Paper and Silver Jewellery Workshop

Next month I will be running some jewellery making workshops in Neath, Port Talbot. The first is this Paper and Silver Jewellery Workshop. Below are some examples of what you can make.

At this first workshop you will have the opportunity to learn wire working and paper folding techniques to make stunning jewellery.
Everyone will leave with at least two pairs of earrings they handmade themselves.
Worried the paper won’t last?
No problem, these techniques will allow you to replace the paper component as needed or if you simply get bored with the colour.
Price covers materials including up to 1m of silver wire.
Further silver will be available to buy on the day.
Spaces are limited.
Please book places by visiting Queen Street Gallery or book online at

Paper Landscapes

ALL of these photos are of the same piece of paper – smaller than A4!
It is fascinating how different it appears when photographed from different angles – sometimes as zigzagging steps or as dramatic geometrical drawings or even sometimes as little landscapes, like sand dunes.

Playing with Paper

Recently we have had some classes in paper engineering. I have really enjoyed these and have produced some fantastic yet simple pieces. I love these because of the bright colours and geometrical patterns.
This folded paper work is great to photograph – showing how the shadows show the 3D form. This is particularly effective because of how this means they appear to create different patterns when seen from different angles.
Some of these techniques are very simple yet very effective.

Paper Spoons

My first post of 2014! Sorry I took my time.
These are some paper spoons I made a while ago.

This first one I wove and glued so that it curved.
IMG_9328After this I decided to focus more on the handles as I felt for me there were more possibilities for this. I used ideas from my previous paper and plastics experimentations with a combined geometrical flower/leaf theme.IMG_9334IMG_9346IMG_9325IMG_9330IMG_9350This week I am hoping to develop these designs into plastic.