Monday, 17 August 2009

Sunken Treasure

I made this necklace and earrings last week, the necklace is made from a vintage pendant and turquoise beads and antique gold chains, I may be far too romantic here but I think it looks like a something from Tudor times that went down with a ship and has been dredged up again...

break in : heart break

I've had such a hideous week. Some evil person broke into my flat and stole my Great Grandmothers ring that I've cherished since my gran gave it to me when I was a lot younger. So angry and upset about it. I mainly feel frustrated because there is nothing I can do about it and I don't feel comfortable in my own home right now. I'm also gutted because although I wore it a lot I was specifically going to wear it on my wedding day next year with other matching jewellery. People are so horrible.

My friend did get me these gorgeous sunflowers to cheer me up and they really did brighten my day...

Monday, 3 August 2009

Painting Royalty

Over the past few months I've been in contact with the lovely ladies from the Kingdom of Style, which was one of the first blogs I ever stumbled across, I've been an addict ever since and adore the their posts and individual style. I wanted to paint portraits of them so I asked Queen Marie and Queen Michelle to send me photos that they thought typically represented themselves. This is the result of one of the pictures Queen Marie sent.

I loved the unusual composition of her photo and the stunning mix of her red hair and emerald green coat, to see the original photo go here to where Queen Marie has written a very kind post about the painting. It was great to be involved in a project with such a lovely lady.

Thanks for working with me Queen Marie x