Sunday, 31 January 2010

I have to show you this...

I know that you have all seen these pieces before but I'm showing off the Photography more than the jewellery. It's the hardest part for me and every now and again I see my photos getting better and it makes me very happy.

A work in progress

It's amazing how much time running your own business takes up. I made a long to do list today and I've not got through half of it. I've compiled a data base of all bookings for next weeks fair, taken photographs of my new pieces (as we finally had some sun) updated Etsy, updated my website, updated my facebook page, visit the craft fair venue and updated my blog. This is the last thing that is going to do today. I haven't made any jewellery which is annoying. I really want to finish the piece below.

It's a little wasp like, made using black obsidian and crystals with yellow fresh water pearls but I like it.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Economy's gift

How cool is it that the recession officially ended in the UK today? What's even better is that today is my birthday. What a nice present to receive!

I'm 28 today and I think I'm going to enjoy it. Firstly I don't like odd numbers, I always look forward to my next even number. Not sure that will be the case when I'm 29 though!

Secondly 2010 is officially my year! I have a good feeling about it. I received an order of silver wire today. I have lots of beautiful gems pearls and crystals but no wire so I haven't been able to make! then once I have made lots of lovely new pieces I can photograph them and add them to Etsy and Coriandr. I've never really given my shops the TLC they deserve. I've never spent enough time doing online marketing but now i have this beautiful Laptop I can.

Thirdly, my first Craft fair is less than two weeks away and I am so excited about that. Organising it hasn't been as easy as I hoped. Last week we had to change the venue as the local council were being very obstructive. I had to practically beg the market department to give us permission to hold the thing and then when they finally relented the charge for a license to hold it was so extortionate that we would have made a large loss. Our stall fees are low because I want to provide sellers with a great venue that wont break the bank. I was paying £50+ per stall before Christmas and making a loss. I'm happier with the new venue at It's a lovely hotel, I got married there!

Well I have a half made amethyst and pearl bracelet that isn't going to finish it's self so I best be off.

If you are a seller and interested in holding a stall please email me at

Sunday, 24 January 2010

New laptop

I am happy to report that I am typing this post on my new laptop. James and our families have very kindly bought me an acer aspire called Alexis for my birthday.

I'm having a little trouble with the A key. It wasn't working properly but I've restarted it and it all seems okay now, fingers crossed! I've become quite attached to Alexis and I don't want to have to take her back to the shop.

So now I don't have to sit on a barstool hunched over PC in the spare room. Na, the A didn't work then. Ah sorry Alexis, you're going back!


Took her back and swapped her. Alexis mark 2 is good to go!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010


More Newbies - Opulence

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Aprilis 2010 new collection - Decadence

Here we are, now this is just a taster of my 2010 collection. There will be three collections

Opulence, Elegance and Decadence.

Here's a teeny taster of Decadence

Pieces within the decadence collection are made using handmade lamp work beads, Swarovski crystals, fresh water pearls and sterling silver.

The Lampwork beads are made By Nial at Flame Jewellery Nial makes the beads and his lovely wife Sarah turns them into gorgeous Silver Jewellery.

Hope you like..

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