So, yeah, it’s that time of year again: me getting that bit closer to 40. As is customary, I’m not going to be having any wild celebrations, but it’s also customary for me to offer a discount code so you can make a saving and get yourself a present. The bead shop is rather bare but I’ve just topped up the jewellery shop with lots of new good things in the last day or so (including some real favourites), so I’m offering 25% off all jewellery this weekend. The coupon code is BIRTHDAY25 – just enter it in the little box marked ‘Apply Coupon Code’ when you check out on Etsy. Here’s all the new things that I’ve listed in the last couple of days. (PS. yes, I’ve copped out on putting in all the bead makers again – faaaar to many to mention right now!)

one hurt colour 1

All Things Counter 1

All This and Not ordinary 1


At Home With Strangers 1

beautiful element of unreason 1

Close To 1

found, wanting 1

imagination enough 1

lichen 1

light years 1

of or pertaining to dragons 1

one inhabitant of me 1

potentilla 1

shrill antithesis 1

skyline 1

Tangibles 1

the firecat 1

there's a name for everything 1

Violet on Slate 1

What We Are Missing 1

whispering consultations 1

So, the coupon code: BIRTHDAY25; The shop: This way!

More CABM Auctions

Just a quick post to let you know that I have some more pieces up for auction on the Ceramic Art Bead Market on Facebook. The auctions end at 9.45 on Tuesday night (BST). (If you’re not a member, it’s easy to join. Simply go to the page and click on ‘Join Group’.) It’s mainly more whimsical, colourful, fun stuff this time, including ooak pieces that I won’t be making again. Here’s what’s available:bird pair

parrot 1

misty morning lentil 1There’s some more head pin bundles. I’m pretty stuck on handmade headpins at the moment.head pin bundle D 3headpin bundle c 3And finally, one of these metallics stoneware bead sets –metallics bead set 1

And here’s another link to CABM…

A Ridiculous Number Of Earrings

Whoops! I went and made all the earrings. I started drafting this post a week ago and have been meaning to add all the bead makers and links. Instead of doing that I’ve been making yet more jewellery. I’m building up a backlog of blog posts that I’m needing to put out there. So, I’m just going to publish this as is. Please forgive me for the lack of links! These have all been listed on Etsy. The Crimson Petal

All The Other Business

An Entire Night Itself


Familiar Morphology

Feed Day With Dark

Freaked By Shade


In Which Wind Moves

Land and Water

Last Possessions

Like Singing

Neither One Thing

Old Heavens



Set Against

Some Smoke Stands Steadying Tallahatchie Tapestry 1 The Art Of Losing To Give Heat Unceasingly Union City Your Shadow

Journey's JargonHere’s another link to the shop. Ta-ra for now.