Sunday, 11 February 2018

100 years Suffragettes vintage photos

Who are these Women? Are they part of the Suffragettes movement?
 You can buy my parcel tags created from vintage photos in our store to mark 100 years & still fighting x

Check out this rad Author, Illustrator & relative of Emily Pankhurst...

she has created some great female role model books 

Heres looking forward to time at the beach in the sun x
Our beautiful dog the Fudge Man.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Super Blue Blood Moon 2018 & how does the moon affect bees? BEYOND hopeful for a residency.

News from...........

Look out........... at tonight's amazing moon.

Looking back to........Eco-silver hammered with beach stones.
Planning.....more beautiful moon& planet jewellery pieces.
Painting.......100 moons project continues.
Having....... a fear of moths I have noticed that there aren't as many around these days.
I wonder how many more creatures are affected by the moons cycles.

Applied for.......a residency, BEYOND, in an area of dark skys

Discovering......from ACART I have discovered how the Indigo Bunting navigates at night by the stars. (A wonderful finding in the 1960's by NY Cornell lab of Ornithology:)

Residency.......found through

The Indigo Bunting...........
A brilliantly blue bird. What a wonderful start for a painting & piece of jewellery.
Who knows what else will be found from looking BEYOND

Creating......Large versions of 100 moons are planned for 2018 using lots of layers and light reactive materials.
Lovely to read......... about Biodynamic Honey here

Recommending......... a book I read a book called Chateau Monty - a corking wine adventure -some years back about Monty Waldins adventure bringing a vineyard up to Byondynamic standards.

Planting...... fruit trees.... Plumb...Cherry...Braeburn....& pear.

Looking.................. out for celestial inspiration this year to link into our garden allotment growing & art making.

Planet ring in Brass & Enamels.

Listening to........

Indigo bunting

Plant a garden wherever you roam x


Indigo Bunting

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Painting & stitching the little known endangered species in neon.

Self portrait in St Ives Harbour Necklace.

Recently I have been creating lots of quick portraits on cardboard, ready to make larger paintings.

Because my Arthritis is holding me back from doing much metal work, this year I also plan to create more textile works on the endangered theme. 

Sea Butterfly Endangered Species.

Close up of Sea Butterfly. Mixed media on canvas board.

Textile Nautilus.
Fingers crossed For inclusion in Bee In the City Manchester  
and hopefully my application is successful & there is space at 

The troubles of photographing a light reactive painting has followed me around for years. Light reactive Bee in the City Manchester. 

Hope your week is going well x


Saturday, 30 December 2017

I Million Redwoods on Kickstarter

We are too poorly for a New Years outing.
Looking forward to some
 Jools Holland Hootenanny
Been checking out kickstarter recently.
This is one of my favourites so far
1 Million Redwoods

pop over & take look.
There is still time to back with about 30 hours or so left.
For as little as £19 they will plant a giant redwood in your or loved ones name.
Theres also some educational stuff on their too. 

It could be the best thing you did in 2017 or the first good move for 2018

PLANT TREES they help us breath more easily x

Remembering the awesome tomato growing area at the Eden Project in 2017
Planning for our garden & allotment this coming year.

A bee for MANCHESTER 2017

Watercolour painting in our St Ives garden 2017

Happy new year
heres to a happy healthy life & planet 

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Last week to buy Christmas gifts 2017

Head over to my Etsy Shop for contemporary jewellery gifts.
Hand made eco-silver, brass & copper celestial jewellery.

Book making kits - Kawaii style x KAWAII watercolour book binding

I currently have two Unique meteorite rings available. Hand built & textured by hand with Cornish stone. 
£165 each

Close from Size Q/R
or size U/V 

Next year my shop will have had a push forward towards the new look 
MJHScontemporary brand with a special launch at a trade show later in 2018.

CELESTIAL JEWELLERY meteorite rings in textured brass with eco-Silver
Be quick as last orders are on Wednesday 20th December 2017

 Seasons greetings

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

15% discount code for Black Friday & gifts that last. Moon & Planet jewellery.

Brass moon ring with patina.
Head over to MJHScontemporary & use LOVELOCAL2017 for a Black Friday discount.
Buy something from an artisan maker & small business owner this Christmas.

Sun in Brass & reclaimed beach brick. Commission yours today in time for Christmas.
Planet necklace on Sterling Silver ball chain.
You can also find us at the KIDZRUS christmas-bazaar-st-ives-theatre-cornwall where I will have some great budget gifts & stocking filers.
Fairies for on the Christmas tree x Great as a small gift x
Pop over to KIDZRUS on December 2nd 2017 for....

Pretty fairies, handmade soaps & candles & some beautiful miniature felted characters.
Also some colourful hand made earring & necklace sets.
Alo I will have some pieces available from my unique handmade jewellery line...
And we have a Pay Pal card reader for larger purchases.


Thursday, 16 November 2017

BLACK FRIDAY JEWELLERY SPECIAL 2017 Unique Christmas gift ideas 2017 & a Christmas market at KIDS R US St Ives

Brass moon rings, Full moon necklace in Eco-Silver Eco-Silver  planet necklace & blue planet piece.
Head over to my Etsy store for a unique piece of jewellery this Christmas.
Now is the time to request a bespoke piece or purchase what I have in stock before I go off to the Christmas market in a couple of weeks.

