Friday, 22 October 2010


Tolkein's 'The Hobbit' is talk of film town. Smaug is the sharp minded, smooth tongued, tricksy, terrifying dragon with a weakness for riddles and a jewel encrusted belly.

"As with most dragons, Smaug's scaly hide is nigh invulnerable, yet his soft underbelly is vulnerable to attack. However, centuries spent sleping atop his golden hoard has caused gold and gems to become embedded in his flesh, creating essentially an impenetrable armour."

Red and copper beading and moonstone.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Facet Pendant Silhouettes

Today's surprisingly amazing sunshine led to some impromptu photographs of the new pendants in the Facet collection and some of the crazy shadows made by the profiles of the geometric rings.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Sunken treasure

Recovered from the foamy deep, this ring is a private commission encrusted with treasures including gold, silver, tahitian peals and diamonds. (Shell minaudieres from vintage sources including Trampgems)

Friday, 1 October 2010

The Return of The Button

October's Vogue has an article dedicated to buttons, good to see they are appreciated as I love them as a fashion detail and as an object of jewellery in their own right.

They quote Stephane Berthelemy, director of the House of Deruses, and button makers for Chanel as seeing "the button on a garment as a star in the night sky".

Paula Cocozza also writes,"a good button brings intrigue. It's slower than a zip, and that slowness makes us deliberate as we dress."

This makes me think of decadent ball gowns and ladies having their rows of buttons done all the way up by the delicate hands of their maids.

For my collars I take details of historical garments turning them into jewellery where each button is a jewel. This new collar is a private commission in ecru with grosgrain ribbon.