jewellery

Sam Newnham

Sam: cactus queen

In case you hadn’t noticed, that easy-care plant from your childhood and grandparents’ conservatory has become this season’s hot (house) accessory. From yer actual plants to cactus fairy lights – hell, even a cactus emoji, this unassuming plant is everywhere.

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Kieron Cooney

Kieron: alternative rock piper

The Isle of Wight has many local celebrities and Kieron Cooney certainly counts among them. He is a popular GP, he also co-runs a successful medical aesthetics clinic in Ryde, plus he is an internationally-known rock musician.

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Silver initial stamp ring

Silver Ring Workshop

Years ago, I trained as an industrial designer. As part of my college course I got to use all sorts of workshop tools: pillar drills, lathes (metal and wood), circular saws, plus welding and soldering equipment.

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The clothes rail starts to fill up

Making a Swish

There’s a joke that’s made on the Isle of Wight every March, when the clocks change, which is: “Don’t forget to put your clock forward – to 1952”.

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