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Chain Gang!

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I am a little bit behind schedule this week because of all the excitement about the DVD last week and my preparations for my second workshop at the weekend, but finally here are the mini instructions for designs shown on the Jewellery Maker show last week. I have no hand in deciding what is in […]

Kumihimo DVD Launch

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It has been a very busy week or so for me because on Thursday my new DVD was launched on Jewellery Maker. It has been titled Micro Kumihimo to differentiate it from other kumihimo DVDs and it concentrates on making more delicate and intricate jewellery using kumihimo braiding techniques. The materials are finer cords and […]

Bright and Summery

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I have just finished the instructions for the second kit demonstrated on Jewellery Maker on Wednesday. There is no doubt that working with bright and summery materials lifts the spirits! It is great fun to be able to inject a bit of fun into your jewellery and one of the best ways is by using […]

Another Great Show

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I have just about recovered from another great show at Jewellery Maker. The team are always so warm and welcoming and I really enjoyed working with Presenter Ali Defoy for the first time. I had two very different kits to work with. One was full of seed beads, so it really played to my strengths. […]



Squiggle is my latest tutorial and I suppose it is a bit like me, in that it doesn’t take itself too seriously! Jewellery should be fun and make you smile when you catch sight of it in the mirror. This design is both fun to make and fun to wear. It makes use of an […]

Wire Connections

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Kumihimo is the perfect partner to so many other jewellery making mediums. Many of the viewers of Jewellery Maker are extremely accomplished wireworkers, so I wanted to show how these skills can work brilliantly with kumihimo. With a bit of wire, some gemstones and a set of pliers a fabulous focal can be made, which […]

First television appearance of the New Year


On Thursday 22nd January I made my way up to Redditch for my first Jewellery Maker show of the year. The last one was early in December, so it seemed quite a while since I had been there. I travel there by three different trains and a taxi, so there is a high danger of […]

It has been a long time coming!

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At long last I am able to bring this new tutorial to my shop. It was first published in the October issue of Beads & Beyond and the agreement I have with the magazine is that I will not sell the tutorial myself for 3 months. That period is now up, so here is the […]

My favourite make so far

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I spend so much of my time making jewellery that I sometimes struggle to remember how I made individual pieces and I certainly couldn’t say how many pieces of jewellery I have made this year. I like every single thing I finish. If I start something and I am not completely happy with it I […]

So pretty, with a very clever twist!

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So this is what I got up to on my last appearance on Jewellery Maker! This kit was ultra feminine with pretty pink and baby blue gemstones, but a huge collection of 7 reels of cord in brighter colours meant that the kit could be taken in different directions. I was in a bit of […]