Ok, the injury first. I dropped my window to the world, my most precious object, my, er, repository of stuff, my, um, well my laptop. My laptop!
Both the hinges sheared through but miraculously the rest of the thing was unharmed. Unfortunately it’s been in hospital (in bits under a wonderfully technical student’s desk) waiting for hinges to arrive from Hong Kong. This of course means that all my photo’s and pre-written posts are not to hand.
To make matters worse, when I tried to take more photo’s today I couldn’t find the charger for the camera so that’s dead too until a replacement arrives.
I feel lost without it – my uncle has lent me a netbook because I was getting severe withdrawal symptoms so at least I can access the world again, (although using it feels like someone rearranged all the furniture in my house while I was out!)
In the meantime, I’m going to show you some wonderful jewellery made by my talented friend Ellie Crosby.
Inspired by 1940's and 50's fabric prints, she makes unique contemporary jewellery using fused glass and silver. aren’t they lovely and delicate?
Even though they are inspired by vintage fabrics, they are very contemporary and her work ranges from pieces you could wear everyday to showstopping creations for those special events.
I might even have shown you these before, but you know what? They deserve another look!
If you’d like to see more of Ellie’s work, you can pop over to her Facebook page and say hi. If you’re in York on the 13th, 14th, 20th or 21st of April, you could even come and say hello in person!
What do you think of that?
We’ll be doing York Open Studios from my little workshop on those weekends and we’d love the company!
We might even have cake!