AUTUMN SALE – 25% off all jewellery – Coupon Code: AUTUMN25

Well, the title tells you most of what you need to know. This weekend you can get 25% off any jewellery currently in the Etsy shop. Just enter the coupon code AUTUMN25 when you check out. It’s months and months since I last did a promotion like this and I won’t be doing another before Christmas. In truth, I’m unsure when I’ll do another sale in the future because once I get the silver items listed, offering discounts will be less easy. So, head over now to take advantage!

Here are a few of the pieces currently available…a-murmuring-progress

Shedding Treasure 2




the dancers

I meant for you to have it 1



works and days 1



The sale will run over this weekend and will most likely finish on Sunday (16th October) night. Here’s another link to the shop!

SALE!! And a sneaky bonus….

To celebrate that January is behind us, I’m having a sale in the jewellery shop. I know, February is also pretty bleak, so the discount code is MERRYFEB25, which will give you 25% off all jewellery. New jewellery is a fine way to bring a bit of cheer to a grey day. And it’s months since I had a sale so it’s a good time to buy. Here’s some of the pieces that are available.

Wherever I've Been And Gone 1

Marie, Marie 1



Vacant Lots 1

Shattering Light 1

Tender Buttons

spent in stitching

Your Tiny Hand 1

dark star 1

Palming a tear

A little extra thing: I’ve just spotted that I’m two sales off a significant sales milestone. Whoever purchases the 400th item will receive an extra treat! And, thinking about it, I guess shopper 399 should get a little something too!

So, here’s the code again: MERRYFEB25. And here’s another link to the shop.


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!

Bead Shop Sale!

So, I must be brief because Ive had far too little sleep and I’m struggling with the simplest of things. This is just to say that there’s a lil’ sale going on in the bead shop. You can get 25% off all beads if you use the coupon code SAVE25 when you checkout. The sale runs through the weekend, until Sunday night / Monday morning. Here’s a few of the things you could bag.






Click here to see what else is available. Cheers!

Final day of Sale, plus things and stuff

I’ve done a woeful job of promoting it but today is the last day of the Spring sale in my jewellery shop.  In case you don’t know, I’m offering 25% off all jewellery, including a good number of pieces that have already been reduced. All you need to do is apply the coupon code SPRING25 when you check out. This means you can get this bracelet for £22.50, which seems a crazy price, frankly.  (Click on the links below the pictures to go straight to the shop listing.)


Sea Wreath

These earrings – always a bit of a personal fave – can be yours for 12.38.


Picasso Coins

This bracelet will be just £20.25.


Soft Geometry

Which, again, is pretty daft. And this necklace can also be had for £22.50.



Sometimes you just want make space and what have you… Many of the items in the ‘Sale’ section of the shop will be removed and no longer available from tomorrow, and the price of those that remain will be put back up. So, it’s now or never on a good few items…

Aside from all this, I thought I’d share a few pics of other things that have been happening, like you should do on a blog. On Thursday, the gallingly good Caroline Dewison of Blueberribeads shared a post on Art Jewelry Elements showing some stamps that she had made by lino-cutting. This is the sort of thing I have been meaning to do, but I hadn’t managed to get my finger out and do it. Thanks to Caroline, I finally gave it a go.  As Caroline said in her post, it’s often not really desirable to use commercially produced stamps and textures, and I generally try to avoid doing so. I made some plaster moulds whilst I was still doing pottery classes last year and I’ve loved having them to use. I wish I had the opportunity to make more. I do own some moulding compound but I always feel I should be all organised and have everything planned before I use it, and that sort of thing tends not to happen in my world. The beauty of the lino-cutting thing is that you can just have a bit of a doodle and see what you come up with, and the materials are relatively inexpensive so it’s no great disaster if you bodge it up. I’ve got a little mound of carved lino bits now.  I’ve yet to try them out properly on any clay yet but I did try a few bits, just to see if I was on the right track.

photo-5 copy 2

a huddle of houses

photo-5 copy

some flowery bidnizz

photo-5 copy 4

scribbly Giacometti-style faces

photo-5 copy 3

And as you can see here, you can save up any stray offcuts and carve them to make textures for rolling beads over. I’m looking forward to seeing these glazed.

