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So are you the kind of person who buys all their Christmas presents in July or the sort that’s running around on Christmas Eve wondering what to get? Me, I’m the later, unfortunately. But this year I’ve decided to get organised. And if you to want to beat the rush and get your presents ahead of time, why not do it now? Here’s some of my jewellery all ready and waiting, and you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your sofa!

Probably one of my favourite pieces Amethyst and silver heart necklace which has matching earrings.

it’s a cute Silver caterpillar necklace of course

Pearl cocktail ring

a sophisticated Pearl cocktail ring . I have more rings with many different coloured gemstones.

initial silver charm M necklace

Get personal with Silver M initial necklace. I have A, C, E, F, H, J, K, L, N, P, R, S, T, and Y charms too.

and finally cos it’s Christmas.. baubles

Christmas bauble red and gold beaded decoration

Gold and red bauble. I have baubles in silver and red, turquoise and silver, red and green, gold and green, and silver and green. If you’d like other colours just let me know.

Merry almost Christmas in July!


It’s not Friday (again) but Japan is on my mind, and one of my favourite Japanese motifs is sakura, cherry blossom, so here are some very lovely items featuring sakura, from British makers on Folksy.

Cherry blossom cuff by Claire Gent

Red and Ivory vintage kimono silk cushion by Ribbonreal

Cherry blossom tree painting by Louise Mead

Leather phone case by Tovicorrie

Cherry blossom hammered silver cuff ring by Sophie Marie Smith Design

Kanzashi brooch by Cuttlefishlove Kanzashi

It’s not Friday, but better late than never. Pearls are much more than a string around your neck, here’s some pieces from Folksy illustrating the versatility of pearls.

Jasmine – Swarovski Pearl tiara by Hint of Elegance

Pearl baby shoes – by Buzybee

Lavender Mist Pearl and Crystal Boutique by The Patchwork Bride

Silver and Pearl Leaf necklace by Alexis Southam Jewellery

Freshwater pearl nest pendant by Lillibets

Freshwater pearl and silk wrap by A Very British Affair

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Folksy Find – Paisley.

Paisley hare by Rachel Eliott Glassworks, Paisley Brooch by Buttercup Boutique, A6 notebook with handmade fabric cover by Green Grass,  Purple cuff bracelet by Made by Daisy, Wash bag Paisley hearts by Ritzy Swish, Paisley sterling silver pendant by Alison Moore Designs, Brass paisley cuff by Mel Bandeira Jewellery, Paisley cream and black letter by Roseberry Boutique, Large white button earrings by My Vintage Designs, Gold paisley hoops by Misskukie Fine Handmade Jewellery, Large turquoise cushion by For Alice With Love, Handmade Vintage Cushion by Paisley Fox, Paisley the Bear by Barley Bears, Paisley stretched canvas by Higgledy Piggledy Homemade, Turquoise paisley clutch by Not Just Handbags, Paisley catnip toy by Molly’s Mice, Mosaic garden bird bath by JoSara, Baby booties by Accidental Vix.

Well not just English but British roses too. This week was St George’s Day and Shakespeare’s birthday so I thought a bit of the English national flower would be good.

Rose clutch by Handbags by Helen.

Rose ring by Silver Quail Design.

Rose corsage by Handmade by Joanne…

Tudor rose by yew tree glass.

Heart of roses greetings card by Old Wives Tale.

This week I have mostly been trying to find a nice new second-hand bike, and thinking about selling mine, so of course this week’s collection had to be bicycles!

Bicycle cushion by Beetrootshed1 

Screen printed bicycle birthday card by Moonpie Designs

Sterling silver holiday bicycle necklace by Huiyi Tan

Men’s t-shirt by Proud Cloud Creations

Bicycle brooch by Hand Over Your Fairy Cakes

This is my first collection of items from Folksy, a website for British craftspeople, designers and makers. This week’s theme is the sea, because I’ve been travelling up and down the Hampshire and West Sussex coast this week. Hope you enjoy them.

Sea labyrinth trim by Historical Weaving 

Sea Bubbles Necklace by Lucy Campbell 

Seafoam Sea Glass necklace by Tidal Creations.

Orkney seashell card by Little Wren Cards

Ocean Wave stained glass panel by Sugar Lips Glass

I got a bead loom for Christmas and I’ve been playing with different techniques. Here’s the loom, just like a fabric loom, but a bit smaller. This one fits on my lap comfortably.


I’ve also been debating different ways to finish the bracelet, I like elastic as it’s much easier to wear, but  glue on elastic is a bit ugly and with four strands it can be a irritating on your skin, so I’ve chosen a silver clasp for this amethyst bracelet. And here it is finished….


Feeling inspired I fired up the loom to make another, this time with Botswana Agate. I love all the colours in agate, from green and yellow to grey and orange.


Both finished bracelets, are now for sale, you can see more pictures and buy in my Folksy shop here.