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  1. A while ago I "met" author Jane Rusbridge through Twitter. She ordered some jewellery for herself and her family, this in turn led to me to read her first book "The Devil's Music". Jane and I share a huge love of the coast, and The Devil's Music is based by the sea (she had me at the opening scene on the beach.)

    The Devils Music

    I really loved the book, and the theme of sailors knots that subtly flows through it inspired me to try some out. I don't think I am giving too much away when I say that Jane describes a knotted bracelet in the book which I naively thought I could create. How wrong I was! After getting myself in knots (literally) I was very pleased when I mastered the Turks Head Knot bracelet. Not the one in the book, but a traditional sailors knotted bracelet that is centuries old. Normally this bracelet would have no beginning or end, but I wanted to add some sea glass to the design, so I left my ends loose and popped on a couple of pieces of smooth sea glass, for my own twist on the design.

    Limited Edition Turks Head Bracelet

    I am most thankful to Jane for inspiring me to explore sailors knots, I feel they go with my range beautifully and I will be trying out more in future designs.

    Jane and I have teamed up together to offer you a LIMITED EDITION Turks Head Knot bracelet together with a signed copy of The Devil's Music by Jane Rusbridge, for the bargain price of just £12! There are only 5 of these available so be quick. Click here to order yours.

    If you like Jane's book, her new novel "Rook" is due for release in August, personally I can't wait!

  2. Wow it's been a long time since I updated this blog, sorry!

    I had to share this with you though.... Today I went to see my Grandad who is moving house this week at the age of 91. He is finally down sizing to a bungalow and a more manageable garden. My wonderful Gran passed away a couple of years ago, but they have lived in this house for 25 years and gathered up a life times worth of bits and bobs which all had to be sorted through. So you can imagine my delight when my mum presented me with a big ice cream tub full of shells, fossils and there nestling at the bottom some sea glass.

     Sentimental Sea Glass

    When I got home and spread it out on a tray, it looked for all the world just like all the bits I would have picked up myself after a day on the beach. Except the contents of this box had been collected by my gran many years before and put away in a shed. I had no idea I had got my beach combing, sea glass loving magpie genes from her, but there was no better place from where to get them.

    Needless to say the glass in the collection is just for my enjoyment I may even make myself some jewellery from it, but if you ever find a sentimental bit of sea glass from a loved one, or from a special holiday, then I can make it into keepsake jewellery for you, just ask.