Sunday, 28 October 2007

It can't be Sunday already!!!!!!!!

Why oh why does the working week go soooooo slowly and then as soon as the weekend comes, bam, it is over in a flash!!!!! I hate Sunday's, almost as much as I hate Monday's...I get that dreaded feeling in the pit of my stomach thinking about the week I have ahead of me!!!!!!

Any way, enough doom and gloom, it is still the weekend and best thing is, the clocks went back this morning so we have an extra hour...yippee!!!!!

Yesterday I met a very good friend of mine in Kingston and we did a bit of shopping. It was great to catch up and I even got to visit the new bead shop!!!!

I couldn't sleep this morning and was up at 6 a.m. which is weird cos during the week I struggle to get out of bed at 7.30 but when the weekends come, I am up bright and early...I guess it is best to be up early than waste the day in bed!!!

I have managed to make a few bits today. The bracelet in the top picture is a commission and I love it. The deep purple against the silver is stunning. The customer wanted a design very similar to one I have done before. In the picture, it looks almost the same but in the flesh, they are very different and I am really pleased with it.

The earrings below are made with Sterling Silver and Rock Quartz...I never know whether to call it Rock Quartz, Clear Quartz or Rock Crystal!!!!!

This bracelet is made with Amazonite and Sterling Silver. The little round silver circle is by the very talented Hannah (Kutuu) Solomon.
I am really excited...I have commissioned a designer to create a new logo for me. They have so far come up with some great designs and I am very confused at the moment cos I love pink however they have done some with Aqua and I am really drawn to it!!!!!

Sunday, 21 October 2007

It's a miracle...2 posts in one weekend!!!!!

Ok, so I managed to retake some of the photos...I am still not happy with them but I can't take up anymore time trying!!!

Went for a coffee with a very good friend of mine this afternoon. We went to Wimbledon Village where all of the beautiful people live!!!!! It is too chic for words!! The shops are amazing from big names like Cath Kidston, Joseph, LK Bennett etc to small independent boutiques and they all have 2 things in common...1, they only sell mega expensive stuff and 2, the stuff they sell is Divine with a capital D!!!

Anyway, back to the jewellery...the first two pieces are made from Amazonite and Bali silver. I LOVE these pieces and might just keep them for myself!!! I think I might have found me a new favourite gemstone!!!!

This necklace (and the earrings below) is made with a gorgeous lampwork bead by Becky of Chameleon Designs.

Back in June, I had a 1:1 chain maille lesson with Jean Power and since then, I have not really done much in the way of chain maille so today I flicked back through the lesson and started with one of my favourite weaves...Shaggy Loop. The reason I love it so much is it is quite easy to do and it is so tactile...I love running my fingers down the loops!!

Have I bored you enough yet!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, 20 October 2007

Count down is on!!!

Wow, I can't believe it has been over a month since my last post!!!!! I have been so busy that I haven't had much time to update my website or blog!!! Hubby is watching the football so I thought I would take this opportunity to catch up!!

Well, it is only 66 days till Christmas (my favourite time of the year!!!) and I have 7 days worth of fairs coming up, 1 on 10th November and then the first 3 weekends in December!!! I have been trying to get designing but time is something I seem to be short of at the moment!!!

I made a couple of bits today however they have not photographed well so will have to try again tomorrow...maybe I should sign up for a photography night class in January?!?!?!?!

The piece above is made from Carnelian and Sterling Silver. It hangs really lovely and I adore the large puffed coin. I have named this necklace 'Moon on Fire' as I think it looks like a planet on fire!!!! I know what I mean even if no one else does...Hubby looked at me funny when I named it so maybe it is just me!!!!!

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend and it is not going too fast!!!