Tuesday, 23 December 2008
Thursday, 18 December 2008
I'm pretty well organised - all presents bought, non perishable food bought and safely stowed away. All orders for bespoke jewellery have been fulfilled and posted. Each order received for jewellery on my websites is being posted as soon as it comes in to give the best possible chance of arriving in time for christmas - Royal Mail permitting. Will the queues in the post office ever reduce? I've spent so much time over the past week or so in a Post Office queue.
This is Nicks last day at work until the new year & my son comes home on monday morning after dropping his fiancee off at Gatwick airport. She's going home to Greece for christmas - they are getting married in Spetses next year & she's got things to organise at home. I don't think they'll ever spend christmas apart again.
Not sure if I'll be able to update this blog until the new year so I'd like to take this opportunity to wish everyone who takes the time to visit & find out what I've been up to a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR. I hope the festive season brings you everything you wish for.
Apologies to anyone who has used my jewellery making projects for the lack of them recently - my plan for next year is to write as many as possible when it is quiet & keep them filed away for publication at regular intervals in 2009.
Thank you to everyone who has bought my jewellery this year - your orders are much appreciated...
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
The keyring with my sons photo was the first one I made & the resin has affected the photo. I tried a different technique for the others which worked perfectly.
I'll be adding these personalised keyrings to my shops very soon...
Wednesday, 3 December 2008
I've put too much in the pink one and needed to remove the straggly bits from the brown one but they've worked better then I expected for a first attempt. A childs hair will be much finer and will be more effective. Obviously the actual pendants are much smaller than the photo...
Friday, 28 November 2008
This resin pendant has been a popular design & I've been asked to repeat it a number of times so I've added a chain and moved it to my finished resin jewellery category in Just K Jewellery.
I've also added this bracelet to Just K Jewellery - the blue flower beads are really pretty and I've used some cream swarovski pearl beads too which offset the blue beads beautifully.
Monday, 24 November 2008
This pretty necklace has lilac flower embelishments embedded in clear glasslike resin. I put it on a sterling silver bail and chain which seems to set it off beautifully. (note to me - must not wear it myself!!!)
these pink earrings are really kitsch & fun. Takes me back to my days as a hippy chick...
these earrings have dolphin embellishments embedded in clear glasslike resin
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Thursday, 13 November 2008
The necklace has a dried autumn leaf embedded in clear resin and backed with metallic gold tinted resin. I thought this pendant was so pretty I've hung it from a sterling silver pendant bail on a 16" sterling silver chain.
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
all in Just K Jewellery
Monday, 10 November 2008
Thursday, 6 November 2008
Tuesday, 4 November 2008
I've spent the last few days sorting through my box of jewellery and have been taking photos and adding the new stock to Secret Jewellery. I've still got more to do...
It's also made me finish some of my handmade resin beads and make them up into jewellery. These photos are just a couple of examples
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Saturday, 1 November 2008
In the meantime I've added this pendant to Secret Jewellery on GroovyCart - even if I say it myself I do think that some of my resin pendants are mini abstract works of art on a necklace...
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Monday, 27 October 2008
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Friday, 17 October 2008
Got a new catalogue through from one of my regular suppliers & they've got some really yummy new stock - already placed my first order & am itching for it to arrive.
In the meantime I've added these handwritten name keyrings to stock in Just K and Secret Jewellery on GroovyCart. I've got an idea to use a customers handwriting and embed that in the resin - just need to work out how to do it. Could be a childs writing saying daddy or something similar and different shapes too.
I've also just added this pretty resin butterfly to The Secret Jewellery Boutique