Saturday, 20 October 2012


There's something very personal about making jewellery and I feel very protective of my finished pieces. As a result, I have only sold my work face to face. However, I have been under increasing pressure to open up an on line shop. So, for all those people who want to own a twistedwhisker piece, but don't live close enough to come and visit me, I have opened my very own Etsy shop. My product photographer spent this afternoon working on my first batch of items and they are now available for you to buy. Thank you to all the lovely people who have asked for this. And yes, that is my neck and wrist modelling!

Product photographer at work!

Monday, 15 October 2012



The wonderful multi-talented MagicFlying Boots over at The Other Fickle Pixie recently made a set of lamp work beads for me. They are a lovely set, made on a base of purple glass with light blue raised dots, the focal bead also has red raised dots. They have sat on my work bench for a good few weeks whilst I  tried to decide what to make with them. I wanted something that would show them off to their full potential and not drown them out in lots of fussy wirework or swamp them in other spacer beads.

Lampwork bead set

Eventually I decided on a simple S link chain, the lampies connected using wrapped loops. I found some lovely pony seed beads which change colour depending on hour the light hits them – ranging from purple to blue and just a hint of green to contrast the focal. The focal dangles from the chain on a spiral headpin and the chain continues, using simple S links and pony bead units, round to the back where it's fastened with a hook and loop. A lovely elegant necklace for some beautiful beads!

Finished necklace with lampwork beads