Carol Dove:

I retired at the beginning of 2010 and was first introduced to jewellery making because I needed to adapt my bought jewellery, changing butterfly earrings to hooks and changing clasps. While buying the findings I was tempted by a kit and that was that, addicted. 

 I started making new jewellery; with glass, plastic, ceramics, wood etc. bought locally and off the net.  I love working with the colours, shapes and textures.  In October 2011 I started using sterling silver, gold and semi precious gemstones.  The gems and precious metals I use are bought from specialist web sites,  particularly jewellerymaker.com, a  favourite site, as it was watching their TV channel that tempted me to have a go. I have  attended  local jewellery classes in basic techniques, multi-strand, wire-work and Kumihino.  I found them very informative and great fun. 

I started making greeting cards in 2013, after watching Create and Craft on TV.  I continue to attend classes in different techniques and find them all exhilarating. I particularly love working with stencils using paste, ink and paints. I sell my cards at local events and of course send them to family and friends. 

Susanne Wright:

I began making stained glass as a hobby years ago. I  attended some courses then decided to carry on at home. However, I didn't really do much for a while, then was encouraged by Carol in 2010 to begin again.

We both started out by giving our items as presents, then selling to friends and family. After it was suggested we try and sell to a wider audience; we decided to set up this joint venture. As you can see we used a combination of our surnames to form the name. We sell at local venues and various local events in Bristol, where we are based. You can also find us on face-book and many of the internet crafts forums.

 We are in the process of setting up our website for buying direct.  [2017]

                                             We enjoy our hobby's very much and hope you like our work. 

                                                                        Carol & Susanne