The Mermaids Purse

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Inspired by the egg cases that are commonly washed up on our shores, Erica created the ‘Mermaids Purse’. This piece features a beautiful Mermaid, hand-crafted in 22 carat gold with¬†additional gold grains to shape the bodice and add texture to the fins. the Mermaid is then mounted on a purse of¬†oxidised silver that has Cornish… Read more »

Diary from The Tinners Coast – 25th April 2012

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A walk along the coast path towards Botallack (after the gale force winds have dropped). I come across a lizard basking in the sun on a Coast Path sign – I hope no one saw me creeping-up on hands and knees to get this picture – typically I only had a normal lens on my camera

Diary from The Tinners Coast – 24th April 2012

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head off to Truro to spend some more time in the Royal Cornwall Museum. I revisit the minerals and mining section to look more closely at certain things, and spend time in the art galleries. I am drawn to the Arts and Crafts Newlyn copper work – the Arts and Crafts designs are great examples of that era – and the craftsmanship is superb.

Diary from The Tinners Coast – 21st April 2012

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The area is one of huge contrasts. Dark mines that haven’t seen natural light and the big skies and sea scapes above. Exposed granite cliffs – windswept and rugged, drop down into lush, sheltered valleys where sounds change with each drop in depth, bird song fills the air and chattering streams run to the sea.