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Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Don't you just love....

.... hearing that somebody genuinely loves your work, so much so that they are close to tears when they receive it as a gift! I made this necklace for a friend at work who gave me the floral heart bead and asked me to do something with it here's what I managed to come up with.

Her Mother was over the moon when she received it and phoned all of her friends to tell them. It makes me really happy to hear things like that, to know that my design is really appreciated. I walked around with a big smile on my face yesterday :o)

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Black Magic

My latest design, Black magic, inspired by the time of year (Halloween) and my love of Gothic design. I have been playing with Liver of sulphur, not usually something I use in my designs but I must say I think it worked rather well with this one as I oxidised the sterling silver so it was a very dark grey colour. It is waiting to be listed in my Etsy Shop, I may have to make another for myself!

Tuesday, 21 October 2008


I've been tagged by Laura of Beads by Laura

The 'tagging' rules are as follows:

1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by including links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.

Here's my super amazing facts about moi!

1. I am an only child :o)

2. My Fave music is currently the Old 70's band Roxy Music.

3. I met my wonderful boyfriend Mark on Myspace.

4. I hate speaking to people on the phone, coincidentally I work in a call centre.

5. I walk everywhere since I sold my car and moved to Manchester 4 months ago.

6. My other favourite hobby apart from making jewellery is cooking I try and cook food from scratch whenever I can.

7. I am a bit of a geek and love watching wild life programmes, this usually results in me wanting whatever animal has been on one for example last night I wanted a Penguin.

I can see two people who have not already been tagged

Mandie of Jewellery Craft

Mark of Fault 151

Bye for now!

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Inspired by an upload on Flickr I just had to check this site out. You use a picture of your choice and the site works it magic and creates unique pictures with your face on. I had lots of fun on this site, these are my two faves! Check it out

Monday, 6 October 2008

Long Time No Blog!

Hidden Treasure

It's been a while I know. I've been left uninspired for a couple of weeks and also came down with a dreadful virus last week so have been inside resting, only daring to venture out these last couple of days.

Yesterday I got out a few bits and bobs and made this Romantic necklace featuring lots of gold trinkets and treasures and an ornate pink and lace bow. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out and it makes a great tinkering sound when you move!

How quick is Christmas coming around? It only feels like a couple of months since last year and now I find myself yet again thinking that I'll 'start early' and get it all done before anybody else. Manchester City centre is becoming more and more busy and I don't want to get caught up in the crowds about a week before! I best get my plans into reality!