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All glassy eyed

Scrolling through Instagram the other day I saw what I thought was carved glass jewellery. It turns out it’s resin, but it got me thinking and wondering about glass jewellery. When we were children we used to swap sweets for beads in Northern Kenya and only now...

The Birds And The Beetles

During a session of Magpie Therapy  (i.e. going through my jewellery box on a rainy afternoon)  I found this little pendant that I haven’t seen or thought of for ages.  As far as I know it’s made with a butterfly wing and while I have never seen a butterly...

Remember the wonderful Wolf Hall?

Do you remember when BBC 2 aired the mini-series, Wolf Hall?  I thought it was brilliant and the costumes and interiors were completely evocative of the period and just how I imagined they would be. Of course I spent a good deal of time looking at the jewellery too...

Faux, not fake

I’m waiting patiently for a new piece of jewellery, but this time it’s costume jewellery. How can this be, you cry!  Well, Polly has a pair of costume jewellery earrings that she absolutly loves, and she’s having them copied in gold and with the real...

Why, oh why..

… does it catch my eye? What is it about the ancient Egyptian combination of semi precious stones and gold that appeals to us so much?  Every civilisation has used semi precious stones and gold, but there’s just something about lapis and turquoise and...

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