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I am a textile and jewellery designer/maker based just outside London. Illustration, embroidery, nature, seasons, colour and embellishment are key focuses within my work. I use a wide range of materials including shells, sea glass, thread, fibres, fabric, photographs and small beads. I combine techniques such as stitch, embellishment, drilling and photography. If you have any special requests, please contact me for more information, or visit my website: www.bysally.co.uk.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Feeling the Leaf Love

Once I've moved and things have settled down...I feel I might do an offer on my Autumn Leaf Collection as it really has been popular this year! My leaf brooch has been featured on page 37 of September's issue of Let's Knit magazine. And my cuff has been featured in October's issue of Handmade Living on page 8. Let me know if you spot it!

Finally made it!: Shades of Autumn #Handmade #Folksy

The old leaf cuff has made it into another blog! Happy days :)

Finally made it!: Shades of Autumn #Handmade #Folksy: Couldn`t decide what to do for today and then I spotted a few Autumn colours and decided to go with that and see what else I could find. As ...

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Ritzy Swish: Folksy Friday!

Had my embroidered Autumn Leaf cuff featured in this Folksy blog yesterday. There's a lot of love for my autumn leaves at the moment...I feel an offer coming on! Watch this space :)
Ritzy Swish: Folksy Friday!: Tiger's Eye Rivers Bag by Ritzy Swish http://www.folksy.com/items/1945473-Tiger-s-Eye-Rivers-Bag?shop=yes

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Christmas Creative: Featured Artisan ~ By Sally

Today my Frosty Leaf Decorations have been featured on this Christmassy blog. It's not that far away after all and I'm already thinking about my Christmas stock... It's leaf central here at by sally!

Christmas Creative: Featured Artisan ~ By Sally: These frosted leaf decorations will look great displayed throughout the winter season, or indeed used at weddings as centre pieces etc. The...

Friday, 26 August 2011

Inspiral Silver: Folksy Friday :: Feeling Autumnal

Autumn is definitely on the way... but I'm not packing my flip flops away just yet! Had my Autumn leaf coasters featured on a Folksy Blog today from a fellow Sally :)

Inspiral Silver: Folksy Friday :: Feeling Autumnal: Today’s Folksy Friday is inspired by the yucky weather we currently have in my part of the world. It feels like Autumn, and so that’s my the...

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Brand new fibre brooches

I've been a busy bee the last few months, but they're all finally finished! I'm now fully stocked on Autumn, Sea, Tropical (with new flamingo charm), Turquoise fibre brooches, as well as BRAND NEW for SS11 - Secret Garden, Midnight and Vintage. 

They're made from a selection of Rowan and textured yarns, cashmerino wool, threads, silk, fine wire and fibres and then embellished with an assortment of sequins, tiny charms and beads, organza bows, mother of pearl buttons, freshwater pearls, rhinestones, vibrant fabric flowers, turquoise chips and Swarovski crystals. Each brooch is backed with corduroy in a matching colour.

Priced at only £16.50 each and available from www.bysally.co.uk.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Art at 88, Berkhamsted

I was contacted a while ago by Jenni Cator and Malcolm Gorrie, offering me the opportunity to exhibit in a new gallery opening in Berkhamsted in late Spring. Of course I said yes! It has just opened and has had a great response so far. I took a bag of goodies down there this week, which are being displayed in a beautiful glass topped table right next to the till (prime position!). The gallery looks so professional and very fresh. It's been done very tastefully and feels very approachable from the outside. There's a broad mix of different styles inside at affordable prices - I've already got my eye on a few things... I wish them both luck and success with the gallery, and am sure it's going to be a hit.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Dragonfly jewellery

Just made up a zillion pairs of Antique gold and turquoise dragonfly earrings, bracelets and necklaces. My hands ache!


Hmmm how to start... Wow this is all a bit complicated! I feel like I'm trying to read a foreign language. But by sally is moving with the times and embracing the wonders of where my shiny mac can take me and my work. I'm currently getting ready for the Handm@de fair, Winchester in July. Eeekk, not long now! Stocking up on those bestsellers and getting a lovely pile of bargain sale items together to make room for the exciting new products. The back room is getting a bit to full - I'm not sure how much more I can squish in!