Saturday, 29 December 2012

New Year's Resolutions, and it's only December 29th :)

So Christmas is over for this year. It was lovely spending time with family and getting the house decorated for the festivities...

Pressie-wise we were quite restrained this year, but I was lucky enough to receive these:

They are wire-wrapped amber, and absolutely stunning. I'd like to learn how to wire-wrap like this in 2013, but don't know if I have the patience!

However, I do know what I shall be trying, very very hard, to do next year. It all starts here:

I know from chatting to other jewellery makers that this is quite a common sight... 

Certainly I frequently end up like this, with beads and various projects scattered arranged everywhere, until I am literally working on the very edge of the table. Not helpful!

So I used the upcoming festivities as an excuse to spend quality time sorting it all out.

Much better!

The thing is, since doing this (on Christmas Eve!), I've been far more productive (well yes, I know it's the holidays too ;)

I've made lots of earrings, which I'll be listing shortly...


And some bracelets too...

So my New Year's Resolution? A nice tidy table at all times. I'm sticking to it so far ;-o

What are your Resolutions for 2013?

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Giveway Result!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered my Etsy One Year Giveway!

In all there were 15 entries, and I'd like to thank each and every one of you. And thanks too to everyone who commented on the bracelet - it was a new technique for me and I was pleased with how it turned out. Of course the beautiful handmade connector and beads were the stars of this piece!

Anyway, earlier this evening I did the draw. I wrote down the names of everyone who had entered and assigned everyone a number. Then I used - 


And the winner is.....

That's you, Despina Vnt!!

Congratulations! Your bracelet will be winging its way to you very soon.

Thank you once again to everyone who entered, and I hope I'll see you back here next time I do a Giveaway :)

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Etsy First Birthday Giveaway

Well I can hardly believe my Etsy shop has now been open for nearly a year...

To celebrate, and as a thank you to my Facebook fans old and new, I'm having a Giveaway!

This is the prize:

You can see more views in my Giveaway album on my Facebook page.

This bracelet features a beautiful handmade ceramic connector in earthy grey-brown with a butterfly etched into it in lilac. The connector and the pink ceramic bead both came from Blueberri Beads on Etsy . If you haven't visited Caroline's shop before, it's full of lovely things!

The bracelet also features two stunning handmade lampwork beads by Shirley Giles of Fyrebirds. They are mini works of art.

The bracelet is completed by Czech glass bell flower beads in mauve / lilac.

It measures 18cm.

How to enter

You can enter by doing any of the following:

1. Like my facebook page
2. Share my Giveaway album or post on facebook
3. Follow this blog
4. Share this blog post

Once you're done, make sure you pop back here and leave me a comment to say what you did! Leave me your contact details so I can let you know if you're the lucky winner!

The draw

The draw will be done on Wednesday 19th December shortly after 9pm by pulling a name out of the hat, so make sure you've entered by then and good luck!