Sunday, 24 May 2009


So, James's best friend has his birthday this month. Still working on a "male range"...

I've used dark topaz, and dark grey glass with sterling silver.

Friday, 22 May 2009


Well, I have had 2 sales on Etsy, and another as a result of Lynn Davy's project featuring my Chinese Silk bead in Step by Step Beads back in November. As I'm currently selling through Etsy rather than my own website, I am going to try to load a mini Etsy store widget here on the blog. Fingers crossed!

We have so many public holidays in May and June. Torch time has slowed AGAIN as a result. I have no idea how I'm going to get beads made during July and August when the girls are off. They have a 9 week break! I'm going to attempt to spend each school morning on the torch until they break up on July 3rd to get a decent amount of stock up on Etsy. Best laid plans and all that :-D

Here are some beads I made which have recently found their way to a new home in Florida.

This one commission on the back of Lynn Davy's tute in Step by Step Beads

Monday, 18 May 2009

European Street Team on Etsy

I recently joined the European Street Team on Etsy. It's a great team and they even have their own Charity Shop. Every item is donated by a member of the European Street Team. (Please read each listing for details of shipping as items will be shipped directly from the relevant team member). All proceeds go to the following good cause: Kindergarden playground upgrade to EU regulations in Hungary (check our profile for more info). Please visit the store if you get chance and check out Etsy tags which feature EST or europeanstreetteam to see what delights the Team members have to offer.

You can also check out the EST blog here

And follow this link for the EST catalogue - your guide for shopping from European sellers on Etsy!