Saturday, 25 June 2016

Polly is all grown up!

Who is Polly, I hear you ask? Is it my daughter? Uh... no. Polly is my shop mannequin. What? Doesn't everyone give names to inanimate objects?

Last year I needed a mannequin to display my necklaces properly, and the only one I could find at the time was one in a frothy pink frock. With spots on. Very pretty, but not terribly practical – the lace kept snagging up the necklace cords – so reluctantly, I decided to give her a makeover. Something simpler, pretty but plain, and something that didn't compete with the designs I wanted to show off. You can read the amusing story of how we acquired the original Polly outfit here.

It was quite a battle getting the dress off, mind you. I wanted to save it in case I decided to put it back on her one day, but it was a real game-and-a-half. Not only was the dress stitched on to the mannequin, but it was glued on as well! I eventually got it off, mostly intact, so I should be able to reinstate it should I choose to, and with only a new seam or two to show the difference....

Anyway.... here is the The New Outfit!!!

New necklaces will be photographed on the new outfit, and the current ones will slowly be phased out as they expire.

I think it looks more professional, and hopefully shows the products more clearly.

What do you think?

Monday, 20 June 2016

A summer's day

 I haven't shared any earrings for a bit so to rememdy that, I have some shiny new designs for you. These are my current and upcoming pieces, so watch out for those in my Etsy shop


June isn't exactly flaming here, not a lot of sun here on the coast but it was nice on Sunday, which enabled us to have a lovely family day out. Lots more of those, please!

And since we're talking about summer (yes, we were!) I'll leave you with a snippet from the bard himself:

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? (Sonnet 18)

~ William Shakespeare

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed.
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st,
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Two years!

My Etsy shop is two years old! My, how time flies...

I am beginning to understand how my new Twitter account works, but I know I still have a long way to go. If you want to come along for the journey (I won't make you buy anything!!) I would love to have some company.

Here is a batch of my latest necklaces and pendants, most of which have already been posted.

So many products, so little time...

Tuesday, 7 June 2016


I have a new Twitter account! I haven't the faintest idea how to use it, but I'm working it out as I go. If  you want to come on over and laugh at... um... join me, I'd love to have you. I won't just be doing product posts, I want to do things that are funny and/or quirky, too.

See you soon?