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  1. Blog - Latest purchasesLast weekend I dragged the family to the Rock 'n' Gem Fair in Newark. As always, I was like a kiddie in a sweet shop and didn't know which way to turn first. Lots of amazing beads were subsequently purchased!

    I was trying to be focussed on ones that could be used for Bridal jewellery as the lovely ladies in the Fabulous Wedding Boutique, Spondon that have some of my jewellery for sale, are opening another shop in Leek, a market town in the county of Staffordshire, and have asked me to supply that shop too. I am highly delighted as they obviously like what I make, and they're great people to deal with.

    I have been really busy this week, making a necklace nearly every day, although I have to admit most of them are not for the Bridal shop, oops! What do you think? Do you like them?

    Blog - Rock Crystal and Sterling Silver NecklaceHematite and Sterling Silver NecklaceBlog - Latest purchases from Rock and Gem Fair, Newark (3)

    Julie x

  2. Some while ago I decided to remove this blog and just use the one I have on Blogger, which is why there is such a gap between the last blog post and this one. I have decided to resurrect this one, thus this post. To review my Blogger Blog, click here for the link although there is also one on the Home page. Sorry for any confusion.

    Julie x

  3. Blog - Black and White 1

    Black and white are such easy colours to wear and I just love this look: so classy teamed up with black and off-white accessories. However, it can be a little boring! Enhance with brightly coloured accessories (I love red but other colours would be equally as effective) for a more daring outfit.

    Blog - Black and White 2
    Ruby Gold Murano Heart Pendant, Crystal Pearls Bracelet - Black, Black Murano Heart Pendant and Topaz Gold Murano Heart Pendant from this website.
    Julie x
  4. Went to Birmingham yesterday looking for Christmas presents, but came home with the Symphony dress from All Saints for me. It looks fab on, and can't wait to wear it. I already have boots similar to those shown and now need to save up for the bag. Maybe I'll be lucky and get it for Christmas!

    Below is a collection of jewellery that would look amazing with this set, and is available to purchase from my on-line shop. Unfortunately, I haven't mastered the art of adding my own designs to Polyvore yet! 

    Blog - Symphony Dress

    Large white Freshwater Pearls with a focal offset Agate Geode slice, Crystal Pearls Bracelet (Bronze), with Charm and Crystal Pearl Earrings (Bronze) available from this website.

    Julie x

  5. Multi Gemstone and Silver BraceletOMG I am so excited! A couple of weeks ago I happened to notice that Cookson Gold, a company I sometimes buy silver from were having a 'Design of the Week' competition and so I decided to enter with this wonderful bracelet I made for my birthday last year (hubby bought the silver, and his parents bought the gemstones). It is made from a multilink chain with around 100 Multi-Gemstone Faceted Rondelles (Citrine, Peridot, Aquamarine, Carnelian, Amethyst, Moonstone, etc, etc) attached to it, and I absolutely love it. It goes with anything and I wear it lots!

    I was a bit dubious about entering the bracelet as I'd actually made it last year but I'd only just decided on what catch to put on it and had finished it that week so, hey ho!

    Now, I never ever win any competitions, so imagine my delight when I received an E-Mail telling me I'd won! Not only that, it wasn't even a prize draw competition. It was one where people had actually liked my design.

    The prize was a Dremel Versaflame, which means I now have the ability to solder my own links and hopefully create designs that I couldn't do before, so watch this space (although I need to master it first) and hopefully, I won't burn the house down!!

    Julie x

  6. I bought some lovely, new Murano glass hearts yesterday. What do you think? They are such beautiful colours aren’t they, and I can’t wait to start making them up.

    Latest Murano glass beads purchased

    The main reason for buying them is that a very good friend of mine is having a Jewellery Party for me early November and suggested that I have a selection of charms available, as they will make nice, inexpensive Christmas presents, especially for those people that already have the fashionable bracelets with a charm carrier fitted. This means that with a neutral coloured bracelet, you could have a selection of charms to suit different coloured outfits, particularly as the Murano glass beads come in a myriad of colours and a variety of shapes. Yesterday, I only purchased the hearts but on reflection, maybe I should have bought some of the other shapes too! They could also be hung on the more traditional Sterling Silver charm bracelets, and if you had one of each colour the bracelet would go with any outfit, and what a talking point!

    Did you know that Murano glass is handmade on the little island of Murano in Italy close to Venice, and is some of the most beautiful in the world? Click here to find out more.

    I already have a selection of Murano glass heart jewellery (pendants and earrings) for sale. Check out the Murano Hearts page on my website for the colours currently available.

    Julie x