Hello – I’m Shelley and I live in Somerset. I’ve been making or creating ever since I can remember! In the 80’s I collaborated with my husband on several computer games as well as an accompanying book for one of the games. After having two children I returned to my first love of beads and began creating jewellery in the early 90’s. I’m afraid I’ve been hooked on jewellery and bead creations ever since.
Having always had my hand in one craft or another, jewellery making was the one that really fired my imagination. Although I still dabble with other crafts, most of my life seems to be dominated with jewellery/bead making, craft fairs, the Internet and my family (not necessarily in that order). I have always loved beads and sparkly things. I remember visiting my aunt when I was little and being drawn to her wonderful bead and button collection. It seemed like treasure running my fingers through all the trinkets. I think I may have been a magpie in another life! I also love experimenting and using different materials. I’ve worked with polymer clay, resins, papier mache, painted wooden beads, friendly plastic and anything else that takes my fancy. Recently I got a kiln and started enamelling on copper. I’m thoroughly enjoying the process and learning so much.
I am self taught with no formal training. Having learnt how to make jewellery mainly through books and the web.
Being a lover of everything shiny and jewellery related, this website has now grown to include other sources of jewellery, not just my own.
I am a member of the British Polymer Clay Guild and also active on several on-line jewellery related communities.
Thanks for popping by.