waiting for silver to arrive…

2010
07.20

So, while waiting for my silver order to come through, i have been diversifying… oh, is that spelling correct? *laughs* i am CREATIVE… i cant spell and i cant count!  i  CREATE!!!! *winks*  anyhow… so back to the silver… it arrived today, but, in the mean time i have been playing about… i listed 4 goodies today, take a look… PLEASE leave comments… gee, are you all afraid, or does my comment thingy not work?

If you click on the pic below it will take you to my ‘shop’… have fun… spend LOTS!!!  🙂  luv ya xxx

Sale no.8!!! wooo hooo

2010
07.16

so… its been a month with my Etsy shop up and running… and EIGHT SALES!!!!! how seriously kewl is that!!!!  Silver has gone up again…  grrrr… it was £20 cheaper per 100g this time last year… i should have stock piled… ahh if only we knew these things hey!

But i am aching for my next batch of silver to arrive… got some materials for bracelets coming too…

Added two new items today, just little necklaces, simple surfer chic style… go check out my shop…

End of ‘school’ year gifts for teachers…

2010
07.09

Well… i usually struggle with this each year… but this year my son has had the best school year of his little life and so i thought it was  only right that we thank his two lovely teachers in a special way.  I cast some little flowers for them and trying to remember what colours suit them, i came up with these little neckletts…  C cant WAIT to give them to his teachers *bless* as he helped me choose the crystals for each.

Then… i ordered two beautiful crystal briolettes from and American seller…  the pics were dodgy, but her feedback and rating were really good so i bought them to make some special  gorgeous earrings…  they arrived… all scuffed, scratched and shabby… hmmm… not sure they are meant to look like that, anyhow so i have asked the question.  The things is… this seller included the MOST gorgeous pair of Jasper briolettes as a gift… how kewl is that… but i still wanted these crystal briolettes to be gorgeous as i am sure they should be…  hmmm dilema dilema… we will see… DYING to make something with the Jaspers, gosh they are beautiful… so soft and gentle!

Weddings, Bridal, family celebrations? Dainty, sweet and memorable!

2010
07.05

This weekend, some stick pearls i ordered arrived… about a third of the size i expected and that REALLY threw me cos i had other ideas for them…  Then a lot of real silver findings arrived after that and they were just SO BEAUTIFUL i sat down right away and started on this piece.

Pearls are just so gorgeous, specially these stick pearls, no two are alike and they just epitomise the nature of the ocean, the sea, shells and beach life.

I could imagine these two pieces worn with an unstructured dress, beautiful peonies in the hair… soft lavenders and pinks…   🙂

Anyhow, as i ordered three of the seed pearls, i had two left for earrings, i kept them simple and dainty yet in ‘tune’ with the charm necklace that is on a fine silver chain.

I love them, i hope someone out there will love them too 🙂

New Silver goodies
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Silver Shell Moulds

2010
07.03


Been playing with moulding shells and things… they are looking fab and i am REALLY stoked with them.  I need to polish up the Cowries cos they need to be real smooth, but i do like the naturalness of it all… much nicer than highly polished items!  What do you think?  I just want to make, make, make!!! and i caaaaaaaaaaant, need to sell some bits so that i can fund more materials…  Please spread the word and leave some comments, i sure could use come constructive criticism!  *mwah* xxx

Three new bits added today…

2010
07.01

There ya go… three new bits… i am going to take a break now and watch/moderate how things go, analyse traffic etc and see if this is all worth it.  Loads of peeps say “oh wow, def going to buy!!!!” but nothing… so its feeling a little like i may be barking up the wrong tree here.  I NEED to get the personalised thing going a lot more, but also, interested buyers are not reading my captions or they would see that most of the bits can be personalised very easily… and or to click on the personalised item and email me… simple… so we will see.

ANY feedback you have for me is so welcome and appreciated… so feeeeeeeedBACK to me please… i need constructive critisism, PLEASE!  🙂  xxx

busy? busy… busy!!!

2010
06.30

Came home from work last night all inspired and made some silver cowries that i will fire tomorrow night… and then made and listed another two pieces…  These are them… one with a silver tag ADORE and the other, something for gifting to your Mum…  I dont normally work in reds, red is not my colour, but this just called for red and i think it works quite well.  Nicola loves it and she has good taste, so i am taking her word for it!

I made a sale today, i am so stoked… i wish i could be there when someone gifts ones of my items…  It was bought for Dawns niece who is t urning 18…  i hope she loves it… it was one of the first pieces i made… i love it and considered keeping it for myself… ha ha, along with the other 8 bits i have kept!

Really getting into this ‘moulding’ thing…

2010
06.25

I bought some of this moulding compound to have a bit of fun with… it is just amazing… i have been moulding all kinds of shells and things and it is just fantastic! I think you tend to loose a bit of the detail, but i have bought in a slightly more expensive one now, so it could possibly be better, i will let you know.  But i cast a Sea Urchin, a little one and was almost able to get the whole thing.  I also did a perlemoen shell (abalone or paua), a mini one… but it is a bit small, i have a large one which i will mould this weekend if the delivery arrives… you know the illusive posty *lol*!!!  I find that i am using quite a bit of silver to mould these babies and have had to weigh them enable pricing. So, the cost is based on the weight of the silver really… with these i am including divine ball chains… i love them, but if people want a cotton thong i will include that for nothing…

here is a pic of what the listing looks like… click on the pic to take you shopping!  have fun xxx

FIRST SALE!!!!! i made my FIRST sale today!!!!!

2010
06.22

Sea FoamFIRST sale today…  and as it was my first enquiry, i discounted it and so happy to do so… it went to Nicki, my friend who absolutely loves it…. so that makes me feel sooooooo GOOD!!! yippeee…. first sale!!!! i could dance on my desk!!!!!

COME ON!

Week 2 – no action… stay focused, remain positive and keep having fun!

2010
06.21

hmmm been feverishly looking at my sales page… *sigh* no sales.  Little feedback here, thanks to those who had fedback, its FABULOUS i wish everyone else would too, it makes doing this more pleasurable!

Feeling a wee bit deflated about all of this…  My husband and sister are trying to convince me to sell on Ebay… so not sure that is the right thing to do… will def start a Twitter Page when i am done here and hopefully get some referrals from there.

Did some ‘personalised’ stuff this weekend, will add that as soon as i get the ball chains i ordered. but here is a little peek…

So the idea is that you fancy one for yourself of a friend, lover, colleague, sister, mother or daughter etc… Let me know what you want, i will come up with ideas for charms and beads etc… and then we discuss and price it up… voila, a personalised solution to all your gifting dilemmas!!!

🙂  i would need a week from order to dispatch, so please dont leave it too late…  🙂