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

Friday, 28 September 2007


Quite excited today, as Mark and me are going to hull tonight to see Ian Brown play a gig. I managed to get the weekend off so we can spend it together... I feel a bit of shopping is in order for tomorrow as we shall be stopping over tonight. I love shopping out of town and I hear that Hull has a new shopping centre that is just about to open this weekend.... Must have known I was coming!

It's my last week at work next week, and my last week in retail, I'm looking forward to starting my new job but I'm also going to miss aspects of retail, I do enjoy meeting different people and helping them prepare for special event like weddings and nights out especially when they are genuinely grateful for your help, it's so satisfying. I'll also miss all my wonderful friends at work 7 years is a long time to work with people so I'm sure I'll keep in touch!

Right, I best figure out what I'll be wearing tonight... I can feel a dilemma coming on!

Janine xx

Sunday, 23 September 2007

Good news!

Here's a New addition to my website, Purple Odyssey necklace featuring lamp work beads by the super talented Laura Sparling.

Just a quick update really! On Thursday I received a call offering me a position for a new job which I had applied for. It is a new career path for me, away from retail and I'm very excited about it. I shall be working for a company who supply whole sale Bridal accessories, jewellery, bags etc and I shall be their accounts administrator. I start on the 8th of August and I'm really looking forward to it! I get two weeks off at Christmas for starters!!! something which hasn't happened for about 8 years now! Horray!

Janine xx

Wednesday, 19 September 2007


Thank you to everyone who has sent warm wishes for my family! They are very much appreciated, I am trying to keep busy as it is very easy to get lost in thought at the minute. The national papers have released information about the four missing air crash victims in my area today and it has been very strange to see pictures of Susan (we call her Suey), her new husband Steve and friends Helen and Nigel for all the world to see, but my thoughts are never far away from them. I am hoping that the media leave Sueys' parents and close family to deal with their grief.

I have thrown myself into jewellery making whenever I have had a spare minute and it's helping a lot, I don't know what I would do without it sometimes! I am hoping to get my new creations onto the
website this weekend but I shall keep you updated. If you wish to join the mailing list for regular updates on my work please email me at

Janine xx

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Living in hope

You may have heard of the Aeroplane which has tragically crashed on a flight from Bangkok on Sunday, unfortunately it seems that my Cousin Susan, her new husband and two friends were on the flight. This much has been confirmed, we are waiting for news as to what has happened to her, she is amongst the many people who are missing and we are all praying that by some kind of miracle she is OK. It is the waiting which is the worst thing... authorities cannot confirm for sure weather she is amongst the dead until they have DNA to match the remains that they have found. I just want to use my blog to send all my love and best wishes to the rest of my family who are waiting in agony for news. My thoughts are also with the families who have been told that their loved ones are dead. lets just pray.

Janine xx

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Hair cuts, hits, and day off!

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Hi people!

I have a day off from the regular job today so I decided to go for a much needed hair cut! Now, the girl who usually does my hair wasn't there so I was a bit nervous as I hate getting my hair cut at the best of times! It's done now... but not how I would usually want it (I think this is a girl thing) so I'll be washing and styling it myself later I think!

Just checked my web site statistics and I have recieved almost 6000 hits since its launch on Sunday which is fantastic and I really want to thank everybody who has supported me! Those close to me know that I have been having a bad time recently and I hope this is a turnaround that I have much needed! I think a lot of web designers are taking a peek at the site from a design point of view! Lets hope it wins Mark(the designer)some more awards! Thanks again Mark and I wish you all the luck in the world with your job interviews!

I intend to make some jewellery now as I can quite honestly say that I haven't made any for a while and I'm eager to use some beadies that I've been saving for a rainy day!!

Take care everyone!