I want to take some photos of my new items, but currently my usual props (bits of stone, slate, wood) are under about five inches of fluffy snow.  So this happened instead:

These are saw pierced from sterling silver, with tiny freshwater pearls and textured by hand.  At some point in the future I plan to make things that are not triangular.  I’ve become a bit fixated on the shape, and I’m struggling a bit to come up with any new ideas at the moment.  I put it down to the season.

So, I’ve decided it’s a good time to hone my skills.  I’ve made a few more rings; they’re just plain bands though, so not much to see.  My next purchase will be a cabochon that I can set in silver.


Today’s date is weird.

And everything is looking very spiky outside.

Discovery Apples

I watched a documentary recently on the BBC about British apples, and I’ve pretty much been obsessing about apples ever since.  Now whenever I drive anywhere I am scanning the hedgerows for any wild apple trees that might have tasty fruit on them.  I found one growing in the middle of a field a fews weeks ago which had lovely apples, and ended up bringing home about 50 kilos.  When foraging, my brain doesn’t know when to stop.

Anyway, I was excited today when I saw my local farm shop stocked my favourite apple ever, the discovery apple.  I have good childhood memories of this apple, a family friend in the village had a tree in their garden and they were the most delicious apples ever.

Yes, they are pink inside.

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