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Friday, 25 April 2008



A couple of pairs of earrings, that I 'whipped up'. I'm loving the gold look at the minute it has a certain class about it I think, and a vintage 'feel'.

Hopefully some more designs over the weekend!

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Happy birthday Mum

It's my Mum's birthday today so we're off for an Indian meal tonight, yummy my fave!!! Had the most awful day so far, started off with being trapped in the house as birthday girl Mum decided to hide my car keys in a random kitchen drawer and I couldn't find them anywhere!!! Nobody else was in and I couldn't get hold of her at work so I was running around for about 3/4 of an hour trying to find them! I rang my supervisor at work crying "I can't get to work!" he suggested getting a bus if there was absolutely no other way. Then then it dawned on me that I don't actually know how to catch a bus!!! Argh! Luckily I found them not long after and ended up being an hour late.... not good!

Here's a new creation 'Cream Golden Glow, I love this bracelet so much that I want to keep it... but it will be for sale on my website and on Etsy soon enough!

Monday, 21 April 2008

Cool Waters

Just been taking a peek at Bead artist Laura Sparling's blog. I must say I am in awe of her work, as she's added a link from her bead making demo at the 'Flame off' at Towcester at the weekend and it's amazing. Here is a set that I created with some of Laura's beads. I've had them a while and have been wondering what I should do with them. I just love the colour of blue that she's used, they remind me of lovely cool water with their silvery bubbles glistening in the light.

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Summers Blush

I can't seem to help but make jewellery with a nice summery feel, maybe it's because the weather is so terrible, and cold!

Here is a necklace that I made from one of the wonderful beads that Mark bought me for my birthday last year made by the fantastic Jan Jennings.

More pictures to come.... so watch this space!

Sunday, 13 April 2008

The big 50!

It was my Dad's 50th birthday yesterday so my family celebrated with a little get together at my Nana and Grandads House. I'm suffering from it today! Why do I never learn not to mix my drinks?! Bleugh!

Made a few bits as well and I'm also hoping to make some stuff with some of my bead stash particularly with some of Laura Sparling's magnificent beads! Can't wait!

....I'll hopefully have some pictures soon :)

Tuesday, 1 April 2008


Don't you just love animals? Even when everything is getting to you and you feel hopeless they are always there to give you that reassuring look that just says "hey I love you all you have to do is feed me and treat me nice". This is the reason why I was so worried when my dog Sasha was feeling under the weather lately. She is actually my parents dog but she'd been around for 13 years now and I love her to bits, and as I still live at home I spend a lot of time with her. Every time I come home from work she's there welcoming me with a wagging tale and a big doggy cuddle. So when she barely had the energy to look at me never mind get out of her basket I felt more than concerned. She was also bringing up blood (and from the other end) and my immediate thought was that she had something terrible like cancer.

My parents took the poor little mite to the vets (much to the distress of our 5 year old dog Billy who also idolises Sasha) and after prodding, poking and blood tests were told that she seems to have some kind of infection and a stomach ulcer. She's eating special food and lots of drugs (Kate Moss eat your heart out) and thank goodness she is looking so much better. I just hope she carries on perking up. I couldn't bare the thought of not seeing this furry little face when I come home from a hard day at the office!

More jewellery in the pipe lines! I have so many ideas right now that I just don't know where to start! It's just a shame that I don't have as much time as I do ideas.... I'd be well away if I did!