Friday, November 22, 2013

Freebie Friday

It's about time I did another giveaway!

How about one of these great Silver cobweb bracelets? At £7 they are great for secret santa presents or stocking fillers.

I crocheted them by hand from silver plated copper wire with real semi precious gemstone scattered throughout.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Rainbow Felt

I noticed that Inken at FeltedArtToWear had a sale on her scarves and since I'd had one of her items on my Etsy wishlist for a year or more thought my birthday was an ideal time to treat myself. And as she is so lovely she made me a gorgeous brooch to go with it as a extra special birthday treat.

I decided to wear it in my hair though and am absolutely delighted with it!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Pumpkin Harvest

I think I can honestly say that growing pumpkins for the first time ever has been the most fun thing I have ever grown in the garden. I am so going to do it again next year.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Big Strings of Beads

I call these necklace multiway necklaces as they can be worn in a variety of different ways but in reality they are just really really long strings of beads and I love making them.

I get to root around in my colour themed bead boxes and find a nice bowl of beads that go together and then can just sit and thread them all together onto a wire wrapped string.

I'm still working on the blue necklace, but here's a green and gold necklace all finished and looking autumnal, or is it festive?

Friday, November 08, 2013


Just had to share this picture of the view from G's office.

 ps. Off to Measham on Saturday for a little fair run by one of the guides as a charity event for an animal sanctuary.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Gemstone Hearts and their Meanings

Sometimes just a nice simple gemstone heart sets an outfit off perfectly and is a great gift when you are not quite sure what to get for a friend.

Did you know that gemstones have their own meanings as well as traditionally used in some faiths to cure minor ailments?

The beautiful blue pendant on the right is made from sodalite. As well as bringing inner peace, this stone is a good gift for athletes who take part in endurance sports, and also lucky for writers as it helps in communicating and will give confidence to speak more.

 The brown stone on the right here is a very popular stone. It's called Tigers eye and it is said to bring good luck and protection from the evil eye to the wearer as well as clear thinking and insight.

Do you have a favourite stone?