Friday, 26 August 2011

Folksy Bead Soup Part IV BIG REVEAL

Finally the day has come where we can reveal what we've made as part of the Folksy Bead Soup Challenge! So here are some photos of what I've made and I'm sure to write on here about all the other beautiful things that you can buy to support Breast Cancer Campaign.

So here is a reminder of what I was sent

with stunning beaded beads and a gold chain

Both are available to buy from my Folksy Shop or you can bid on them until the 9 September on my Facebook page. Thank you for your support!

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Engagement Ring Part I

On the 26 April of this year I got engaged. It was the day that I got home from hospital after giving birth to my beautiful son. It's taken a while (who says having 2 under 2 and moving house would keep you busy?) we've found a jeweller to make my engagement ring. I wanted to use a Padparacsha Sapphire in the ring but couldn't find anything that I liked when we went to Hatton Gardens so we decided to have a ring made and buy the stone ourselves. I had a ring that mother gave me with 4 diamonds that I wanted to reuse as I never wore it. So here are some photos of the Sapphire which I love and the ring which will be taken apart.

This is the style of ring I would like- simple and elegant with a substantial band
Image courtesy of Brufords
Here are my sketch idea. Clearly I am no jewellery designer

Finally we got round to buying the stone off the internet from India. 
So exciting when it arrived!

well it looks real enough...

And I love the colour!

And here is the ring from my mum, that I want to reuse the diamonds from

Hopefully I will have my ring soon.?!

Thursday, 11 August 2011

August A-Listers Gorgeous Green

As I've been a little bit slack in the Folksy Friday stakes I thought I'd do a (Green) Monster sized Folksy Friday of everything green that's been included this month so far. I didn't quite realise how many things there would be! I am always so impressed by the range and quality of items that can be found on Folksy.

Thank you to everyone that I've included- I hope you enjoy my choices... Quite unbelievable how many items there are which are just items listed this month! Wow you're all very busy people! So here goes... Sorry if I've not contacted you yet to ask to use you in the feature but it's going to take me a while to get through everyone!

Anna King Jewellery The Crafty Bride
Anna King Jewellery   &   The Crafty Bride
Lilly's Night Garden Silk Purse, Sow's Ear
   Lilly's Night Garden   &   Silk Purse, Sow's Ear
Sophie's Stuff JCU Designs
Sophie's Stuff   &   JCU Designs
Silk Purse, Sow's Ear Falling Dew Jewellery
Silk Purse, Sow's Ear   &   Falling Dew
Created by Kelly Dottery Pottery
Created by Kelly   &    Dottery Pottery
The Crafty Bride Mary Elliott Jewellery
The Crafty Bride   &   Mary Elliott Jewellery
Ann chandler originals Esme Dodsworth Design
Ann Chandler Originals   &   Esme Dodsworth Design
Girl of the Sixties Melissa's Ceramics
Girl of the Sixties   &   Melissa's Ceramics
Aingeal Designs Merry Berry and the Little Panda
Aingeal Designs   &   Merry Berry and the Little Panda
Passionate About Photography Madam Mod Makes
Passionate About Photography   &   Madam Mod Makes
ialbert Maxine Veronica Jewellery
ialbert   &   Maxine Veronica Jewellery
Colour Me Fun Mary Elliott Jewellery
Colour Me Fun   &   Mary Elliot
LauraFaye Crafts - Jewellery&Gifts Adien Crafts
LauraFaye Crafts   &   Adien Crafts
♥ Lonely Hearts ♥ SHOP NAME 6
♥ Lonely Hearts ♥   &   Sew who are you?
Merry Berry and the Little Panda The Oak Tree
Merry Berry and the Little Panda   &   The Oak Tree
pipdesigns Maxine Veronica Jewellery
Pipdesigns   &  Maxine Veronica Jewellery
♥ Lonely Hearts ♥ Dottery Pottery
♥ Lonely Hearts ♥   &   Dottery Pottery
Wellydog gallery Squintessential
Wellydog Gallery &   Squintessential  
Damselfly Gemma carols crafts
Damselfly Gemma   &   Carols Crafts

Thank you again!