What else? There’s been some sun the last few days – the proper stuff that actually makes you feel that Spring might just be a possibility. Dexy has be sprauncing around on the terrace sniffing the air…

dex in the sun

…despite having mysteriously developed arthritis in his back legs. He’s only six. He’s a medical marvel, really – always managing to find some new ailment requiring extensive and expensive treatment. Thank the lord for pet insurance. Apologies for the cruddy little mobile phone pictures. Here’s some better shots of him that I’ve had on my desktop, waiting for to be shared, for an age.

snoozy dex

Other than that, I don’t have much to report. I’ll leave you with a tune that’s been buzzing round my head for the last day or so…

SPRING SALE – 25% off all jewellery

Yes, I know it’s not very Spring-y yet but I felt like it was time to get the house in order anyway. I have yet to really get going with designing new jewellery for sale this year, what with the beads and magazine pieces and other stuff. Before I do start making and listing any new stock in the jewellery shop, I thought I’d have a bit of a sale. I’m offering 25% off all jewellery, including items that are already in the ‘SALE’ section and have already been reduced. The discount code is SPRING25. This means that there are lots of big ol’ bargains available. Such as, numerous bracelets for between £15 and £18. (Click the titles to head straight to the listing.)

feathered bed

(Feathered Bed)


(Pop Pewter Bird)


(Ring of Roses)

lone flyer 1

(Lone Flyer)

petals 1


And there are numerous pairs of earrings for which will be just £10.50 with the discount code, including these:


(Shell Like)


(Wee Buds)



As for necklaces, this will be only £16.90.

peeper 1


And this will be £24.00 with the discount code.

cascade 1


There are plenty of other ‘sale’ items that can be reduced further with the coupon code, as well as all the full price items.  The sale will run until the end of next weekend, closing on Sunday night (8th March). After that, a number of items, including most of the ‘sale’ stock, will be removed from the shop, as will the sale section. So, if you’ve had your eye on something now is the time to grab it. Here’s a link to the shop. And that code, again? SPRING25 Cheers!

Black Friday – Cyber Monday Discount Codes / new jewellery

So, it’s Black Friday – Cyber Monday weekend, which means it’s time to offer some discounts.  I’m keeping it simple and offering 20% off all jewellery and all beads. The coupon code you need to enter when you check out is: BLACKCYBER20. !! And it’s active right now !! – through till the end of Monday, 1st December. This will be the last sale I have before Christmas, so if you’ve had your eye on something, now would be a good time to go shopping. The bead shop isn’t as full as I’d like but there’s still a couple of pages of items up for grabs. There are lots of pieces in the jewellery shop. They’ll soon be joined by this lot. I’ve been busy making winter-y pieces, partly in preparation for the Christmas market in Frome.  If you’d like any of these pieces listing now so you can take advantage of the code when paying, do let me know, via Etsy or Facebook.

When it gets to this time of year I just want everything white.

ice collar 1(ceramic spikes – Scorched Earth; porcelain spines – Something to do Beads)

It would be nice if the background of my photos was white but the winter light won’t allow it.  The spike craze lasts through every season…  I’m a bit taken with this next bracelet; If it doesn’t sell I won’t be too upset.

ice fringe

(ceramic spikes – Scorched Earth)

polar bears 1

(lampwork polar bears – Madeline Bunyan)

Feather white 1

(porcelain birds – Blueberribeads)

over wintering 1

(porcelain bird – Blueberribeads)

This last bracelet is super simple and not terribly innovative (not that I claim that anything I make is at all innovative), but it’s just so pretty, and pretty darn gift-able too, I reckon. Again:

lil'sleeper 1(polymer fawn – Tree Wings Studio)

I’ve made quite a few bracelets in the last day or so.  I thought this button was a fox; turns out it’s a wolf.

wolvish 1

(pewter wolf button – Green Girl Studios)

And here’s a definite departure from all that white.

carnival 1

(lampwork lentil – Moogin; lampwork disc – Rachel Cohen)

glittering eve 1

(lampwork bead – Puffafish; enamel flower – Gardanne; beaded beads – Rebecca Anderson)

I’m kinda taken with the next bracelet too… There’s some vintage beauties in it which the supplier doesn’t have in stock anymore.

homely 1

(lampwork bead – Hanni Heibloem)

Surprise, surprise – another one of these! –

hare here 1(ceramic hare bead – Jo Lucksted)

I’ll leave you with a trio of earrings.

Lava drops 1

(lampwork beads – Mayahoney)

I can’t decide whether I like the pink wheels on these tip earrings. Opinions would be appreciated:

powder pink tips 1

(ceramic tips – Scorched Earth)

rusty buds 1

And that’s the lot. As I said, I’m happy to list any of these if you want to use the discount code – BLACKCYBER20 – to get 20% off.  And here’s a link to the bead shop and the jewellery shop so you can have a little browse, see if there’s anything you fancy…

Before I go: Happy Thanksgiving to all of you celebrating out there!

!Birthday Discount Codes!

