Wednesday, 15 July 2009


Yep 5000, well actually more than 5000 now.
That is the number of visitors I have had to my website since I started it.
To celebrate all you lovely visitors I am offering 20% off all my jewellery until Tues 22nd July at midnight.
That's 20% off everything
If you want to buy anything, please just email me and I will alter the price accordingly.
My website can be found here and my Folksy shop here .
Go hit the shops!

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Venturing into silver

Over the past few months, I have been venturing into the world of making silver jewellery. I have only done a few hours of lessons here and there, but have really enjoyed myself and can't wait to start making more on my own. My tutor has been the very talent Janet Richardson.

I have posted previously some of my silver makes but here is one of my latest.

This pendant is actually a commision, a lovely lady saw the one I had made myself and was wearing and asked me to make one for her - what a confidence boost. Hopefully I will be making more silver items soon - I just need to pluck up a bit of confidence. Oh and buy some solder and pickle and ..........

So, if Widget is 32 inches tall

Spotty and Twiglet have worked out that that makes their sunflower.......

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Widget's Measured have you???

Well, here are our sunflowers, growing well and flowering.......
However, here are the other two plants - planted at the same time but when I transplanted them they ended up with the raspberry canes rather than near the conservatory.....what a difference.
I am beginning to think that it be slow but steady that wins this race, who knows.
If you are in the competition, I sent an email last week about measuring but in case you didn't get it......please measure to the highest point of the flower - petals and all from the soil once your sunflower is in full flower. I will close the competition when we have all the measurements in.
A few measurements from some other growers - abizar is 1m 63 and sonny is 2m 17.....and some have just given up the ghost.
Widget has been measuring as well.........I think this is the case of the attack of the 50ft bunny or in this case as the bunny maker says "No one knows that you are really a 32" bunny, Widget, which makes that sunflower - oooo, about 72". Not that he is cheating again or anything!
Widget really, it is the taking part that counts and it is all for charity. You are really rather competative. If you want to see what else Widget gets up to check out his blog...yes the bunny has his own blog!
Talking of charity - a huge thank you to all who have taken part as we have raised nearly £80 for Macmillan Cancer. Thank you all.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Wiggle it....just a little bit

I seemed to off managed to disappear off the blogging radar for....wait for it....a month. Where on earth did June go to???
To make up for my vanishing act take a look at these lovelies - I've named them Wiggle It. Beautiful lampwork wiggle beads by Laura Sparling featuring a deep teal encased in ice blue. Simple stunning.
I continued the wiggly theme with some wiggly silver tube beads. I simply love how the necklace and earrings have turned out. I am tempted to keep them for myself, but I have already kept one set for me this month and a I mustn't be too greedy.
I hope to get them up on the website later this evening, so if they take your fancy take a look here.
Hopefully it won't be as long before my next blog post, fingers crossed.