Sunday, 29 November 2015

Chic Christmas Colour Palettes

color season

color serve

Baby it's cold outside! 

It's only going to get colder from here on in...

So why not 
let these tasty colour palettes fresh from 
 inspire some soul warming 
 festive makery.

I'm signing off now until the New Year. 

Wishing all of you  fabulous jewellery makers 
and crafty types
a very happy Christmas and New Year!

See you in 2016....! 

setting tones

winter flora

rustic winter

Saturday, 21 November 2015

A Stone For Success, Prosperity, And Abundance - A Good One To Get Into Your Jewellery Designs!

Looking through the crystals and gemstones 
in my bead collection it got me wondering about the 
mythological history and properties of the stones. 
Crystal healers work with a lot of the items in my stash, 
(I should never get ill!), 
and there must be interesting stories about some of these beauties. 

So here is my first blog post about a specific gemstone. 

Starting off with...


It is often called the 'success stone'
as it is said  to be good for 
prosperity and abundance.

It has also been known as 'The Merchant's stone'
good for keeping in the business cash box 
and seeing the profits rolling in! 

It is also a birthstone for November
providing a less expensive
 alternative to the traditional
according to the internet -
 but the last time 
I bought some citrine
it seemed quite
 expensive to me..!

The beautiful sunny hue of Citrine 
just radiates warmth and positive energy.
It is a happy stone which can also bring good luck 
in unexpected ways to the wearer.

All interesting ideas. 
With such a write up 
who could resist getting a 
bit of Citrine
 into their
 jewellery designs!

Monday, 2 November 2015

Pretty Mermaid Picking Flowers Necklace

so this necklace was meant to be 
a learning endeavour 
- so I have no idea how
 I ended up using some
 of the most expensive 
items in my bead box for it!

Gilt lined seed beads, 
A grade 
amazonite rondelles,
hand carved
 amazonite daisies,
and a fancy 
sterling silver 
flower motif clasp!

Expensive ingredients for what was 
inteneded to be nothing more than a 
'have a go and see how it goes' 
type of project! 
As it goes, 
I am pretty pleased with the results...
which is a lucky thing!