About Me

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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.

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!