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Donna Byatt

Donna Byatt
Faking it....

Faking it....

Ahhhh the world of gems and semi precious stones... I have been buying semi precious stones and beads now for many years and there has always been a huge debate about the provenance of the stones that are available on the market today. It is also one of the main questions I am asked in the shop - are these real and where are they from! I would like to think that I am a bit of an expert in semi precious stones having worked with them now for over 20 years, that said I believe that even the best...

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Donna Byatt
In the beginning.....

In the beginning.....

I have been asked by so many people about how I came to be in Avebury I thought I would start a blog.... its a long story! Nearly 17 years ago... yes, I am getting on a bit, I was looking for some inspiration and happened to come across a bead shop. I went inside and started looking around. There was a lady sat at a table making a little necklace, as I wandered over I said 'oooo jewellery making, I have always wanted to do that' I couldn't believe the words came out of my mouth - what a...

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