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So I’ve had an extended break, but it’s back with a bang with the shop of the week Tatania Rosa, run by Heather, and her beautiful tatted lace creations. Heather makes intricate jewellery, accessories and homewares with a gothic, romantic or historical twist. Here are some of her creations.

Lovely shades of purple in this cuff.

Tatted Lace-up Cuff - Bess (Small)

Rose coasters, far to beautiful to put a cup of tea on!

Pink Rose Coasters, Set Of Two - Rosa

and a gothic necklace with black agate gemstones

Tatted Goth Necklace - Katherine Royale

There’s more about Heather in this interview, and you can visit her shop here.

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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

Affectionally known as Axe, this week’s shop is Axevictimus, run by Tony in Worcestershire. If you’re looking for some unique jewellery, Axe’s handmade wood and metal pieces really stand out. He uses a range of woods, but exotic hardwood is his favourite. Here are three of my favourite pieces. This one is an ebony pendant with sterling silver and a gold rivet and it’s a limited edition.

Wood pendant personalized monogram.

This is a gorgeous wild olive wood pendant with a sapphire cubic zirconia

Wood pendant sapphire cubic zirconia in wild olive.

and jatoba (that’s Brazilian cherry to you) and aluminium dangly earrings.

Wood dangle earrings jatoba and aluminium.

Visit Tony’s shop here and find more of his contemporary designs and the new brass range, and read an interview on the Craft Britannia site here.

It’s taken me ages to do this. I had the idea to make initial necklaces about 3 years ago, and I’ve finally got round to making them.

This is my desk, playing cards are essential to use, first for rolling out the clay so you get an even thickness, and then secondly for drying the clay, you can pop the shapes on a card and move them around more easily.

Once the clay is rolled, textured, and cut it needs to dry. I leave it overnight to ensure it’s completely dry, before I fire it.

It’s also useful to remember to put a hole in the piece before you fire the clay, as it’s easier to make a hole in clay than it is in metal.

Next time I’ll tell you about blow torching stuff in my kitchen, as long as you don’t tell my landlord.

 

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.

Rebecca’s Emporium is this week’s Shop of the Week. Run by Bex in Guildford, the shop of full of curious creatures and fabulous felted furry animals. Like this greedy bunny…

Mr Greedy Bunny - Needle Felted Sculpture

As well as her cute characters Bex makes needle felted jewellery and soft sculptures. This orange felt ring caught my eye.

Orange and Amber Felt Ring - Needle Felted Ring with Amber Glass Beads

And if you’re lucky when you visit her shop you might spot a pheeple. Look! There’s a lavender one, watch out for its scary teeth….

Felt Lavender Pheeple with a Peach Ribbon Flower - Needle Felted Purple Character

If you go quickly to her shop, here, you can see some more pheeple, and you can read a interview with Bex here, who’s not as shy as the pheeple. 

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

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.