Friday, 23 November 2012


I am having an online Craft Fair tomorrow 24th November at  Many necklaces, bracelets, earrings etc have been deeply discounted, it is quite exciting Lara and I have been working hard adding things to the web site for two days now and there are still more things I would like to add. So I have decided not to run this just for Saturday but roll it along to New Years eve to see out the old year, I will be adding even more and different things too throughout the rest of November and December!

Everything on our web site is handmade with great care. I also take commissions for bridal jewellery, our bookmarks are very popular as they don't mark or damage books and Lara's Pet Portraits or Fantasy Art make a lovely gift any time of year.

So drop by and make yourself comfy with a nice cuppa and browse the galleries drop us an email with your choice or any questions and we will get back to you in a timely fashion, we accept Paypal and send to most countries. Looking forward to your visit tomorrow!

I will be featured on Sarah's blog at Saturday Sequins where you will find more online craft shows to visit.

~Jacqui and Lara

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Autumn and winter necklace

I have just finished making a necklace for myself, I decided most of my necklaces are too short to wear with my autumn and winter wardrobe, I wanted something a bit longer 20 to 24 inches to go with sweaters and my high neck tees and fleeces.

I decided to choose a focal from my box of gemstone leaves and settled on a gorgeous rich coloured carnelian piece I embellished it with gold wire and gave it a bale, I had a box of fire agate and crab fire agate, I liked the crab fire agate with it best as it didn't detract from the strong colour of the carnelian but harmonised but I did chose just two nuggets of the fire agate, I also used some feldspa for its soft neutral beige and brown.  I love the warm colours with the gold vermeil rondels and shepherds hook clasp, this necklace will work so well with lots of things in my wardrobe.
I shall certainly be making some more to go with other outfits!

Thursday, 1 November 2012


I don't know if any of my journal followers across the pond will read this but I do hope you have all come through the storm safely and your families and friends as well, I belong to several online groups and thank goodness everyone has come through ok, some with damage to property but otherwise safe.

There is a lot of clearing up to do, getting everything going again, hopefully it won't take too long before it gets sorted out, good wishes to everyone.