Available & ready to wear.. resin piece & gold flakes with beach ceramic, Carnelian & Sodalite wrapped with brass wire & set on a silver plated chain. £95
Eco-Silver necklace with Turquoise, Smokey Quartz & found & repurposed boat buoy. £275

Planet & Crescent Moon necklace on a hammered Brass torc £185
Hand cut Brass textured with Cornish beach stones.  
This piece will go up to £225 after Black Friday weekend.

This Full moon in Eco-Silver has sold but you still have time to commission your own before Christmas. £185 Hand cut Eco-Silver textured with Cornish beach stones. A great memory of time spent in beautiful Cornwall. 
To secure any of these pieces and more head over to my new look jewellery store 

Happy shopping for Black Friday & the Christmas season.
More on where I will be selling for Christmas in my next post.


Monday, 6 November 2017

Creating Moons with the Ocean. Portland Bill proposal.

As  a result of being unable to afford texturing hammers for my silversmithing,  a beautiful process was born.

Affirming the link between the Moon & the Ocean my Moon jewellery is created by hand cutting metal, then texturing with found beach stones.

Proposal for Portland Bill 

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Space exploration, Moon & meteorite jewellery. Hope after Hurricane Irma.

I have been busy this month researching, designing & making more space jewellery.
After watching Dr Brian Cox on the BBC & his meetings with private backers of space tourism,
(Richard Branson is a very brilliant & motivated man)
 I have gained more enthusiasm for the subject of space. Although I will say it's definitely not for me, a drop down back to earth from space, thank you.

All things moon and Ocean,
 learning more about space exploration
 and discoveries new 
inspire my work.

Antler seaweed rendered in Recycled Silver - should be ready for Christmas sales.

We have also watched the awesome space film GRAVITY for the second time.
 (George Clooney &  Sandra Bullock) 
If you haven't seen it I can recommend it for sure. 

Beautiful Pyrites set in Recycled Sterling Silver.
Unfortunately the Eden Project Journey into Space exhibition has now closed, or I would be taking another visit to see the photography section.  But what a fabulous and immersive experience Eden put on.
The main walkthrough took us to planets and moons in our solar system. It very cleverly highlighted the fact that we are extremely lucky to inhabit planet Earth & we should look after & appreciate this awesome planet.

Pop back soon for more on my new pieces of Brass & recycled Sterling Silver. Meteorite rings will be ready by the end of the week.
This beautiful piece was commissioned recently.
Unique Moon ring....
All Moon rings are created unique by my own hand. Each piece is hand cut, shaped & textured with Cornish beach stones to create your very own Moon. Available to commission from my store...
 shop/ The Owl in the Art Tree
Last but not least
We send our love out to all those affected by Hurricane Irma.
It brings back our involvement in the Tsunami of 2004 & we empathise greatly.
Stay safe
Stay positive
Be kind
Find hope
Trust in creativity


Saturday, 15 July 2017

New look Etsy shop, Osteoarthritis and a show in St Just, Cornwall

I have been very poorly since my last market. Seems I should have been slowing down about 5 years ago when I was first told I had arthritis and an enlarged hip socket.
Can't seem to get much info sometimes, with only 10 minutes ALLOWED for each appointment and a busy working  & home life.
Repurposed pencil sharpening - soon to be earrings.
If we don't fit into the box it seems very confusing for people. Things can't be done quick enough. We are all pushed to our limits and there is no room for understanding.

It was over 10 years ago, before one of my trips to Thailand, that I first had to use a stick to walk. Little did I know then that I had it in the wrong hand. Right leg - use stick in left hand - I now know this is the correct way. 
But it took an invigilator at the Penlee Gallery in Penzance to recommend I use a stick properly, as I scraped my way through the gallery like a baboon. A huge thank you to that lady & also for letting me know that I had been using my stick in the wrong hand all this time.

Hot weather helps a lot, as does floating around in the ocean, like a moon jelly.
I am still waiting for some help and guidance from the doctors ! Apart from, put your foot up and slow down ! Lets face it painkillers aren't the answer folks. Conditions like this should be managed early & its NOT an old persons disease.
Brass ring with Kyanite.

As for my Etsy shop
It has a new look thanks to a fab birthday gift - a photo box.
Head over and take a look. 
The Owl in the Art Tree

Recycled Sterling Eco-Silver pendant with shaped beach buoy, smokey quartz & turquoise, Hallmarked in London.   

I am happy to say that I will be taking my work to the St Just arts & Crafts show in aid of Cancer Research Uk this August.
Go over and check out their new website and book for the open evening that will be opened by the super duper Michael Eavis. 

If anyone knows of people who may be going from St Ives and has room for two for a lift there & back on the open night or at any other time we would be grateful.

Recycled fine silver ring with Songea Sapphire chips, Hallmarked in London.

Fingers crossed they have enough space for me at Etsy Local in St Ives this Christmas x
It was a fantastic Christmas event last year & a real credit to Cornwall & St Ives. 

If you a maker here in Cornwall take a look at their Facebook page

Bye for now

100 years Suffragettes vintage photos

Who are these Women? Are they part of the Suffragettes movement?   You can buy my parcel tags created from vintage photos in our store t...