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Work in Progress - Copper and Brazilian Emerald
I have used heavier gauge pure copper wire for all the wire work on this piece. The emerald tumble stones are quite big as well. This is going to be a chunky necklace. I am really looking forward to putting it in liver of sulphur and giving it a nice deep patina. ..
Amethyst and Copper Bracelets
While searching for my box of tumble stones I came across a bag of amethyst beads so I made a couple of copper and amethyst bracelets. These wire and beads bracelets have been quite popular at craft shows and at Art in the Heart...
Happiness is...
Happiness is... turning a plain sheet of copper into something you can wear! :-) I really do love what I do! It is so satisfying to start with a bit of metal and see it become a beautiful piece of art. Could be a piece of jewellery, a sculpture, something functional or just a decorative design that..
ESC Artists 2017 Dates
Dates have been finalised for ESC Artists 2017 events at Stamford Arts Centre. Really looking forward to exhibiting with a wonderful mix of artists. Will keep you updated once more information is available.Gallery Exhibition25 Oct – 5 Nov 2017Artist MarketsSunday, 11 June 2017Sunday, 5 November 2017..
Over the Weekend Mr A did some work on my website and installed another level of security on this site in order to protect you and any data you may send across when ordering something from my online shop or creating an account. Basically what he has done is to ensure that the connection between your..
Lincolnshire Showcase at Whisby Nature Park
I was recently invited to be part of the Lincolnshire Showcase at Whisby Nature Park's gift shop in Thorpe on the Hill, about 6 miles south-west of Lincoln city centre. I have exhibited here before during their Christmas showcase in December 2015 and it was very exciting to be selected to be pa..
Copper Napkin Rings Custom Order
I recently received a custom order for set of 12 Copper Napkin Rings. Sharing  a few pictures of the making process. The napkin rings are available to order via my online shop here: Leaf Design Copper Napkin Rings ..
ESC Artists 2016 Exhibition
This blog has once again been sadly neglected as last 30 days have been all about ESC Artists Exhibition. As one of the organisers of the event for me it was not just about creating pieces to showcase. There was event publicity to manage, spend a lot of time at the exhibition, and after the event ke..
Photos from my Workbench - Week 40
It is all about ESC Artists Stamford Exhibition now. I have been working on copper leaf sculptures, copper trays and another collaboration with artisan felter Eve Marshall for a bird sculpture. All pieces will be exhibited at Stamford Arts Centre from 26 October to 6 November. Please do come and vis..
Photos from my Workbench - Week 38,39
Last few weeks have been really busy with Christmas stock for Art in the Heart, new cabinet set up at Corn Exchange Shopping Arcade, Craft events and the forthcoming ESC Artists Exhibition. I just didn't have time to update the blog last week so you can see lots of photos of the things I have been m..
Copper Leaf Water Feature
My first attempt at making a water feature :-)  I am absolutely thrilled with it. It has given me the encouragement to try new things, try bigger pieces and just have even more fun with copper. It was not the easiest project to take on, especially with my limited work area, and I di..
Photos from my Workbench - Week 37
It has been another busy week of stock making in my world. Deadline (30th Sep) looming for Christmas stock for Art in the Heart and there are a couple of craft fairs coming up in October as well.More EarringsCopper BanglesBespoke Buttons for Eve MarshallNew range of Napkin Rings. I have done three s..
Photos from my Workbench - Week 36
Last week was mostly about Earrings and Brooches. Lots of them. Here is the work in progress. Most of these will be going to Art in the Heart in Peterborough for the Gift shop and the Pop-Up event at Queensgate Shopping Centre on 8th October. The coming week will be spent in more of the same, p..
Photos from my Workbench - Week 35
September is here and a busy period of making begins. I have several craft shows, artist markets and an exhibition coming up. So I will try and share some photos from the workbench, which is going to be a real hive of activity I am sure :-) To stay updated about events I am part of please do ch..
Making a Copper Tray
I have several Copper Trinket Trays offered for sale in my online shop. Some are in stock and some are made to order. I always get very excited when a "made to order" email drops into my inbox because it means I can once again take a blank sheet of copper and create a n..
New Annealing Pan
Little and Large! Mr A has made a new 3 litre annealing pan for me :-) This will make life easier and I am really looking forward to making larger copper trays, bowls and sculptures. He is also cutting a big wooden block form the logs collected for our wood-burner, which will make hamme..
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