Friday, 31 December 2010

bit sick of spam

It seems to be everywhere, and not the edible type which when in the mood can be quite nice! The forum of a craft site i am on has been taken over by spam, also misi which was once a great site is now over run with spam and people selling iphones!
long story short, i no longer use misi due to the owner not responding to any problems!
Now everytime i come on my blog i have spam messages from people selling diamond engagement rings argh!

I don't know weather to carry on blogging or give up?

Anyway enough of my moaning, here are some pictures of some hairclips i have made. I have set up a bits and bobs section on my website which features hair clips, headbands, glasses chains and phone charms. Check it out :0).

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

belated merry christmas wishes

Merry christmas to my readers, again i have neglected my blog :(. I am going to start this year alot more positive and do my best to raise my business name :0).

I have been making alot of fashionable jewellery but i haven't been able to take any photo's due to my camera braeking around the middle of december. So here are some older pictures of my makes which are still available on my website.

They are 2 angel charm necklaces, silver plated, one with teal glass beads and the other has moonstone gemstone beads.
My hubby bought me a new camera for christmas so hopefully once the kids are back in school i'll get back into the swing of it :0).
My website by the way is having a massive clearout :0)

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

hey folks!

Well it has been a while again, hasn't it?
I've been quite busy with christmas coming up and with my daughter only being in nursary i have 3 hours each morning to run round like a headless chicken getting everything ready.
I have been making jewellery again, i did a fair (it went ok), got a new car, still haven't sold the house and spent an absolute fortune this christmas!
Here are some of my latest pieces...
moon and star earrings

star fish earrings ( i think these have now been reduced)

and one of my favourite charm bracelets

These are all available on my website :0)

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

more beads

First i have some news, i have a house viewing on saturday :) yay! i didn't expect anymore viewings now until after christmas so this is great news. Bad news is i have to start to tidy up boo!
Anyway, now th pictures of my beads, first are some swirly ones with amber black and white glass.

And next is the same beads but squashed!

They are both for sale on my website :0)

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

christmas shopping

I thought this morning i would go to the local shopping centre and get some of the kids stuff from argos while they were in school. Got there. waited in line thinking 'hmm, everyone else had the same idea by the looks of it' so i got to the till and only then did i notice a BIG sign saying the conveyor belt was off today and tomorrow so it may take a bit longer for goods to come up'. It didn't take too long but the woman behind serving everyone was having a right go about how there working there hardest to keep the store open and people are going to be moaning because it's taking so long! really i didn't see anyone moaning just people waiting in line for there stuff!
Anyway i then had to lug a big bag back to the car and have to find somewhere to hide it now lol.
Here are some focals i have made, first is a seashell

Next is a clear focal with blue stripes

And last a ivory pendant with pink swirls.

They are all listed on my website and are £3.

Monday, 8 November 2010

wow it has been so long

Well it seems that way although i think it has only been about a month but i am sorry to say that i have neglected my blog :0(. I have been concentrating on so much other stuff. I have opened a etsy shop but it isn't going anywhere fast. I have been trying to promote my website rather than misi and folksy which are also going very slow.
Anyway enough moaning and heres some pictures, first is a childs necklace with wooden strawberries.

A flower vine bracelet...

And a tiara with turquoise and white frosted beads.

I have been listing more stuff on the website so if you want to have a peek it's :0).
I'll be back soon i promise ;0)

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

more beads!

I'm getting into making lampwork sets now, i find it a bit repetative to stand and make 5-8 of the same beads and really struggle to make sets but i have perservered and i'm getting into it now. It is still taking me 2-3 sessions at my torch before i have made a set but i'm getting there.

These are a set i made using mystic pink glass, it gives the beads a cloudy effect but you can't see it from the picture.
This is a set i adore, they are teal and purple and the picture really doesn't do them justice. I've finished off another 3 sets and made a focal over the last 2 days and i have also started another set which i have fallen in love with so watch this soon :0).

Monday, 11 October 2010

orphan beads

So when i am lampworking i get a bit picky about what goes and what doesn't also what i can sell as a bead and what is slight seconds. The holes may not be perfect or the courners may not be square. This is where i stick them in a little pot to one side.
I have decided to empty that little pot and list some orphans on my website, aswell as sligth seconds there are also beads which i have decided not to make anymore of so they are odd.
I have made 3 strings up of 10 beads and they are priced at £4.50.

If your intersted please pop along to my website right now i'm off to make some more beads whihc no doubt half of them will end up in my odd pot!

