Wednesday, 31 October 2007

A Bit More Amber

A friend had an idea to make her housemate a bracelet using the amber chips left over from the she came round, got a bit hyper and threw my beads around, whilst I was trying to make the bracelet. I made it....she was happy....and hyper.....and hungry! But she makes me laugh and is a damn good's the bracelet.

Tuesday, 30 October 2007


A friend asked me to make her mum a necklace with dark red, dark green and rusty coloured I did this! All glass beads, Swarovski crystals and crackle beads with silver plated spacer beads. Oh and it's really really long!


A friend and I saw a necklace in a local jewellery shop that was a little bit on the expensive side! It was amber nugets with silver spacers. I said I'd have a go at making her one to match a dress she has......and this is what happened. It's 42cm, has 4 different shades of natural amber chips, sterling silver round spacer beads and Swarovski crystal bicones in topaz, light topaz and crystal AB.

Saturday, 27 October 2007

Nothing's Ever Black and White

I was asked to make a friend's sister a bracelet using black, white and grey beads and this is what I came up with. It includes silver coloured metal rose beads and a heart focal, black and white cats eye beads, black faceted glass beads, white and grey silver foil beads, black and clear Swarovski crystals, clear hearts, white crackle and black cube beads. I love this bracelet and I think I might just be making myself one!

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Oh Dear!

I've been really bad! I haven't kept up to date with orders lately and feel really bad for everyone waiting on me to get beading. There's even a very special commision that should have been done a couple of weeks ago but thanks to the lovely postal strikes I didn't order a certain thing that I needed for it. Someone slap my hand.
But today i'm gonna catch up! I'm going to order everything I need and pop down to my local bead shop.....who recognise this a bad thing? Do I go there too often?! Then I'm going to settle down with some munchies and a huge cup of hot choc and get creative.
Watch this space for pics (but not the special one......that's not getting posted until it's recieved but it's new owner!).

Wednesday, 17 October 2007


I have just become a Self Representing Artist Jewellery Designer!
If you look to the right of the blog you can see my logo with member number and if you click it you'll be taken to the SRAJD website where you can find out all about it and what it means.

Exciting stuff!!

Saturday, 6 October 2007

Green Swirly Bracelet

This is a bracelet made using beading wire, silver foil lampwork beads with green swirly detail, green firepolish beads and green Swarovski bicones. This is the first piece of jewellery I've made in a long time that isn't a commision! It's actually for sale!

Friday, 5 October 2007


I had a request from a friend to make her mum a bracelet using rose quartz. This bracelet is strung on high quality wire, with round rose quartz beads, freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals all in various shades of pink.

Monday, 1 October 2007

The Card

Getting slightly addicted to paintshop pro............
I would print these out but asking my printer to print these onto perforated blank business card thingys sent it to printer heaven.....oooopsy.

To .com or not to .com?

I think I have too much time on my hands at the moment! I've created several spreadsheets with a costing template, stock levels, expenses and that very important profit column. I've also designed business cards to send out with my jewellery or to randomly leave here there and everywhere (I'll post a pic later).
Not only all of the above, I'm also toying with the idea of setting up a propper website.....not that the blog isn't enough, it's just the next logical step. But do I want to take that step now? Will I have time once uni and placement are in full swing to maintain it? Or will I need something to keep me sane when i'm burried in midwifery? And then, if I set it up, will it just be a website showing off my jewelery or will I actually sell it through the website? And if I sell it, that involves registering as a sole trader/business with the lovely tax people and doing the fantastic tax returns.......again, do I have the time?
I think I'll toy a while longer......and eat some chocolate.