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!

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!

30% off Sale and new jewellery

I’m not very good at promoting my Facebook page and, of course, Facebook doesn’t help with these things if you’re not prepared to pay. ‘Likes’ have crept up slowly but I’ve finally made it to 400. To celebrate I’m offering 30% off all jewellery this weekend. Just use the discount code 400THANKYOU.  Here’s a link to the shop.  I’ll be running a giveaway soon too; just need to decide what to giveaway.  Remarkably, I’m up-to-date with listing. Along with the available BSBP pieces, I’ve added a crop of earrings and a lone necklace over the last couple of days. Here are the new pieces that I’ve haven’t yet shared here.Dancing 1

(ceramic discs – Happy Fish Things)

pearl cup spikes 1

(ceramic spikes – Scorched Earth)

odd bods

(lampwork beads – Glass Geo Beads)

listen, listen 1

(ceramic connectors – Scorched Earth)

tendrils 1

(ceramic connectors – Scorched Earth)

The wind over the ocean 1

(ceramic connectors and drops – Scorched Earth)

Out of the ground 1

(ceramic discs – Scorched Earth)

Bit of a Scorched Earth fest, hey?  For a change….  Anyway, don’t forget: 30% off all jewellery with the discount code 400THANKYOU. Shop this way!

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!

BLACK FRIDAY – CYBER MONDAY offers / New Jewellery

With these two markets taking place this weekend, I’ve been a bit unsure what to do about Black Friday-Cyber Monday offers.  I’m sure I must have sufficient stock, but I don’t really want to be offering a discount online whilst selling things full price, and I don’t have the tech-skills to keep the shop open and remove items that sell at the market.  So, reluctantly, I’ll be shutting the jewellery shop on Saturday and Sunday.  But, come Monday, I’ll be offering 20% off all jewellery with the discount code CYBER20, and I’ll run this offer through the week until some time next weekend (haven’t settled on that detail yet).  Fancy a preliminary browse?: click here.  The bead shop is not as full as I’d like, so to compensate and tempt you in, I’m offering a hoofing great 25% off!  And – guess what? – since you’re taking the time to read this, I can tell you that the code is already active: CYBER25!  There’s still a couple of pages of goodies to be had, including this wee guy:

verd copper owl face

Now, I mentioned yesterday that I have a few new jewellery designs to share.  There are quite a number… The pieces that don’t sell will be available on Monday to buy at the discounted price, although I won’t have chance to get all these new things listed by then.  So, if anything here takes your fancy but you want to hold out till Monday to get the discount, just drop me a line, here or through Etsy, and – if it hasn’t sold over the weekend – I’ll get it listed for you promptly.  Okay, I think that’s all the details covered.  Here’s the new stuff – like I said, there’s, ahem, quite a number…

blue tower

(raku tower – Jubilee)


(painted pebble – Plymouth Rocks)

couple of kooks

(patinated pods – Something to do Beads)

ombre pebbles

(painted pebbles – Plymouth Rocks)

pale pansy

(polymer flower – Elise Canning, ceramic flowers – Captured Moments)


(polymer pear – Rejetta Sellers)

champagne petals

(enamel bead – Gardanne)

pyrite pebbles

(painted pebbles – Plymouth Rocks)


(polymer penguin – Rejetta Sellers)

pop pewter bird

(ceramic bird – Blueberribeads)

cool blue bear

(Ruddy winter light!!!)

(ceramic bead – Jo Lucksted)

bound quartz

(and again, damn it!)

(lampwork lentil – Moogin)

feathered shards

(polymer beads – Beads by Earthtones)

deep sea finds

(copper pendant – Swirl Bead, ceramic drop, cap and spike – Scorched Earth, polymer pod – Something to do Beads)

Forest Stag

(ceramic stag bead – Jo Lucksted)

long tall skinny

(metal drops – 4 Ophelia)

mixed coins

(ceramic lentil – Golem, polymer coin – Something to do Beads)

pearl bird

(damn, damn, damn!)

(ceramic bird – Blueberribeads, ceramic discs – Scorched Earth)

picasso coins

(ceramic charms – Scorched Earth)

royal coins

(decoupage coins – Eryka Garbutt)


(polymer round – Orly Fuchs Galchen, pitted ceramic bead – Happy Fallout)

silver leaves


(lampwork beads – Cat Lampwork)

square swirl

(polymer cube – Swirl Bead, enamel charm – Gardanne)

There’s still more, believe it or not… here’s the ones with no art beads –

faded feathers



jasper blooms

royal vintage

square columns


You made it!  That’s the lot!


Tomorrow is the day for taking time out to mark the fact that I am still ploughing steadily through my thirties.  I don’t tend to make that much of a fuss about it generally, however I’ve noticed others offering age-appropriate discounts on their birthdays and, well, it sounds like a plan to me.  So, I’m going to be offering a whole 30(!!!)% off in the jewellery shop.  The code is 30SOMETHING and – as a sneaky thank you for reading this – I can tell you it is already active.  I’ve got most of my new designs listed, but, while I’m here, here are a couple of things that might(!) be listed in time for tomorrow.  If there’s anything that particularly appeals, let me know and I’ll make sure I get it listed in time for you to get the discount.


(giraffe pendant – Jade Scott, ceramic spikes – Scorched Earth)

orange crush

(lampwork beads – Puffafish, ceramic wheels – KaysCreaCorner, ceramic drops – Scorched Earth)

saffron pinked

(lampwork beads – Puffafish)

space sticks

(ceramic tips – Scorched Earth)