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Thursday, September 27, 2007

WOW I've been Tagged

Until today I didn't know there was such a thing!!

I was tagged by GirlsBeadedSocks! Now I have to share six unique things about myself with all of you, whether you are interested in hearing them or not! Then, I am on to tag six other people and force them to do the same! Hey forcing other people to do the same is what I like!!!

1) I hate housework, cleaning, ironing, washing etc but absolutely adore cooking as long as it's something complicated

2) I had a hernia at the age of 11 and the doctor said I had a boys name and a boys complaint

3) I waited until a couple of years ago to break a bone and managed to break my wrist playing with the dog in the garden, I'd only had 1 glass of red and ended up with 3 pins!!!

4) I moved to Australia from England and married an American I met on the way to Vanuatu

5) I never thought I'd have children but now have 2, the first was born when I was 40.

6) My grandad used to come to tea every Wednesday when I was a child and he used to give me embroidery lessons. He did the most amazing embroidery, I never was anywhere near up to his standard

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

24 Hour Sale

To celebrate my 100th etsy heart I'm having a 24hr sale in my etsy store.

Come take a look you could snag a bargain.

I'm sooo excited to have these hearts, a few weeks ago I only had a few, I realise that some people have thousands but to me 100 is a huge milestone.

Now for 100 sales. LOL

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

My First Ring

Yay happy days, today I finished my first ever ring. I've been meaning to have a go for a while but could never quite think of what I wanted to put on as the feature. I love what other people do but try really hard not to do the same thing.

The trouble these days is that you think you've come up with an original idea only to find someone else is already doing it. I've had to stop looking at other jewellery designers work because I kept seeing things I was planning on making.

Anyway, here are a couple of pictures of the finished article, I topped it with a portion of cuttlefish casting. I did the casting ages ago and couldn't decide what to do with the result. This seemed perfect.

The cast feature isn't 100% symmetrical but I don't think it matter this time. Hope you like it.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

New Press

I'm all excited this week, I got a new hydraulic press. What on earth for you may well ask yourselves, well all sorts of things says she.

The initial use is to make cutting beautiful clean edged discs from metal easier. I can do it using a bit of brute strength and ignorance but with littlies around that's not always as easy as it seems.

I'm also planning to use it to emboss silver with some of my etched designs, making them not only repeatable but also enabling me to make all my design mistakes on brass rather than silver. A much cheaper alternative me thinks.

I don't have a picture of the press yet but I will try to snap one later today. I have however already listed a few items on my etsy store using discs cut using it so why not pop over and take a look.

Have a great day everyone

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

New Etsy Treasury

Just a flying visit to my blog today, I scored my first Treasury for a while today so thought I should promote it just about everywhere. So here's a link, I hope you take a look and support the store holders I've included.