Hello 2015!

I’m appalled at my lack of blogging lately, and will endeavour to bring you more regular updates of the world of Emma Dickie Design this year!

2014-12-12 20.10.27I am still going through a gradual redesign of my shop – streamlining my products and clearing out some of my older designs in order to make way for new goodies.  (You can have a peek at my clearance items right here…)

At the end of last year I created my first ever Fair Isle hat and this will be listed in my shop shortly.  It wasn’t nearly as difficult as I thought it would be and so thrilling to see the pattern begin to come to life as I knitted each round.  If you’ve been intimidated by Fair Isle knitting in the past I urge you to give it a try and see for yourself just how easy it is!

I’m also still experimenting with metalwork – I got a new drill and hammer for Christmas so expect to see some new metalwork jewellery soon (although I have kept the first pair of earrings for myself)!

2015-01-10 15.46.53As Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, I’ve been making a lot of Cross Stitch Heart Earrings, and was delighted when a pair of them was featured in the latest issue of Sew Magazine!

So, that’s the latest news from me… but I’m hoping to be back again soon with another update!

Something New

As you may know, I’m currently reworking my shop and moving in a new direction which will focus on hand crafted metalwork jewellery.il_fullxfull.620804100_doui

This weekend I decided to take a break from working on the house and devoted my Saturday to making jewellery.  The hours just flew by and although I had hoped to get more done I am really pleased with what I’ve accomplished!

These Cross Stitch Earrings are made using sterling silver sheet which is hammered for texture and drilled to create holes for cross stitching.

il_fullxfull.620918343_tnd1I love the simplicity of the design and I’ve already ordered more sheet silver to create variations of these earrings.

I’m not planning to completely stop making beaded jewellery, however I love the feeling of satisfaction that comes with creating something completely from scratch – right down to the ear wires.

Keep your eyes peeled for more metalwork jewellery coming soon!