It’s seems no time at all since I was last letting you know that it was my birthday. This year has flown: really, I can’t remember feeling like a year has ever passed as quickly as this one.  I don’t tend to make a song and dance about this occasion – although I’ve stretched to some shout-y exclamation marks for my title here. It’s just to alert you to the annual tradition of birthday discount codes. I’m offering 30% off jewellery this weekend and 20% off beads (click on these links for the shops). Here’s those all important codes: for jewellery, use the code BIRTHDAY30; and for beads, BIRTHDAY20.

I haven’t shared any images of my new ceramic beads on here; I’ve been meaning to do it for an age. A fair number of these have already sold but I like to keep a record of these things on my blog so apologies if you spot something that you want that’s not currently available (- or something you’ve already seen elsewhere!) However, I am in the process of making more beads so if there’s anything you’re interested in ordering, get in touch and I can let you know if that’s possible! More generally, I’d love to hear which beads in particular people like, then I have an idea of what I should make more of.  Anyway, on with the images:

Misc other

bead collage 2


bead collage 1

earring pairs blue

earring pairs trapezoids

bead collage 3

near beads


bead collage 4

earring pairs glazy daggers

other misc

bead collage 5

stain bead sets


other sets

bead collage 6


earring pairs trapezoids

Some of these and even more other beads are available in the shop.  Remember, that code (BIRTHDAY20) must be used to get 20% off.  I’ll leave you with a picture of a bracelet I recently relisted. It’s always been a bit of a favourite of mine.


It’s full of lovely luxe stuff and you can have it for just £33.25, if you use the discount code BIRTHDAY30. Here’s another link for the jewellery shop.  I think that’s everything covered -bye for now!

FLASH SALE and Earrings, Earrings, Earrings!

So, it’s been a lovely day here in Frome – proper sunshine and everything!  What better excuse for a flash sale.  You can get 25% off all jewellery using the discount code HERECOMESTHESUN25.  Click here to head to the shop. The code will be active for the whole weekend. There are a few pieces that are waiting to be listed, which you can see if you look at the last couple of posts.  Also, I’ve been having a bit of an earring making spree over the last couple of days.  If you’re interested in any of these, let me know and I’ll get them listed so you can get 25% discount.


(ceramic connectors and bead caps – Scorched Earth)


(ceramic rounds – Bo Hulley)


(lampwork – Puffafish, ceramic drops – Scorched Earth)

watch men


In a mist

Here’s another link to the shop. Here’s the code again: HERECOMESTHESUN25.  I hope you’ll find something to treat yourself to.  Bye for now!

Sales – extended – and Earrings

So, I’m a little late wishing you all a happy new year.  I’ve had a busy, busy, busy last few days/week; so much so, I didn’t even get chance to blog about – or really promote – the fact that I was running sales in both the jewellery shop and the bead shop.  To compensate, I’ve extended both sales and they’ll run until the weekend.  There’s 25% off everything in the jewellery shop.  Just enter the discount code NEWYEAR25.  I have found time to make a few new pairs of earrings.  These aren’t listed yet but if you’d like them, they can be bought with the 25% discount.  Just email me (through Etsy or or leave a comment here.  This pair would normally be £22.00, but with the discount they’ll be £16.50.

In her stead

(ceramic connectors – Scorched Earth)

This next pair would normally be £19.00; discounted they’re £14.25.

ocean assym

(ceramic scallop drops – Scorched Earth)

These feathery jobs will be £19.50 full price, but with 25% off they’re £14.60. (Apologies for the light – my camera seems to find this colour combo particularly disagreeable.)

feathered stacks 1

(enamel matchsticks – Numinosity Beads)

This pearly pair with vintage glass drops will be £15.50, so you can have them now at just £11.60

bone top drops

I’m starting to sound like one of those sofa warehouse sale adverts, aren’t I?  So I’ll stop that now.  This pair has already sold:


(ceramic drops – Scorched Earth)

As for the bead shop, it’s now looking pretty bare but there are still goods to be had.  I’d like to clear out as much of the current stock as possible – no particular reason, just fancy filling the shop up anew when I finally get around to making some new pieces.  So, I’m offering a hoofing great 50% off everything and to add further enticement, I can tell you that I’ll be adding in extra extras with each order!  You’ve got to love free beads, after all!  The discount code is SPRINGCLEAN50.  Like I said, it’s pretty bare but there is still a wee owl waiting for a home, some nice rusty, crusty pieces, and this pretty white word pebble bead.

close white

In fact, if you want this one, you should grab it soonish because I have it in mind for something I might make.

As I mentioned last time, this blog is nearly a year old.  In fact, I wrote the first post on 10th January last year.  I foolishly shared a number of new year resolutions.  I can’t actually remember what they all were but I doubt I’ll have stuck to them.  Anyway, I’ll be back in a few days for some (late – inevitably) new year ruminations and to see whether I did actually manage to stick to any of last years resolutions….