The personal Blog of designer jewellery artist Janine Byrom. View my jewellery collection at

Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Not long now.... I hope!

Hello all!
Well, this last bank holiday has been spent mostly working on the site, Mark and me have been going through each product, making sure its got the right code, name and price and putting it in order with its edited picture in its proper place on the web site. It's really took it's time as Mark is such a perfectionist!!! It will be worth it though I'm sure. The site really is very near to being ready... as in a week or so maybe (fingers crossed) and poor Mark is so busy applying for jobs and working on his portfolio as well as having his regular job that working on my site as well is tiring him out! So thank you Mark for all your hard work! I much appreciate it!!!

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Eight random facts about me!

Well, I have been 'tagged' by Laura Sparling of beadsbylaura to reveal 8 random facts about myself!

Here goes.....

1) I have one thumb noticeably shorter and fatter than the other, as in about 1cm shorter, I was born like it and I have no idea why.

2) I once made jewellery out of car seat (the wooden beaded ones) covers and sold my creations in the school play ground when I was about 10 years old.

3) I am petrified of driving out of town... anywhere where I really don't know, actually I am also scared of using public transport.

4) I used to horse ride as a youngster and owned my own pony. Most weekends i could be found show jumping or competing in some other pony owner way.

5) Now this is shameful... but as a child I had the biggest crush on Bill Murray from Ghost Busters.

6) My favourite film in the whole wide world is 'The never ending story'.

7) I was... and probably still am a member of the 'Dennis the Menace fan club'.

8) I cannot abide people who put the milk in tea before the hot water, it seriously upsets me!

So now I have to tag 8 people, which will be difficult as I have no friends. he he

I have tagged Claire from Rowanberryglass

Graphic designer Mark Sugdon of Fault 151

So if your reading this and you want to play you need to...

a.) Let others know who 'tagged' you.
b.) Post eight random facts about yourself.
c.) Post these rules.
d.) Tag another eight people and notify them that they've been tagged.

Have fun!

Janine xx

Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Ta da!

Here's what I managed to come up with for the birthday gift... I'm quite pleased with it! Hope my aunt is too!

It's been a while!

Not had much of a chance to update my blog lately! But here I am today with a day off and a necklace to make! It's my aunties birthday tomorrow and I'm trying to design a 'gothic' necklace and have been 'surfing' the net looking for inspiration! There's some really beautifull things about.... I want the necklace to be gothic but also elegant and feminine lets hope I get it right! I also get my car back today I think so it's goodbye to the clio :( its been great driving around in it and I definately want one now! I best get making some jewellery to pay for it!

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

A day off!

The necklace is a design I did a couple of weeks ago using one of Jan Jennings's 'Vintage Rose Garden' beads, I've named it 'Secret Garden'

Well even though it was my much deserved day off today I still had to be up at 7.00am to take my car in to get mended! I was there for half past eight and all I wanted to do was sleep. However.... I did receive a hire car a brand new Clio, it's sexy and it's black and i want to keep it! I'm kind of hoping they are a while with my own car!

I also managed to squeeze in a bit of jewellery making today but no pictures of it yet! I used the beads I purchased from Jan Jennings (Crystal Gardens) on Sunday to make a necklace, I am just waiting on one component for it and then it will be finished.

After tea I met up with a friend for a sneaky half a coke and a gossip down at the pub... i wanted to show off my new wheels (even if they wont be mine forever I can pretend!)

Janine xx