I made this necklace by threading assorted beads from broken jewellery onto gold wire and then twisting them into loops. It’s a little fiddly and, if you want to make a really heavy statement necklace with lots of loops, then it will take you a while but it’s straightforward.
If you have a pair of small, wire-cutting pliers and your fingers are nimble enough to operate an iPhone you’ll be fine – even if you’ve never made any jewellery before. (more…)
Do you feel disconnected from your oldest friends – especially the ones without kids? I do. One big life change tends to bring about others. In the space of five or six years I’ve fallen in love, got married, had two children, moved to the countryside and started a new career. How could I possibly expect to go through all those changes without any impact on my existing friendships?
In my halcyon youthful days, when I was responsible for no-one’s digestive tract but my own, I used to fantasise about motherhood.
I guess many of us who choose to be parents want to pass on something of ourselves; to share what we love. Long ago I worked out that my emotional wellbeing nose-dives when I have no creative outlet. (more…)
When you think of the word ‘attachment’, what does it mean to you? For me it brings to mind the most fundamental, primeval, instinctive, monkey-clinging-to-its-mothers-back type of relationship between the mother and the child. It’s what I feel for my two kids – strong, deep attachment. (more…)