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Being Creative – Gift Art Tags Mixed Media Collage – Earring Cards

Yesterday on the way back from food shopping I popped into my local T.J Maxx store, to have a look around their stationary section.  I came cross some studs with pearls -dimensional stickers (Jolee’s).  I purchased one packet and by the time I got home, I felt in creative mode and spent most of the afternoon and evening making earrings as planned, and gift art tags, some of which I’ve converted to earring cards.  gift art tag earring card

Since I’m in tag making mode…..need to pop back to the store today and see if they have any more of the stickers left!

Autumn (Fall) Equinox 2013 Giveaway

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22nd September marks the first day of the autumnal equinox in the northern hemisphere (bye, bye summer) and first day of the spring equinox in the southern hemisphere. Good enough reason for me to do a giveaway don’t you think?  Open from 12.ooam BST on the 22nd September and running until 5th October (12.00am BST) inc, enter and you might win yourself these earrings.  Comprised of large salmon pink coloured candy quartz teardrop beads with clusters of grey faux pearl beads and smokey grey crystal beads.  The fixtures are lead/nickel free antiqued brass.

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The Sedna Necklace

Bringing in the gentle healing power of the sea, shell is believed to be emotionally balancing and protective as well as provide insight into decision making, enhancing and stimulating intuition, imagination and sensitivity. The necklace below has been named Sedna after the Inuit goddess of the sea.

shell necklace

Sedna is a one of a kind freestyle necklace I have made and is comprised of lovely dyed pink mother of pearl tear drop and spiked dagger beads wire wrapped to raspberry coloured artisan lampwork beads plus a couple of white swarovski elements crystal pearl beads. Accented with a large wood bead and finished with an antiqued bronze leaf clasp. One of a kind, eclectic maybe…..but uniquely yours.  Available for purchase from Chi Chi Gemmes (my Etsy shop).

Jewellery Survey

smokey grey earringsThank you to all who took time to complete my survey – which is now closed.   For those who left their details,  I will randomly choose a winner over the weekend (using Randomizer).  Winner to be notified via email and above earrings (sterling silver  fixtures with smokey grey swarovski elements crystal glass beads and spacers) posted signed for mail (entrants were from the US and UK).

 

Winner of Stretch Gemstone Bracelet Giveaway

The winner of the Giveaway that ended this morning is Maggie Fout  from the US.  The bracelet will be posted out to her (international signed for) tomorrow.

Howlite Gemstone Bracelet with Pave Bead

Thank you to everyone that participated and answered the question – providing me with some helpful insight into what people have liked reading about on my blog.

For any one involved in bringing up young children, who happen to be reading my blog, and if you are into green living – do go and check out Maggies blog – Crunchy Green Adventures.

I will be running another Giveaway very soon.  It will be another piece of jewellery – probably earrings and I think the colour theme will be pink :)