Thursday, 16 December 2010

The Christmas rush

Since I last blogged lots has been happening.

Firstly some sad news.. my Nan sadly passed away Friday 10th December 2010.  She has been fighting cancer for some time, and was so tough and made it to her 78th birtday a week before she passed away. RIP Nan.. You will always be in my thoughts xxxxx


I decided to do some new name bracelets, this time for the adults and the older Girls. 

I also thought id give bracelets a try for the boys and men too.

I made this one for my soon to be 4 year old son.. and his little face lit up when I handed it to him, he often used to try on my bangles and wondered why they were only for girls to wear! lol.

All the name bracelets were immediately very popular, I ran out of 'A's and 'E's and 'N's quickly.

I was dropping my son to nursery and on my arrival was overwhelmed by other parents wanting to make orders for bracelets. I was shocked to see how many wanted boy bracelets too.

After leaving the school I went off to work and on the way Idecided to Order some more Alphabet beads of my Blackberry from my Number 1 supplier. I was horrified to see they had closed for Business until after christmas just 5 minutes before trying to order. I literally ran to work, tripping up god knows how many times along the way.. I needed to get on the PC and email them!!!

To my relief they responded and let me make an order. That evening I went home and wrote a list of all the names I needed to make bracelets for.  I was short 18 'A's and 7 'E's some 'N's and 'L's. after seeing just how many I was short I was beginning to worry that the 500 Alphabet beads id ordered may not be enough.

They arrived last night and how lucky was I to have received exactly 18 'A's in the mix. obviously this means that I can complete all the orders, but will be unable to make any more for people with the letter 'A' in their name.

Ive had a few orders on folsky recently. one customer ordered a flower bracelet and was so happy with it she immediately ordered another. Its really nice to see that customers are that happy with my jewellery :)

I went on to Folksy and saw one of my name bracelets on the first page!! hehe.


Here are some of the bracelets I have made over the last few days.  Just thinking of all the children that will be opening their stockings/presents to find a personalised name bracelet made by MEEEEEEEE.. its a lovely thought. I hope they all like them.. im sure they will going by my sons reaction. :D


A friend asked me to make a christmas decoration in memory of her brother Johnny Guihen, whose life was taken at the age of 15, he was also a friend of mine.. I felt really touched that she had asked me.  This is something I really wanted to get right and I wanted it to be unique so last night here is what I made.....

RIP johnny Guihen, forever in our hearts.


Those who are no longer with us.......

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below

with tiny lights, like Heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow.

The sight is so spectacular; please wipe away that tear,

for I am spending Christmas with Jesus this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear,

but the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here.

I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring,

for it's beyond description, to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me. I see the pain inside your heart,

but I am not so far away. We really aren't apart.

So, be happy for me dear ones, for you know I'm spending Christmas with Jesus this year.

I send you each a special gift from my heavenly home above:

"My undying love!"

After all, "love" is the gift more precious than pure gold.

It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other as my Father said to do,

for I can't count the many blessings or love He has for each of you.

So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear.

Remember, I'm spending Christmas with Jesus this year.


Incase I dont blog until after Christmas.......

Merry Christmas Banner Pictures, Images and Photos

Or before New year.....

Banner Hap New Yr Pictures, Images and Photos

May it be filled with happiness and laughter, family gatherings, great food and the perfect gifts :)

Lucie xxx

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

1st December 2010

Wow.. the first of December all ready!! where does the time go???

Since last week I have been keeping busy with orders and trying to work on new designs. I have had some lovely comments on my jewellery and even about my wesite.

I was messing around with some wire a few weeks ago and ended up making a rough xmas decoration for the tree. Here is what the finished piece looks like. im going to do some in red aswell (like the ones I done with my son last week).

 This is the set which I have on offer.. the necklace, bracelet and earrings all for just £20.00!!! Also available in black, (These are pretty popular.. they'd make a lovely xmas pressie)

I thought id try something different and used some ribbon instead of chain, added some silver beads and a lovely butterfly pendant.. and this was the outcome :)

 I ordered some alphabet beads and thought it'd be nice to do some name bracelets for children. this is what the first one looks like. im not 100% happy with it, so ive put in an order for some different types of letter beads. I have some pastel colours coming and some silver cubes, so im looking forward to them arriving :D (I guess this one isnt bad as Ive had 5 orders for them already which is good).

 This was another style of name bracelets I tried adding some flower spacer beads.

Prize draw.  I previous said that when my facebook fans amount to 100 I will be doing a prize draw.  This happened very quickly thanks to current members promoting my offer.  I used a Random number converter and the winner was SULTAN WILKINSON from Australia!!! congratulations to Sultan.  I have seen spoken to Sultan and yesterday sent out the bracelet. so I hope that it gets to her in good time and she enjoys her prize :D

I've had some really nice feedback from people complimenting my jewellery. Its really nice to hear. as you know ive not been making jewellery for long at all so it is a massive confidence boost :)

I have also been contacted about doing wholesale.. this is another massive compliment!! So I hope that this is the start of things to come. who know's where i'll be this time next year (probably still sat at my desk writing this blog in my lunch hour and making jewellery in my spare time.... but who knows!! lol)


Over the weekend two friends were attacked by locals with knifes Scott was badly wounded by 3 stab wounds and Stephen murdered being stabbed 7 times..  It is such a sad time for everyone that knows Stephen Ramsey and Scott Jennings.
The two respsoible for the attack have been found guilty of murder and GBH!!!!

I just want to pay my respects by saying that you are in my thoughts. I hope that Scott makes a speedy recovery and to all Stephen's family and closest friends I am so sorry for your loss. Stephen was an amazing man and will be forever missed xxx
God looked around his garden and found an empty place, He then looked down upon this earth and saw your friendly face.He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.God’s garden must be beautiful, he only takes the best.It broke so many hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone,For parts of us went with you the day god called you home. RIP Stephen Ramsey xxx

Lucie xx