08 May 2013

And the winner of the 'Rose Gold Necklace' Giveaway is ...

Michelle Chappell !!

Yay Michelle! Congratulations on being picked out at random from over 9,000 entries!!
 There's a pretty little package on it's way to you now :)

And a big 'thank you' to Lelanie for organising all the fun over on her blog!

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29 April 2013

New for Spring

So happy with how my new collection for Spring is shaping up ... 

With their bohemian style and uplifting colours, these pieces will have you feeling happy and carefree the minute you slip them on! Bring on those laid back sunny days :)

You can see these pieces, and more in my 

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17 April 2013

Giveaway! Yay!

Would you like to win this lovely Rose Gold Necklace?

It's one of my best selling necklaces - very pretty, delicate, feminine and elegant. Perhaps it would make a great present for someone you know, a treat for yourself, or for those of you in the USA - a great Mother's Day gift!

It's open to anyone in the world, and with free shipping too, so what have you got to lose?! 
Head on over to Lelanie's lovely blog for all the juicy details now:

For more details regarding length and materials, etc, please see the listing in my shop:

So for a chance to win this necklace, for free - with free shipping and gift-wrapping - go check out the details on Lelanie's fantastic blog
This offer ends in less than 2 weeks on April 30th, 2012, 11:59 PM EST. 

What are you waiting for!!

And have a lovely day!

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03 September 2012

New Vintage

Here are a few of the mosaic rings that I've been working on lately. Mosaic is a wonderful medium to work with, though admittedly rather fiddly. But combine that with old vintage pieces of jewellery, and what do we have? Hours of fun! Well, weeks actually, but who's counting. 

I'm delighted with how they turned out. Unusual, elegant and romantic, with a rich, burnished patina and shine . . .

If you are interested in making your own mosaic rings, I've found these You Tube video tutorials for you: 
This first one demonstrates a fairly quick and simple method: Mosaic Ring Tutorial 1
Whilst this second one shows a much more intricate method:  Mosaic Ring Tutorial 2  

And if you'd like to read a little more about the history of mosaic jewellery please visit this page of my website here

My own techniques for making mosaic jewellery differ from the methods shown in the above tutorials. Not so traditional, perhaps. But I've found my own way of working, over the years, that suits my style and gives me the effects that I am looking for. I used to make jewellery boxes - that's how it all started, in fact. It took me years to refine my technique so that I could work on a small enough scale to create jewellery. These rings here are fairly simple in construction compared to, for example, my Dragonfly Ring, which requires much patience and exceptional eyesight! 

Here's a closer look at some of these vintage rings from my new Autumn 2012 collection . . .

You can find all of the above rings, and more, in my Etsy Jewellery Shop. There will be more to come as I continue to work on the Autumn collection. 

Wishing you a wonderful day, today, and everyday :)

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