A lovely Sunday pootling about the Norfolk Broads on my brother’s boat has left my jewellery making brain buzzing with ideas. Relaxing on a heap of cushions with a glass of bubbly watching lovely scenery slowly drift by was a lovely decadent way to spend the day – thanks bro! I took some great photos of windmills and the ruins of St Benets Abbey.
I’m left with fleeting impressions of jewel like kingfishers, dragonflies, and later on as we sailed back into the sunset, tiny silvery fish plopping out of the water. I need to make something inspired by all these things so I have selected this piece of handmade dichroic glass. This will be a bead embroidered piece.
As well as having the textures of rippling water it has the iridescent colours of a kingfishers plumage. I will also include some abalone shell in lustred silver and blue shades to symbolise the tiny leaping fish. Next step is to sketch out a design.