Friday, 30 January 2009

Made in Lowell

Hair tie
Originally uploaded by made in lowell
Will you just look at this little bit of gorgeousness!!!

This beautiful Felted Hair Tie was made by my lovely friend Liz who lives in Lowell, USA.

Liz is one of those people you just can't help but warm to. She has a smile that lights up your day - even all the way across the pond!

She is multi-talented too. Not only does she make the most wonderful felted items, like the one shown here, as well as pins and ornaments and cup cake pin cushions, but she is also a very talented Polymer Clay Artist, which is how I got to know her. Her earring are just to die for!

I am the proud owner of a brooch which is just like the hair tie pictured, but slightly bigger. It is fabulous, I wear it on my coat every day and get so many compliments on it. She has such a great eye for colour!

Go check out her Etsy store: - you will find many wonderful creations there. It is a real feast for the eyes!

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Quercus Silver

Sharon's rings
Originally uploaded by Quercus Silver
I just had to show you these wonderful rings by Su of Quercus Silver.

She makes the most beautiful silver and resin jewellery and uses the most luscious of colours in her creations. Among her work are Bangles, Pendants, Earrings, Cufflinks and of course, Rings

The glow from this fantastic Hewn Ring just makes me want to pick it right up from the picture and wear it. I love Emerald Green.

Su is from Bath in the UK, just up the road from me. She explains that Quercus is latin for Oak, which is a symbol of Wisdom, Strength and Love.

Her Jewellery certainly has a wonderful strength to it and is obviously made with a lot of love and attention to detail. As for the Wisdom - well I think that a purchase of one of her pieces would be a very wise move for me to make!

Check out her fantastic work on her Etsy Shop:


Originally uploaded by Pips Jewellery Creation
This is my new bracelet which I have called Cascade, for obvious reasons.

This is an idea that has been going around my head for a little while now and I have more plans for it. This is the first step on a journey to get this bracelet exactly as I have envisioned it in my head. It is not there yet, but this is the first step towards the end.

Have to say I love the colours - must stop making things in teal, green and blue, but they are the colours that call to me most. Sometimes I just can't help myself!

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

My Very Talented Friend

Little Trees
Originally uploaded by Muddle House Mosaics
These beautiful mosaic trees were created by my friend Jo, of Muddle House Mosaics.

Her mosaics have to be seen to be believed. Such beautiful colours, shapes and such attention to detail and finish. She is a bit of a perfectionist to say the least!

She has created mosiacs for Schools, Swimming Pools (take a look at her dolphins!), gardens and of course indoor pieces as well. My favourite piece was her Mad March Hares - you can see it on Flickr. Absolutely stunning!

I am now the proud owner of one of her trees, a Christmas Present from Jo.

Check out more of her work on Flickr, link above.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

No More Promises!

Happy New Year to You.

I'm not a great one for making new year resolutions, but this is one that I can keep. Not to make anymore promises about how much I am going to blog. Because I will not keep them.

It's not that I don't like blogging - I do - its very relaxing to get some of the thoughts in my head down on paper, it's just that life in general gets in the way of it. I am sure you know exactly what I mean.

I am hoping that if I do not feel that I should be blogging then maybe, just maybe, I will blog a little more!
So, a new year and a few pictures of new things for you to see!
May 2009 be full of creativity and adventure for all of you.