About Me

I am a jewellery designer and creator from the UK - I live on the north coast of Edinburgh, a city I returned to a few years ago after living in England and Northern Ireland for several years.  I have been making jewellery since I was a little girl and young enough to thread beads! My Grandma and Mum both passed on a great love of crafting and creating from a young age and I hope I'll be able to pass it on to my own children as they grow. 

I started bead-weaving when a teenager and during my 20s expanded my repertoire to include wire work, bead embroidery and silversmithing. I have an online shop currently based on Etsy and sell my bespoke, one-of-a-kind work at craft fairs and art markets nationwide. The name Songbead came about from my two professions - as well as a jeweller, I used to be a classical singer. I feel very fortunate to live a life that has been filled with art and music at various points over the years.

Along with bead-weaving and other techniques, I have a deep love of Art Beads. Art Beads are individually hand crafted beads, made by highly skilled artisans. When I select an Art Bead, I know that I am using either a one of a kind piece, or one that has been part of a small batch of beads. I know that the jewellery I create will, in turn, be an individual piece of art, which tells its own story with the pieces it is built from – be that a raku ceramic house from Finland, a handcast pewter bird from New York, or a hand torched glass focal from Edinburgh. I find these miniature pieces of art inspirational – I hope you do too! 

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I adore your work, it's so original. And if you ever hold a workshop in Norfolk UK - then I'll be on it!

Off to drool some more of your blog psots and links


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