Sunday, 9 February 2014
The new Spinner Ring ebook is now live on the website! 22 pages, 73 photos taking you step by step through all the materials, equipment and techniques that you need to create your own beautiful spinner rings, with tips on how to get the sizing perfect, instructions on how to create the wavy pattern at the top of the main ring in the book and lots more. I really have tried to make this book the next best thing to having me in the room with you.
It is available here with immediate download after your order is completed, and will be available on etsy soon too. I hope that you enjoy it!
Saturday, 8 February 2014
My Woodland Collection is now available at Studio 61, a colourful welcoming gallery up near Matlock in the beautiful Peak District! I do love it up there. My first teaching job was in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border, and we regularly took students up to the Peak District for Geography field trips and Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions. The Matlock area really is gorgeous, no matter what the weather!
Studio 61 is owned by Karina Goodman, whose own lovely paintings are on display in galleries up and down the country. You can read more about the gallery here, and as I am one of the featured artists in the gallery this month visit the Studio 61 blog too to find an interview all about me and my work!
Friday, 7 February 2014
Last Saturday was my first workshop of 2014, and a lovely group of ladies came together to forget the wind and rain for a while by hammering and soldering - and making themselves beautiful spinner rings! It is so great having a lovely big room to teach in now. As well as having my own studio in the Sorting Office I've also got access to the Production House - a fantastic space that you can only see half of in the picture below.
I do love making these rings - I love coming up with different combinations of textures and patterns, and I love wearing them too - a very playful piece of jewellery! The ladies worked hard (helped by copious cups of tea and chocolate) and had lots of fun too, and each went home with their very own unique and perfectly fitting spinner ring. Apparently two of them have already had orders from their families for more rings!
The ladies who came along on Saturday were also the first to get copies of my Spinner Ring ebook. I've just got to add in a couple more hints and tips that I realised I'd missed out during Saturday's class and then it will be available on the website for those of you who live a little too far away to come to a class.
The next workshop will be on Saturday 15th March, my Keum Boo workshop. If you haven't come across this beautiful technique yet then take a look here!