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

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Did the earth move for you?

Cor blimey! I was in a well and truly deep sleep last night when crash, bang, wallop and rumble went on all around me, with everything shaking. I was scared stiff! Honestly I thought my heart would pop out of my chest! I know now that it was an earthquake.... yes an earthquake here in Sunny Scunthorpe! I even ran to my parents room to ask if they heard or felt anything but it seems they slept through it! Typical! Apparently we were only up the road from the epicentre in Gainsborough! It measured 5.8 on the Richter scale! Scary stuff if you ask me!

Now here's a picture of my PMC heart earring creations, not bad I don't think, and they took blumming ages let me tell you. Just the waiting for the clay to dry seems to take forever. For those of you who are unsure of what PMC is, its a form of clay which once moulded and fired with a blow torch turns to pure silver. Clever eh?

Friday, 22 February 2008

New Stuff!

New items for the website, I'm hoping to get them on there this weekend, but for now they are on Etsy. I've made my first watch! and of course another cluttered charm bracelet this time in a nice gentle blue colour. I've also had chance to make a pretty pair of butterfly earrings with little jangly Swarovski crystals dripping from them.

Glorious Green Charm Watch

Blue Flutter Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet

Eternal Butterfly Sterling Silver Earrings
I also managed to make some earrings with my PMC kit and I'm feeling rather proud of myself, I'll hopefully have pictures of these to show over the weekend too!

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Blogging? Again?

Ok so I only have 2 people to give an award to, and one is my boyfriend... I know its sad but this is the problem.... I wanted to give numerous people awards but they already have one.... and also I spend far too much time lurking around on blogger without having the courage to actually talk to these people from fear of being laughed out of blogger town. Silly I know but I'm a 'face to face' kind of person. I am therefore going to make a concious effort and talk to people and get to know them better!


1) Mark of Fault151 I award you a 'you make my day award' How funny is that?
2) Clare of

To pass the award on you need to
1. Write a post with links to 5 blogs that make me think and/or make my day.
2. Acknowledge the post of the award giver.
3. Display the “You Make My Day Award” logo.
4. Tell the award winners that they have won by commenting on their blogs with the news.

Now above is my latest piece, made last week I must admit, but I didn't get round to posting a picture yet. I 've made a rather simple (for me) charm bracelet featuring lamp work from Laura Sparling. Laura named these beads Raspberry Pavlova and I adapted this my turning them into Raspberry ripple as that's what they reminded me of when teamed with the cream freshwater pearls. I really do struggle not to cram bracelets with lots and lots of bits and bobs so I'm very proud at having stopped here on this one. I must admit that in this case less is more as you get to see much more of Lauras gorgeous beads! This bracelet for sale on my site or my etsy store.

Today I'm going to have another go with that pesky PMC, I wont let the bugger beat me this time!

Friday, 15 February 2008

Blooming Lovely

Hi everyone, hope you all had a nice valentines day, no matter what you got up to or who with! I was lucky enough to recieve these wonderful flowers from Mark, how gorgeous are they? Flowers always manage to make me smile, and make me feel that little bit special, so thank you Mark!

Now to thank Laura of Beads by Laura for her 'You Make My Day Award' which she has very kindly given one to me! (see my award on the left) What a lovely thing to do. I'll be passing this award onto 5 people later. Talk to you soon!

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Past Times

Here's my latest piece. I've named this bracelet 'Past Times' as it reminds me of all things old and treasured! I really enjoy cramming lots into my bracelets and it's been a while since I've had chance to make one! I've added it to the website in the bracelet section although I must admit I wanted to add it to my wrist more!

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Oooooooh Sweeny!

Had a lovely night last night, went to see the (quite new) 'Sweeny Todd' film with my Mum. I was going to take my fella Mark but he was somewhat put off by the fact that it was a musical! All I can say is 'Wow' I loved it. I'm such a big Jonny Depp fan and I love all his films but this was something a little bit special. I must admit I was worried about the 'singing' but I really did enjoy it! Check out the website , thats FAB too!