Welcome to my blog, I make handmade ethical jewellery with the environment in mind.
You can check out my jewellery at http://surfjewels.000space.com/
Basically I love 2 make stuff and thought -y not share it, so I'm gunna put up some stuff as i make it.
I have just finished this turtle pendant, inspired by the baby sea turtles that hatch onto the beach and then make their way to the sea. I love this photograph by David Doubilet, which captures the moment beautifully.
Just a quick update on this necklace (I know- how excitin!!), but I have just added lots of turquoise and pink beads to it and wanted to show it off. Very pleased with it, think it looks pretty. I was unsure if to add beads to it or not, but thought y not go 4 it, so I did. May even add a few more!!
I like to always have a supply of cards for birthdays and other occations, so that when I need one there's always one there. These are ones that I have just made. I started off with the flowery, butterfly ones and then thought I'd better make some neutral ones as well.
I love to make things as you can probably tell, normally I am to be found making jewellery, but on occation (well quite often actually) I am also found making all sorts of other things, from foods to clothes to toys.
I have recently made a couple of little bears which came out so well (or at least I think so) that I have then gone on to make a goose. I next want to make a chicken and a cute little mouse too. I'm sure pics will follow soon.
But anyway here is the goose that I have just made, let me know what you think.
I used all recycled fabric, from the materials used to make him to what I stuffed it with. It just proves that stashing all that stuff is worth it!!!
I have just finished making this flower stud earring. I have never made an earring like this before, so this is my first.
I made it all from silver. The flower I cut from a sheet of silver, then filed and sanded it to finish. I then cut a piece of wire and soldered this to the back of the flower. I added a little bead to finish.
I have been working on this necklace for a while now and may yet work on it a bit more (not sure how many charms and beads to add, I didn't want to spoil it).
I have made the links of this pendant from solid silver wire, I hammered some of the links and kept some round. I soldered each link closed- something which took a bit of time- and joined them all together. I made a heart and flower link and also made some charms to add to it.
I am considering adding some beads to it, but not too sure at the moment.
I have been working on some new link necklaces for a little while now. I have been playing with copper and silver and solder to get the effect I wanted.
I made this one all from copper, I made links of different sizes and hammered some of them. I then soldered them all together. Once this was done I made some small charms from copper and attached these to the necklace.
I am thinking of adding some more charms or beads to the necklace, but this is what I've got so far.
Friendship bracelets was probably one of the first types of jewellery I made. It's what started me on the path to making handmade jewellery and what inspired me for the journey.
I have made these bracelets with that in mind as well as surfy inspired jewellery that I started out making. They are made from cotton with a mixture of handmade and wooden beads.
I can make these customised with any combination and size of beads and cotton. Whether you fancy something brown with green beads or something pink with white beads I can accommodate it. Just send me a quick e-mail with what you would like and we can dicuss it.
These bracelets will cost you £10 and are great for the day out on the beach or just chillin.