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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...

BCTF Mayhem - part 2

May 07, 2015 Naomi Southon

So, the previous post started explaining the process I go through to create my jewellery.  Here's the next instalment.   I have the chosen sections of the images in front of me.   The shape of the pendants are drawn out on the designs and cut out before being stuck into the bases. Then comes my favourite part, the beads.  I'll show you the final stages in the next blog entry.

The post BCTF mayhem!

April 21, 2015 Naomi Southon

  So after an exhausting weekend of exhibiting at BCTF, talking to lots of potential stockists it's now time to make all the orders I took.  If I remember to take pictures I will show you the stages I go through to create the pendants, brooches and earrings.   Stage 1 - Take the initial photos!  I collect inspiration from all over but largely from flowers, plants, insects, birds and shells.    Iguana skin Sputnik sea urchin Peacock feathers Stage 2 - Size according to the design using the computer and then print. I will show you the next stages...

The dawning of a new blog

March 11, 2015 Naomi Southon

Despite having blogged on and off for the past few years my shop and my blog have always remained separate but I have decided to unite them at last.  It seems silly having the too in different places when they are so closely linked in my life.  So here you will find my thoughts, news and inspiration for my work.   Should you wish to have a look at my previous blog posts just go to

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