Wednesday, 30 January 2008


I have been wanting to make a necklace for some time now and last night I sat down and made one. I am very pleased with the result. I have called it 'Blue Waterfall Necklace'. I have got loads of ideas running through my head for some more now, but once again I need to buy more supplies so I must get on with that

I have got some gorgeous heart beads and I really want to get on with making something with them.

Thursday, 17 January 2008


This week I have been able to start making some new earrings for my shop on Etsy. I wish I could get a proper workspace organised at home but until we decide if we are going to emigrate to Australia, there isn't much point spending more money on the house if we are to sell it.

I love sitting down with all my beads and deciding what I am going to do. I love the colours and I can just sit looking at the beautful colours and the way they catch the light.

The first pair has 2 beautiful sapphire blue beads separated with a sterling silver ridged bead which catch the light. Apart from the beads the earrings are sterling silver. The majority of my new earrings will be made entirely with sterling silver, some may only have sterling silver earwires, depending on the design.

I have also added to my shop a very pretty pair of green earrings, again apart from the beads they are sterling silver.

I have made several more pairs which I will be adding to my shop over the next few days. There are some gorgeous topaz and amber coloured ones, some more blue ones (which are my favourites) and some aqua ones.

I have also got some gorgeous amber coloured beads which I am going to make into a bracelet but I need to buy some more findings to finish this.

Saturday, 5 January 2008

Happy New Year and Thank You

HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone who has read my blog and also thank you to all those lovely people who have bought from my shop on Etsy.

I did better than I thought I would and up to now I have had 17 sales since I opened my gift shop back in June 2007.

I originally sold jewellery but since then I have introduced a large range of accessories, all made by myself.

I hope that in 2008 I can increase the amount of sales I get, of course. Ideally I would love to have maybe 2 - 4 sales a week. Maybe I am being a bit ambitious but hey ho, who knows.