What’s Christmas About?

Or: This is Not a Feel-Good Christmas Post Christmas movies all seem to have clear opinions on what Christmas is about: “Christmas is about family.” “Christmas is about giving.” “Christmas is about peace.” About love. About feeling good. About believing (usually in Santa). But what makes them think they can summarise what Christmas is all…

Things I Have Not Yet Done

I have a little collection of pieces that I have planned to make but have had to leave unfinished for one reason or another.

Adventuring: A hot day in England

This is not a post about jewellery, silver, or art. I know; turns out I have other interests. We spent the last bank holiday at the beach. In England. And it was hot! It didn’t rain at all! I felt like I had slipped into an alternate reality. So here are some slightly artistic photos…

‘The Kingdom of God’ Collection

Here it is! The moment you’ve all been waiting for: the launch of the new SweetSilver collection! Two days early! Hmm? You’ve never heard of it? Well, I’ve definitely talked about it before. And now you can read the official press release and see all the lovely photographs two days before it appears in all…

The New SweetSilver Collection

In case you haven’t heard, I’ve been working on a new collection over the last few months. I’ve been posting work-in-progress photos on Instagram quite a bit, so some of you may be excited to see the finished pieces. Well, wait no longer; here they are: On Monday I’ll post more photographs and information. Do…

A Short Ode To A Skeleton

I’m sad to say goodbye to my Skellington necklace. He’s one of my favourite things I’ve ever made. Happily though, he is currently at Itch Gallery (in Oakham, Rutland) enthusiastically waiting for someone to adopt him. Bye, Skellington. I hope you find a lovely new home.

Looking After The World’s Turtles

It’s World Turtle Day today, the 23rd of May (I love to rhyme), and in honour of these magnificent creatures that are so very endangered, SweetSilver is launching a little campaign. I call it a little campaign only because I am one person doing a little bit to help turtle conservation, but a little campaign is not…

Lifeless Worth

“Because this ‘moth’ is silver, art, and crafted by hand, is considered to have value. Time, effort, and money were put into making this dead moth. It is worthy to be scrutinised and criticised, pondered over and sold for many times its material value.”

The Complete People Chain

I’m sure you were holding your breath, desperately waiting to see the last instalment in the saga of the Tiny Silver Wire People Necklace. If you don’t remember, I started telling you about it here. Now, where did I leave off… Oh yes, I had just run out of silver wire… And here it is:…

The Very Tiny People Meet a Whisk

Today’s installment of Adventures of the Very Tiny People: The very tiny people try to make scrambled eggs for breakfast, but their tiny silver whisk is just not tiny enough. The Giant offers his assistance, and – once Francine comes to – it seems as if the very tiny people will be getting their breakfast…