Monday, 3 May 2010

Our creative space: armcandii

To be honest we have tidied it up a bit! Mostly we work at the lovely wooden desk in front of the dining room window, which is bathed in sun on a good day and has a view of the garden. As Su [Quercus Silver] commented: a workspace is very personal. Ours may be small but as any creative knows, once inspiration takes hold, any space will do!

This is where we make our jewellery and finish off felted candii. Having everything you need around you makes it easier to put a piece together. We have a veritable stash of vintage and retro jewellery, beads, buttons, wire, findings and merino wool [for felting] in boxes and tins that share the space but your eyes are not ready for such an assault!! Our work is usually inspired by the piece of vintage jewellery we are recycling; sometimes we sketch the design possibilities but often we just put the piece down and play around with beads and other pieces to see what works together.

The dining room doubles as our 'studio' and 'office' so when one of us is at the desk working, the other is either at the dining room table wet felting or on the computer keeping up with the digital side.

[snowbird: from sketch to completed neckcandii]

[vintage bird brooch with hand wired tail feathers of recycled glass beads and  freshwater pearls on vintage diamante chain necklace and string of recycled glass beads]

You can find felted candii - candiicorsages and candiicollars - in our Etsy shop and armcandii jewellery will be added soon...


  1. Loved seeing where you make your beautiful creations. You have good light which of course, is an absolute must.

  2. I love that big table, the light... I have invaded our family dining table (:-/ Not good really! Love your space and the creativity that radiates from it!

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