Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Tuesday's Treats: 'Lovely in Lilac...'

This picture of  lilac Jacaranda trees is my favourite image of this week.
I'm not normally that keen of lilac and purple but these trees are beautiful. To continue with this colour theme, here are some lovely lilac items found on Folksy:

Click on the images above for more details.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Latest commission: Personalised Bridesmaids Bracelets

I have just completed my latest commission for some lovely bridesmaids bracelets.
They were made from 8mm white glass pearls threaded on stretchy elastic. Each bracelet had a silver name charm (hanging on a silver tube bail) personalised with the bridesmaid name. Inside the charm was a small Swarovski Crystal pearl.
I supplied the bracelets in some luxury gift boxes and they looked lovely.

I think the customer was happy, her comment was:
'I've got the bracelet and they are perfect, thanks very much! I'm sure my bridesmaids will love them!'

If you are interested in one of these personalised bracelets, they are available in my Folksy shop. They come in 3 colours: cream/pink, white or gunmetal grey.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Folksy Friday 19th August: Created with copper

I have been making quite a few personalised copper items lately, mainly as gifts for 7th wedding anniversary.
I think copper is brilliant to work with and it is much more reasonable than silver.
There are so many lovely copper items on folksy but I have pick 9 of my favourite jewellery items:

Click on the images above to go straight to the seller's Folksy shop.

Perhaps it is your 7th wedding anniversary soon and you are looking for a unique, personalised copper gift... please visit my shop for some ideas:

Thursday, 18 August 2011

My entry to Maker Faire Competition

I'm just about to post my entry to Maker Faire Competition, it is  a bit fragile so I'm hoping it arrives safely...
You can view some of the other entries by visiting this Flick album.


Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Tuesday's Treats: 'Flowery Fried Egg'

My favourite item this week is this lovely Flower shape egg mould.
I already have a heart shape one but I love this one even more (would make a great stocking filler...).

And here are some 'egg related' handmade items found on Folksy.

1. Egg Cosy - Frilly Fried Egg

2. Fried Egg Soap- lemon scented

3. Mini fried egg hair slides/grips

Monday, 15 August 2011

New Stockist: Retro Roost

Personalised Treasures items are now sold through a new stockist 'Retro Roost'.
I have a new range of personalised necklaces and bracelets available there so why don't you have a quick look.

I have just noticed that one of my guitar plectrum necklaces is also featured as 'The Best of British Design' product of this week.

Here is a bit about Retro Roost
an online design fair bringing back old school crafting techniques with a contemporary flare! Full of handmade crafts and unique design from funky home deco and exquisite jewellery to digital art and pin up photography. Showcasing 99 of the best designers & makers from around the UK we aim to blur the distinction between traditional and contemporary. Encouraging an exciting online community where buyers and sellers can interact and exploit their passions.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Folksy Friday 12th August: Polymer Clay Cuties...

I love all things cute and I have recently been coming across a lot of gorgeous polymer clay cuties on Folksy. So I thought I would dedicate this weeks's Folksy Friday to them...
Click on each 'cutie' to go to seller's Folksy shop. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Tuesday's Treats: 'The Perfect Slippers'

My photo of the week are these light up slippers, I love them, such a simple idea, really want a pair for Xmas!

And here are some 'slipper' related Folksy items I like too (click on each image for more details)

Saturday, 6 August 2011

My first ever 'Featured seller' interview

The lovely Traceyann from Artisan Silver has kindly offered to publish an interview with Personalised Treasures as a featured seller.
As this was my first one, I was a bit nervous but I'm really pleased with the result. Please click here to read this interview on Traceyann's blog  http://artisansilver.blogspot.com.

ArtisanSilver offers gorgeous handcrafted jewellery and keepsakes including silver designs inspired by nature. 
My favourite item in Traceyann's Folksy shop is this 'Love me Love me not' Necklace.

From the garden: 'It's good to share!'

Friday, 5 August 2011

Latest commission: Bridesmaids Necklaces

I have recently received a request for some bridesmaids necklaces. My customer liked this Floating Flower necklace  but I didn't have enough beads for the order.   

So I had to search for some very similar beads and gave my customer a choice of two types (she liked the second one):


The stamping on the bead caps was to say 'BRIDESMAID' on top and '19.11.11  C&T' on the bottom (that was the wedding date & the couples' initials).

And here is the result:

My customer was happy with the necklaces, this is what she said:

Thank you so much, the necklaces arrived this morning and they are lovely. I am very happy with them, the bead is very nice and the engraving is superb!
Thank you so much for the amazing service. i will be in touch very soon ordering baby things and would be recommending you to all my friends.
Like I said before, if my customer is happy, I'm happy.
Have a wondeful wedding day!

This necklace is now available in my Folksy shop, please click here for details.
I can customise this necklace to fit in with your wedding colour theme by using a different bead. I can also make matching earrings if required. Both of these options are available if you purchase 5 or more bridesmaid’s necklaces.