Given the time of year, I felt it was the perfect time to share the story of my harvest moon collection. The fields around the workshop are full of life – often working longer hours than me – and it's always a lovely reminder of my childhood spent on the farm.
Harvest time is one of my favourite times of year with everyone busy in the fields getting the harvest in before the weather breaks. The change in the air and the smell of the harvested fields floods back memories of helping out on the farm.
My inspiration for this collection comes from the beautiful light which is cast across the fields of ripe barley during this time of year and the Harvest moon which has a beautiful golden glow.
This is what I have tried to capture in the harvest moon collection, incorporating a citrine into the design to reflect the colour of the moon and the deep golden glow cast across the ripe fields.
I particularly love the pendant for this collection which my daughter models beautifully.
Last weekend I managed to drag her away from Tiktok for an hour to get some fantastic photos modelling the collection in the barley field next door to the workshop.
The light was just perfect and I wanted to capture the photos before the farmer started to combine the field.
Our Peedie new tractor
We - that would be my husband and I - recently bought ourselves a peedie grey Massey Ferguson Tractor, it brings back a lot of Happy memories for both of us growing up on a farm.
Although bought as a bit of nostalgia, it is still put to work towing my husband’s boat home after a season of creel fishing. It is a bit of a project with a few things needing restored but I am looking forward to having it on show one day soon.
We both grew up on farms but took very different paths. I trained in the jewellery trade while my husband went to sea and still fishes for crab and lobster during the summer months, then makes creels and lobster pots during the winter months.
It’s something I will always feel grateful for, working so closely with my family and certainly after the last 18 months.