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Nimanoma stockists - Starfish Studio

July 17, 2015 Naomi Southon

The Starfish Studio is a little gallery in Johnshaven, a village comprising of higgledy piggledy streets in rural Aberdeenshire, selling affordable British art and craft.   The gallery is run by Kate MacKenzie who is an artist herself and so she understands how difficult it is sometimes as artists and makers to sell handmade pieces in a market filled with mass produced products. " It was a long held dream (15 years or so) to own a shop selling affordable British crafts.  I was sick of seeing the same imported tat in so called 'craft' shops all over the country and...


Behind the scenes....

July 07, 2015 Naomi Southon

Whilst I was working in my studio last week I thought I would have a bit of fun and video me working on some of my jewellery at the embellishment stage.  Don't worry I have sped it up and so it is only a couple of minutes long!  Take a look and please let me know what you think in the comments at the bottom.     


Nimanoma stockists - Mish Mash Gallery

June 25, 2015 Naomi Southon

As part of a series of posts over the next few weeks I am going to tell you a little bit about some of the stockists of Nimanoma products.  The first of which is the Mish Mash Gallery in Nottingham, a lovely space showcasing original British contemporary art.   Mish Mash have a range of work including ceramics, glass, jewellery and cards along side trendy retro & vintage pieces.  All works have good design and satisfying looks, important elements in their pieces. As part of their service Mish Mash Gallery offer free local delivery and a try at home service for...


Inspiration for my jewellery and microscope obsession!

June 08, 2015 Naomi Southon

Over the past few weeks I have been focussing on taking photos of my products and staging them in a way that shows people the inspiration for my jewellery.  Talking to customers at fairs and exhibitions allows me to point out the connections to nature and natural forms as the fancy beaded designs often mask the initial inspiration for that jewellery piece. For example, this beautiful pendant set is inspired by....... ....a gorgeous purpley blue Hydrangea I found at Harlow Carr. And this pine cone laid on it's end inspired me to create.... ....this intricately beaded brooch. A couple of...


BCTF Mayhem - Part 3

May 12, 2015 Naomi Southon

So far you have seen me create the base image, bead the image and now we are ready for the final stage - the resin.  You would have thought that the resin was the easiest stage as all you are doing is pouring it on but often it is the most time consuming part but it is worth getting right as it creates the fabulous clear dome which magnifies the final piece and enhances those fiddly beaded designs. The resin comes in two parts which, when mixed, will thicken and harden over the space of 36 to 48 hours.  The...

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