Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A couple more new designs.  This is just a sneaky preview, they won't be on sale until May.

Monday, March 29, 2010


I'm pretty excited at the minute.  There was an ad in our local paper looking for crafty people who'd be interested in hiring a stall at a weekly craft fair during the Summer.  It's something that the local Government are organising and it's being held in a prime position on Douglas Promenade (Douglas is our capital town).  It'll be great for passing trade and tourists looking for holiday presents.  I emailed the contact and she's sending me some more info once the fine details have been finalised.  We never get the chance to do anything like this on the island so I'm hoping this will be a chance to get my name known and bring me lots of business.  Can't wait!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wonderful wire!

I'm loving working with wire at the moment.....although my poor stabbed fingers aren't!  It's amazing what you can come up with just by bending and twisting a little piece of wire.  I've just finished a couple of bracelets which incorporate beads and wrapped loops (will post pics tomorrow) and I'm real pleased with them.  Using wire instead of Beadalon/crimps/calottes seems to make designs so much more secure.

I'm doing my second prize draw on Facebook next week....going to give away a bracelet.

I've had a couple more orders directly through my site this week, that's very heartening as you know then that people are finding you out there!

Thank Crunchie it's Friday tomorrow :o)

Edited to add a pic of one of the bracelets.

Here's another charm style bracelet.  I sat up until midnight making this last night but I'm pleased with how it's turned out.  The pretty dragonfly charm makes a nice finishing touch.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Nice weather for ducks!

Bah, was going to take some pics of my new designs....my Pink Blush necklace, bracelet and earrings....but the weather is rubbish on the Isle of Man today, pouring with rain, dark and gloomy :o(

Will see if it clears up after lunchtime and try and get some pics posted.

On a positive note I've sold my Spring Blossom bracelet pictured below.  Sold it to a lovely lady based here on the island.  She also bought 3 pairs of earrings.  Doesn't it make you feel great when people appreciate your designs so much that they buy them :o)

Well, here are my latest creations.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I've not had chance to update my blog for a while, been so busy!  I've got lots of orders to do and I'm organising an event at my youngest boys school on Friday 21st May....it's a Mums/Ladies Night.  I'll be there with my jewellery along with lots of other traders/businesses like Phoenix Trading, The Body Shop At Home, The Pampered Chef etc.  It's a lot of hard work doing all the organising and getting my jewellery all ready for it but I'm really looking forward to it, it should be a great night. 

I'm working on some new designs but I'm not putting them for sale on Facebook or my website yet, I'll be keeping them until the Mums Night event.  Might put some pics up on here though to give you all a sneaky preview.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hello new followers!

OOooo, I now have 15 followers.....thanks!

Not having a great day today!  Do you ever have one of those days when you have so much to do that you just can't get round to starting any of it, if that makes sense?!  Well, that's how I am today.  I've got orders to do, new designs to make, paperwork to do and packing for my house move to get done!  My head's whirling!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spring is on it's way.

I'm on a roll with these charm style bracelets.  This is my Spring Blossom bracelet.  The green of the cat's eye beads and glass leaf beads is quite vibrant and bright but, suprisingly, it goes really well alongside the delicate pink of the other beads and crystals.  It's finished with a pretty sterling flower charm by the clasp.

All of my designs can be viewed and purchased on my website or my Facebook fan page.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Despite my sore fingers I'm loving making these charm style bracelets and working with sterling silver wire. They're very time consuming but the finished product is just so sparkly. I'm really chuffed cos my Amethyst Dream bracelet sold more or less as soon as I showcased it on my Facebook page. Anyway, I've been working on another today....this time made with black, ruby red and garnet Czech glass beads, sterling silver oval twist beads and dainty little sterling silver coil drops (which I made myself as well).

I bought a fab book on wire and beading techniques yesterday in Waterstones so I've got lots of new ideas floating around in my head....so much so that I couldn't sleep properly last night!

Feel free to comment on my designs. I'm a member of a craft forum and have some really lovely, heartening comments on my Amethyst Dream bracelet. I've also had an offer to display some of my designs from someone opening a shop over in England. Things are looking positive and exciting :o)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Happy Mother's Day.

Happy Mother's Day to all the "mummy followers" of my Blog. I'd made a few designs for customers to give as Mother's Day pressies and, I'm happy to say, they were all very well recieved.

I've been researching some new wire and beading techniques so am very excited to be getting started on them. Hopefully after my disaster with FIMO yesterday I'll also get the knack of that well and have some fab new beads to incorporate into my designs. I'll post pics of my progress so feel free to comment.

Busy, busy times ahead not just with my jewellery because I'm also moving house! Dreading the thought of packing though cos you seem to collate so much junk and belongings over the years. As well as busy I'm hoping there'll be exciting and happy times ahead :o)

Saturday, March 13, 2010


I've just been out on a little shopping trip with my youngest boy and he wanted to take a look in a model crafts shop. He picked a model tank kit and while we were there I got chatting to the lady who owns the shop. I ended up buying a slab of FIMO clay so I'm now going to attempt to make my own beads! I'm sure it'll take a few attampts to get it right but I'll post pics of my progress on here. It'll be great if I can acquire this skill cos then my beads and jewellery will be completely unique :0)

She also has a display of the cutest little animals made from polymer clay.....might try my hand at that as well. All I need now is an extra 5 hours in the day!

Amethyst Dream bracelet

This is the first time I've made a piece which involves such a lot of work with wires, wrapped loops and attaching crystals/beads by hand.....my hands are now like pin cushions but I'm really pleased with this design! This is the first piece in my Spring/Summer collection and as promised yesterday I've attached a pic. Gorgeous colours for the Summer. Please feel free to comment or buy if you like it! :o) Items can be purchased from my website or my Facebook fan page.

Friday, March 12, 2010

I'm working on my Spring/Summer stock at the minute.....almost finished a charm bracelet I've been working on this afternoon, it's called Amethyst Dream. I'll post a pic tomorrow when the light's better. It's a sterling silver cable chain with drops of Swarovski crystals, sterling silver beads and Amethyst beads.

Keep a look out on here and on my website as very soon I'm doing a "One Day Only" sale to make way for my Summer designs. All selected bracelets will be £8.00, selected earrings will be £4.00 and selected necklaces will be £10.00! As an extra special bonus for my loyal Blog followers I'll reduce the prices by an extra £1....you need to quote "loyalty discount" if you purchase any items on the day.

No treadmill today.....far too busy wire wrapping beads and things!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Busy, busy, busy!

At the minute I'm working on some new designs and making some improvements to my website....www.scjewellerydesigns.co.uk. I'll give followers a sneaky preview before I add them to the site and my Facebook page (SC Jewellery if anyone wants to become a fan!). I'm going to be adding lots more earring designs, fabric covered beads and long lariat style necklaces.

I've also been contemplating brooches....they seem to be coming back into fashion so I'm maybe gonna make a couple and see what reaction I get to them.

And, although I was going to stay away from tiaras I've had a few enquiries from people asking if I'll be doing them again.....looks like I'm going to give in!

Managed to get back on the treadmill yesterday for the first time in a week! Bit sore today but not too bad.

Monday, March 8, 2010

My Special Occasion Range

Been real busy the last week or so with lots of orders and creating my Special Occasion Jewellery range.....my range of handmade Swarovski crystal and pearl jewellery designed specifically with proms, weddings and other special occasions in mind. I have four designs so far and, if I do it right, pics are attached with this post! Feel free to comment on the designs....positive and negative comments are welcome as it all helps me to improve my work.

My eldest boy celebrated his 16th birthday yesterday!