Saturday, 31 October 2009

Charity Auction

Another talented jewellery designer friend of mine, Melanie Poxon of Kookie Designs has arranged a big collective auction for charity.
There are 11 auction lots on offer for you to bid on from a fantastic range of UK designers and makers featuring ready made jewellery to lampwork beads to make your own pieces. All lots are stunningly gorgeous - I have my eyes set on some of Izzy's earrings yum.

I have donated a gorgeous lampwork bracelet featuring beads by Laura Sparling which Mel has put in a lot (Number 1) with a pair of her scrummy earrings).
If you fancy placing a bid then please head over here to the auction and have a look at all the generously donated items on offer. All money raised from the auction will be split between two charities - Headway and Royal Free Kidney Patients Association.
All money raised from the auction will be split between two charities - Headway and Royal Free Kidney Patients Association.
The auction opened on Saturday October 24th at 10:00am GMT and there have been some really generous bids already. It closes on Monday November 2nd at 8:30pm GMT, so you still have time to bag yourself a gorgeous piece of unique jewellery or some scummy beads to add to your stash!

Friday, 30 October 2009

Less than 24hrs to go.....

Till we pick a winner for the fantastic Beady Pool giveaway. You can win either this gorgeous necklace in a colour of your choice.

Or the earrings from the same range with a matching bracelet or a pendant along the same theme.
So, I hear you say "what do I have to do to enter?"
Well, look at my website or folksy shop, decide which is your favourite item and leave a comment here or on on the Beady Pool fanpage on facebook.
You can get another entry by getting a friend to sign up as a fan of either this blog or the facebook page. Don't forget to let me know that they are your friend!
Finally, I realised I was ignoring my die hard followers both on here and facebook. Well, if you are a fan of either you can have an entry into another, yes that's another draw. This will be to win a matching bracelet and earrings set. All you have to do is what you are already doing just being here supporting Beady Pool.
Blimey I must still be recovering from my hols to be this generous.
Don't forget there are less than 24hrs to enter - what are you waiting for? Good luck.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Back from Boston

Obviously that is not our plane taking off from Logan airport but you get the idea. Anyway, we had a fab time in Boston and visited loads of places.
I will post some more photos soon, once the huge pile of laundry has been conquered and I have recovered from the time difference and the imminent arrival of both sets of family.
Meanwhile I would like to wish my hubby a happy wedding anniversary for today - 8yrs have flown by.
Don't forget there are still a few days to enter my fab giveaway - thank you for all the entries so far. I am loving your jewellery choices.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Winning and Giving away

A few weeks ago, I entered a competition on Scarlett Butterflies blog and won. Below is a pic of the scrummy magnets I won and I have to say they are the strongest magnets on my fridge and are currently keeping all my little mans pics very firmly attached.

Go and check out Maria's shop as well, it is full of gorgeous girly gifts.

Well that's the winning, what about the giving I hear you shout??
I have decided it is time for another Beady Pool giveaway......but I can't decide what to give away. Should it be a bracelet, necklace, pendant or a pair of earrings??? I really can't decide.

So, as I can't decide - you can, this is what is up for grabs.
Either a bracelet and a pair of earrings, a pendant or a necklace along the theme of this and this. I don't have a pendant or bracelet to show you but they will be along the same theme of "He loves me". When you win, I will give you a choice of colours to choose from and I will then make your item and send it out. What more could you ask for?
So, what do you have to do??
Take a look around my website and my folksy shop and let me know which item you like the best and leave a comment below or on facebook or email it to me.
For a second chance to enter get a friend to either follow this blog or become a fan on facebook - let me know that they are your friend and you get another entry. Each new follower or fan is another entry.
Closing date is Saturday 31st October at, what are you waiting for, get entering.

Friday, 9 October 2009

How cool are these.......

Now, I don't have a little girl so don't have a hair grip, hair band issue. You know the one where they go missing, where you can't find the matching pair etc. etc.
Well, I have just found a fab solution to this on Folksy. Aren't these just gorgeous?

There is a lovely long ribbon to attach all the clips to and behind the cupcake is room for the bands. To top this all off they are custom made with an initial of your choice. For little girls you can't ask more than that! Plus at £6 in my mind they are a good price, add a few grips/bobbles and what a fab pressie.
With a few birthdays and Christmas fast approaching, I have just put my order in for a few, well 5 actually :) Guess what everyone is getting from me this year.
If you would like one then take a look at Heart Felt Handmade's shop
She also makes some gorgeous tooth fairy pillows as well.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Rosie Runs....

Rosie of Brave or Foolish plans to run the grueling 26 miles of the 2010 London Marathon in aid of The Miscarriage Association.
I am in awe of anyone who can run, let alone run the marathon. I doubt I could even run to the end of my road! What makes Rosie's attempt even more amazing in my eyes is that she is not a marathon runner. She is starting her preperation after four months of pregnancy-induced strict bedrest and eight months of being a stay at home mother. You can read more about her story here.
In order to run the London Marathon she needs to raise £1300. Rosie and I went to school together (all those years ago :)). When I heard of her fundraising attempt I decided to try and help.
So, I have donated this gorgeous one of a kind lampwork bracelet, which she is auctioning with all proceeds (minus any ebay fees) going to the cause.
The bracelet features artisan beads by Rachel Dawes of Earth and Fire Beads in gorgeous sorbet colours of lemon, orange and strawberry. The lampwork beads feature floral, dotty and fine stringer detailing. I have handwired the beads together using sterling silver wire and finished it with a silver s-clasp.
You can find the auction here.

So, if you fancy helping out a fantastic cause why not place a bid. You only have a few hours left so make sure you head over their now.
You can also help out by visiting Rosie's sponsershop page at
Or you can buy something from either of my shops Beady Pool or Beady Pool on Folksy as I am donating 10% of all sales until the end of the auction.
Or why not visit Seethewoods shop as Leanne has also kindly offered to donate 10% of her sales as well.
With so may ways to help out - which one will you choose??