Something A Little Bit Different

Predominately the items that I currently create are centred around charms and macrame jewellery. So I thought I would add something a little bit different in to my Etsy store….

Purple Velvet Swarovski Crystal Bottle Pendant

Purple Velvet Swarovski Crystal Bottle Pendant

Padparadscha Swarovski Crystal Bottle Pendant

Padparadscha Swarovski Crystal Bottle Pendant

Sunflower Swarovski Crystal Bottle Pendant

Sunflower Swarovski Crystal Bottle Pendant

White Opal Swarovski Crystal Bottle Pendant

White Opal Swarovski Crystal Bottle Pendant

There are also a number of other Swarovski crystal colours available within the bottle necklaces section.

Monday Update

It’s been a while since I did an update, so I’ve got a number of new things to share, including events, shop locations, and new items.

Christmas Event

In a month’s time, I’m attending a Winter Fayre Event, which I’m hoping will be a fun one to do as it is the first Christmas event I’ve done. I had hoped to attend a few more events. However, there is a bit of competition with spaces for jewellery stalls at events, as a number of them restrict the amount of similar stalls at an event, and unfortunately I haven’t been lucky enough to obtain a stall at those events.

Community Pop Up Shop

The local Community Pop Up Shop moved location at the beginning of this month. They’re still based at the High Chelmer Shopping Centre but in a slightly different location, just round the corner. The volunteers did a fantastic job of moving everything in to the new shop, and managed to complete the move in a couple of hours. Items are now arranged over two floors, with the top floor predominately showcasing local painters and downstairs predominately showcasing local crafters.

Community Pop Up Shop Outside

Community Pop Up Shop Downstairs

My items are situated on a table by the window that’s covered in the red tablecloth. Since they moved in to their new location, I’ve added a larger range of items for sale in their shop.

New Items

First up, out of my new creations, is a silver plated necklace I created with beads received in my surprise package, and is currently for sale in the Community Pop Up Shop.

Green Glass with Gold Patterns Silver Plated Necklace

Green Glass Silver Plated Necklace

I’ve added two new macramé bracelets, and there will be more on the way in the future, as I keep on having ideas for other styles I would like to create.

Two Colour Macrame Fishbone Knot Friendship Bracelet - Custom Colour

Two Colour Macrame Fishbone Knot Friendship Bracelet – Custom Colour

Personalised Name Macrame Bracelet with Beaded Flowers - Custom Colour

Personalised Name Macrame Bracelet with Beaded Flowers – Custom Colour

The fishbone knot bracelet is created using square knots, but due to the order of how the threads are tied, creates a different look compared to a standard square knot bracelet.

Lastly, I’ve extended my range of hair accessories to include hair barettes, which are currently for sale in the Community Pop Up Shop.

Trefoil Gold & Silver Flowers Barette

Trefoil Gold & Silver Flowers Barette

Trefoil Red & Silver Flowers Barette

Trefoil Red & Silver Flowers Barette

A Surprise Package

Yesterday the postman knocked at my door to deliver a package. Now, I hadn’t been expecting one, as I hadn’t brought anything online recently. So obviously curious I opened it up, to find lots of bubble wrap and underneath…

Beads Direct - Beading Games Competition

Beads Direct ran a competition around the theme of the Olympic Games rings, seeing as the Olympics were being held in the UK this summer. Created items had to have at least one of the olympic ring colours in them and there were several different categories: mixed media, wire work, stringing and seed bead. I decided to enter, and entered my Black Spider Web Jasper Sterling Silver Necklace in to the stringing category, which I came in second place. So the surprise package I received was my prize, which included a silver engraved medal.

Black Spider Web Jasper Sterling Silver Necklace

You can find a full list of the winners and runner ups here.

Update & Treasury Features

As promised in my last post, I managed to take a couple of pictures today of the Community Pop Up Shop that is currently featuring some of my creations.

Community Pop Up Shop

Plus, my items in store:

Community Pop Up Shop

Treasury Features

My Pink Magnetic Hematite Silver Plated Bracelet plus my Purple Flower Crystal Silver Plated Pendant and my Jasper Sterling Silver Necklace were featured in the following lovely treasuries this past week.

