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Posts Tagged ‘Butterflies’

Butterflies, Swans, Stars and Tiaras: An interview with beaded jewellery designer Clara Francis

In this super inspiring interview jewellery designer Clara Francis talks about her career, motherhood and plans for the future. With loads of wonderful photos and illustrations too.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Clara Francis Necklace by Rebecca May Ilustration

Clara Francis Necklace by Rebecca May Illustration.

Clara Francis and I first spoke about doing an interview when she had just given birth to her youngest and I was pregnant with Snarfle... but somehow life as a new mum got in the way and it's only now, two years later, that I have finally been able to catch up with this super talented jewellery designer. Clara is self taught in the virtually lost art of beading, producing beautifully intricate but bold pieces that seem to take on a life of their own. Here she talks candidly about the swap from acting to making, how motherhood has changed her life, and her excitement about the production of a new bridal collection. She's a total inspiration.

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Teatum Jones: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Presentation Review

Teatum Jones presented 'To My Youth… How we Laughed in Darkness' - a collection inspired by the author Nabokov - at the Dorchester Hotel on Tuesday 19th February 2013. Including Vine videos of the presentation!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Teatum Jones A/W 2013 by Laura Hickman. Teatum Jones have been wowing the Amelia’s Magazine reviewers with their well thought out presentations for the past few seasons, but this was […]

Felder Felder: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

A grown-up collection with a hint of rock n' roll, the Felder sisters showed their S/S 2013 offerings at Somerset House on Friday 14 September with a special guest performance by Kate Nash…

Written by Matt Bramford

Felder Felder S/S 2013 by Claire Kearns So it’s bloody fashion week again! Comes around quickly, doesn’t it? Every six months, in fact. I hadn’t allowed myself to get too […]

London Art Fair 2012 Review: Part One

The London Art Fair is very much a mixed bag: loads of not very interesting art interspersed with some real gems... Read on to discover the best new talent and trends, from the likes of TAG Fine Arts, Danielle Arnaud, JaggedArt, Rebecca Hossak and Jealous Gallery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

London Art Fair 2012. Detail of Andrea Mastrovito‘s Gulliver’s Travels. You may remember from my previous blog that the launch of The Catlin Guide for the best graduate artists took […]

Rebecca J Coles

An interview with paper artist Rebecca J Coles

Rebecca J Coles creates vibrant paper assemblages, often featuring repeating butterfly silhouettes – here we speak with her about her influences, artistic processes, and what the New Year might hold in store.

Written by Caitlin Sinclair

All photos provided courtesy of Rebecca J Coles Where did you grow up, and are there aspects of your childhood which you see as being influential on your work? I […]