Shell study ....................... Getting myself back into acrylics after several years (like 20....) I illustrate and paint for work, and to teach but it’s been a VERY long time since I painted something other than a gemstone or a piece of jewellery. Rediscovered my acrylic paints after a house move a few months ago and thought I would just start this evening with a few brushes I had in the house and my paints - a seize the day moment. Looking forward to some more painting experiments in other mediums and with some more brushes! It’s never too late to rediscover an old passion! 😊
Afternoon snack! .......... Stovetop cooked Zaramama popping corn - honeycomb popcorn recipe from Marcus Wareing’s Nutmeg & Custard. 🍿
Popcorn!! ......... When you are working from home cause you are feeling under the weather but make popcorn to cheer yourself up 🙂 Stovetop cooked Zaramama popping corn. Honeycomb popcorn bites Recipe from Marcus Wareing ~ Nutmeg & Custard This amazing cookbook has a whole chapter devoted to popcorn recipes 😁👌🏽🍿
It is always such an honour to be trusted with the redesign of a heirloom. The first commission to head out of the studio this year - on January 3rd - was the first stage of a special conversion of part of an inherited engagement ring into three pieces. The first two pieces - diamond earrings and necklace were to keep the feeling of the original piece but to function as contemporary classics that could be worn on a daily basis as part of a functional jewellery wardrobe for a #bosslady doing her profesh thing around the globe. The final three pieces were a two tone slide pendant, gold stud earrings and a gold pinky ring. Let’s have that sink in.... From one very special diamond engagement ring we have: Diamond stud earrings Gold stud earrings Diamond necklace Two tone post-modern slide pendant Gold pinky ring 🧚🏽♀️💫✨⚡️ Swipe to see the process 🔨📐🔮 Creating jewellery for the 21st century - that truly fit the lives of my clients - from special inherited pieces = dream job 😁
So yesterday afternoon was epic!! Head still swimming after an amazing experience at Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up at the V&A Museum. The paintings! The photographs! The films! The clothes! The jewellery!!! 🔥👌🏽 #latergram #icon #artist #Repost @jaseddy with @get_repost ・・・ Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up with @mne_eddy #victoriaandalbertmuseum #fridakahlo #stunning #siblings #inspiration #museums #culture
Pit stop 😉
Bye, bye Bristol
Bye bye Bristol
Diamonds, Dinosaurs and Dubplates. Day of discovery at Bristol’s M Shed musuem.
Soundsystem on display at Bristol Music: seven decades of Sound.
Go St. George’s!!!! 🎽👕👖🦋 ........ It’s that time of year again - Cupmatch Match time in Bermuda 🎶🎶🎶 🏏🏆🚤 You know I got to rock my St. George’s tee on the last day of the match! Even on the way to a board meeting..... true St Geo fan! ......... Cup Match is an annual two day Cricket Match between St. George’s and Somerset cricket teams. Today, the second day of Cup Match is also Somers Day - it commemorates Sir George Somers and his “discovery” of Bermuda when his vessel the Sea Venture was shipwrecked there enroute to Jamestown colony on 28 July, 1609 by Admiral George Somers of the British Navy. In 1609, while sailing toward Jamestown in Britain’s new colony of Virginia, Somers and his crew were thrown off course by a storm. They steered the ship to a reef to avoid drowning since the ship had sprung a leak. Soon, they found it was much more than a reef: it was Bermuda. (And it had already been discovered by the Spanish...) But at first, it was named The Somers Isles. St. George’s Island is where they first landed. Sir George Somers died after returning from Virginia to Bermuda in 1610. His heart and entrails were buried in St. George’s in what is now known as Somers Garden. St. George’s town was first settled in 1612 and it is now a UNESCO World heritage site. The forerunner to Cup Match was introduced after the abolition of slavery when members of Friendly Societies from Somerset and St. George’s would gather to celebrate the anniversary of the abolition of slavery. The men and women gathered at picnics; and one of the highlights of the picnics was the playing of a friendly cricket match. The first day of cupmatch, yesterday, was also Emancipation Day celebrating the Abolition of Slacery in Bermuda in 1834. In 1901, during a cricket match between two major Friendly Societies, an agreement was made to play for an annual trophy. Members of the Friendly Societies and Lodges raised funds and in 1902 a silver cup trophy was introduced and played for annually. Cup Match was officially born!
I would be remiss as a St Georges fan not to have some blue and blue up on my feed today. This is a new necklace from my Places and Spaces collection that includes a selection of ancient (approx 1000 BC) roman glass and Egyptian faience beads strung on a gold venetian box necklace that was repaired and essentially saved from being scraped and melted down. There is a link here to the important meaning of the first day of Cupmatch (an annual cricket match between Somerset and St. George's) – which is Emancipation Day in Bermuda, the abolition of slavery on the island in 1834. Beads have a long history and have been used as adornment and currency for thousands of years. Glass beads made in Europe, in the Netherlands, in Venice and in Bohemia, formed an important element in trade networks between Europe and Africa. The beads, came to be known as Trade Beads, proved a cheap and efficient means of exploiting African resources between the 16th and 20th centuries – they were also used as ballast in slaving ships. Archeological and ethnographic research tell us that blue beads have meanings and values specific to peoples of the African Diasporas from the 17th-19th centuries. Blue beads are found in high numbers in sites that were slave quarters. It is believed that they were part of a body of practices to ensure safety and well-being. Blue beads are seen as evidence of arguments for the presence of African descended people at a site. The forerunner to Cup Match was introduced after the abolition of slavery when members of Friendly Societies from Somerset and St. George’s would gather to celebrate the anniversary of the abolition of slavery. The men and women gathered at picnics; and one of the highlights of the picnics was the playing of a friendly cricket match. In 1901, during a cricket match between two major Friendly Societies, an agreement was made to play for an annual trophy. Members of the Friendly Societies and Lodges raised funds and in 1902 a silver cup trophy was introduced and played for annually. Cup Match was officially born! St George’s fans wear light blue and dark blue, Somerset fans wear red and blue.