Thursday, 22 April 2010

Latest Makes

When the Easter holidays were approaching I thought to myself "No problem,I can handle a 7 year old, a 5 year old and a 1 year old. I'll just take them out a few times." How wrong was I!! After day 2 it became quite clear that I would either end up with no hair or have to make a 'Plan B',so that's exactly what I did.
As we have a caravan in Surrey I decided to take the little darlings away for the second week and WOW,what a difference. They didn't bicker,I barely saw them,in fact the only time I did see them was at bed time and when they were hungry. Luckily I had taken some essential jewellery making items away with me and was quite impressed when I was actually able to make these three pieces in peace!

I have had the orange and black beads floating around for a little while but it wasn't until the beads fell onto the bed that I knew what I wanted to do with them. The pattern that they fell in is almost identical to the way I have put them together. Must have been their destiny!!
I really like how this necklace turned out,particularly as it has turned out completely different to what I was imagining. There are 3 strands of fine silver-plated chain suspended from a turquoise glass heart. 2 of the 3 pieces of chain are finished with a turquoise swarovski bicone each and the central one finished off with a feather charm.

This handbag charm consists of white acrylic beads with silver colour bell caps alternated with pink acrylic beads and finished off with a twisted pink and white glass bead and clear swarovski ab bicone.
Maybe I'll have to take them away more often!!
Until next time, Emma

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Craft Juice Tuesday

WOW,how quick did Tuesday come around again?! As the kids were off school for the Easter holidays I thought I would take the kids off to the countryside for the last week and what a well needed rest I got. So now I'm feeling totally rejuvenated I bring you this weeks Craft Juice Tuesday . There is no particular theme this week,just my favourite 3 items.

My Top 3 - Tuesday 20th April 2010

These earrings are so me it's almost as if the designer had me in mind!! I love the colour and style and will be heading on over to the designers shop.
How lovely are these? I think this charm set is really pretty and would work really well as a keyring and handbag charm.

And lastly but by no means least is this stunning bracelet. The colours and materials work extremely well together and I'm really into blue at the moment too.
So that's it for this weeks Craft Juice Tuesday. If you would like to see these items and more then head on over to
Emma xx

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Craft Juice Tuesday

The past week or so we have had some lovely,bright and sunny days. This weather has encouraged me to get out and sort the flower beds out. With this in mind,my Craft Juice blog this week is centred around flowers. There were some fantastic items(as always) to choose from but here are my choices this week.

My Top 3 - Tuesday 13th April 2010

At first glance I thought these hairpins were made using real flowers. It was only after reading the item description that I realised that were fabric petals! These hairpins are gorgeous,definitely something I would treat myself to!
Anyone who knows me knows that I am never without my notebook and pen. Sometimes I find the covers very boring and impersonal. This notebook cover has such a cute little feel about it that I think I definitely would want to get it out and write a lot more.

Wow,what fabulous earrings. These would be a welcome addition to any jewellery box and set of my new dress perfectly.
To see these items and more then head on over to
Remember that Craft Juice is free to join. All you have to do is register for free and then you will be able to vote on your favourite handmade items and submit your very own handmade pieces to be voted on by the 'crafty' community.
Until next time.....
Emma xx

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Craft Juice Tuesday

This week I really had trouble deciding on just 3 items to blog about. There are so many fantastic items handmade by wonderful artists on Craft Juice that it really was hard. As holiday season is fast approaching and nothing reminds me more of a nice sandy beach,beautiful waters and a clear blue sky than a nice bright,fresh blue colour,this weeks theme is... Beautiful in Blue!!

My Top 3 - Tuesday 6th April 2010

Now I am very much a bracelet person and often I see beads that are simply gorgeous and I know would make me a fantastic bracelet. I absolutely love these beads,they are fresh,clean and very pretty. I think anyone wearing these would be thrilled.

This bag is the perfect size to fit a towel,costume,book and a few other nik naks in to take with you to spend an afternoon lazing on the beach. As it is made from oil cloth,should you get it dirty you can just give it a quick wipe and it will be as good as new!

Once you've managed to get a good spot on the beach what better way to unwind than with a book. And should the local hunk catch your eye,there's no need to lose your page. This stunning bookmark will keep your page for you while you check out the 'scenery'!!
Ok,so now I guess it's back to reality with a very hard bump. Oh,well not long to go now and I should soon be on that beautiful beach.
Off I go to wrap up some presents for my Dad's birthday today.
Emma xx

Saturday, 3 April 2010

We are finally live!

As of 12am this morning went live. Just before I made it live I went through a range of emotions including frustration,upset,anger and fear but I am now pleased to report that it's all done.

To celebrate the opening of my website,I was giving away this memory wire bracelet to one lucky winner.

All you had to do was leave a comment on my giveaway post. All names were put in a hat and one pulled at random and I am pleased to announce that the winner is..........................................

So well done to Enfys,I will be in contact to get your details from you so I can send your prize on. A huge thank you to everyone who entered and for your continued support.

Keep following for your chance to win more goodies.

Thanks again

Emma xx