Sunday, June 17, 2007

Glistening Pebbles

More bracelets with handmade beads on a beach theme, golden sand and glistening pebbles.
£5 each plus p+p email

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Beautiful cards from Cyprus

These are some of the wonderful cards that my Mum bought from Maya's Etsy shop, here's a link to the shop-blog:
In with the cards was a lovely little surprise for me of some beads for my jewellery!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Sparkleberry bracelets for sale!

Beautiful sparkly bracelets to fit all sizes in wonderful rich berry colours, can be worn individually, or they look great as a set together.
Toby has handmade each bead, rolled, holed and sparkled, then fired and strung on beading elastic. They are £5 each plus p+p, and discount for multiple purchases!

Mother and Daughter

Toby has made a smaller bracelet for a smaller person, perhaps matching bracelets for Mother and daughter?
For sale: adult size £5, child size £3.50, plus p+p
Commissions taken for any colour combinations, beads handmade to order.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Russet Bracelet, lariat style, to fit all.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Shimmering Meadows: bracelet set

I have just made some new bracelets, which i have named shimmering meadows, because of the wonderful sparkling greens! Each one is unique as you can see in the individual photos, but they go really well together as a set (as seen on my arm!) I have handmade each bead myself and strung them on clear beading elastic.

They are for sale: £5 each,
or, £14 for the set, plus p+p.



Friday, June 08, 2007

Vintage Button Lariat (sold!)

Toby makes Lariat style necklaces and bracelets to order, email to talk colours! A long lariat, similar to the one pictured here, would cost £24, and a shorter bracelet, £16. These prices are for pieces with vintage beads and buttons, however similar styles using new materials are much cheaper.

Sybille commissioned Toby to make her this long black/slate-grey lariat to match the bracelet I made for her (see earlier post) It is made from 3 strands of hand dyed hemp knotted with some beautiful glass buttons, a bead made from volcanic lava, mother of pearl buttons, vintage glass, and handmade beads, all sorts of treasures! The lariat is versatile, it has a loop which you can slip the other end through to wear, or hook over one of the buttons to fasten. It can be worn as a necklace, or wrapped around the wrist a few times as a bracelet.

I was so pleased that Sybille commissioned Toby, as she makes lovely jewellery herself, and could have made her own lariat, but she didnt. Sybille also bought the natural coloured hemp and shell necklace/bracelet that we recently showed you. What a credit to Toby, selling his work to such an accomplished craftswoman!


Wednesday, June 06, 2007


The other day i found this really cute little danish Nymolle plate in an R.S.P.C.A. charity shop for £1.25. The detail is wonderfully quirky. I like the trees best as they are quite abstract, but mum likes the rectangular little flower sized cows!!!!
Does anyone know anything about Nymolle?
Anyone got any they want to swap for some jewellery?!?!
I can feel yet another collection coming on!

Monday, June 04, 2007

Bracelet in Cyprus

This is a pretty little hemp and button bracelet that Toby made for Maya, an extremely talented illustrator, and 'virtual' friend of ours, who lives in Cyprus, have a look at her work here:

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Flower pendant

This pretty little pendant, is shell, with a real pressed flower. It is one of Toby's many treasures he has collected over the last couple of years, and he has put it on silver coloured thong, using sterling silver findings and solid silver toggle clasp.
For sale £16 plus p+p


Friday, June 01, 2007

Fame !!

Toby is the featured artist here:

Shell, hemp and handmade beads

This piece can be worn as a necklace or as a bracelet, it is made from naturally dyed hemp, hand drilled shells, small wooden beads, and handrolled polymer clay beads, for sale, email: price £12 plus p+p SOLD

Buying from friends

I am blog shopping. Earlier this week I bought jewellery from Sybille, as you saw in my last post. Today my card order arrived from fellower blogger and friend PG, all beautifully packaged in red tissue paper with matching red string. I chose the Tin Mice cards, and bought lots of the same design, but there are a wonderful selection of images to choose from, have a look on her blog, where you can find links to Gretels cards and also papercuts in her new etsy shop, and read all about life in the country as an illustrator, click here:
I think it is so much nicer to purchase unusual things from individual people, rather than buying for example mass produced jewellery from high street stores, or online from places like Accessorize, where everyone else has exactly the same as you, and it's all factory made, or cards from Clintons, the same designs all over the country. (I shouldnt really be saying this because I am a commercial illustrator myself and most of my clients are large publishers such as Disney and Hallmark, and my cards are for sale in Clintons! but, that is another story, I do that to pay the bills. )
It's also good to support small businesses, and individual artists, I would rather give them my money than the big companies.
I have just enquired about some beautiful postcards from another illustrator online, and ordered an etching from a blogging friend, so watch this space, and I will show you those too when they arrive!