‘Pink Summer’ by Nuray and Cem Aytaç from Myworlds
Pink Summer
‘Have A Wonderful Week’ by ArzuMusa from ArzuMusa
Have A Wonderful Week
‘Monochromatic Monday’ by Jenn Patterson from theeclecticpackrat
Monochromatic Monday

Tuesday Treasury – Turquoise & Brown

‘Turquoise & Brown’ by purplewyvernjewels
Turquoise & Brown

Treasury Features

My Rainbow Flourite Cascading Sterling Silver Necklace was featured in two lovely treasuries yesterday.

‘Cottage Chic 2’ by Liz from greengrass2
Cottage Chic 2
‘Palest Pink’ by Liz from greengrass2
Palest Pink

Tuesday Treasury – Summer White

Rain, sun, rain, sun, rain, sun… It’s been a typical British summer, so I’ve created a couple of treasuries that are perfect summer colours.

‘The Soft Touch Of Summer’ by purplewyvernjewels
The Soft Touch Of Summer
‘White Elegance’ by purplewyvernjewels
White Elegance

Treasury Feature

My Blue Quartz Point Sterling Silver Pendant was featured in this lovely treasury shortly after I listed it on Etsy for sale.

‘The Creative Life 004’ by Tracy Roul from CastAwayCollection
The Creative Life 004
My Black Crystal Bridal Sterling Silver Necklace was featured in this lovely treasury.

‘Lovely Lace’ by oenopia from oenopia
Lovely Lace

Monday Update – New Quartz Items & Personalised Bookmarks

I’ve got some more new items listed in my Etsy shop this week. You finally get to look at the creations I made from the quartz dagger or point gemstones I mentioned back in April.

Blue Quartz Point Sterling Silver Pendant

Blue Quartz Point Sterling Silver Pendant

Blue Quartz Point Sterling Silver Earrings

Blue Quartz Point Sterling Silver Earrings

Blue Quartz Point Sterling Silver Cascade Necklace

Blue Quartz Point Sterling Silver Cascade Necklace

Grey Quartz Point Sterling Silver Cascade Necklace

Grey Quartz Point Sterling Silver Cascade Necklace

Grey Quartz Point Sterling Silver Pendant

Grey Quartz Point Sterling Silver Pendant

Grey Quartz Point Sterling Silver Earrings

Grey Quartz Point Sterling Silver Earrings


Personalised Bookmarks

As I mentioned last Monday in Monday Update – New Items & Product Ideas, I’m introducing a new line in my store of beaded personalised bookmarks for just £5 plus postage.

Name Bookmarks

MUMMY in yellow letters & yellow flower on an engraved bookmark

“MUMMY” in yellow letters & yellow flower on an engraved bookmark

MUMMY in yellow letters & yellow flower on an engraved bookmark

“MUMMY” in yellow letters & yellow flower on an engraved bookmark

NAN in black letters & orange flowers on a wavy bookmark

“NAN” in black letters & orange flowers on a wavy bookmark

NAN in black letters & orange flowers on a wavy bookmark

“NAN” in black letters & orange flowers on a wavy bookmark

Bookmark style options

Bookmark Style Options

Colour options

Colour Options

With this personalised name bookmark, you can customise a bookmark to your liking. It’s a perfect gift with the personal touch. You choose your word/name/initials, letter colour, flower colour and bookmark style (engraved, wavy or straight – shown in the bookmark style options photo).

Flower Bookmarks

Pink & Green Flowers Bookmark

Pink & Green Flowers Bookmark

Pink & Green Flowers Bookmark

Pink & Green Flowers Bookmark

Multi-Colour Flowers Bookmark

Multi-Colour Flowers Bookmark

Multi-Colour Flowers Bookmark

Multi-Colour Flowers Bookmark

Colour Options

Colour Options


With this beaded flower bookmark you can customise this pretty flowery bookmark to your liking, it’s a perfect as a gift. You choose your flower colour(s) (up to a maximum of six colours can be chosen).