TNLP update

The New Label Project (TNLP) opened its doors a couple of weeks ago. It looks great! So, if you’re looking for an unusual or special (Christmas) present then you should definitely visit if you can: Rozengracht 75, Amsterdam. I’m pretty pleased so far: I’ve sold enough in the first 2 weeks to cover my first 2 months of rent. Not bad! I don’t have a decent photo of my display in the shop itself. But Read more…

Successful show!

My Christmas/Sinterklaas show, a couple of weeks ago, was a success. The venue was perfect (thanks Sander!), there were enough visitors and it was profitable! It was fairly quiet in the beginning but more people arrived and at one point there was even a queue for the cash register! Thanks to all who came along, and sorry if I didn’t get a chance to talk to you properly.

The New Label Project

This is exciting! I’ve been invited to participate in a new (real world) shop that is opening in Amsterdam. The shop is called The New Label Project (TNLP). They have come up with a simple but clever idea: each designer hires a “box” (a wooden cube), and is responsible for the contents and appearance of the box. There are different sizes available, but I am going to try the smallest size to see how it Read more…

Invitation to the Iced Moments Christmas Show

Christmas show

Finally getting around to posting the invitation for my upcoming Christmas show on Sunday November 27. Please come along if you are in the area. A bit early for Christmas but just in time for Sinterklaas (St Nicholas) on December 5. If you can’t make it to the show then cruise along to my Etsy shop where I am having a 15% sale that weekend. Please use the coupon code XMAS15 in my Etsy shop Read more…

Greening: Etsy treasury

Etsy Front Page!

One of my lampwork lapel pins has been included in a beautiful treasury called Greening, curated by critch226. I just discovered that this treasury was featured on Etsy’s Front Page about an hour ago (Etsy chooses a different treasury every hour to display on the Etsy home page). I think it’s the first time that I made it to the front page! PS: Sorry if you feel like this is old news. I lost a Read more…

New stud earrings

I had the good fortune to attend a workshop by Kristina Logan (aka The Dot Queen) a couple of weekends ago. I’ve been in a bit of design rut for a while, so I’m pleased to say that I came back from the workshop feeling inspired to try some new things. Here are a few examples of some new stud earrings that I’ve been working on. The blue ones have different coloured centre dots, which Read more…

Another Bright Day

Another wave of Treasuries

Again, after weeks of nothing, I’ve been included in several treasuries, some more attractive than others. I think the treasuries that I like the most have an interesting theme and colour harmony. I’ve selected what I think are the nicest ones to show you. This is the first one, “Another Bright Day”, curated by Sharkyswaters, which includes a set of my aquamarine lampwork headpins. I love the colours in this treasury! Number 2 is a Read more…

Zentangle 4

Strangely addictive

Okay, I feel a little weird about this, but I have discovered a new addiction, called Zentangle. When you look at it you think, “Ha, just a fancy name for doodling.” Which it sortof is, but a term that I like is “structured doodling”. To me the difference is that doodling is something that you do while your mind is occupied by something else, a telephone call, a lecture, etc. But Zentangle is doodling with Read more…

100 smiles:close-up

100 smiles

I recently completed a custom order for 100 red Smiley lapel pins. They will be making their way to high school students in Providence, Rhode Island, in America. They are gifts from a group of Dutch teachers and educators going on a working visit. I’m thrilled and honoured to have been asked to make them. I still love making Smileys. They are apparently simple, but I have made enough ugly Smileys to know that sometimes Read more…

Last year's crop of ducklings

Duck!

For the third year in a row we have a mother duck sitting on her nest in a plant box on our roof terrace. It seems to me to be a strange place to breed ducks as it is 5 stories high. Each time the ducklings hatch they are in danger of falling off the roof. But as I say this is the third year that she has come back. She probably thinks that it Read more…