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Showing posts from November, 2013

Craft Central open studios, winter 2013

I was happy to get the opportunity to go to the Craft Central open studios this week in London. I love nosing about peoples studios and seeing what they have been making! I particularly loved work by these artists

Motivation Monday - look up at the sky and contemplate how amazing life is

Christmas jewellery shopping!

I'm really pleased to announce that my jewellery will be on sale in two places this christmas. I will continue to sell from the We Make London pop up shop in Camden Lock market, London. I will also be part of the exciting christmas at Kew boutique market. Kew Gardens is going to be a magical place to visit this christmas, with an illuminated trail that lights a mile long walk through the gardens; santas grotto and rides as well as the market.
For those not in London, my etsy shop is open 24 hours a day!

Motivation Monday - once she stopped rushing through life, she was amazed how much more life she had time for

Only smarties have the answer! New handmade sweetie jewellery in the range

I love thinking of ways to add to my sweetie jewellery range on Etsy. I have just sourced some lovely Czech glass beads to add a smarties necklace and bracelet to my range of jewellery in time for christmas. The beads are really gorgeous, very shiny and brightly coloured.
They are now available in my etsy shop so please take a look!

Photos by Gary Ullah of Crafty Websites

Motivation Monday - a negative mind will never give you a positive life

The lost jewels: Cheapside hoard at the Museum of London

This week I was really pleased to get the chance to visit the Cheapside hoard at the Museum of London. The collection is made up of priceless jewellery from the late 16th and early 17th century. It was discovered buried in a cellar in Cheapside, City of London in 1912 and is exhibited in it's entirety for the first time.
As it is worth so much the security is very high. You are not allowed bags or coats and must pass through a security gate. Once you do get through you are treated to a room full of gorgeous stones and jewellery. I particularly loved the enamelled chain (pictured here) which I stared at for a very long time!
No one knows why it was buried which lends to the mystery surrounding this beautiful collection. I recommend you see it if you can.

Motivation Monday - a step in the right direction

French knit necklace - free tutorial

I was asked to write a step by step jewellery making tutorial by the London Jewellery School. It is now available for free on their blog!
It was good fun to do but I found it difficult to photograph as the tiger tail (cord) that I was using is so fine. In the end I used wool in most of the photographs to make sure it was clear what the steps were. My boyfriend Gary from Crafty websites did the photography and I think they have come out very well.
Have a go and send me a photo of your finished necklace!
Click here to see the free tutorial

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