Saturday, 29 October 2011

Chain Types to choose from

With some of my necklaces you have the option to choose which type of chain you would like. Here is an image of all my chains to help you decide:

Friday, 28 October 2011

From the garden


Pumpkin carving fun.

My daughter and myself have been doing some pumpkin carving. She got bored after about 5 minutes but I quite enjoyed it and was pleased with the result (until the following day when my pumpkin dried up and shrunk and looked terrible...).
May just have to do it all over again on Monday...

Saturday, 22 October 2011

And the winner is...

My blog giveaway is now closed.
My 2.5 year old daughter has picked one lucky winner and that person is:

Congratulation! I will be in touch soon to discuss your prize.

Thank you to everyone who entered, a new giveaway will be launched soon...

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Time to treat myself (again)…

Every now and then I get this need to treat myself and make a piece of jewellery for ME rather than other people.
My recent soldered stud earrings project (read here) has inspired me to make another soldered, slightly more complicated, piece of personalised jewellery.

I wanted to create something very personal to me with the names of my closest, my little daughter and my husband (so that he doesn’t moan about not having his name included…)
I decided to make a sterling silver heart shape pendant with the 2 names hidden inside. It was a bit more complicated than what I normally do but I have really enjoyed creating this necklace and I’m pleased with the way it turned out.
Here are some progress pictures together with the finished piece. Hope you like it.
I’m not really planning on making this pendant again and adding it to my shop, it was just a treat for myself (although I would probably give in if somebody tried to persuade me to make it for them…)

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Last chance to enter my blog giveaway!

You may remember my blog giveaway where you had a chance to win a free personalised item of your choice.
I have decided to close this giveaway earlier than originally planed (before the mad Xmas rush starts...) and so you have a last chance to enter.
The giveaway will be finishing this Friday the 21st October so if you would like to enter, please click here to find out how.
Good Luck.

New additions: personalised jewellery made from aluminium

It was my 10th wedding anniversary recently and I needed to find a tin or an aluminium gift for my other half.
There were quite a lot of gifts available for women, such as this lovely heart shaped bowl (which I was lucky enough to receive) but I struggled to find something personal for men. 

This gave me an idea to add some personalised aluminium jewellery items to my shop.

I now have a new range available in my Folksy shop including message dog tags, personalised rings and cuff bracelets stamped with names or short messages.

They are very lightweight and easy to wear and are polished to a nice shine (and very affordable). All supplied in a lovely gift box with a ribbon ready for giving as 10th wedding anniversary gifts.

Please click on the images below for more details about each product and to go straight to my Folksy shop.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Latest commission: Stud earrings with words

I have recently been contacted by one of my customer asking for some silver stud earrings personalised with the words LOVE and YOU.
This would involve soldering a post to the back of domed stamped discs. I do not normally do soldering so I have offered my customer my hanging stamped earrings. However she really wanted stud earrings and so I had to refuse this commission.

The same customer contacted me a few weeks later about a personalised keyring and she was still trying to find the earrings and was quite desperate for somebody to make them. After a bit of persuading I agreed to make these soldered earrings (partly because I had a 'quiet' period at the time). I don't much like doing soldering as it involves handling acid (to clean the fire stains) but I thought it would be a nice project for me...

So anyway, here they are, I'm quite pleased with the way they have turned out.

When my customer received her earrings, this is what she sent me:

Oh my giddy flaming aunt, they are perfect, perfect, PERFECT! Just exactly what i wanted! God you little bobby dazzler you! You will go far!!!!! I just LOVE them! Cant wait to go n show hubby!!!! Oh they are just gorgeous! Thankyou sooooooo much!

I think she liked them...