Friday, 17 December 2010
I have been totally under the weather recently, not only with snow and ice but literally laid out flat with flu for nearly 2 weeks. Phew! Flu really takes its toll on your sanity as I headed into a more depressed state wondering if I was ever going to feel normal again!
Well, the good news is... I am better and feeling much more normal (well, as normal as I'm ever going to get anyway!). As you can expect, everything took a back seat whilst I fought the bugs, but I am now ready to embrace my online world again and might even find time to write my next tutorial that has been spinning around in my fuzzy head but got no further.
The other annoying thing that has been going on is intermittent telephone and internet problems in our house which is REALLY frustrating. It has shown me how reliant I have become of machines and all their technological do-whats and thing-a-ma-jigs. So, I am hoping that not only will I remain fit and healthy for Christmas, but also that all our connection problems will be solved.
Until the next time, stay safe and healthy my online friends and readers.
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
I felt very honoured to be invited to do this interview and was delighted to be given the opportunity to share my work with a wider audience. December's issue is out to buy now.
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Monday, 15 November 2010
... Initially, this started out as a much more simple frame for a smaller bead of a different gemstone. It was actually going to be one of a pair of earrings. Then I wondered what it would look like with more spirals and loops around the frame... I liked it, but then decided it was too much for an earring and better suited to a pendant. Then at the last minute, I swapped the bead to this plump pink amethyst briolette... it was a perfect fit... as if I had made it for that bead all along... It was just like Cinderella trying on the glass slipper!
Monday, 8 November 2010
Sunday, 7 November 2010
Monday, 1 November 2010
Sunday, 31 October 2010
... and here's another pair of earrings with a silky smooth finish...
Both of these earrings are now available to buy from my online shops: Folksy and Etsy.
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
The iolite and the peridot pendants are up for sale in my Folksy and Etsy shops but the garnet pendant is mine... all mine! However, if that one is your favourite too, fear not as I will be listing it soon as a 'made to order' item in both online shops.
Monday, 18 October 2010
Here is the direct link to the tutorial:
Monday, 11 October 2010
Here are some of the Star Flowers I made in preparation for this tutorial. Now I have lots of flowers to incorporate into pendant and necklace designs - watch this space!
... and here are some of the variations I tried based on the same design process.
Saturday, 9 October 2010
Monday, 4 October 2010
The good news is that this tutorial has just been made available for FREE instant download from Corra's website (http://www.de-cors.com/) and here is the direct link to the tutorial: http://www.de-cors.com/product_info.php?products_id=92
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
I've got lots of variations of this design to show you but just need to find the time to take the photos. My next project will be to turn this design into my next tutorial. Watch this space for further information about that...
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Corra contacted me recently and invited me to become a guest artist on her site. I was very flattered and am delighted to have my tutorials for sale alongside other jewellery designers that I greatly admire.I urge you to check out her site and browse through the variety of amazing tutorials on sale there (click on the 'Catalog' button on the top her website).
Monday, 13 September 2010
This voucher can be spent on any item or items in my Etsy shop. With $30.00 you could get all my tutorials for free (Tutorial Package x 5) and still have $10.00 left towards something else... or you could get a free pair of Hammered Circle Earrings... or you could put the $30.00 towards the cost of a more expensive item. It's your choice.
All you need to do is leave a comment below this post, leave me your details and say what you might spend your voucher on.
I will draw a name of one lucky winner on Monday 20th September. Good luck and thanks for stopping by.
Friday, 10 September 2010
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
Friday, 3 September 2010
Sunday, 29 August 2010
Friday, 27 August 2010
Glossy round beads of rich brown smoky quartz are framed with coils of sterling silver wire, fringed with sparkling rondelles of deep crimson red garnet and tiny little sterling silver beads.
Available to buy from my Folksy and Etsy shops (please click on the photos for more details).
Thursday, 26 August 2010
The earrings are named 'Little Shells', 'Little Leaves', 'Little Hearts' and finally 'Little Peacock Feathers'.
Thursday, 22 July 2010
Hooray! The school holidays start here.... and soon we will be going on our family holiday. Here are some new pieces of jewellery that will be listed in my online shops on my return from holiday.
Lapis Lazuli Tail Feathers Pendant................. Kyanite & Sterling Silver Loopy Hoop Earrings
Iolite Random Links Bracelet..................................... Hoop of Colour Pendant
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
And here's what the same design looks like with a smooth silky finish...
Carnelian Sterling Silver Hammered Circle Bracelet