Tag Archives: bird

Tutorial: Turned Edge Machine Appliqué

Here’s a little tutorial on how I put together my picture quilts. I decided to apply the same principle to my birds and berries quilt but just a couple of small motifs. This technique can be used for large or small scale stuff! I can’t show you this in full yet though- I’m 18″ of […]

Advice and opinions please!

As part of my Thursday Night Project (a weekly thing over at Crafteroo) I had a play about trying to create a new technique to imitate dew and verdigris using copper cut outs. I’m not convinced that it has worked particularly successfully. I think I like the leaf, which has got a textured amber finish, […]

New acrylic and resin range

I am currently working on a new range involving cutting shapes from acrylic and embedding metal leaf and dyes into the middle of the piece with resin as a plique-a-jour effect. Here’s the first prototype for a peace dove. I need to work on the join, but it’s pretty good. Acrylic was cut out with […]

Work in progress…

Today I thought I’d share some work in progress with you straight out of the moulds, that I’m preparing for the showcase at Plush Jewellery in Chichester from the 4th to 17th October. They just need sanding, drilling, varnishing and finishing… From L-R: Gold leaf ring, Sprinkle earring hoops, lime ring, faux red coral earring hoops, […]

Ooh pretty!

Coming from Hull originally, I can solidly say that I did not expect to find any seller on Etsy from there, or at the most, anyone with talent. I moved as it seemed to me to be a dead end town with little opportunity. Cherrypips http://cherrypips.etsy.com has proved me very wrong though, she has a […]