Saturday, 29 October 2011

New Work

New earrings for the Site, soon to be avaiilable on

Above: Handformed sterling hoops with Garnet and Tiny Turquoise beads.

Above: Handmade lampwork beads, Swarovski crystal and vermeil with gold-filled components.

 Above: Rock Crystal, White Zircon with freshwater pearls and sterling silver. 
Above: Swiss Blue Topaz with Gold-filled wire and fittings.
Above: Green Onyx with Goldfilled wire and componets, green jade and amazonite.
Above: Rock Crystal and Gold-filled wire and fittings.
Above: Turquoise and Sterling silver.

Above: Chalcedony and sterling silver.

Above: Handmade Murano Glass with Swarovski crystal and sterling silver.

Above: Dalmatian Jasper, Black Onyx and sterling silver.

Above: Swarovski Crystal 'gift wrapped' cubes with gold-filled ear wires.

Monday, 24 October 2011


Ohhh, butter wouldn't melt in MY mouth...

You remember we adopted Bailey several months and we love him dearly, as you can see from the pic he's spoiled and loved, and what we just cannot understand is why he keeps wandering off from home to find new adventures - this weekend was a case in point where I nearly went mad because he went missing for 2 nights and a day and was eventually found two and a half miles away from home, because some kind soul read the tag on his collar and rang me.

Mark had gone away for the weekend and for all intents and purposes, Bailey decided to do the same thing - it was several hours before I started to worry and then I worried and worried and worried and wandered the streets, bothering the neighbours, driving round and round the neighbourhood, looking for this cat all to no avail; when eventually I confessed to Mark I had lost the cat I was frantic and in tears, convinced something terible had happened to Bailey, only relieved more than 24 hours later after the call from the good samaritan the other side of town - I confess to bursting into tears from relief as soon as I buried my face in his fur (that would be the cat's fur, not the person who called me!).  

I cannot imagine how he managed to navigate over several main roads, over a park and into a housing estate all that way away, but right now we are looking into a GPS collar for him in an attempt to locate him when he goes on his next holiday - in the meantime, he's sleeping his adventure off, sore paws and all....

Monday, 17 October 2011

Just Made This

Handmade silver lined Murano glass with sterling silver and Swarovski crystal.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Long Time No See

Well, its been one of those long absences again.  Its not that I didn't miss you, I did, but I've been quite busy.  I've been busy with stock from recent buying splurges (Venetian glass, sterling silver and semi precious stones) and unfortunately I've been under the weather for some time with a cold, flu and a virus - then Mark, my husband had a minor heart attack and we've been quite preoccupied with that - THEN Bailey the cat went missing for three days, oh and so on and so forth.

In any case, here we find ourselves towards the end of the year with a neglected Blog.  Apologies.  This is one of a series of periodically recurring apologies for the same occurence.   The cat came back, Mark is OK again and so I am I, so its back to work.  And hopefully to pick up with my Blog again; I've got the baking bug once again so I'm getting into the swing of things with that, with big plans for baking all my Christmas presents - hah, let's see how that one works!

Thanks for your patience whilst I have been absent! 
And loads of new stuff for the site soon too!