Solid gold star necklace

My lovely friend turned 40 this month and I wanted to make her something a little bit special to mark the occasion. For many years, she wore a simple, delicate gold chain with a tiny emerald strung on it pretty much every time I saw her, but it had recently broken.

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New Website (yes, again!)

If you've known me for some time, you are probably well versed in my web design woes.  I started back in 2010 with the platform, Moonfruit (is that even still a thing..?)  It was a silly program and the site looked pretty but lacked e-commerce ability and looked TERRIBLE on mobile phones! 

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A Sad and Belated Hello to 2019

Greetings lovely readers and a belated welcome to a brand new year. I hope your 2019 is going better than mine.

At the beginning of January, traditionally I take a reflective look back at the year. At my successes and failures, the things I have learned and my plans for the future. Whilst procrastinating filling in my tax return, obvs.

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Merry Christmas!

And we’re done, phew! Last orders posted out, Christmas presents purchased and fairy lights up.

The boy is out on yet another work Christmas do this evening, so I have poured myself a prosecco and will be chilling out with the cats in front of a Christmas movie. Or Die Hard. Which may or may not be a Christmas movie depending on which side you take in the annual Twitter argument about this.

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Christmas Markets 2018

I have been ridiculously busy during the last half of this year, with wonderful things like holidays and weddings, but also with rather more mundane (yet frustratingly time consuming!) house renovation stuff. Consequently, I have scaled back my Christmas jewellery events and am only doing two markets this Christmas.

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Custom Roller Derby Necklace

I’ve been doing a lot of custom silver roller derby skate numbers in the run up to Christmas, but haven’t had time to take any pictures! This one was for a birthday, so it’s fine for me to share now.

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Christmas Delivery 2018

Yes, it’s that time of year again (I can’t believe it’s come around so quickly!)

As I hand make each piece of jewellery just for you when you order, I need to allow enough time to complete your piece and have it winging its way to you before the Royal Mail deadlines.

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Silver Sewing Charm Necklace

I was recently asked by the boy’s lovely mum to make a special necklace for her sister’s 60th birthday. As the birthday girl is an amazingly talented creator of interior furnishings, the design brief was a trio of sewing charms in sterling silver - a thimble, a cotton reel and scissors.

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Gemstone Bullet Jewellery

You may remember that earlier this year I found an old stash of bullet gemstones from my post-uni days.  Well, I've finally made some jewellery with them. I had another go at some wax turning (so fun, so messy!) to make some little settings of different sizes to house the bullet gems.

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Handmade in Britain Online

I mentioned in a previous blog post that something exciting was appearing over the horizon.  Well, here it is!  I am very pleased to say that I have been selected, along with over 120 talented designer-makers, for Handmade in Britain’s new online marketplace, Handmade in Britain Online.

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A Trip to Iceland

When the boy asked me what I wanted for my 40th birthday (40 - eek!) I really couldn’t think of anything I needed, so I thought it would be nice if we went away somewhere instead

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