Tuesday, February 26, 2019


A couple of weeks ago I was meeting my sister in town and had an hour or so to spare, so I dropped into our city museum for a coffee. They had an exhibition on entitled Museum of the Moon. There was a replica of the moon hanging from the high, domed ceiling which could be viewed from three levels - this was the central one. The exhibits included a scaled down Apollo rocket, a spacesuit circa 1968 and lots of artefacts detailing the significance of the moon to ancient civilisations. I was so fired up by all this I have been instagramming it like mad. I felt a tribute in jewellery was warranted!

I had several copper pieces by Helen Backhouse at home with the same sort of surface pattern - some from a wormcast rock I brought her from Greece last year, and some  from a piece of rose quartz she used as a mould.  In the end, I made a necklace, bracelet and earrings - and here are the earrings. 

With the textured copper pieces I have used glorious, galaxy-like lampwork bicones by Angelika Schott and wrapped them with copper wire and little satellite swarowski crystals.

Here's the view from below - while I was having a latte and a toasted teacake for breakfast! Life doesn't get much better. If you are in the UK, this exhibition is touring the country so do try and catch it if you can. You won't be sorry.  

Hope the weather is being kind to you - its unseasonably warm here and the plants are shooting up fast. See you in two weeks.
Lindsay x 


  1. Such an interesting post and your earrings are exquisite! I love the different textures and stunning colors. These components were made for each other.

    1. Thanks so much Mary. An unforgettable exhibition.

  2. Whoa! That is impressive! I would love to see such an exhibit. I love the translation of the craggy texture of the moon to the beautiful earring components to the heavenly twinkle that you gave them that is all yours. Lovely! Enjoy the day! Erin

  3. Love your post. If only I lived nearby I could visit the exhibit. Love love love the earrings!!

  4. They’re celestial 💖💖💖

  5. Wow, wow!! The earrings are dreamy and so is that museum!! I hope I can visit someday <3