I’ve just sent a new batch of work down to the Northern Lights Gallery in Keswick, Cumbria. They’ve been stocking a selection of my jewellery for a while now and you can buy direct from the gallery as well as online via their website.
They recently ordered a new batch of my Antique Silverware Rings, to top up their rapidly depleting stock, as well as some of my Acorn pendants which are new to the gallery.
They’ve not stocked these pendants before. They are perfect for autumn as it’s at this time of year that we’re surrounded by nature’s bounty of autumnal colours and acorns are found in great abundance. We collect acorns every year and plant them – you should give it a go, as they can be grown in pots for years as mini oak trees!
In fact that’s how these pendants came about. Planting acorns and watching them grow has special significance for me, as the inspiration for this collection comes from a very difficult and personal journey, one that led ultimately – and happily – to parenthood.
Acorns only appear on fully mature oaks and are a symbol of patience, perserverance and hard work. They represent luck, prosperity and growth; as well as youthfulness, strength and stability.
These particular acorn pendants are made from glass beads and recycled copper plumbing pipes, which I have flattened and textured and domed to form the acorn caps. They are hung from sterling silver chains and come in a variety of different colours.
These are now a limited range as I can no longer source the beads, so I’m in the process of taking the collection in a new direction using different recycled glass beads and introducing silver and brass into the mix. The new range will be launched soon and there will be lots of different options for earrings and pendants in the new collection.
Check out my Instagram stories and grid this week to see the new work in progress.