Wednesday, February 27, 2008

floods and quakes

This is a photograph from our local newspaper, of Toby and some friends walking through the floods a couple of weeks ago. They were all sent home, late morning, on the school bus, but after a few miles, the bus couldnt go any further, so let some of the kids off, and then turned around to take most of them back to school again. Toby and co decided they would prefer to walk a few miles home through the floods rather than go back to school for afternoon lessons. He arrived home soaked from head to toe - quite an adventure!
Last night we were awakened by a loud noise and the most scarey sensation of our house moving, didnt know what it was untill this morning when we found out there had been an earthquake.
Anyway, back to jewellery, this evening Toby went to a jewellery workshop to learn a new technique, no doubt he will show you soon....

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Have you had your greens?

.....if not, and you fancy these, email:
We always like to hear from you, even if you dont want to buy anything, please say hello when you visit!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

lilac dinosaurs

The reason for my choosing to visit The Natural History Museum on our last trip to London, was because our young friend Hannah loves dinosaurs. This is the scarf Toby knitted for her as a suprise present. He played around in photoshop and then printed off these Triceratops, in co-ordinating lilac, onto image transfer paper. Toby then ironed it onto fabric, hemmed and sewed them onto the scarf.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


Below you will see 4 of my latest creations, They are all for sale at £16 each (plus p+p).
Let me know what you think of them,
all sold!!

Wooden orbs...

This necklace is made with 3 lovely, vintage, 1" wide wooden beads which are flanked by 6 glass faux pearls, and sterling silver chain. It is 16.5" long.

£16 plus p+p : ] SOLD

"Honey, I'm a bunch of grapes!"....

This necklace is made with various reclaimed and vintage beads and a sterling silver chain. It is 16" long .
£16 plus p+p : ] SOLD


This necklace is made with tigertail, a selection of reclaimed beads and sterling silver chain. It is 17.5" long.

£16 plus p+p : ] SOLD

Retro Flower...

This necklace is made with white organza ribbon, sterling silver chain, and a vintage enamelled pendant! It is 16.25" long.

£16 plus p+p : ] SOLD

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Blue and green

The polymer clay beads were rolled by hand, and baked in the oven, when cool they were joined by three glass beads and threaded onto elastic to make this bracelet, which is for sale, at £5, plus p+p email Toby at:
The earrings are on display in a local shop, but if you like them, a similar pair can be made especially for you!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

We have recently won a prestigious "youmakemyday" award, and received it from the fantabulous Christiane!

We now have to choose our five nominees!

Ladysnail-The soft-toy-tooth-lady,

Penguin and fish-Who publishes loads of links to various arty people,

Uniqart-The friendliest jewellery rival anyone could ask for =] ,

Madame Bogg-And her quirkily cute little toys,

And Finally....

Picture dreams studio blog-Wonderful paintings!

To pass it on, here are the details:
1. Write a post with links to 5 blogs that make me think and/or make my day.

2. Acknowledge the post of the award giver.

3. Display the “You Make my Day Award” logo

4. Tell the award winners that they have won by commenting on their blogs with the news.


Monday, February 11, 2008

London trip

Sorry for the lack of jewellery! we've been away, to see dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum in London:

and also to have a look around Harrods, which is almost like being inside a theme park:

I think it's nice to have an image with each post, so this time you can see my badge.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Beaded rings

I've made these 4 rings using a small button, my handmade polymer clay, and also reclaimed beads, threaded onto fine clear elastic with some of the tiny beads that were given to me a while ago by Deb, aka Ladysnail:
They are £3 each, plus p+p
email me, Toby, at: