glued together with über glue to keep the paper secure. I used a similar technique for the butterflies with the gold and silver leaf too.

Here’s the pics:


acrylic, silver leaf, glass beads, lava beads, jet and metal chain


acrylic, victorian marble paper, pink rhodonite beads, jet and metal chain


acrylic, lava beads, glass bead, jet and metal chain


acrylic, victorian marble paper, pink rhodonite beads, jet and metal chain


acrylic, gold leaf, ribbon, jet and metal chain


acrylic, victorian marble paper, lava beads, glass beads, jet and metal chain


acrylic, victorian marble paper, ceramic beads and metal chain


acrylic, victorian marble paper and metal clasp


acrylic, victorian marble paper and metal clasp

I sold most of this at the Arts Trail last weekend where I got loads of nice compliments about it all – so all the brain ache was worth it in the end. The best sale was to our postman, who came into the house to deliver a parcel and left having bought a brooch for his wife – nice one Colin!

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