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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!


This week’s shop is huge! Sunny Crystals is run by Sue and with 300 items it’s probably one of the biggest shops on Etsy. Sue stocks gemstone tumbled stones, necklaces, pendants and bracelets. Gemstones are my favourite things so it’s hard to choose three I like best, but these lapis lazuli stones made into a bracelet are pretty high on the list… Lapis Lazuli Elasticated Crystal Gemstone Bracelet - "Bluebell"

These unusual yellow aventurine tumble stones also caught my eye, what a pretty colour…

10 Yellow Aventurine Crystal Tumblestones

and also this lovely snowflake obsidian and hematite necklace, so pretty.

Snowflake Obsidian & Hematite Gemstone Crystal Necklace - "Black Satin"

Now I haven’t even touched on Sue’s decoupage cards, vintage jewellery and crystal collections. Take a look around the Sunny Crystals shop here, and read an interview with Sue on the Craft Britannia blog here. 

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.