Where Corals Lie

Where Corals Lie

Where Corals Lie “Where Corals Lie”, a poem by Richard Garnett which Sir Edward Elgar set to music in his song cycle “Sea Pictures”. It is one of my favourite pieces of music. It is so jaunty yet full of yearning and adventure! A small early plastic brooch of a ship...
The Wallis Collection

The Wallis Collection

The Wallis Collection There is a scene in the film, “The King’s Speech” when Wallis Simpson turns to reveal a stunning back-drop necklace in a backless dress. The idea of designing a “backlace” excited me and it proved to be a very interesting challenge. It lead to a...
Overheard on a Saltmarsh

Overheard on a Saltmarsh

Overheard on a Salt Marsh Several years ago, a lady visiting my studio, suddenly stood quite still in the middle of the room, very upright, with her hands very straight and pointing downwards, closed her eyes and started to recite this poem. She was 8 or 9 years old...
Magpie

Magpie

Magpie An usual pair of sugar tongs, with bird’s feet, gave me the idea for this necklace. The “egg” in the claws is dalmation jasper and a single whispy black feather hangs rather sinisterly down. With Victorian jet and faceted...
Grasshopper

Grasshopper

Grasshopper This necklace features the wonderful find of the vintage costume -jewellery grass-hopper, which inspired the piece! Along with the jade, and Swarovski bi-cones, I have featured two exquisite “lotus bud” glass beads by the modern German glass artist Dora...