Wednesday, August 24, 2016



I called in at the tourist office in Le Grand-Pressigny earlier in the year and one way or another the conversation got round to the subject of home made jewellery.  To cut a long story short, I was asked if I would like to have a small exhibition in the tourist office in the next village as part of season showcasing the work of local craft persons.

Thinking that nothing would come of it, I was surprised to get the phone call confirming my place.  I went to look at the premises and was somewhat dismayed to find that the glass cases were huge – I’d need a lot of jewellery to fill them.


This is one of the necklaces I made in order to fill the space in the cases.  Dyed crackle quartz crystal with silver.

Thursday, August 4, 2016




It was my friend Lesley’s birthday last weekend.  I was in the process of making necklaces for a little local exhibition (more of that later) and she admired this one so I finished it for her as a birthday present. 


The beads were blue goldstone, that lovely dark navy stone with a gold twinkle, teamed with small purple Swarovski crystals on purple beading wire.  It looked lovely worn with a black dress for summer.

Very pretty, light in weight and easy to wear.