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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..

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!

Front Room!

25 Nov

Hurrah for the Totterdown Arts Trail – what an amazing weekend! I think I am still going to be feeling exhausted from it in about two months time, but it was well worth all the effort and we had such a brilliant time!!
It was really cold all weekend, but the weather wasn’t nearly as hideous as it was last year (which to be fair, isn’t that difficult). There were loads of people about all weekend and Tim and I have made an approximate guess of about 1000 visitors coming through our front door over the course of the weekend – phew!

We worked really hard to get the house ready and it was particularly lovely as Tim decided to show some of his photography this time too, so we were a proper husband and wife team. 🙂

Here’s the pics of my room:

I was so pleased with how it all looked in the end – it was well worth all the effort of taking all the furniture out. You can just see in this last picture that Jet had her own little section too. She spent half the time stood next to it pointing at it to show everyone – CUTE!! You can also just about see on here that I had a new range of jewellery for sale this year. This was displayed in a collection of glass jars up on the shelves. I was so pleased with how it all came out and it was all well received by the visitors. More about that later though…

A million thanks go out from us to all the people who contributed to this year’s arts trail and of course to all the lovely people who came round to have a look at what we’ve been up to. It really was such a fantastic weekend and I’m looking forward to next year’s already!

Humble Beginnings…

18 Jan

Thought I should probably put these pics in here first as this is from when Birdface first began really, back in early 2005…
My friend Katheryn and I started making some jewellery to sell in Bristol shop Seven.

Total profit from sales probably came to about 20p in the end – but it was vay fun 🙂

Tim Ward (clearly an oracle when it comes to all things jewellery/fashion related) declared the entire collection as looking like we’d just “dropped magnets into boxes of tat”.

In hindsight, it was fair comment…

Here’s some examples:

Birdface BraceletBirdface Earrings

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