Saturday, 9 October 2010

what a cutie

This is my latest piece of cross stitch which i have finished. I have about 8 pieces on the go at the minute, one is a really big piece of a guardian angel which i have now been stitching for 7 years so hopefully i'll get back into that one soon.
I'm trying to finish the ones i have already started before i start anymore. The one i'm closest to finishing is a wallace and gromit warerabbit picture. I only have to do the outline but it is abit of a nightmare to be honest!
Not sure what i'm going to do with it but i was thinking of making it into a hanger.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

love this!

I think this is now my favourite bracelet. I love it, i have a 'thing' for skulls. More sugar/candy skulls than normal ones.
I put these tibetan silver ones with some red pearls and i love it!
Well still no news really apart from we had a offer on our house but it was 12k below the asking price plus we have already lowered the price by 8k to try and sell it so we had to say no :0(.
Maybe they'll make a higher bid but i don't think so.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010


I'm having a giveaway on my website, the prize is this witch.
To enter pop along to for details :0)

Tuesday, 5 October 2010


I know this is suppose to be a jewellery blog but i am making more lampwork beads than jewellery. I'm about to send a shipment down to a shop that i rent a shelf off so i may make some fresh jewellery to list on my website. When i do i'll show them here :0).
This si my lastest lampwork bead it is a godess made from red glass, i have made 2 of these from ivory but the holes haven't turned out right so i can't sell them. This one is fine so i'll be listing it on my website soon.

Friday, 1 October 2010

more beads

Well both my kids seemed fine today so i sent them off to school this morning. I had to run the shopping centre to go the bank but as soon as i got home i put my torch on. I've made about 4 so i'll have to see what them look like once they have cooled down.
Here is a set i made last week, i like them. I couldn't photograph the purple properly but it is lighter than on the picture. They are also available on my website. I have listed some of my older sets on ebay with a starting bid of £1.99, if your interested heres the link
Oh well, i think i'll have a cuppa tea before i have to brace the element and go and get my daughter from school :0).

Thursday, 30 September 2010

mystic blue

Well today i have 2 poorly children at home with me. There not too poorly but my son was sent home yesterday with a headache and sore throat and is still abit off and my daughter has a nasty cough so i decided to keep them both off.
The living room already looks like a bombs gone off!
I made these beads last week and they were one set that came out of my last batch anneal. The colour is mystic blue and you can't tell from the photo but they have swirls of different shade of blue going through them and are quite pretty. I have listed them on my website :0)

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

witchy woo

I made this a few weeks ago, it is a crochet witch *cackle* I quite like it but forgot to stuff the hat before sewing it on doh!
Still nothing to report, i have been making beads this morning but out of an hour i have 1 bead which is half decent. Just can't seem to get into it lately :0(.
I might nip back up in a minute and have another go.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

novelty lampwork beads

I've just got back from dropping the kids at school and thought i'd do a quick blog before i go and make some beads.
These are some which i have made over the last week, first is a chicken, I'm quite happy with how this one turned out :0)

Next is this ghost, i think it is better than the one i made last month and it isn't wonky lol.
Both are listed on my website , i have a mixture of sets and novelty beads now. I think i'm going to just concentrate on beads now as i'm finding it more and more difficult to sell my jewellery :0(. Saying that i'm not selling any beads either ha ha.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

not been well

I know i haven't posted for a little bit but i haven't been very well, i'm not sure what was wrong with me i think i had some kind of viral infection. I've still got a bit of a cold but i'll be ok.
No news to report really, we still haven't sold our house and nothing exciting has happened.
Pictured are some lentil beads i made, they are cobolt blue with silvered ivory wrapped around.

Monday, 20 September 2010

lots of lampwork

I had a bit of brain freeze the other day while jewellery making, everything i made got took back apart so i decided to sort some lampwork beads out that i have had in a box for a while. I have strung them onto 18" silver plated chain and they are all £8. I haven't listed on my website yet but if you are interested then just just let me know :0).

First was a sea theme one, i really like it.
Next this pretty blue one

A yellow and green one

and one with a fish on. I love lampwork beads but as i make them now (long way of making them this good) i spend very little time jewellery making so probably won't use the ones i have bought.

