Sunday, 14 December 2008
Two lucky people will be getting an allotment for Christmas! :(
Happy Growing! & Merry Christmas! & Happy New Year! (Just in case this is my last post until January.)
Thursday, 4 December 2008
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Saturday, 22 November 2008
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Sunday, 16 November 2008
It's been a while since I've updated what's happening. & That's because not much happened jewellery-wise in the last few days. As it happens I've had an injury - my back was gone for a few days with something funny going on with some nerve (s) (the nurse was very helpful & wrote down all the names and dozes of painkillers I was to take and exercises to do), although I cannot remember all the particulars.
That aside, we've also had a wedding to go to this weekend. I was still putting listings on Etsy couple of hours before we went (this thing is just soooo addictive!) & all the way there I was still thinking about designs & gems & beads & all related matters (designers' curse!), but, I'm happy to say, that when we got to the church the bagpipes (half the party was Scottish so we felt right at home!) took all that daydreaming away. It was a rather moving ceremony with readings & songs & of course vows and blessings and photos and drinks and cake and meeting people and more photos and more meeting people and more drinks ... Needless to say the bride and the groom looked blissfully happy and it was an amazing happening full of joy, happiness, laughter & actually pretty good father-of-the-bride, groom & best mad speeches.
We wish them all the best in their new life together.
& now I'm back to beads, gems, designs, listings, treasuries ... did I mention this whole thing is terribly addictive? ;)
Monday, 10 November 2008
Saturday, 8 November 2008
Thursday, 6 November 2008
Tuesday, 4 November 2008
These are the latest additions to my Etsy shop. As you can see, I don't really have a favourite style where jewellery is concerned. How can I? There are so many occasions, so many moods, so many outfits and hairstyles ... and each one deserves a different kind of sparkle!
~Blue River~ & ~Pink Rose Dangles~ are now SOLD. ~Midnight~ is still available
Saturday, 1 November 2008
Completely handmade posts with metal irregularities showing & Murano glass (lined with real silver)
Silver dot drop necklace with silver dot in warm silver colour (due to addition of copper when melted) and Swarovski tiniest crystals in Copper
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Silver was oxidized with Black Salt (a food grade ingredient) which can be seen on the photo with the Silver Shade crystals.
So, how about ideas? Well, these kept on coming as I was doing my order so by the time these arrived (the next day) I was already eager to get working on them. ~And here's the first idea:
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Monday, 27 October 2008
Tried to put off blogging for a while, but with so many things melting about, I couldn't really not do it. So, here we go.
All of these are currently for sale at http://ovgilliesdesigns.etsy.com & I'll be adding them to my website soon as well.