Blossom in the Summertime

Dainty sprigs of summer time blossom, that seem as if they have been freshly plucked from the hedgerow, inspired these unique Celtic brooches. There is nothing garish about the softly muted colours.  They whisper in soft tones of love, peace and joy, plus a gentle courage too.  That even in the spiral of pain or … Continue reading

Celtic Orchid Brooch

What is it about chilly winter weather that sees us diving for our most favourite snuggly comforters:  treasured hand-knitted scarves and sumptuous woven shawls? Nothing is more delightful than the soft texture and mellow colours of natural wool against our skin as we brave the assaults of biting wind and cold or else curl ourselves … Continue reading



The frantic busy-ness of providing unique hair accessories for Summer weddings and balls seems to have melded seamlessly into Christmas preparations and Autumn/Winter festivities this year!     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 … Continue reading



So delighted to announce that it is now possible to purchase my sculpted leather creations direct from my website. This is something I have been planning for a while, hence my excitement.  It will be stocked with items already for sale in my NOTHS shop.  But it will also provide opportunities to list more ‘one … Continue reading

Burnished Pins

How cute are these…. totally unique pins made from meticulously sculpted veg-tanned leather to match the Burnished Bronze Combs introduced to you here. I adore this quirky but versatile design.  It would look wonderful adorning the lapel of a formal outfit but equally at home on a warm tweedy coat or pinned to a cosy … Continue reading

Burnished Bronze

These shimmering combs herald a new sculpted-leather range: “Burnished Bronze”.  This range has been inspired by the gentle whispering hues of mellow autumn days tucked away in a flint cottage: the tawny leaves which we gathered on walks along twisting lanes, the faded charm of antique linen, ripening peaches in creamy earthenware bowls and sprigs … Continue reading

Potential New Line

I am so excited to share with you some leather and beaded jewelry designs I have been working on for a commission: 2 necklaces and a bracelet.  I simply adore the vintage styling and intricacy of the pieces, which meld so well with our curling Tanglefrost blooms.  The potential of earrings and pendants would not … Continue reading

Hedgerow Wonders

I’ve always adored the tangled hedgerows that grow so exuberantly in the British countryside.  The very wet summer we have had this year has resulted in them being even more lush and dense than ever. While growing up, we used to spend most summers camping and, much to my delight, there were always plenty of … Continue reading

Everlasting Joy

The fragile beauty of oriental blossom inspired these pretty leather creations: the contrast between the stark dark branches and the soft delicate petals.  I couldn’t resist taking photos of them down at our local church when the cherries were in bloom. However, rather than these  trees, it was actually the Tom Cruz film “The Last … Continue reading