Saturday, 29 December 2012

Pulling Shapes.



I'm starting on more geometric patterns for new bangle transfer designs for the new year. 

Just stumbled across some old favourites by Seymour Fogel :







Monday, 3 December 2012

Decemberist



It's December. It's nice and cold.


One of my balloon designs on an old plate in the cutting workshop.




Thursday, 29 November 2012

More Vintage Paper Cuts.




SGMR 'Dorrit' and 'Gatsby' pattern china bangles. 

Patterns inspired by two antique wallpaper samples from the 1920's and 1880's.








Wednesday, 28 November 2012

It's the most wonderful time of the year.



This time of year can only mean one thing to SGMR.....

My two new china bangle collections are selling exclusively at Anthropologie.

StayGoldMaryRose 'Pheasant China Bangle' and 'Tapis/Carpet China Bangle'.




                                                     




I love the new 'Editor's Notes' section they have added this year to give the customer a little insight into the Makers working with Anthropologie. 




Saturday, 24 November 2012

Too much Vermin about.



This is so old to me but still so good.

It always evokes old feelings/memories of yesteryear.

And yes, It's been that kind of day...





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Sunday, 4 November 2012

Click Click. (Part One)



Recently, I have been fortunate (lucky) enough to have been invited for a Jewellery photo shoot at Cell Studios, London.

Spending two full days with the talented 'Up And Coming'  set designer, Zena May Hendrick and Photographer, William Bunce.

13 hours and multiple cups of caffeine/genius resulted in this:





 





The StayGoldMaryRose Collection. Copyright William Bunce Photography and Zena May Hedrick,  set design and styling.

I absolutely love this shot which was immediately featured in the StayGoldMaryRose Boat Magazine interview!

Part two of the London shoot to follow........



Monday, 3 September 2012

Splitting threads of thunder over me.



This is my latest workshop record obsession:



x

Friday, 31 August 2012

Vintage Paper Cuts.



I have been busy playing around with vintage paper patterns for my latest pieces.

Here is a new pendant design from the 'Dorrit' pattern. 

The pattern is inspired by a hand-printed page found in an old book I own from 1880.

Hand-cut bone china pendants.







Saturday, 21 July 2012



 'This song is called Ragged.'

Jonathan Boulet.

I'm loving this song at the moment but I hadn't seen the video until today.

So good!

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Friday, 22 June 2012

Slow and steady.

  

Good things are happening. Have to be patient.



Saturday, 26 May 2012

Green and pleasant land



These were never intended for the Queen's Jubilee. They were a design that I started almost two years ago but left alone to 'mature'.

I feel they are appropriate to share now considering the approaching celebrations.

There's so much merchandise that has materialised to mark this historic event. Crowns, Coins, Corgis, Stamps, Flags, Bunting and the Queen's profile grace every shop and home. I have designed this range to celebrate our country as well as our Queen.






I feel incredibly proud to be British.

StayGoldMaryRose 'Rule Britannia' Collar Brooches.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Triangle walks.


Another of my new bangle designs. 

Mustard base colour with gold pattern transfer.

Geometric.



x

Monday, 23 April 2012

New Ring Crush



I adore rings.

I have been lusting after MirtaJewelry's rings for a while now.

I think it's time to treat myself.







You can get your own right here:


x


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Do the Whirlwind.



New Bangle.

Vintage mountain scene in dark brown transfer design on vintage bone china.

I love the swirling wind and clouds overhead.



Monday, 9 April 2012

But ask me why and I'll spit in your eye.


Ten years on and it's still my favourite.

(and I don't care what anyone says!)





I miss Manchester and drunken dancing with old friends at the Smiths night.

x

Thursday, 5 April 2012

And on the graveyards and dead Sea Captains.



I paid a visit to Hasting's old fishing beach. 

I took a few snaps.







The fishing fleet is in danger.

I think we all should help.

x

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

This side of the blue.




Well March was hectic! Millions of orders to finish. So many bracelets!

Here are my latest favourites:






Love the new 'Stacking Bangles'.

60's vintage china pattern. 

I have so much coming up in April. Can not wait!

x

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Dawn breaks like a bull through the hall.



It's funny where things can end up. This shot is by Xanthe Hutchinson Photography and Styled by Zoe Hancock.

The bull horns were one of my random finds a few years ago. 

With a little bit of 'Xanthe and Zoe magic', this shot (and my old horns) ended up on Vogue Italia.




For more of Xanthe's and Zoe's amazing work go to:




Friday, 2 March 2012

Your Elvis song in my ear...


Fell into this album a while ago. This song has been on my daily workshop playlist since then.




Thursday, 23 February 2012

Wheat from the chaff



I'm going to be brutally honest and say that not much has impressed or inspired me from the incoming reports of LFW 2012 collections. 

This Lady's work however, is the exception:

Charlotte Taylor's AW12 collection featured by Young British Designers.





x



Sunday, 19 February 2012

I was in the coal mine picking up diamonds so heavy I had to leave them all behind



This week brings more giant china diamond rings.





I love Bell Jars.


Friday, 17 February 2012



R.I.P Zelda 




x


Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Thursday, 9 February 2012

They crawl from the oceans to paint in the caves.



When I lived in Manchester, if ever I was feeling unnerved or restless, whenever I was feeling stuck in a creative rut and uninspired I would head down to the Manchester City Art Gallery.


My desired destination hung three quarters of the way around the main exhibition on the ground floor and waiting silently for me would be the beautifully tragic Ophelia, a small but powerfully moving piece by the Pre-Raphelite painter, Arthur Hughes.




Very different from John William Waterhouse's Ophelia,  created in 1852 this painting shows Hamlet's young girl moments before she enters the water.

I always wanted to reach inside and hold her back.

Like any gallery painting, you can not see or feel the effect it has unless you visit the painting itself but I can not begin to explain the peace I felt whenever I stood in front of it. 

Thank the Lord for Art Galleries.


Wednesday, 8 February 2012

I feel a pull on my fur and a hundred tiny hands.



I would love to own just one of these:








Frederique Morrel