Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Loveliness...

It's nearly Christmas but there's still time to do some online shopping so here are some lovely finds from the British Emporia Team and other talented Etsyians.   I went for a ethnic spice theme for the above treasury, I love the combination of cinnamon, cloves, star anise, nut meg, ginger and citrus. 

 And you can't have Christmas without including some Robins =)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

What does a Jewellery Maker Wear...

 Well I've swapped my petite earrings for these lovelies recently.  Since Autumn I've felt the need for lovely purples and reds in my wardrobe.  I made these earrings a few years ago and have found myself wearing them daily.  Their a nice weight, not too heavy and a good length, not getting caught up in my scarf.  As these are real rubies and there are quite few of them, I used lever back ear wires to make sure they stay put in my ears.  Wire wrapped with sterling silver wire, I added tiny orissa garnets and Swarovski crystals to complete these earrings.
 And here are my most worn bracelets at the moment.  One bracelet is simply made of faceted black onyx rondelle beads and sterling silver.  The second is made of a combination of rose quartz, red jade, amethyst, rhodonite, fluorite, a onyx butterfly, fair trade Karen Hill Tribe black silver beads and sterling silver wire.  I love the combination on the two bracelets and the combining colours, they help ward off the cold =)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Lampwork Beautiful...

Lots of lampwork bead eye candy for today's post!  I finally managed to take photos whilst there was some sunshine.  You might of read my earlier post on Autumn/ fall, it has a picture of a beautiful collection of leaves I photoed near my children's primary school.  Well here is the bracelet inspired by the colours of those leaves.  
This bracelet is also Autumnal inspired.
These earrings have warm cognac coloured lampwork beads.
I then moved onto these ivory creamy caramel smoky beige lampwork beads.  These were handcrafted by lampwork bead artisan Sue Doran and no two beads are alike.
 As you can see I've made these asymmetrical earrings from complementing beads which I think work beautifully together.

Thank you for stopping by =)

Thursday, December 11, 2014


 Well it's been something I've been working on, like my Etsy shop, so I thought I'd take some photo's to share =) Note to self need to buy sharper scissors to snip those little threads on the organza gift bags/pouches!
This is the free gift I added in the package, who doesn't like a prezzie =)
My matching sticker and business card.  You likey?  The designs are by moi =)
 And finally the box sealed with love & cute kawaii washi tape, ready to be posted.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Magnets....

These little cuties arrived on Saturday.  10 designs to grace the fridge and very handy for keeping those school letters, photo's and drawings in place!  I had fun drawing these designs and found little clear lidded tins made here in the UK to put them in as gift set, just need to work out how to add Pay Pal buttons to my blog now =)

Tis the season to be jolly...

It's December already and it's time to put the Christmas tree up and start decorating the house.  Maybe you enjoy this time of year differently, everyone has their own way to spend the festive season, so I'll wish you light, warmth and happiness =)

Here are some lovely Etsy picks I've selected for your viewing pleasure, so do have a look at these lovely shops!

I had a busy weekend, but it was lovely to take part in the Crouch End Barboot in Little Paris and to Ashmount Primary School Winter Fair, I even got to help with the decorating of Santa's Grotto =)

Enjoy =)