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Making waves

Making waves

There's a new pattern on the block. Japanese inspired, it came about when I was doing my usual doodling of repeating patterns. I use it for both the paper element and an etched silver element and each of those took a long time to finesse. Read on to find out how I designed it. 

Covid-19 statement

On our initial lockdown here in the UK, I closed my website and my Etsy shop. I have now decided to keep them open, but only send items within the UK. Most of my pieces are small enough to be posted directly via a postbox so I don’t have to wait in Post Office queues. 

Recycled coffee cup earrings

Recycled coffee cup earrings
How many paper coffee cups do you think are used in the UK everyday? Read on to find out.

My stockist in Cambridge

My stockist in Cambridge
 I've been with Cambridge Contemporary Crafts in Cambridge for a few years now. They sell a full range of my earrings, brooches, necklaces and cuff links. Read on to find out more about them. 

My stockist in Norfolk

My stockist in Norfolk
Currently my only stockist in Norfolk, the aptly named The Gallery Norfolk (in Cromer), has been going for 8 years now.  Read on to find out more.

My longest supporting stockist

My longest supporting stockist
VK Gallery in St Ives, Cambridgeshire is my longest serving gallery, and has just celebrated its firth birthday. Read on to find out more about them and see my work on display there. 

How eco friendly is the paper I use in my jewellery?

How eco friendly is the paper I use in my jewellery?
My jewellery is made from paper, silver and resin. I've pledged to look at all of those elements in turn to see if I can do anything to make them more eco friendly. This week I'm looking at the environmental impact of the paper element.

How eco friendly is Dittany Rose jewellery? Part 1

How eco friendly is Dittany Rose jewellery? Part 1
My jewellery is made from paper, silver and resin. I've decided to try to find out how eco friendly those elements are and where I can make improvements. 

Understanding the history of paper and how it's made

Understanding the history of paper and how it's made

I make paper jewellery. Take a look here to see some. It's a material I love working with but I find it hard to express why. Also for someone who works with paper I was really quite ignorant about how it is made. So, I'm on a journey to understand more.

Over the coming weeks I aim to publish a few blogs around the subject of paper, and so I'm starting with a broad overview of the history.

Where can you buy my work online?

Where can you buy my work online?
I have two new online stockists in the UK, one of whom also has a physical shop in Lancaster.

Clare Rose

Clare Rose
My mum died in May 2019. She was a printer. I don't know what to do with all her work.  I thought a good place to start, at least, would be to log them all

Review of 2018

Some people think I spend all my time making things. In an ideal world I would.  I know how much time I actually spend though, because I kept a record of how I used my time in 2018. Read on to find out.