Thursday, December 29, 2016

The End of Another Year.....

2016 has been one of those years, that if I had a time machine, I wouldn't rush back to visit it!  But seriously there's been good and bad things happen this year, hopefully I'm a little wiser at the end of it and ready to embrace the New Year and all the possibilities awaiting me.   I still need to become better organized and focused in all aspects of my life (blog more often!) and buy a pair of red latin dance shoes (love to dance) =)

Above is a picture of one of my latest creations.  First thing I'm going to do once the kids are back to school, is go through all my 24+ years worth of beads, I have a lot of beads, reorganize them and price them, ready for my jewellery making or selling as de-stash.  

What are your plans for the begining of the year? I'd love to know!

I will blog soon, but in the meantime feel free to visit my Etsy shop for a browse of what I've made so far by clicking here =)

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 16, 2016

It's almost Christmas!.....

And another year seems to of zoomed by!  Looking forward to the New Year as my youngest child will be starting nursery full time, which means no more 3 hours of school runs....Yes 3 hours!  So hopefully I will have more time to blog, be creative, take photo's and work on my business =)

The Christmas holiday is always a busy time of year.  I have a few gifts to make and lots of cooking to do and plan to dance as much as possible, so I don't have to watch how many mince pies I eat!  The smell of mulled wine is becoming quite common in my home and the Christmas tree is up with all it's lights twinkling =)

If you're still in need of some gifts, you can find my Christmas delivery dates in my Etsy shop announcement, click here

As you can see I've started making glass teardrop pendants.  I'm totally in love with being able to change the pendant on my own necklace to suit what I'm wearing and these match the earrings that I make.  The pendant is £6 and with a sterling silver chain £10-11.  I've had some happy customers already that have bought these as a gift or for themselves =)

Well until I next blog, thank you for visiting and I hope you have a lovely festive holiday!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Late Night Doodle.....

It's really has been years since I've picked up a pencil to draw, unless you count the gazillion spiders, octopuses and other items requested by my children.  I was doing some late night tidying in my bedroom and came across my old pencil case (I've had it since secondary school) and a small pad of paper and decided to use the first pencil I randomly picked out of the pencil case and doodle and this is the result =)  It's something I need to do more often, practice, get better at and enjoy.....

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Wedding Anniversary Gemstones...

I had only ever really been aware of a 40th Ruby and a Golden 50th wedding anniversary, until a gentleman purchased a Moss Agate necklace and earrings from me, as a gift for his wife on their 14th anniversary.  There were wedding anniversary gift lists in the diaries my mother had when I was a child, but I had never been aware that there was one with gemstones.

Personally I think it's a lovely idea, well I would wouldn't I, being a self confessed beadaholic and I love love love gemstones to put it mildly (it's a good thing I make jewellery).

So I've had a little look around on the internet in search of the list and it turns out there are Traditional and Alternative lists to choose from and that there are variations depending on the country the list is from.  So if you like this idea it's well worth having a look at one of these lists!

I'll have to do some more research as I couldn't find any lists that actually explained the meaning behind giving a certain stone on a certain year, but all gemstones have their own story.  They have been used since ancient times for healing and adornment and I'm planning on writing some blog posts on this in the future =) 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Happy International Women's Day!...

Happy International Women's Day!  In fact Happy New Year as well, hehe.  I realize that I haven't blogged since last year, I'm sorry, I promise to be good and blog regularly from now on!

So it's International Women's Day today and there are some amazingly talented crafty women on Etsy, so I've decided to create a treasury to share some of their work with you =)