Category Archives: Handmade Jewellery

Who Says Garnets have to be Red – January Birthstone

When you think of Garnet if you are like me you will always think red! But Garnet comes in some many different colours which include shades of purple, red, reddish-brown, green, yellow-orange, pink, orange and even black! Let’s take Pyrope … Continue reading

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Natural Stones make Beautiful and Unique Jewellery

I have in the past not used what I would call “Natural Stones” or what I would think were called “Semi Precious Stones” mainly because I was only interested in gemstones that glisten and sparkle!  However, of late I have … Continue reading

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Doublets, Doublets and More Doublets

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I have recently gone a little crazy over this new trend on doublet gemstones! The most usual stones to be used as doublets are Opals! Ok I hear you say what is a doublet?  Usually a layer of Opal on … Continue reading

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Who Knew Formula 1 H20 Portugal 2011 Was 300ft From Our Apartment

Who knew that they hold Formula 1 H20 Powerboat racing on the Arade River in Portimao Portugal…we didn’t! This event is about 300 feet from our apartment, so off we trotted down to the river to the Rivoli ship restaurant … Continue reading

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Long Time No Speak

Its been so long since my last blog I bet all my readers think I died and gone to heaven.  We have been busy with the house, the kitchen is now finished, although I am still waiting to get my … Continue reading

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A New Range – Sweet Petite’s and Other things

Well firstly I should say Happy New Year to everyone, I have been sick since the New Year with a really bad case of flu! I haven’t had flu for 20 years and so it hit me really hard. I … Continue reading

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How Did I Get Into Jewellery Making

I have always been creative my whole life, I think I get that from my mum and from my grandma on my mum’s side. Both these women had to be creative, my grandmother lived through World War II and my … Continue reading

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Christmas is Over

Another Christmas is finally over, all that frantic shopping, spending money and stress means I can finally get back to work! I think Christmas is for kids and if you are like me and your kids have grown and left home then … Continue reading

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The Snowy Jewellery Party

It has been snowing here in the UK for days and days, it melts a little and then it starts snowing again.  I had recently held a Jewellery party at my local pub! Now why I hear you ask would … Continue reading

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