I have this thing with vintage tins
Stack them high or stack them low – I love the versatility of stacking rings. Discover six ways to wear them at catherinehillsjewellery.com/blog
I’ve been experimenting with adding birthstones to my most popular design – Satsuma. Here’s the result.
Did you know that the collective noun for ladybirds is a loveliness?
I’ve been delving into the story of ladybirds as part of the research for my new design. Originally known as ‘Our Lady’s Bird’ in Britain, as early paintings of Mary (Our Lady) often show her wearing a red cloak. The seven spots (of the most common type of ladybird in the UK, Coccinella septempunctata) were said to symbolise Mary’s seven joys and seven sorrows. Over time ‘Our Lady’s Bird' was abbreviated to ‘ladybird’.
I’ve been working on updating the poetry section of my website. It was fun revisiting the designs and includes one of my all time favourites – Bee, inspired by Carol Ann Duffy’s poem of the same name which these bee earrings with their articulated wings also take their reference from.
My husband suggested that I called this new design goldfish but I’m not totally sold.
My kind of selection box. Although I do love chocolates too.
Happy January and indeed Happy New Year once again! This month’s birthstone is garnet which is known to help relieve energy blockages and help you return to a natural state of joy and vitality.
Happy New Year✨It seems fitting to start the new year thinking about consumption. I really hate waste and I’ve always loved upcycling forgotten pieces of jewellery and reusing old metals. I’ve been experimenting with upcycling left over pieces from other designs to make this bracelet for a dear friend. It’s something I’m definitely going to do more of this coming year. Also if you’re thinking about choosing a word to represent the New Year rather than making a new years resolution take a look at my guide on how to choose a precious stone to represent your word of the year. I’ve added the link to my bio.