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Wedding Anniversary Commission

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In July 2017 two of my lovely customers decided that they would like to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary with an individually hand crafted bracelet and bangle for each of them.The bracelet could be feminine but the bangle had to retain a masculine feel so we decided to place the aluminium inside the bangle where it would remain partially hidden. Aluminium is the metal to celebrate a ten year anniversary and it was decided that we would use July's birth flower the Larkspur to decorate the aluminium. The blue colour chosen suited both of my customers so I used some...

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Voice and Vote exhibition visit

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I was lucky enough to be given a personalised tour of the Voice and Vote exhibition at the Houses of Parliament by merchandising manager Linsey Davies in September. I finally managed a visit the exhibition with my good friend ceramicist Timea Sido.   The exhibition is very well thought out and takes you through the history of the women's suffrage movement. Of course part of the reason for going to the exhibition was to see the Women's Suffrage jewellery collection I had created for the exhibiton. Although the lovely Deneke from Hidden Art had been kind enough to send me...

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Camden Business Awards Plaques 2017

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In 2017 Camden Council asked me once again to make the trophies for the Camden Business Awards. I had illustrated previous Camden Business Awards with key Camden buildings. Buildings which the awards ceremonies were being held in, namely the newly refurbished St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in 2015 and the Rosewood Hotel in 2015. 2017's venue was to be the Royal College of General Practicioners building but given the wealth of beautiful and interesting buildings in the bourough of Camden drove us to decide to incorporate more than one building on this year's trophies.  There were a few buildings that were...

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20 Years in Business - How I Made the 'New Dawn' Suffragette Pendant

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This is how I made the 'New Dawn' women's suffragette pendant which was originally commissioned to accompany the 'New Dawn' light sculpture created by Mary Branson and installed in Westminster Hall in June 2016.

The pendant is going to be available at the Vote 100 exhibition in The Houses of Parliament shops and online from June 2018 with some new colourways.

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100 years of Suffrage - Making Women's Suffrage Jewellery for the Vote 100 exhibition 2018

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The collection of women's suffrage jewellery for the vote 100 exhibition is designed to show off all of the colours representing the distinct organisations of the suffrage movement with some of the pieces including the pins and stud earrings consisting of a single colour only.

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