Things I Make

Along with my 1970’s-1980’s retro badges/magnets, I also make sparkly, arty badges using various materials such as Angelina fibre, sequins and glitter, magazine cuttings, craft paper and wrapping paper. I also make all kinds of jewellery, including earrings, bracelets, necklaces and brooches. Mostly I used shop-bought beads, but I also experiment with other materials from time to time, as well as learning new techniques. Sometimes I even stitch fabric together to make small purses, makeup bags and the occasional skirt.

Passport Wedding Invites

Four months back I had the pleasure of designing the wedding invites for my boyfriend’s nephew and his betrothed. Georgia set the brief of a blue passport, boarding pass and luggage label as the template, I designed it and my boyfriend printed it. They came out really well and I can’t wait the the reception next month!

Beaded Peyote Necklace

Last year I made my mum a couple of pairs of earrings for her birthday, one pair of which turned out slightly bigger than I expected. After a few months procrastination, I turned said earrings into a necklace and it became this year’s birthday present instead!

Peyote Earrings

I recently discovered a beading technique called peyote, an off-loom bead weaving stitch. It’s actually the free-form version which caught my eye, but thought I had better start somewhere a little easier! I found some wonderful free instructions by Jill Wiseman (link below) and created these beauties for my mum’s 70th birthday.

Weird Furry Hats

I just came across some photos of three furry hats I made a few years back which I had totally forgotten about. The pink and black hat had funky wool dreads, and the black and red one turned into a rather fearful bear with buttons for eyes, nose and teeth. I made them as a… Read More »

The Forgotten CV

I’ve been redesigning part of my website this weekend and giving some thought about what I want to do with all my various interests. I haven’t felt very creative of late and it’s been quite a long time since I did anything arty (excluding photography, but I’ve let that slip too). On going through some… Read More »

“Class of ’83 Reunion” Badges & Magnets Project

Over the past few months I have had the pleasure of designing several custom retro badges for the lovely Linda and her chums to wear to their class of 1983 school reunion. I designed a magnet from their old school emblem to hand out on the night and a roll call book for pupils to sign into, as well as a few badges from old school photos. A fabulous project to take part in and a wonderful night had by all judging by the photos!

Resin Jewellery Experiments

So, a couple of weeks ago I decided I wanted to try something new, namely resin casting for jewellery making. I spent many hours viewing YouTube video tutorials, scouring Google images and reading reviews before taking the plunge and ordering some resin and moulds.

Button Earrings and Memory Wire Bracelets

I’ve been a busy bee again today and made lots of new things! I had a go at making earrings from buttons, and am very pleased with the results. I also made some earrings using polymer clay flower beads and three memory wire bracelets. All items are available to buy from my shop.

Kawaii Bag & Key Charms

I’ve been super busy this week having made 30 new bag and key charms, nine beaded bracelets and a pair of earrings. The tips of my fingers are now sore and rough! They are all available to buy from my shop.

Work Doodles

I doodle at work sometimes, and just came across these little drawings from last year (8cm square):   The little girl is a character I have drawn on and off for several years now. She’s called Arabella Penny and has a stuffed dog on wheels which communicates on her behalf. The man’s face started off… Read More »

Alice In Wonderland Badges

These badges were made from an old brown paper notebook with Alice In Wonderland illustrations in the corners. I have had the notebook for several years but never used it because it just didn’t seem right to spoil the pages, which is rather ironic considering what I have just done to it!