A while ago I wrote a post singing the praises of a variety of Podcasts, but I listen to so many, and Podcasts come and Podcasts go, that I feel it is time to add another bunch of podcasts to my list of favourites, so without much further ado, here we go… The Once and … More My Favourite Podcasts – Part 2
An essential part of the designing process when it comes to jewellery and other crafts is the colours. A great use of colour can make or break a piece, and different colours can give a different feel. For example, my Celtic dragon necklace has been made in 3 different colour schemes, each giving the piece … More Playing With Colour
Recently I have had a nasty cold that took me out after the last LARP I did, (there is a post about it from last Friday, the LARP, not the cold) and it meant that I did not have a lot of energy to do the organising and tidying I had planned for the week, … More Coming Undone
A short while ago I wrote a piece giving you a glimpse into the fascinating history of pearls and the other day whilst reading through some myths on jewellery I was reminded of the wonderful history of another favourite of mine, the opal. I have dipped into Fire Opals, which are not real opals, but … More A Brief History Of Opals
LARP, Live Action Role Play, where you act out a story in an improvised fashion, within a set of rules and a world create by a GM, Games Master or, usually for LARP’s, a team of GM’s. LARP’s usually consist of 3 sets of people. The first is the players, they have their own sets … More Crewing in a LARP
There are a variety of different ways for us to wear earrings, from hooks to studs and they all have their advantages and disadvantages. Here is a little bit of information as to when and why I use each of these earring findings. As a lot of the jewellery I design is for people who … More What you need to know about earring findings.
I often make the joke that ‘I have never met a fandom I didn’t like’, when asked about what kind of things I like. It is no great secret that I embrace many things geek, and therefore there are lot of people I interact with within these various fandoms on a day-to-day basis. Sadly, in … More Elitism in Fandoms