Friday, 17 September 2010

ooo scary

I have made these lampwork beads, i get a bit board making sets and it usually takes me a few sessons before i have enough to make a set. I tend to make 2 beads them start something else, these are my something else. I enjoy making little characters much more than plain beads :0).
This is my little ghost.
And here is my little spider, i made 3 beads because i knew i couldn't fit 8 legs on 1 beads lol.
I hope you like them, i have added the spider to my website but the ghost is abit wonky so i'm keeping him for me :0p. I may just make another.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

purple smurple

This is set of lampwork beads i made with one of my new presses, the colour is actually alot nicer than it appears in the picture. They are purple but the end have had a reaction to something and have a silver/gold shine to them.
They are available on my website where, don't forget, i'm offering 15% off everything with this code - promo15.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

first day at nursery

It was my daughters first day at nursery today, she was fine and was happy to be left at nursery. Me however i had to be shoved out the door by the teachers.
I was at a lost at what to do so i came home and cleaned up abit then i put my torch on and made a few beads. I tried top sit and watch tele but couldn't so i decided to go to asda for some bits. When i came home i unpacked the shopping and had a early dinner before going and getting her at 12.
She had a super day and didn't stop talking about it all the way back.
God help me tomorrow!
Pictured is a piece of cross stitch i finished last week, i don't do much anymore with doing other crafts but this is my second wip i have finished and i only have 4 left to finish then i can start another.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

some cards and a angry day

I have uploaded some pictures of some cards i have made, i will be listing them on my website over the next few days.
Firstly is this cute teddy card.
Next is this cute ballerina card.
A japenese doll card, i think they are caller koeshi but not sure.

And a caveman card, roar!

And now for my angry day lol. Yesterday i sent my son to school in his brand new winter coat. He also had football for after school club so i had to go out and buy him a tracksuit, he doesn't own a tracksuit as i think they look abit scruffy to be honest and would rather he wore jeans and a t-shirt. He doesn't play football at home so it's not a problem (he isn't a boys boy and doesn't like the rough and tumble things boys usually do).
So anyway i also got him a new pair of trainers as he needed them for school. So when i went to pick him up after after school club he came out with no coat, i told him to go and get it and told his teacher too. He asked if he had a kit as the school had to borrow him one. I told him i bought a new tracksuit and trainers for him yesterday and he had brought them into school that morning.
In the end it turns out there was nothing on his peg, no coat, no pe kit, no tracksuit and no trainers. He was to go home and the teacher would have a look for them. I was fuming all night!
However when i went in this morning and took him to his class they were on his peg, i have no idea where they disappeared to last night but i am glad they are back.
So rant over lol and thanks for listening :0).

Monday, 13 September 2010

new week

Well it's monday, my husband has gone away again with work. He comes home tomorrow but is then off again on wednesday. My son went back to school for his second week and my daughter start nursery on wednesday.
Not alot is going on at home but i have been making jewellery again, i made this bracelet with swallow charms, i love it and my next tattoo is going to be 2 swallows.
I'm also having a offer on my website for 15% off everything from my jewellery to lampwork and my recently added card section (which i haven't had time to put much in yet). Just simply enter 'promo15' into the promotion code box at check out to recieve it.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Been to nursery

I spent the morning in nursery today. My Darling Daughter starts on wednesday and they had a open day, well morning to introduce the kids.
She did ok, i could see she was quite imtimadated by some of the other children as she is quite meek and mild. She didn't want to come home and she can't wait to start on wednesday but i'll be really worried about her :0(.
Pictured is a set of sterling silver earrings i made using my own lampwork beads. I like them!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

custom order

This is some of the second custom order i have completed, It's a butterfly bag charm with 3 butterflies in pink.

A angel wing bag charm with clear beads.

And a angel wing necklace with 2 angel wings and pink beads, the lady also asked for another angel wing necklace but with clear beads. I made that last night and haven't had time to photograph it yet.

I'm going into town today to try and get my son the new gogos comic which is out today. He is gogo crazy and i have spent an absolute fortune on them but it is the only thing he likes, he's very picky!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

sock monkeys

Here is a sock monkey, which in case you don't know is a monkey made form a pair of socks (new ones of course).
Everyone went mad over them a few months ago and some people went on to creature there own creatures from socks.
I thought i'd give making one a go as i always wanted to but never found the time. So here is my sock monkey, very neon isn't it.
Today i have my daugthers teachers coming for a home visit, she starts nursery a week today so they need to come out and see her at home.
I also sold some lampwork beads last night, i'm over the moon and really hopes the buyer likes them :0).


Well it has been a busy few days, first off i was asked last week to make a commission order for a lovely lady who often buys from me so i gladly made it for her. The same day i had a lady buy one of my bag charms. She liked it alot and has asked to to do another 2 necklaces and 2 bag charms. Yippee!

I thought i'd upload the pictures of the bag charms i have made and have left on my website.

Theres a shell, betty boop and a pink heart one, very girly!

So while i'm thinking yippee things are finally picking up i have a friend, who i met through the craft scene, email and ask me to make necklace and earring sets and tiaras for her bridesmaids when she gets married next year.
I just can't believe it and to top it all off i have been featured in a treasury on etsy, it has certainly been a good week :0).