Speaking of artists whose work I immediately fall for... whilst at the Crafts Council last night for the launch of Boys Who Sew (more on that later) I wandered into the shop and spotted jewellery by Grainne Morton. Grainne (pronounced Gronya, Grahn-yuh or Graw-nyuh according to which website you consult - my knowledge of Gaelic pronunciation is pretty shoddy) produces beautiful, unusual jewellery with found objects and a bit of silversmithing magic. Anyone who knows me (and my handbag) will see why I'm drawn to this stuff - it's like what I try to make but a hundred times more skilful!
Look at her button charm bracelet - I ask ya! And the bracelet with all the different charms! It's lovely stuff, and not overpriced considering the work which goes into it. Still out of my price range though, sadly. Still, I'm 30 in December, so... Daaa-aaaad? See more of Grainne's fantastic work at the Velvet Da Vinci site.