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Fishink Cards and Boo ring Jewellery

March 6, 2017

Well hello there and welcome to another day in the life of Fishink.  The collaboration between Jeweller Heather Fox and myself, to create a Boo inspired ring (that’s my dog), has come to a wonderful conclusion. It started with my drawings of her to use as inspiration for Heather’s work.

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When I first saw just how tiny Heather was working, in order to cut out the silver shapes needed for the ring, I was amazed and all done by hand.. no lasers here ! I soon discovered that some of the shapes I had drawn, didn’t work so well when the dog was soo tiny. Her curled up paws, for instance, look more like roots of a tree !


I created another standing dog pose instead, but even then getting the ears right was another problem.


We got there. Eventually the pieces and the ring itself, started to take shape.


And here it is… Heather has made a wonderful job of interpreting my illustrations, and I’m delighted with the final piece. You can contact Heather here,  if you would like to commission her to make something for you.


I’ve also been keeping busy designing some new cards for the recent, Valentines Day and the up and coming Mother’s day.


I enjoyed doing some new creative work again, using nature as inspiration.


Also I’ve added some new characters to my small frames range, these were the original pencil drawings.


And some new animals.


Already the Manchester Bee and pig are proving themselves to be popular newcomers.


If you are interested in any of the cards (£3 plus p&p) or frames (£15 plus p&p) just let me know. More here in my online shop. All comments welcome.



6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 6, 2017 7:51 pm

    That ring is magnificent. What a wonderful collaboration.

  2. March 6, 2017 8:29 pm

    What beautiful designs as always Mr M and I love the Boo ring – its absolutely wonderful!! Keep up the great work! xxxx

    • March 7, 2017 6:33 pm

      Cheers Lizzie, Yes great to have Boo forever running around my fingers lol

  3. November 25, 2017 3:28 pm

    Stumbled upon your fabulous works from one of Helen’s links. The humor simplicity and joy of your work made me smile. Headed to your site now to shop. You have inspired me to look at my own sketchbooks thru different eyes. Cropping pasting & collaging of daily littles into more.
    Hogs n kisses from
    farmer sue of the art barn here in ga.
    Ps the ring is amazing

    • November 25, 2017 5:50 pm

      Thank you Sue for your warm comments and kind words, much appreciated. Always great to hear that my humour is apparent too and that the work may have inspired you to revisit your sketchbooks too. Hope all is well with life on the farm.

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