Finally – some new jewellery…

It’s been some time since I last got some jewellery made and out there in the world. What with the bead-making, the silvering, a rare trip away, and some other things I can’t actually recall right now (and wouldn’t interest anyone terribly), life has been rather full – for me, at least. But, after I’d got all the beads from the last update sent out, I rewarded myself with a few days of non-stressy, non-torchy, jewellery making. Heaven… It seems I’m still struggling to make anything other than earrings. Whilst I say that this jewellery making spell was supposed to be un-stressy, I did have a little catalogue of other ‘things to do’ nagging away at me. It seems that I couldn’t set my head to settling down and designing a whole necklace, and I failed to make any bracelets either… That’s now a ‘thing to do’ in itself. I did manage one necklace…

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(I’m still torn over which of these different displays works best, and which I should use as my main photo on Etsy….)

Now, on to the earrings….

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(There is a real and present danger that the pair above are going to be whisked out of my shop and into my ears.)

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(Hate that blue-ness! Stooopid seasonal light!)

the-nymphs-have-departed-1That’s the lot! What’s more, they are all listed here on Etsy!

More New Jewellery

Just a quickie to share the stack of new pieces that I just listed on Etsy. There’s a crop of new stacked totem type pendants. I haven’t made any for a while; they’re such fun to design.

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This last one – the most mini – may be my favourite. I foresee more being made along the same lines. Here’s a more substantial piece, which I’m also rather taken with.

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And now the earrings. First of all, this trio, each pair featuring these lovely long sticks/spikes which I made when I was doing all my recent glaze-y experiments.

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Give Me All Mountains 1

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I also broke out some amazing lampwork beads that I’ve been a’hoarding. My hoarding seems to be at its worst when it comes to lampwork. These ones are very gloooooowy.

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And finally, a last few pairs with nothing to link them but loveliness!

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Several pairs have already skidaddled out of the shop, but the rest are available here.

Some (Relatively) New Jewellery

I really should have written and shared this post a week or so ago, but I got sidetracked with the bead shop update (re. which: Thanks to everyone who shopped! I’ve just posted everything out!). I have yet to share these earrings that I added to the shop a week or so ago. So, this is a quick post to do just that!  A couple of pairs have sold but the rest are available on Etsy.

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Finally, to mix things up, a lone bracelet –

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I must make more new bracelets and necklaces – a job for this weekend, I think. Anyhow, for more pics and info on these, head to the shop. Ciao for now!

New Earrings

Just an ultra quickie to share a crop of earrings that I’ve just listed on Etsy.

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The more I look at these, the more I love the charms – so different and so cool. Yep, the more I look at them, the more I can be content with the possibility that they won’t sell.

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I have similar feelings towards these, especially the lampwork – so soft… and blueberry-y…

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These last ones really need a better photo to capture their loveliness. I do love me a skinny earring…

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Plenty of neutrals in this batch… just so hard to resist…

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And that’s it for this little lot. As I said, they’re available here. In other news, I’ve actually taken some photos of my silver stuff so I’ll back back to share some of that some time soon. Happy weekending!

New-ish year: new beads (anon!) and new-ish earrings

Well, happy new year… sorta. I am planning some more ‘proper’ posts with words and things in the weeks to come. I mean, planning. I have soooo many new things to share. I’ve just finished a real jewellery-making spreeeeeee! There’s the usual crop of earrings – my default, really. But I’ve also made around six bracelets and around eight necklaces. I find both more difficult. Necklaces have always been a bit of a challenge, but, I think, I actually really rather like some of them. Now I’ve said that, they’ll probably sit stubbornly in my shop and I’ll end up not liking them so. This making frenzy came at the end of a bead-making marathon. I spaced out the making of the greenware, interspersing it with making jewellery, but once it got to the glazing stage, it was glaze glaze glaze, day in, day out.  I decided to put off listing them until February, when folk will have a bit more money, I hope. I haven’t done the photos yet, but here’s a little teaser. (A bit of a blurry teaser, taken with my phone….)

earring beadsThis mound of earring pairs doesn’t look as large as it actually was. They’re now all strung into sets: eight sets with six pairs each. Anyway, I’ll be back with more bead images and information about dates and times for the update nearer the time. If you have requested a custom order, I’ll be in touch in the next few days.

I photographed all the new jewellery today. It was freeeeezing. It took a couple of hours and by the end of it, I could barely hit the camera button. I’m just about to set to on the selecting and editing, but I do have some things to share here today. The following are some of the first earrings I made this year. I listed them a couple of weeks ago and have shared them elsewhere. But, you know, I like to share everything here at some point or other, if only for my own record. Some of these have sold; the rest are available int’shop.

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Back soon!

Xmas Posting Deadlines and New Earrings

Evening all! I hope you’re contending okay with all the pre-xmas stuff. I’m happy to be winding down a little now. I haven’t done any Christmas craft fairs this year (and I’d be lying if I said I’ve missed them), but I have been pretty busy making jewellery and listing it in the Etsy shop. (I’ve also been working away on new beads and setting up my new mini metalwork space(!) – more on that soon.) If you’re in the States, there’s still time to get yourself some Christmas treats. Royal Mail are giving Tuesday, 15th December as the last date for post to be delivered in the US in time for Christmas day. I’ll be doing post office runs tomorrow and on Tuesday, so now’s the time to get your orders in. For details of the last shipping dates for all other countries, please refer to this chart. There’s still time to get items sent to most European destinations, and also Scandinavia. I’ve just listed a little crop of new earrings, including some new favourites! Here they are – (and here is where they are available to purchase!)Living By The Water 1Wherever I've Been And Gone 1A Word I Rarely Use 1Francesca 1You Promised A Stone From Your Heart 1Thanks for being free 1Signs, Scars 1Move The Faders 1Never Wrote A Letter 1celeste 1That’s the lot – for now!  Here’s the shop link again. This may be the last lot of jewellery I list this side of Christmas; however, given my love of earring making, I can imagine that I may be adding a few new things before then…

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

Dervish

Familiar Morphology

Feed Day With Dark

Freaked By Shade

Honeyed

In Which Wind Moves

Land and Water

Last Possessions

Like Singing

Neither One Thing

Old Heavens

Ragamuffins

Ripening

Set Against

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

More New Earrings

So, I managed to build up a little stockpile of earrings, even though I’m supposed to be working on new beads (they’re coming… soon… ish!). I woke up at 4.30 this morning and sat out the half-light drafting listings, waiting until the kiln was cool enough to go and open. I just blitzed all the listings today and these all now available on Etsy.

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(lampwork drops – Keeley Kenyon)

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(ceramic rings – Happy Fish Things; blistered drop headpins – Something to do Beads)

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(lampwork beads – Bluhealer)

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(lampwork headpins – Numinosity Beads)

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(ceramic bead caps – Chelle V2)

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(ceramic droppers – Scorched Earth)

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(ceramic drops – Scorched Earth)

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