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my partner’s sister lives that has tons of junk shops and antique shops, so when I was last down there I stocked up on silver spoons, buttons, sheet music, maps and old books etc. I can’t wait to go down and visit again!

Is there a material that you have yet to discover a use for?

I will try anything and I’ve got loads of ideas on the back burner – either with things that I can’t bear to throw away, or with stuff that has been donated. As everyone knows, I’m a bit of a modern day magpie and I collect lots of stuff. I have drawers full of things that have the potential to be turned into something Milomade.

A friend of mine gave me a box of electronic components and capacitors and stuff like that and I’ve made a few prototype bits and

pieces from these, but not taken them any further – loads of ideas for a future range of jewellery though.

I’ve been collecting knitting needles too in lots of different colours and these might end up as jewellery some day soon. I’ve also been collecting bones mostly from beaches in the Outer Hebrides – perfect, white and eroded by the sea and sand – there’s potential there, even if it’ll be just something personal for me.

Milomade is constantly developing as I just can’t stop collecting – or should I say that I can’t bear to throw anything away.

My favourite product of yours is the Silver Rings made from teaspoons, what is your favourite product and why?

It’s so hard to choose as I love making jewellery from teaspoons as I use the entire spoon and nothing goes to waste – the handle gets made into a ring and I make a pendant or brooch out of the other half. I love working with something that has so much history and while I’m heating and bending the metal I can’t help thinking that someone was stirring their cup of tea with this spoon at some point in history and possibly snacking on a cucumber sandwich at the same time.

I really enjoy making my vintage button pendants. I love finding large vintage buttons that have patterns carved into them, or ones that are brightly coloured. As I’m conscious that the silver used for these pendants is not recycled, I have gone through many modifications to the

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