Saturday, April 28, 2007


Is this how you imagined us?

Friday, April 27, 2007

The pink ending

After our call for pink beads, a couple arrived in the post, Thank You Gretel !! and another creative blogging friend, Caroline, did a bead swap with Toby. We searched the shops and internet for more, also for pink ribbons.
Armed with all these treasures Toby sat down to design a necklace for Chrissie at 'Hat Therapy', she commissioned him to make something similar to the brown one Karen bought, see post 2nd April, but in pinks, and also a chunky bracelet, in matching colours, on 3 strands of elastic.
Then came the problems, so many of the lovely pink beads he collected had holes too small for the ribbons to thread through (Chrissie specified the width of ribbon she wanted), and the 3 strands of elastic, together, were too big to fit through most of his beads as well.
Much to Toby's credit, he sorted the problems, finding alternative beads and redesigning the jewellery to meet the specifications. Today he delivered them, ready for Chrissie to display in her lovely shop, alongside her beautiful handmade hats.
Making jewellery, or anything, to commission, is very different to designing somthing you fancy, then selling it. It's great knowing you'll get paid, but takes alot of skill to fulfill someone elses wishes.
With some of the many pink beads he now has, Toby has made a pair of earrings, on sterling silver earwires, seen in the bottom picture, available for sale at £7 plus p+p, email him at:
Toby also has 2 repair jobs to do, and is in discussion with an illustrator friend about making a red necklace and bracelet, so he is busy busy busy!
Yesterday another suprise parcel arrived in the post, all the way from Cyprus, will tell you about that soon.....

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

5 Charm necklaces for sale!

Here are 5 new charm necklaces, they are not solid silver like the last lot, therefore not so expensive, only £12 each! Although similar in style to each other, ie a neck chain, ring, and beads, each one is unique, embelished with seed beads, handmade, and glass beads. Anyone interested in seeing more detail, or ordering other colours, email:
Even if you dont want to buy one, please let us know what you think, it is always good to read your comments!
Top left SOLD

Monday, April 23, 2007


This is my laceypot. It is made from stoneware buff clay, and glazed with persian crackle glaze (the bluey one), Manganeze oxide (the metallic one), and ruby red glaze (the name speaks for itself). It is made in a similar way to that in which you would make the top of a pie in.
P.s. Here is a link to my teachers website:

Friday, April 20, 2007


Another sterling silver charm necklace for sale!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Charm necklaces

These two necklaces are both sterling silver chains with collections of beads that have been especially selected to make pretty little charms, the blue one also has a vintage blue button, and the other a grey heart.
They are £16 each, plus p+p

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Toby Vase

A long tall ceramic vase made at Friday night ceramics class.

Friday, April 13, 2007


Toby has been commissioned to make some pink jewellery, similar to the brown necklace posted here April 2nd, and also a 3 stranded stretchy pink bracelet. He is on the look out for pink glass beads, if anyone has any to swap or sell, please email:
The pink colour needs to be more of a magenta, going towards blue, infact darker and lighter shades of this lettering would be good, not salmon or reddish pinks. The beads could also be partly pink, and partly clear or white, patterned perhaps, or various shades of pink in one bead.
Any offers?

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Clay, wood, and hemp

Toby has made another lovely long necklace using two strands of naturally dyed hemp, along with polymer clay beads which he has hand rolled and baked, and knotted reclaimed wooden beads. It can be worn as one long strand, or doubled over, into 2, as shown here. It is for sale,
£16 plus p+p email

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Knotty Sale

Here are 3 more necklaces made by Toby, for sale at £16 each plus p+p.
They can all be worn either as one long string, or doubled up as shown here to make two shorter strands.
Firstly, knotted on purple hemp, are shells and Toby's handmade polymer clay beads.
Second and third pics show various beads knotted onto ribbon.
To purchase, or commission another colour in this style, email Toby at:
Purple necklace SOLD

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Happy Easter!!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Remade In Hebden

Last night (thursday) there was a remade in hebden exhibition in one of 'my' shops :- Spirals. There was allsorts of things in there including things made from forks, old coins, and even old curtains! I had some of my Vintage Button Bracelets there, which were displayed in a glass case with candles and other button jewellery.
To notify the 'general public' (or anyone not-so-general, that happened to walk past!) of this there was a sign in one of the front windows, saying 'remade in hebden', where all of the exhibitors made a letter to do with their work. Mine is the 1st R! There is a photo of the shop front first, including a reflection of my mum, and myself, then a close up of my 'r'. We made it with buttons and fimo beads wich represented what we had in that exhibition pretty well.
Next is a photo of the items displayed in the shop front, in the middle is a leaflet about the exhibition, and one of my bracelets. After that are pictures of the bracelets themselves, displayed in reclaimed boxes, and on a woven boat-thing, which was not used on the night.
Well, I hope i sell something!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Ladysnail Pigeon

Thankyou Ladysnail!
Yesterday i received a package in the post from Ladysnail, it was another birthday present! ( YAY )
The package contained a whole boxful of buttons, lovely hand-stitched card and, a this pigeon.
here is a link to ladysnail's blog where you can purchase these lovely birds, you can see my one in the bottom left!

Thanks again Debbie,

Monday, April 02, 2007

Toby's latest jewellery creation

A beautiful necklace created using 2 strands of ribbon, one dark brown, one coffee, strung with individually chosen beads and finished off with a sterling silver toggle clasp. Available for sale, or commissions for alternative colour themes, email:
Price £16 plus p+p