Saturday, 26 December 2009


I'm having a 3 day sale in my Etsy shop. 25% off everything, so check it out :D

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas!

I haven't had an opportunity to blog this week, the kids are off school, last minute shopping, visitors and general chaos of life.

But I just wanted to wish all my blog followers a very Merry Christmas - I hope it's a good one for you all :)

Friday, 18 December 2009

Friday Roundup

This week I've been busy with family things. My daughter had a concert at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on Tuesday and then we spent Wednesday night in Dublin at the Miley Cyrus concert. I could spend an hour writing my comments on the concert but I'd hate to waste your time with my negativity :D

I was delighted to find myself featured in a Storque article this week. My Gold Bubbles Pearl Bracelet was featured in the Vote for the glitziest New Years Eve glamour article.

To match the bracelet I made this Gold Bubbles Necklace

Apart from that I have just been starting to make items to replace the ones I've sold. I had 140 items in my shop at the start of November and now I have 65. I just haven't been able to keep replacing the ones that have sold, so now things are slowing down, I will be spending my time making up stock again.

I've added a Sale section to my shop, so if you want a last minute Christmas bargain, check it out!

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Christmas Wish List

For this weeks Christmas Wish List I've been taking a look at UK sellers who make Christmas cards. I'm afraid I still haven't written any so I NEED to get myself sorted this weekend!

Glittery Presents Christmas Card by Parsy is lovely in its simplicity.

And how stylish is this White and Red Merry Christmas Card from Storeyshop

And finally, who could resist the
3 Wise Penguins from CowIsland?

Friday, 11 December 2009

Weekly Roundup

I can't believe it's Friday and time for my weekly roundup again! Isn't time flying? This week has been a complete blur again. I had my best selling day on Etsy on Monday with 11 sales. I'd heard on the news that it is the UKs busiest online selling day and for me it turned out to be!

I'm afraid I've had no time to make any new bits this week. I'd committed myself to another craft fair last night and as usual, left it pretty much to the last minute before getting ready. Unfortunately it was a complete waste of time as it was one of the worst fairs I've done. Lots of people but no one buying very much. At least I have lots of stock if/when I do another one!

I just found out this morning that I'm in this Last deals of 2009 Gift Guide featuring this Blueberry Bubbles bracelet

This is the bracelet that made it onto the FP earlier this week, so maybe it will sell now :D

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Christmas Wish List

This week I've been looking at jewellery to go on my Wish List. If you read my blog, you'll know I'm a bit of an earring lover but I wanted to see what else Etsy has to offer.

First up is this stunning Mixed Autumn Leaves Copper Necklace by fellow UK thread regular, AliBaliJewellery

Next up is this simple Copper Band by Tyza

And finally, I absolutely love these Cerulean Sparkle Swarovski Crystal Ball Earrings from ShySiren

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Front Page!


Thanks to Mondays Featured Seller AREjewellery, who is one of the best treasury makers around, one of my bracelets made it to Etsys front page last night. My Blueberry Bubbles Bracelet was an alternate, that got featured when there was a sale.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Mondays Featured Seller

Today I am featuring Amy from AREjewellery. Amy is a regular on the UK chat thread on Etsy and makes gorgeous beaded jewellery - as well as having a real talent for making treasuries that regularly make the FP!

My favourite item is also her newest. This Red and Gold Button Neckalce is perfect for Christmas.

I also love these Aqua Oceanic Earrings which I think would make a beautiful bridal piece.

And how stunning is this Turquoise and Teal Silver Bracelet?

So check out her shop in time for some Christmas shopping.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Weekly Roundup

November has been a crazy month for me. It has been my busiest month ever on Etsy, with me reaching 60 sales - double what I have last November. Some of those where to repeat buyers, which is always lovely as it means they like your work enough to come back! I've been pretty pleased with how I've managed to keep on top of things like packaging etc, which I remember running out of regularly last Christmas, and the only thing I've run out of is my Moo business cards. Thankfully I've got some old ones I'd ordered previously until my new order arrives.

To honest I've been so busy keeping up with orders and replacing items that have sold that I've had very little creative energy to come up with new ideas. However I have made 3 new Bubbles bracelets this week.

This first one, the Mint Chocolate Bubbles bracelet is a mix of dark chocolate brown and mint green pearls.

The other is the Silver and Blue Bubbles bracelet which is a combination of montana blue and silver pearls.

And finally, I have used rich dark teal pearls in this Teal Bubbles bracelet.

As a thank you to my blog followers, I'd like to offer you free shipping on any orders between now and Christmas. Just put 'blog follower' in the message to seller and I'll refund shipping through Paypal.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Christmas Wish List

I've been browsing Etsy and Folksy this week for bags to add to my Christmas Wish List. I have loads of bags but am firmly of the belief that you can never have too many!

The first one that caught my eye is the Minus Tote in Amber I just love the colour.

Something for the evening now is this stunning Ruby silk starburst luxury clutch bag from RedRubyRose I just need the occassion and then I can treat myself!

And this Purple Waxy Leather Satchel from Easily Suede is simply stunning.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

What a weekend!

I decided to offer free shipping this weekend in my
Etsy Shop from Black Monday to Cyber Monday. I was offering free international shipping and have been totally amazed at how well it's gone!

I have had 26 sales since Friday! That has surpassed even the weekend that I was featured in the Weekend Deals Storque article! I'm so delighted and thankfully apart from a couple of adjustments to bracelet length, I've had all the items in stock. I'm afraid that's not always the case though and end up working late in the evening getting things made up.

My biggest seller this weekend is the
Silver Pearls Memory Wire Bracelet which is featured in the Under $50 Gift Guide. Luckily I have loads of the beads in stock so am able to replace them easily when they sell.

I hope the weekend has been good to you all and brought you lots of sales.