Although I am delighted with so many lovely requests for my sculpted leather creations, the past few weeks have actually been quite hard. For, amidst it all, I’ve been quite poorly again, battling daily with raging tiredness and persistent pain. I know that it will pass, but I am so very grateful to my wonderful, supportive family who always seem to carry me though such times.
Since this post, I have been promising you photographs of my new jewellery designs. I haven’t forgotten! Sculpted-leather compliments the rustic, organic qualities of beaten copper and intricate wire-work so beautifully. I particularly like the deeply rich glowing patinas that can be created, giving that aged and ‘naturalistic’ quality that is so characteristic of my work. However, due to the busy-ness of the past few months, there has been little opportunity to begin creating them until recently. I now have some gorgeous spiralling copper scarf/shawl pins, ready to be ‘cured’, plus I have sculpted some curling leather leaves for pendants and flowers for necklaces to match my burnished bronze/pearl ranges. As it is not wise for me to be using chemicals at the moment, the partially assembled pieces are waiting for me to feel stronger again so that I can then complete them. I do hope it won’t be much longer – the scarf/shawl pins are perfect for this time of year as we snuggle ourselves up in knitted and woven woollens in an attempt to shield ourselves from the cold.
The new artisan jewellery designs will mainly be listed on my webshop, rather than on NOTHS. Some of the pieces are very intricate and therefore time-consuming to create, so realistically I cannot produce large quantities of them! I also much prefer creating OOAK pieces anyway or I get easily bored!
Thank you for your patience, understanding and support.
Sparkling blessings to you!