SALA 2022

10 years ago I was busy working towards my 2012 SALA exhibition “10,000 Red Glass Beads.” I was also busy with a 3 year old daughter and being pregnant. I…

gin and tonic earrings

Gin and Tonic Earrings

Gin and tonic earrings. The dark green beads are made from a Tanqueray gin bottle, the lighter beads are from a Fever Tree tonic water bottle. Simple and pretty.

green glass bead bracelet

Green glass bead bracelet

So many pretty green beads! A mix of my recycled and Italian glass beads, and freshwater pearls.

recycled glass bead necklace

Recycled Glass Bead necklace

Weekend vibes. It’s a weirdly lovely day here and I am enjoying time in my garden. I just finished making this necklace featuring recycled glass beads, on silk cord. It’s…

purple bead bracelet

Purple beaded bracelet

A bracelet featuring a mix of purple beads: handmade recycled and Italian glass beads, freshwater pearls and semi-precious stones.

red glass bead bracelet


I used to have lots of “rules” when it came to making jewellery. Only use beads you have made. Don’t mix recycled and Italian glass beads in a piece. Keep…

enamel glass beads

More experiments with enamel

More experiments with enamels. I made some more red and blue beads, flattened some, etched some, added less enamel to some, tried a new shade of purple. Now I am…

Enamel experiments

Experimenting with enamels! I haven’t used enamels on my glass beads for a very long time. I thought it might be an interesting way to make clear recycled glass more…

The history of beads

In my happy place @tartscollective today, researching beads and jewellery from the past. Starting to gather ideas for my @salafestival exhibition.

SALA exhibition 2022

I am doing something a bit different for @salafestival this year! I will be part of a group exhibition being held at The Anglican Parish of All Souls in St…

vodka and tonic earrings

Vodka and Tonic Earrings

Three of these pairs of earrings are made from Gin and Tonic bottles. The dark blue pair is made from Vodka and Tonic bottles. I don’t even know if that’s…

blue and green recycled glass bead necklace

Blue and Green Recycled Glass Bead Necklace

Not sure where this necklace made from an assortment of handmade recycled glass beads is going yet, but sometimes you have to start with something to work out the next…