Thursday, 29 July 2010

To blacken the silver or not?

I would really love to know what you think of the oxidised (black finish) silver. I have made many pieces with that finish, some of them work well, but would you buy or wear a piece of silver jewellery that's not silver in colour? Personally I don't wear much silver, as it does not suit my skin tone and the black finish really works on me, but what about on you? Please let me know what you think!

Friday, 16 July 2010

My Home Studio

I have been busy at home decorating, and making some jewellery in my little garden studio. As you can see it's a simple, clean space to work in, and not much of a visual feast. My partner and I share the space (he's a Musician and Musicologist) so we have kept it more practical than beautiful!
Mostly I have been spending time on the cottage and doing some good old DIY! The bathroom is my current project, and I hope to finish it this summer.....fingers crossed!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Pendant GIVE AWAY for followers!

Here it is, the enamelled silver pendant necklace for my give away! The Cobalt blue enamel is on Sterling Silver and sits on an 18inch chain, with a white Agate and Pearl bead detail. Do you like it?
If you have someone you would like it for, or even just for yourself then this is what you do:

1) Follow me on this blog and on my Facebook Group!
2) Share my Blog and Facebook group with all your friends and family.
3) Make a comment so I know who likes it!!!

I hope to get 100 Followers on my Facebook group and 50 on my blog, I will then pick a winner!
Good luck and spread the love today x x

For Eden x x

I painted another little canvas for my daughter Eden to put in her room. I hope to make more for some of Eden's little friends! I will be posting a picture of the pendant for my FREE GIVE AWAY later today so don't forget to share my blog with friends and family to win!

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Free give away........

I'm planning my first free give away soon!!! Very excited, just need to reach 100 members on my Facebook group and 50 followers on this blog! All you have to do is join my group and follow me (Click Follow to you right of this page). I will be posting the NEW,  ONE-OFF piece of jewellery to be WON next week (being made this weekend, not the item above!).
Please share my Blog and Facebook with your friends and family..........spread the love this weekend!

Friday, 2 July 2010

Where there is tea, there is hope!

I love my cups of tea, so when I saw this cushion at Past Times I just had to have it!

Little cottage must have.......

I have recently been tidying up my make-up bag,  jewellery and personal paper stuff. In the past my things have just been in random places around the house. I was always hunting for bits of paper I needed or looking for my mascara! I decided to make use of a little space in my bedroom for these very things.
I bought the shelf from TK MAXX and painted it in Farrow& Ball's Matchstick coloured matt paint. On it sits my cleanser, toner, mini Jamie Oliver Jars and a vintage tin for a first aid kit. I have hung some vintage jewellery from the pegs to make it more pretty.
The basket was bought at a vintage emporium and it holds all my unsightly things like make-up bag, hair products and I throw things inside to tidy later!
The lamp is from Habitat, the mini wooden draws are from Ikea and have been painted white, the mirror was kindly given to me by my mother in-law and sister in-law.
I would love to know what you think and what improvements can be made. I'm always trying to solve storage problems as we have a small house so any tips would be great!