Friday, 30 January 2009

Photographic Frustration

I am getting sooooo frustrated with my inability to take good photographs of my jewellery... The light in my flat is really bad, especially this this time of year with no good sunlight, & I still haven't gotten my mitts on a digital camera so am using my mobile phone!
I am going to have to pick up a camera very very soon... it makes such a world of a difference when you can get good, clear, close-up shots of your jewellery... I think its pretty essential in order to sell online.
Well now i'd better put aside every spare penny....

Sunday, 25 January 2009

I Wrote This For You

I found the most beautiful blog this morning I Wrote This For You (look in my blog list) its lovely!

Ive had my first lay-in in ages & now i'm watching Countryfile with Mr Joaly & we're feeling a bit jealous of the girl who works at a seal sanctuary. Mr Joaly said she was 'glowing' (like the pic above!)... we want to glow too!

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Work, work, work

Well ive been doing NOTHING but work lately but on Tuesday night it was our staff party & we really went for it! Thats me on the right with 2 of the lovely girlies I work with, Arena & Hana. It was a great night!

Ive made a couple more pieces & Ive updated my etsy store & feltfuschia but i'm definitely struggling with work, making things & updating the stores and keeping my blog up to date!

I hope you guys out there are all good, i'll swing by your blogs & say hi, i'm going to have to disappear off to bed now... xx

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Under The Sea

I made this piece today & am very excited by it as I think it's one of my best pieces so far!
Ive used handspun merino wool (from which ive hand sewn upcycled pink-dyed shells & handcut felt shapes on to & wrapped with contrasting coloured wool.
Inspired by pictures of coral reefs I think that the feel & the colours of this piece are very organic. Its lightweight & a great statement piece... is it jewellery or wearable art?
(Available now at


Just a quickpost to say that yep, I am slacking on the blogging front at the moment, but I am putting a lot of hours in my day job... so I am alive & well & I leave you with cute Blythe pics!!! Proper post soon I promise x

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Rockabilly Fest!!!

Here are a few rockabillys too feast your eyes on... I think I'd be quite a good rockabilly. If this is your thing you should checkout its an awesome 50's fest!

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

New Year, New Pieces

1. Seashells brooch: Orange & hotpink felt with pink seed beads & upcycled pink seashells. Very bright & cute! 2. Red Planet: Mr Joaly said that the focal bead on this one looks like the world & as i've offset it with red howlite, red & orange beads & red memory wire cord it became The Red Planet... 3. Harvest Festival: Lots of brown & wooden beads & some even look like golden pumpkins! 4. & 5. Passione: At Jamies Italian there is an ice cream in the same shades of pink & yellow as these felt beads named Passione, hence the name. Just so you know, the ice cream is strawberry & lemon, yum!
My New Years resolution this year is to keep a diary. I read an article in Easy Living magazine extolling the therapeutic virtues of doing so & I figured that with the events I went through last year & the fact that i have a goldfish memory its probably worth a try. It should be interesting to read back! Besides one day I can write a very exciting novel based on it & become rich & famous obviously!
Whats your New Years resolution??