We visited Reykjavik in December 2016. It has always been a bucket list destination for me and I wanted to take my husband away on a surprise visit for his birthday. We didn’t see the Northern Lights due to the weather but we loved exploring the city, even though it was snowy and very dark! […]
Hello! My poor website has been rather neglected in the last few months so I intend to rectify this! Despite some health wobbles, 2016 was an exciting year for Sparkly Tree, meeting lots of lovely new people at craft fairs and events. Highlights included Shibden Hall Fair, the Wakefield Hospice Fair and of course, close […]
I made a brooch for my stepmum in law using a piece of Smithsonite. I had tried and failed to bezel set the stone. I decided to try using cork clay which burns off in the kiln to build around. I was trying to make it so the stone looked like it was in the […]
My friend asked me if I could make a piece of jewellery from her mum’s vintage wedding dress. Here is a photo, isn’t it gorgeous? The dress and veil had a flower detail so we decided to use that for the pendant. I added a patina so the pendant had a vintage feel. […]
Loving these fun teapot and teacup necklaces made from ceramic tiny crockery. I wear the two together as I made it that the chain for the teapot was slightly longer so they could be layered. Very cute and Alice in Wonderland-esque.
Some great images taken by Anna Taylor of my Bee and Honeycomb necklace. This was made with a variety of textures and stamps. I love the tree setting, more of her excellent photos to come 🙂
Fab weekend away at the Handmade Fair. Here I am upcycling a tote bag with Annie Sloan chalk paint at a workshop introduced by Annie herself!
Welcome to the new home of Sparkly Tree, and my new online shop! Exciting times!