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

Thursday, 31 July 2008

New design


Here's one of my latest designs featuring a copper look bow. You may have noticed that I've been experimenting with my pictures. The truth is that I would really like to be able to take my own pictures and having the white back ground makes it too hard for me to edit. My partner Mark usually does them for me but I want to be able to do them myself. I'll keep having a practice!

Monday, 28 July 2008

Hot hot hot!


The weekend proved to be a hot one didn't it?! It was Marks birthday on Saturday so we went for some lunch and was out and about. At night we indulged in some drinks on our balcony.

I was at work today still doing lots of training ready for getting on the phones and speaking to real life people on Wednesday... feeling very nervous indeed!

Above is one of my latest designs featuring a cute little picture frame with some script writing in there. I may have to make one for myself too!

Sunday, 27 July 2008

....and the winner is...

Candice Suter! Well done Candice the 'Sweetness' earrings are on their way to you :o)

Sunday, 20 July 2008


I've been meaning to have one for a while, I've made these super cute 'Sweetness' earrings with Swarovski crystal, sweet satin ribbon and sterling silver. I am giving them away! All you have to do is email me at with the title 'Earrings!' Please include your full name in the email. You're name will go into a draw. I will do the draw (out of a hat) and announce the winner next Sunday at 7.00pm here on my blog.

Everybody is invited to enter so what are you waiting for?!

Good Luck everybody!

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

I'm no longer a bum!!!

Yes it's true, no longer shall I be watching Jeremy Kyle, Loose women and Daily Chefs challenge every day. I am to enter the world of the employed! I was called today with two job offers and a chance for a second interview and all this happened within the space of an hour!!

The job I have accepted is in the collections department for GE money (the people who supply credit cards etc) and guess what? I start tomorrow for training! I'm so happy, I really hated not having a job!

On to jewellery, my paradise bracelet went down a treat so I thought I would adapt the design to a glamorous white crystal version. I've also been working on another project which I should be able to show you in a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

New Tricks

As I have had a bit of time on my hands I decided to try something a bit new. I purchased some Fimo clay and had a go at making some of my own beads. I love to use polymer clay flowers in my work so I decided to make some larger ones. They are not as easy to make as I thought they would be and I got very very frustrated! Here are some of the finished beads, I'm hoping to make them into something pretty soon!

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Yum Yum

Mark made me this lovely lasagne last night and it really did taste as good as it looks! Mark's nanna is italian so he learns all her special tricks when it comes to cooking italian food. Gorgeous!

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Poorly Feet

O.K all this walking is not agreeing with my feet they are so poorly and sore and every day I get a new blister, sorry if this sounds gross but its so upsetting :o(

Anyhow onto brighter things here is my latest charm bracelet 'In Bloom'. I don't think I could fit anything else onto it even if I tried!! This can be found in my Etsy shop and on my website when my glamorous assistant Mark finds the time!

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

So Funny!

I was chatting online to my Aunty Jo from back home in Scunthorpe yesterday. She sent me this you tube video from Flight of the Conchords. I couldn't breath from laughing. Just sums up my recent 'move'.

Friday, 4 July 2008

Vintage Finds

I found these wonderful earrings on Etsy and fell in love. I had to order them! They are from a seller called Vintage Fabulous, and I adore so much in their store I've had to stop looking for now. They have lots of original vintage finds!

Had quite a busy week this week, been out and about visiting recruiters and a couple of interviews. I really really hate interviews... I get so so nervous! I did quite well though I think although I narrowly missed out on one job. Still waiting to hear about a second interview for the other one. Both were with well known banks.

I also had time to make some jewellery today, I have lots to show. Just need Mark to photograph for me. Shouldn't be long now.