Wednesday, 25 May 2011

House arrest

Handmade Monday.. please pop by Wendy's page and join in with Handmade Monday :)

Since last week my son caught chickenpox.. I was in shock when I saw the rash on his back on Thursday morning and by the afternoon he was absolutely smothered in them, a quick trip to the doctors confirmed my obvious suspicisions. Me and my son said goodbye to the outside world, no nursery, no work, no outdoor trips for 4-5days... no sunshine!

Everyone seemed to be avoiding us last week, we were beginning to get complexes lol.
Whilst being at home for so long, I seemed to become clumsier than ever, in one day I managed to catch my toe on a piece of stationery furniture which really really hurt, and then a few hours later my son accidently knocked over a dining room chair (which is heavy) and that landed straight on my little toe (next to the one which i had hurt earlier) OUCH!! lol. and then prior to that I whacked my arm on the frame of the door!!
By the end of the week I looked pale, washed out, battered, ill, tired and sun deprived lol.
And needless to say, I was glad to get back to the office (out of harms way) lol and my son is back to nursery aswell so he will be glad for the fresh air and fun too :)

Whilst at home and inbetween nursing my poorly son and my battered toes, I did manage to work on some new designs.....

 Ive had these lovely hearts for a few weeks and wanted to do something different with them and this was the outcome.
 Doing the pink flower on the previous necklace inspired me to do something even more flowery/pink and different.. this necklace is stunning on. I need to try and get a decent picture of it, its pretty long so difficult to get a full length pic.

 These 2 bracelets are custom orders, the first one my customer knew exactly what she wanted and the second we just knew to add a cross and a daisy (this was my third design before showing my customer) :)
 Glass square earrings with crystal clusters
 Angel wing earrings
 Hermitite squares with swarovski cubes
 Quartz crystals with flower charms and flower spacers
Pandora style bracelet, I have lots of colours and lots of beads for these!

This week I am offering 20% off any purchase in my store, click here to visit my website, and enter FB20 on checkout for your 20% off. offer ends Friday.

I do have a few more designs which I have completed, but I dont have pics yet so I will share them with you next week :)

Thank you for reading xx

Monday, 16 May 2011

Clusters of crystals

Handmade Monday.. please pop by Wendy's page and join in with Handmade Monday :) I havent done handmade Monday for aaaaages, im looking forward to catching up on everyones work :)

I LOVE clusters and I LOVE crystals, so this weekend I was working on a few pairs of earrings and lots of cluster rings. My hands were sore after all that wire wrapping but I felt good after getting so much done so after that I made a bracelet which I also LOVE.

So here are some pics...
Lots of colours and styles to choose from, I will still be adding to my range soon though.
A close up of the black cluster
and the purple
 and this ring was made as a custom colour choice from a aqua one I had previously made.
Red cluster

The cluster earrings pink and smokey

 And here's the four strand bracelet which I love. I went for all pastle colours so it will suit lots of different outfits.

 This necklace took me a few hours to make.. its made in the style of rosary beads, (but not in the same formation) I will be adding rosary beads to my range shortly though.

 I made this pendant originally to be earrings but decided it was a bit oversized and would look much nicer on a leather cord. :)


I dont think I have mentioned before, but every weekend I have a special offer on over at my Facebook page. This week my rings were on offer for £5.00 each with free P&P, I have had lots of offers on over the past few weeks, 2 friendship bracelets for £10.00 with free P&P, heart cluster necklaces £5 each with free p&p and more.  I will be re-introducing these offers over the coming weeks to give people who missed out a chance to grab a bargain.

Thank you for reading, and if you havent already joined me over on my FB page then please pop over, Its the place to pick up the best bargains and see all of my new designs.

Lucie :) xx

Friday, 6 May 2011

WOW!! Has it really been that long?!

Its been such a long time since I last blogged!

Ive been so busy with work and with my son and with jewellery making that I havent had a chance to blog, but I have decided to make some time and update you all :)

Since the Auction, which raised a lovely £100 for Cancer research, I have been working on new designs and rebuiding my website. this has been a bit of a long process due to having internet problems at home and not being able to use the internet for more than 10minutes without it cutting out (thanks BT) hopefully this will be sorted soon.. its been a few month now so who knows!

Anyway :) what have I been making... well I wont show you everything, but here are a few items..

 Angel name bracelet
 Filigee locket on a silver beaded necklace with a choice of crystal
 Wire wrapped cross with pearls and crystals
 Coiled hoop earrings with crystals
 This was made in loving memory (a custom order) A red glass heart with lots of pearls and crystals and a small swarovski heart and angel wing on a belcher chain.
 This was also made in loving memory (to hand on a moseleum)
 Anklet. this is made using small seed beads and crystals with a wire wrapped pattern (it looks pretty on) as the summer is upon us I will be started a range of anklets
My new banner, which I had lots of fun getting right lol.

What else have I been upto?
Well I recently started driving lessons, I did a couple of lessons 6years ago but wasnt really that motivated and didnt do any more.
Its a shame i have left it so long to learn, but I have determination this time! i'm really enjoying it, ive been on A roads and all my lessons are during rush hour traffic (London rush hour traffic.. lots of big vehicles and buses to drive along side.. gulp) I seem to be doing well though :)
I did have a minor problem this week however, I was turning of a main road into a side road and a cyclist was waiting to turn out of the side road, I keep turning to soon, so this time I made a conscious effort not to turn too quickly.. I left it a little too late this time, I missed the shocked cyclist by an inch (thanks to my instructor grabbing hold of the wheel) lol. I couldnt help but laugh (it wasnt an evil laugh, im not the type of person to take pleasure in scaring cyclists half to death lol) I always laugh when im nervous .. which is sometimes really inappropriate.

On average it takes 40 hour lessons plus home learning to pass a driving test these days!?! Is that a bit extreme? how many did it take you?
I hope I am cut out for it, I dont want to be another maureen! lol

So now that I have finally got around to blogging again, I promise not to leave it so long now. (hopefully back to weekly).

Thanks for reading :)

Lucie xxx