Monday, 19 March 2012

Necklace Giveaway!

Cat's Ceramics is having a free giveaway over at her blog - the prize is your choice of one of her gorgeous unique necklaces!

Go on over and get your entry in before 25th March!

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Gift for Mum

It's Mother's Day here in the UK this Sunday, which is perfect timing for me to get the clip earrings done that my Mum mentioned she would like a while ago.

I made her some clip earrings a couple of years ago; she loves them and wears them regularly. Time to increase the selection!

I bought the earring backs very reasonably from ebay - clips as she doesn't have pierced ears, gold as she wears that more than silver, and nickel-free as I'm allergic to it and don't want to cause anything like that for my Mum!

Then was the fun part - browsing through my bead stash to find the perfect combinations, and making the earrings up.

I had the jewellery presentation box from a previous ebay purchase, and cut more slots in the foam lining to accommodate all the clips. 

It didn't take long at all, and I'm really pleased with the results. I'd better get it packed up and sent off to my Mum in time for Sunday now - hope she loves her gift!

How are you celebrating Mother's Day this year?

Monday, 5 March 2012

It's been a while...

...but I'm on the Etsy UK Front Page today in this great treasury by Katiedidonline - woohoo!

You can see one of my gorgeous new hand-dyed yarns there - Barley Fields - which has actually shown me that I love this rich sunny yellow!

I bought a fabulous pot holder from Katie recently - it really is a lovely item and very well made. It's now in daily use in my kitchen.