Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Here there and everywhere

I have been neglecting this blog mainly due to having been away travelling to Norway and spending time updating that blog!

I have decided to experiment with resin but it is early days - my first makes are a bit messy - mainly due to the following:
1. I am impatient - this is not a good thing when making anything with resin which seems to take ages to dry (it does)
2. I am messy (not clearing the table before making anything with resin was a wee mistake!)
3. With resin less is more!!! Overfilling bezels makes a mess!!!

In the meantime I have been working on a necklace using a Menagerie Studios Focal of Paris -
And another using a gorgeous Bo Hulley focal 
At the moment Xmas orders are coming in - mainly for bag charms- but I am holding a market night next week to showcase all jewellery in stock.

Anyway here are some pics of my resin makes!!

 Market night!!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013


Autumn is definately on its way - it's getting colder and darker.....So I have to get making as soon as I get in from work or it gets too dark to make anything. I have managed to strain my eyes over the past 2 years making jewellery!! 

Anyway these are my last few creations. I am still working on my resin projects but it will be a while before I unveil those!!!

These feature work by my favourite designers - Bo Hulley (based in the UK) and JLynnJewels (in the USA)

Both the wings and key necklaces are sold - my mother is after the peacock one but I rather like that for myself!!!!!!

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Autumn Design Challenge Reveal

Well mild panic set in as I realised that my pictures are on my phone and if I use my phone I can't add links so I have borrowed my daughter's laptop!!! Lets hope it all works!!!
I hope my designs showcase both Lesley and Caroline's beautiful beads and bronze elements....
I decided that I would only allow myself to use what I had in my stash so here we go....(apologies for the picture quality...everything matches in real life ...)
To see what everyone else has made, here are the links

    Blog hop day tomorrow!!

    Blog hop day tomorrow!! Quite excited and also a bit nervous as I am by no means an expert on how to link things etc... Hopefully it will be fine!!! 

    I am also hoping I have done some justice to the beautiful beads and focals... Pop by tomorrow to see what I made with them...

    Friday, 27 September 2013

    Few recent creations....

    Blog hop next week

    Ok slight panic stations as I need to get on and make some pretty things with the beads and focals I received last month.... Eeeeeek 
    How gorgeous are they?????? Bloghop takes place next Wednesday so don't miss out to see what I come up with....At the moment I have some chain and some peanut beads and some chiffon set aside.....

    Sunday, 22 September 2013

    Go away autumn....

    Everyone seems to be taking great delight on the fact autumn has arrived in the northern hemisphere .... For me it signals the beginning of 6 months of cold and darkness. While I can appreciate those cold crisp blue skied days we have in the UK I don't like the dark.i feel claustrophobic and hemmed in by it and I long for sunshine and warmth...good job we will be emigrating in a few years to
    The Southern Hemisphere where I grew up! So on a brighter note here is
    my latest make!!
    Using dyed sari cloth, peanut beads and a beautiful Bo Hulley focal it will brighten up my day in the coming months (though yesterday was rather a lovely warm day in the UK!)