Thursday, 30 October 2014

Autumn shoot

This is the kind of thing that goes on in my house…

I’ve made several autumn-fall inspired necklaces and thought it might be fun to do a little photo-shoot for them. Perhaps something with the lovely colours of autumn leaves? Now, my husband takes the pictures for my Etsy shop, and I mentioned my idea to him.

‘But I’ve just cleared the leaves in the garden’ he says.

So, off he goes (I didn’t make him, I swear!) hunting the local streets and picking up interesting leaves as he goes. In the rain. I mentioned that, right…? He brings them home, gallantly not mentioning how wet he was, washes the leaves in the bath, and carefully spreads them on a tray so that we could have them drying in the airing cupboard for 2 days…  wish I’d thought to take a picture of that, but I’m still getting used to sharing things with you and I didn’t. 

However, here is a picture of the leaves when they came out of the airing cupboard. Pretty, huh?

Organising the photo displays was an art in itself, and we got lots of pictures. Unfortunately, my necklaces mimicked the autumn colours a bit too well and they didn’t show up in the pictures very clearly. Still, so that all of that effort doesn’t go to waste, I’ll share a couple of them with you.

This one shows them a bit clearer. And, in case you were wondering, yes, the piece of wood had been washed as well…

 After we cleared away, the leaves got whisked off for some project my husband has planned, so I doubt I’ll ever see them again…

Some of the necklaces are featured at the top of my shop. At least you can see those pictures...

See you again soon!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014


Welcome to my little corner of the web! I am well aware that I have much to learn, and I hope that those of you who are starting this journey with me, will still enjoy the experience.

To those who have wandered in and don’t know what’s going on… um, yes…. I’m with you there! Anyway… I think I’d better introduce myself,

My name is Lynne. I live in England and I make jewellery. I’m told I have a somewhat dry sense of humour, but I promise its there somewhere, buried under the stiff upper lip that the English are supposed to suffer from.

Feel free to tell me about yourselves, and perhaps we’ll get to know each other as we go along.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

It's coming together

So…. Now the blog is starting to take shape, what kind of things are you going to find here?

Some of you know that I make jewellery and I have an Etsy Shop. Not surprisingly, there will be jewellery-related talk here but I wanted this blog to be more than just ‘Here is my latest creation’.

I’d like to expand the focus of the blog to include all kinds of jewellery and craft posts, funny stories, projects I’ve been involved in, interesting things I’ve found to share with you. In addition, I intend to do some extra information and other pages to give newcomers to my blog some reason to come back.

I hope you do return, BTW. It’ll be kinda lonely sitting here by myself and I simply can’t drink all that tea…

See you soon!

Sunday, 19 October 2014


Here is my first post on my new blog. This is so exciting!