Friday, 31 July 2009

In the mood for baking?

How about some vanilla slices? Just found this blog with the recipe

Friday, 24 July 2009

Bridal range

There always have been bridal-inspired items in my range, and there always has been the intention to develop a fuller, more specific bridal collection. It's been taking me a long time, but I do hope that you like the new items.

Fist in line are hair accessories & I just listed the Classic Poppy design. They are eco-friendly, being made with re-used material from a previously made/owned/worn/cleaned garment. The fabric has a luxurious silky feel and brilliant white colour. Each petal is individually cut and singed. Flowers are adorned with natural freshwater pearls and Moonstone, or with Swarovski crystals that are available in different colours to suit the colours of your wedding/dress.

These flowers are designed to be versatile - they are not attached to pins, rather, I used fine silver headpins to hold the petals together and create a loop at the back so that they can easily be slided on and off your own pins.

Since I do not buy a length of new material that can be re-ordered, but rather choose great quality vintage garments to make these accessories from, the number of flowers that can be made is limited. Each flower is also completely unique as each is individually made by hand.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Crazy About Amber

After a recent sailing trip to the Baltic I have gone completely crazy for Amber! I love it - it's light, natural & the colours are great any time of the year. Brilliant yellow for Spring, any will be great for Summer & Autumn, and then for winter I like the lightest, almost clear colour for the day & the deepest, darkest Amber for the cosy evenings.
Pressed Amber also comes in so many wonderful shapes that I'm spoilt for choice & design possibilities. However, I do have a few ideas & I think that oxidized silver will look great with single Amber bead pendants. Light, medium or dark, short or long, round, briolette, square, oval or nugget - I will be spoiling you with all the delicious, tempting choices!

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Time Now For.......Blueberries!

Collected on the hills of Arran - wild Scottish blueberries. Not as sweet or big as commercial varieties, but an absolute pleasure to find, collect & snack on while walking through the forest!


I'm having a Summer Clear Out Sale on older designs & samples - perfect chance for you to spot a bargain, adorn yourself in original designs at an even more affordable price, or stock up on presents for people in your life.

I'll be taking stock of what I have in the next couple of weeks & will be gradually listing Sale items, so check back often to see what's new! :D

PS. Keep an eye for the new collection items - lots of Amber pendants and earrings in oxidized and bright silver, Aquamarine Destiny ball pendants, Rutilated Quartz Inside The Earth necklaces, Ruby Zoisite Forest Goddess amulets & many more...

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Long time coming... latest post that is!
It seems that visiting mothers cause many interuptions on many levels...
But, here I am snatching a wee bit of time.