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Sunday, 29 November 2009

Mulled Wine hand made Charm bracelet style watch

I was commissioned to make this watch, the customer wanted something warm and almost plum like. Its made with sterling silver chain and Silver charms and lots and lots of crystals and beads. I finished it off with a black stain bow. I love this bracelet so much and it reminds me that I must make one for myself some time!

As soon as I made it I knew what it had to be named... Mulled Wine of course!

Mulled Wine hand made Charm bracelet style watch- Commissioned

By the way I had a great time at the Skunk Anansie gig on Tuesday. Mark has blogged about it if you're interested. Just click here.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Spoilt Rotten!

It's my birthday today, last night I went for a lovely meal with some friends and mark and today Mark took me on a shopping trip in Manchester town centre. Mark wasn't sure what i wanted and wanted me to pick something I really like.

I love Vivienne Westwood jewellery but have never been lucky enough to own any. We went to The Vivienne Westwood store on King Street and I gasped in awe at all the beautiful jewellery in there. A very helpful assistant helped me choose which necklace I liked best and I settled on this stunning Sterling silver locket style Vivienne Westwood orb. It's beautiful, Mark always feels a bit nervous buying me jewellery I think, because I make my own he finds it hard to find something that I really like, but I'm in love with this so thanks Mark!

We are going to see Old school Brit pop band skunk anansie tonight at the Manchester Acadamy. Mark also managed to get hold of some Yeah Yeah Yeah tickets for next Sunday, I really can't wait for that one!

This Sterling silver and Swarovski crystals Locket opens up revealing heart shaped inscription in French "+ qu'hier -que demain" meaning: (I love you) more than yesterday less than tomorrow.

Monday, 23 November 2009

And the winner is....

The name picked out of a box by my assistant Mark is Esra Ipekci. Well done Esra! I have sent you an email :o)

Watch out for more competitions in the future guys!

New Shoes... with a difference!

I had to show you this wonderful gift I received. My Mum and Dad came over to manchester yesterday to check out the Manchester Christmas Markets and drop off my presents for my birthday tomorrow. They made me open this one early as they 'wanted to see my face!' At first glance you may think 'Oh what a beautiful shoe!' But if you look closely you will see that it is actually made of chocolate! How wonderful is that? It sure does smell good but it would be such a shame to eat it!

Please don't forget to get your entry in for the White Rabbit pendant competition which will be drawn at 5pm later today! Good luck to those of you that have already entered!

Saturday, 21 November 2009

MORE Newly listed Alice in wonderland Vintage inspired jewellery

Check out these Alice in wonderland lovelies that I've just listed. The demand for Alice goodies has been high and I've managed to top it up a little bit. For details on how to purchase Click here!

Alice in wonderland Charm bracelet- SOLD
Alice In wonderland Vintage style charm necklace- £45
Alice and the drink me bottle Alice In Wonderland Necklace - SOLD

Spotted On Folksy- Cute Hedgehog knitting pattern!

Now if I thought i could actually knit this little fella sold by Little Cotton Rabbits I would be buying this straight away, its too cute for words. Click here for more details.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Pygmy Hedgehog update!

You may remember me mentioning the cute Pygmy hedgehogs in a previous post and the fact that Mark and I are getting one. Well I have news. I have been given an update from the breeder who has just had a litter of the little cuties. They are over 2 weeks old and about the size of an AA battery. Here are some cute pics to coo over in the mean time.

Andy who has been breeding Pygmy Hedgehogs for four years says my little boy should be ready around Christmas time. If you are interested in owning a little hedgehog Andy has three left looking for a new home from this litter. Email him at or call 07599454844.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

MORE TEA AND CAKE vintage style charm bracelet

This charm bracelet features truly wonderful cup cake charms. It also has brass teapots, teabags and even tiny little tea spoons. All finished with a pretty pink satin ribbon. Delightful, and lets face it who doesn't like tea and cake? Click here for details on how to purchase.

Also don't forget to keep you're entries coming in for the White Rabbit pendant competition!

More tea and cake vintage style charm bracelet-£39

Monday, 16 November 2009

Alice In Wonderland Competition Time! Win this Vintage Inspired White Rabbit necklace....

That's right you can win this Gorgeous White Rabbit necklace hand made by myself! All you have to do is tell me what the Rabbit carries with him to tell the time! Send me a comment with your name and Answer or email me at to be entered and I will draw a winner next Monday the 23rd of November at 6pm.

EDIT: I have had to change the time of this draw to the slightly earlier time of 5pm.

Anybody can enter, one entry per person!

Good luck!

Sunday, 15 November 2009

'Gothia' my new Gothic and vintage style artisian necklace

I was determined to make something truly Gothic looking and different from my recent pieces. Hopefully I have succeeded!

I started by Aging a strip of sterling silver and then I twisted the wire and hammered to give a lovely old feel. Next I added this fantastic skull and cross bones charm, oxidised sterling silver butterfly, black roses and vintage key. Of course I also added my signature touch of black satin ribbon.

You can find out how to purchase this and other pieces by clicking here!

Gothika- Gothic and Vintage Inspired Hand made Necklace- £49

Oh and don't forget to check out my blog tomorrow for a fantastic competition where you can win a Alice In Wonderland Pendant!

Friday, 13 November 2009

Christmas is coming...

I'm very excited as here in Manchester we have the fabulous Christmas Market featuring the giant Santa, lots of food and drink and Christmassy goodies to buy! I walk past the square where they have this market almost every day for work and they are building it all now.... it's very exciting. I love nipping to the market in my lunch hour and grabbing some Lancashire hotpot!

... Also keep an eye out for my blog on Monday as I am going to be running a competition for a fabulous Alice in wonderland pendant!

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Alice in wonderland illustrated bathroom design!

I wanted to share this wonderful bathroom with you, all hand painted by a designer called Joanna Henly. It appears from the description that the client was Meg Matthews. It's wonderful and would certainly make a trip to the bathroom more interesting! Click here for more info.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Newly listed Alice in wonderland Vintage inspired art necklace!

Wonderland Vintage inspired Art necklace- SOLD
This necklace is simply breathtaking! It is a real piece of art and took some time to make! Framed from hammered wire it features important elements from the Alice in wonderland story including a 'drink me' statement pendant, Brass 'Alice' charm and clock charm. I've enhanced the design with creamy satin ribbon, cream rose flowers, key charm and glass pearls cascading along one side of the finished piece. I wanted to capture the wonderful imagination of the story and make this piece a real collectible.

As always if you are interested in purchasing any of my work Click here for more information.

Free Cherished Trinkets wallpaper

Just a quick blog to let you know that you can now download this beautiful Cherished Trinkets wall paper designed by the Super Talented Mark Sugdon from here. Mark is my partner and a talented web designer, he also spends time building Amplifiers... very geeky indeed!

Mac users Drag and drop image to the Desktop
PC users Right click on image and 'Save As'

Once the item is saved you can right click the image and set as desk top background.