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Wednesday, 31 October 2012


I came across this fantastic blog detailing how to create a lightbox.

For a cohesive shop look and that fabulous all white professional background which brings out the beauty of jewellery pieces...can't wait to build one of those and update the photographs in my this space.!

Monday, 29 October 2012

Latest makes...earrings.

Fancy Jasper Earrings

Green Quartzite Earrings

Midnight Blue Goldstone Earrings

Sage Amethyst Earrings

Thursday, 25 October 2012

My first etsy treasuries

Delicious looking items in the Yum Yum!!! list.


A list inspired by sweet thoughts of my baby girl due next february My fair baby girl

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Eureka I figured something out!

Still bothered about the lack of shop theme, I came up with an idea.. To redo my shop sections!.

So rather than have everything fall under Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings, Necklaces and Bracelet set etc. like I had it originally, why not categorise the sections by type of bead material (light bulb!!!) .

It definitely gives a feeling of entering into a shop and having helpful section signs directing you on where to find what you want.

I feel better now phew!!!. Now to move on to something else....

Sunday, 21 October 2012

It's all about the resulting jewellery...

Made these last night... probably wait a couple of days before adding to my shop..

Elastic bracelet made using blue mosaic turquoise rondelle gemstone beads

Elastic bracelet made using multi coloured agate faceted round gemstone beads

Necklace made using black agate rondelles, black agate with turquoise quartz and black agate rice beads, closing with sterling silver lobster claw clasp.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

so you think you can sell?

OK I decided (well with a little persuasion from the hubby) to stop hoarding all my creations and sell. I then thought of opening an etsy shop; did all my research, opened a Facebook fan page on the 11th of October,  My shop on the 15th of October, a twitter account on the 16th of October, then wrote my first blog on the 19th  phew!!!

But I can't help thinking if my shop actually has a know like a brand.. Since it all started with the love of ALL types of beautiful beads and the jewellery that resulted, I have ended up with a shop that's a bit all over the place I think :-$.. well when compared to other jewellery shops on etsy. 

There are jewellery made from acrylic beads, wooden beads, glass beads to most recently, gemstone beads..all in ONE seriously? I should have called it 'The One Stop Shop' :-D

I don't know if I have a target market or a brand, but all I know is I love every piece of jewellery I have made :-) and hoping people see the beauty in the designs and ponder less on the theme of the shop..:-)

Sorting out my latest order of gorgeous gemstone beads from

Friday, 19 October 2012

The beginning..

Right, I can only remember it all started in the summer of 2009.. Lived alone, was single, loved my music, had so much time on my hands.... Next thing I knew, I was buying all kinds of beads(wood, glass, acrylic , metallic) ,watching you tube tutorials and reading about how to make jewellery. Funny thing is I was never one to wear jewellery but I found myself creating beautiful, colourful jewellery which attracted praises from friends and family.

That fed the addiction even more, buying, buying, buying, just for the sake of buying. For me, it was all about the shapes, colours, textures of the beads and the thought of what I could create with them. By Christmas , I became not only a collector of beads but a collector of empty chocolate tins lol. My living room looked like a chocolate warehouse only that the tins contained BEADS!!!

I slowed down and took a break from the beading after I met my now husband in March 2010. We got married the following year,  moved myself and all my beads in with him, had my gorgeous little baby boy in September of 2011 and only in the last few weeks have started buying beads again..this time gemstone beads...I'm loving the variety and the beauty found in the gemstone family..favourite channel at the moment is Channel 655 on Sky - Jewellery Maker.

New to the blogging to follow... goodnight..