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  1. Thought I'd do a short and sweet blog today and show you all the bird's nest necklace that I have made. I love wire work jewellery and I'd seen several of these necklaces around. I had some left over hot pink coloured 8 mm glass pearl beads, in my spare bead stash, then I picked out some 0.6mm silver plated wire. Threaded on the beads, then twisted the wire around the beads in a circular motion, I continued to do this, until I was happy with the fullness of the wrapping.

    The end of the wire was tucked into the back, 2 jump rings were attached to the top of the wrapped wire, then a silver plated 18 inch chain was added and there you have it, my first bird's nest necklace.

    Birds nest necklace

    Here is a close up of the wrapped beads.

    close up of birdsnest necklace

    Now I'm not sure whether to pop it into one of my shops, or keep it for myself, what do you think?



  2. Hi,

    Hope you all had a lovely Easter, I stuck to my plan and only ate a couple of creme eggs, yes I know booooorrring,  but I just did not feel like munching my way through a mountain of eggs, like I seem to do year after year.  

    I did however make a coupIe of bracelets over the weekend and thought I'd share some handy tips about them with you, especially if your looking to buy a bracelet for a gift. If you don't know the lucky persons wrist size, then maybe a memory wire bracelet, could solve your problem.

    Memory wire bracelets are bracelets that are made with a strong wire that retains it's shape and is a 'one size fits all' type of bracelet. All you have to do is loop it around the wrist and it curls into bracelet sized coils and you can have any number of coils.

    silver crystal memory wire bracelet on wrist

    This is a silver crystal memory wire bracelet that I made at the weekend, this one has 4 coils and is made with silver czech glass pearl beads and purple and silver faceted crystal beads.

    gold beade memory wire bracelet

    This one has 6 coils and has a vast selection of beads in different shapes sizes and colours, too many to mention. 

    Another good point about memory wire bracelets, is that if the person your buying the gift for, has a problem with opening and closing clasps, there are no clasps to worry about on any of these bracelets.

    If you would like to see the other memory wire bracelets that I have made, do pop over to the bracelet section of my shop

  3. I hate the snow. I mean I really hate it. It looks pretty through the window, but that's it. In this part of Essex, we did have snow but it melted quickly, thank goodness.

    Seeing the growing miniture daffodils that I planted in the window box, is enough to put me in a happy mood, I'll be out in the garden in the next  couple of weeks, planting lots of colourful flowers.  The best thing about spring, is that summer is right behind. Fingers cross that we have a decent summer this year.


    Spring Jewellery and Accessories

     I thought I'd share with you the jewellery I have in my shop, inspired by the spring season.

     If your like me and prefer to read a good old fashion book, here is a bookmark that will come in hand and stop you losing your page.

    flower bookmark


    Colourful flower rings, that are easily adjustable, one to match each outfit.

    Flower Rings

    Pretty pink flower earrings, that are floral and delicate, in beautiful soft shades of pink.

    pink flower earrings

    A green bag charm, in the same colour scheme as my daffs.

    green beaded bag charm

    What items have you made that remind you of spring?