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 AytaƧ 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

Monday Update – New Items & Product Ideas

Firstly, I’ve managed to get caught up on taking item photographs, so I’ve got a number of new items listed in my Etsy shop. Plus, there will be more new jewellery items to come over the next couple of weeks.

Black Spider Web Jasper Sterling Silver Pendant

Black Spider Web Jasper Sterling Silver Pendant

Jasper Sterling Silver Earrings

Jasper Sterling Silver Earrings

Brown & Pink Crazy Lace Agate Sterling Silver Necklace

Brown & Pink Crazy Lace Agate Sterling Silver Necklace

Siam Red Swarovski Crystal Sterling Silver Necklace

Siam Red Swarovski Crystal Sterling Silver Necklace

Rose Quartz Chip Sterling Silver Pendant

Rose Quartz Chip Sterling Silver Pendant


New Product Lines

I’ve decided to add a range of cheaper products to the items that I sell. Whilst I’ve had quite a number of people tell me my jewellery is lovely, creating it using sterling silver is probably a tad too expensive for some people to treat themselves to (given the current economic climate). So I will be adding a range of silver plated jewellery for those that wish to have lovely handmade jewellery, but without the price tag of the sterling silver.

Plus, I’m really excited to announce a line of bookmarks that I will be showcasing in the next couple of weeks, which complements my jewellery items. The bookmarks can be personalised with a person’s name, which makes them perfect for gift giving!

Black Spider Web Jasper Necklace

Black Spider Web Jasper Necklace in Sterling Silver

Black Spider Web Jasper Necklace in Sterling Silver

The latest addition to my store is a jasper necklace that was created from black spider web jasper in three different sizes (4mm and 6mm) along with the three focal semi-precious gemstones that are in a tear drop shape (18x25mm).

When I first had the idea of using three tear drop shaped jasper gemstones for the central focal point, I wasn’t sure whether it would work for how the necklace would sit when worn. This is one of the cases where a picture doesn’t actually do this necklace complete justice, as it looks even better on that it does pictured in the photos in my Etsy listing.

Later on this week, I will be making an announcement about Purple Wyvern Jewels. I’m both excited and very nervous about it, so watch this space…

Sneak Peek & New Necklace

Amethyst Necklace Wire Wrapped In Sterling Silver, February Birthstone Necklace

Amethyst Necklace Wire Wrapped In Sterling Silver, February Birthstone Necklace

The latest addition to my store is this amethyst necklace wire wrapped in sterling silver. It consists of faceted rectangular amethyst semi-precious gemstones, with the central amethyst accentuated on both sides by sterling silver beads. I really love the variety in these amethyst gemstones, as they vary from light to dark purple, semi-transparent to opaque and some have striped patterns to them.

Amethyst is the birthstone for February and for the Zodiac sign Pisces (20 February – 20 March).

I recently purchased some more gemstones. So here’s a quick sneak peek as to what will be featured in my store in the near future:

Black Spider Web Jasper Gemstones

Black Spider Web Jasper Gemstones

Crystal Quartz Blue & Rainbow Flourite Gemstones

Crystal Quartz Blue & Rainbow Flourite Gemstones

I also have the same dagger style of crystal quartz in grey that is featured in the picture, as well as the blue. I chose the crystal quartz as I like the unusual shape, as it will make quite different and unique items of jewellery.


My Golden Jade Necklace in Sterling Silver was featured today in the treasury Summer Preview….

‘summer preview…’ by SawyerCeramics


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$20.00

Summer dress RETRO styl…

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My Pretty Power 8×10 Fi…

$13.00

Sterling Silver Stud Ea…

$15.00

Makeup Bag, Grass in Gr…

$13.00

Mustard Yellow Shawl, N…

$38.00

Yellow Collar Concrete …

$15.00

Linen pincushion – cro…

$15.00

Yellow-green leaf brooc…

$12.50

woodcarving bird sculpt…

$24.00

Sunshine Cardigan – mus…

$100.00

Golden Jade Necklace, Y…

$24.00

Oak Leaf Headband- Sung…

$27.00

Printed Pillowcases Mus…

$26.00

Origami Paper Star Ball…

$28.00

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