Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Yummy Autumn Treat - Wood + Copper Electrical Wire Bracelet

Happy Autumn!

I'm so happy with this new lil' hunny that came to life on my bench yesterday. It happily reminds me of my Steampunk bracelet and has made me realize I need to rethink think my materials and run down this road long and hard to see where it will take me. Wish me luck.

All apologies for not blogging in so long. It has taken several months to move and settle back into life in the UK. It's soooo wonderful to be back in Madchester, rediscovering all the lovely gems this town has to offer. My new studio has been set up in my home again so it is also very nice not to have to work in a cold warehouse in Salford again! :)

Peace.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Jewelry From Found Objects - Stackpole Books






My book is coming out soon! It's about to hit the warehouse and all the artists featured in the book are about to get their complimentary copy. I cannot wait to hear what they think. The book is currently available for pre-order at a very nice discount so reserve your copy now

All constructive criticism welcome, don't be shy.

Peace.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Let's Skype Sunday Nov. 7th at 5pm EST

Steampunk Bracelet by Heather Skowood, Photo by Jonathan Keenan Photography


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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jewelry From Found Objects - Stackpole Books


Here it is, the cover of my upcoming book, "Jewelry From Found Objects" being published by Stackpole Books. It is due to hit bookstores and Amazon this spring. For those of you who are hearing about this for the 1st time the book focuses on the use of found objects, recycled and reclaimed materials in jewelry. The book includes jewelry made by me as well as artists from around the world who use unconventional materials to make their jewelry. It also includes some simple step-by-step instructions on the use of cold connections to create jewelry without a torch plus helpful tips on sourcing materials. Stay tuned for the book release date.

Peace.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Euro Wedding Jewellery

Earrings, oxidized sterling silver + fresh water pearl

Brooch and earrings, sterling silver and fresh water pearls
 
The two lovely brides in all their glory, congratulations again!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Euro Weddings

 Earrings + Brooch, sterling silver + fresh water pearls

Earrings, darkened sterling silver + fresh water pearls
            
These beauties have been created for two very close friends of mine in the UK who are getting married in September and October. It was a pleasure to make these pieces specifically for each of them who will prove to be gorgeous brides. I'm gonna be a blubbering mess for sure...my babies are getting married. hee hee.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Family Jewels

Envy Necklace from the Monochrome Memories Series, antique drawer pull, ribbon, spray paint

FLOWER VINE NECKLACE, Re-purposed sterling silver chains, glass beads, + sterling silver flowers from a previous project

GLAMPUNK EARRINGS, Re-purposed safety pins + faux pearls





                                       
To show some appreciation for some loving in-laws I have in the UK who always treat us soooooo well when we visit,  I made some one-of-a-kind jewellery for some lively ladies who I know are serious magpies. All the pieces here are made from re purposed materials collected in my studio. I stopped purchasing new materials to make jewelry challenging myself to use up as much materials I have as I can.

Envy Necklace is from a series I am working on called Monochrome Memories. Two other necklaces from this series are featured in my upcoming book called, Jewelry From Found Objects to be released by Stackpole Books in Spring 2011. I will announce the date officially once Stackpole Books soon. Stay Tuned and spread the word.

Flower Vine Necklace is made from odd lengths of chain I had in my studio that were left over from previous projects. the decorative beads were made by Liliana Bead + the sterling silver flower ends were going to be earrings but they were a little too big in the end.

GLAMPUNK Earrings are made from re-purposed safety pins that once decorated and held together a tee shirt, the faux pearls are from a garage sale necklace + sterling silver ear wires.

I'm really looking forward to handing these over to my gurls and see their smiling faces. Who said jewelry was all about status?

Peace.