Thursday, 25 November 2010

Lovely Pigeon Pop-Up Christmas Sale

The Pigeon presents a Pop-Up Christmas Extravaganza featuring more than 40 artists and makers, vintage, homewares, stocking fillers, hand-made Christmas workshops for all ages (and abilities), music and more. And my jewellery will be featuring in this exciting event!

It will be opening its doors on Saturday 27th November and will be open every day from 10-6 right up until the 24th December. And if buying handcrafted gifts isn't enough you can also try your hand at making a few presents too. Details are all featured on the Pigeon Pop Up Christmas page...

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

I want this for christmas...

After showing my degree show collection at the wonderful Junction gallery in Aberdeen for the last 2 and a half months, they have now been whisked off to York to the Yorkshire Sculpture Gallery where they are currently on sale :). The YSP has four gallery is set in the beautiful 500acers 18th century parkland and my pieces are going to be talking part in there Christmas exhibition.

These little beauties above, which are on my list to Santa, are skillfully created by Nora Rochel. Nora Rochel explores the world of flowers and organic growth as visual formgiving and expressiveness in both jewellery and everyday objects.

Life has changed a lot for me recently and only over the past few days have I realised that life really is too short. I'm fed up spending too much time worrying about things that might happen and intend on just letting go a bit more...and I'm hoping this will show within my new collect I'm currently working on. And like Nora's inspiration, nature, things are constantly changing so lets change with them :)


Tuesday, 21 September 2010

I Love Lamp.....

Especially this one by designer Sarah Foot! It has giving me so jewellery design inspiration. New pieces for the Yorkshire Sculpture Gallery coming soon :D


Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Junction Exhibition.....

After a couple of hectic weeks preparing for the graduate exhibition...I finally managed to pull it all together and took a wee trip up to Aberdeen to the Junction gallery last week which im really chuffed to be taking part in. Iv added a few more commercial piece which have the same theme to my Degree Show.

Opening night is the 6th of August from 6 till 8pm and the show is on till mid Oct. If your in Aberdeen or fancy having a look at some gorgeous jewellery, textiles and art work pop on by.


Friday, 25 June 2010

New Designers

So this Sunday, myself and 10 other DOJ jewellers are heading down to the business centre in Islisting, London to exhibit at this years New Designers. New Designers gives newly design graduates the chance to exhibit there work with the hope of catching the eye of jewellery industry scouts/gallery owners and jewellery enthusiasts. There is also lots of if prizes on offer, here's hoping its our DoJ girls who walks away with some :).

We will be in London for 8 days and will definitely be taking up the opportunity to stock on some scrummy supplies at Hatton Garden!

As soon as I return ill pop up some pictures of out week

Nic x

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Another Rainy Day... are some little gems iv found whilst iv been stuck inside on this wet, dark dreary day.

Jenny Laiden

Brooch: Can't see the wood from the tree

Square Etched Plate - Copper

Frances Wadsworth Jones

Thieves - Oxidised silver and 18ct gold ring

Heaven Sent Collection - Granulated silver and precious stones.

Indra Karpaviciute

Necklace: Oxidized silver, dyed bamboo coral, hematite बादस

Brooch: Gold plated silver, coloured resin

Hopefully the sun will come out tomorrow

Nic :)

Monday, 7 June 2010

Our sunny day out...

The sun was shinning and there was only one place on our minds...Luss!

Just off the banks of Loch Lomond lies the tiny little town of Luss. This was our family hot spot when I was younger and it was so nice to finally get a day off with Scott (the boy) and head on over to Luss with the BBQ (My shiny new red one at that, which iv been desperate to get out of the box!). And I could help but take some pictures of this picturesque town. Heres hoping the rest of the summer keeps up like this so we can get some use out of my pretty BBQ. :)

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Duncan of Jordanstone Degree Show 2010

After a long year of hard work and determination, it has all come down to this. So here are a few images from my collection at DOJ Degree Show...I hope you like..

Brooch “A little messed up, before we can step up”
Materials :: Oxidised Silver, Whitened Silver, Black Sapphire, Bone and Thread.

Brooch “With a thousand memories”
Materials :: Oxidised Silver, 18ct Gold Plated Silver Chain, Emerald Cut Champagne Citrine, Bone and Gold Thread.

Brooch “And if I stumble, will you wait for me”
Materials :: Oxidised Silver, Whitened Silver, Bone and Gold Thread.

Neckpiece “Memories take me away”
Materials :: Oxidised Silver, Whitened Silver, Champagne Citrine and Bone Stone, Bone and Gold Thread. Full View.

Locket “The feeling in our bones, displayed of all to see”
Materials :: Oxidised Silver, Whitened Silver, Bone, Champagne Citrine and Gold Thread. Front View.

Back of locket :: Shows bone and stitch detail.

Pin “Little memories, slipping by”
Materials :: Oxidised Silver, Whitened Silver, Three Black Cubic Zirconia's, Bone and Gold Thread.

If you like what you see, feel free to check out my brand spanking new website!!!

You can still catch a glimpse of the amazing talent Doj students have to offer until Sunday 31st of May!

:) x

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Lots to do... So lets get cracking!

Now all the holiday antics are over its time to get down to the job at hand.... degree show! Before the holidays I had been really struggling with my designs and concept. I think having the thought of this being my last year to prove myself and to show that I can do it really blocked my view. But i think i final have it. From the theme of Victorian mourning jewellery I realised I wanted to look into memories throughout life, the good, the bad and how it events can chance your path in life. This lead me to look at growth rings within tree stubs so over the holidays iv been drawing from this source.

These are some of the images that have inspired me .....

I have also been wanting to add reclaimed textiles within these designs so i have been looking into interesting stitching techniques. I love Karen Ruane delicate pretty embroidered pieces.

So all I need to do now is, get my finger out...and get on with it!

Oh and here is an updated pic of my gorgeous nephew with his beautiful mummy at Christmas....

Sorry...I couldn't resist it :)