Betonymay’s Blog

Retail therapy
February 9, 2010, 4:21 pm
Filed under: illustration, pattern making, rubber stamp

Inspired by a sunny walk around Covent Garden.

All images © Betony May.


Now on sale at Lik + Neon.
November 23, 2009, 11:48 pm
Filed under: illustration, Products, rubber stamp

A range of my illustrated jewellery are now stocked at Lik + Neon, just off brick lane. Each item is hand drawn and/or stamped, snap up a wearable piece of art, for yourself or someone you really really like! : )

All images © Betony May 2009.

Making new jewellery.
October 23, 2009, 4:00 pm
Filed under: design, Products, rubber stamp

Here are some snaps of my latest order of illustrated jewellery being made….






All these, and more will be available at LIK + NEON soon.

All images © Betony May 2009.

New jewellery.
August 24, 2009, 3:58 pm
Filed under: design, events, illustration, Products, rubber stamp

At the moment I’m working on some new designs for my accessory collection, including a ‘Dark was the Night’ silhouette collection. I did a stall at the Hackney Wick flea market to test them out, but will be approaching shops soon. You can buy some of my original collection from the ICA, London.


All images © Betony May 2009.

Top and Tail
August 24, 2009, 3:25 pm
Filed under: events, illustration, pattern making, rubber stamp

Earlier this month me and some pals curated a show at the Top and Tail Gallery, as part of the Hackney Wicked arts festival. Please see the Top and Tail blog.

Here some pics of my piece, where I applied my colorful repeat printing technique to a 3d format. The piece explores how alcohol may of affected a lovers’ relationship in Victorian London.


All images © Betony May 2009.

♪ Electricity comes from other planets! ♬
July 8, 2009, 7:07 pm
Filed under: illustration, pattern making, rubber stamp

I’ve just finished a fab commission for New Scientist Magazine, set to hit the shelves next week! The article was all about galaxy formations, and not only is it a thoroughly interesting read, but it will have some pretty illustrations to go with it too! For now here is a sneak peek at one of the galaxies I drew to make up the illustration.


May 14, 2009, 2:02 pm
Filed under: rubber stamp, Uncategorized


This is part of my hand carved rubber stamp collection… I made these little shelves for them, they’re not ideal but I thought I’d post as it gives you a better ides as to how I make my illustrations.