Sunday, 17 March 2013

New Gemstone Bracelets

Hello All

Well...its Sunday again and here i am with another blog post.. this week i have made the first of some gemstone bracelets, here is the first one, this one is flurotite.

The gemstone bracelets are slightly chunkier than my first pearl range and they also have a different angel charm.  What do you think?
I have managed to gain a few extra followers on twitter this week which is good..i havent listed any items in my shop for a while as when i make a new design i like to wear the first one for a while just to make sure it stands up to everyday wear before i sell them.  You can view my shop at
So..the day job has been ok this week, my boss and main work creater is off work for two weeks now and i'm actually looking forward to going to work for the first time in ages as i plan on being able to get the things done that just hang around on your desk for months shouting at you ' need to get me done' but you never get round to doing.  I always think that its very theraputic to finally get things done that have been on your to do list for ages and sitting in the back of your mind. So...thats the plan for this week anyway...see how it goes.
This morning ive been for a lovely relaxing swim and sit in the sauna and steam rooms to counteract the effect of the snow falling again outside...then its dinner at my mums later today...i havent walked the furry one yet (Fudge) because i left my wellies outside last night and they are full of water!!  Now hoping they dry out before it gets dark so i can give fudge a nice long walk after dinner.
Speaking of wellies...i need some new ones as i live in them walking the dog, i have always just bought cheap ones but they always crack so i have decided to invest in some new ones...but do i go for Havianas or Hunter?!?  What is best? decisions decisions...
So...heres for the update on the resolutions:
Fitpal: I lost 2lb this week...wooo hoo...finally getting back into it!
Money: Savings still successful this month although its looking like i may have to dig into them a bit before pay day :/
Holiday: Think i'll definately afford one September time & my Best Friend has said she's love to go!
Gym: Only manage to go at weekends so demoting membership to off peak to save pennies as its not fair to the hound if i go after work in the week so i'll just walk her for longer intead:)
CIPS: Heard back to say i need to send originall DD form for my application so i'll get it posted off this week
Jewellery: well i'm updating twitter more to generate more interests and i'm still sticking to my blog posts every Sunday, i plan on putting more items in my shop next month and coming up with some more ideas
Well...thats it for this weekk!
Speak Soon
Andrea xx

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Woops!! I missed a week!

Hello All

Well..ive missed a week...i do apologise its been a bit of a busy time.  Well...the last time i blogged i had done quite alot of work on my jewellery and had created a facebook page, i wanted a new avatar and i have now uploaded a new one which is much more in keeping with my banner style..what do you think?  I love it!

Well...apart from arranging a new avatar and uploading it to twitter, facebook, blogger etc. i havent actually done much more on my jewellery..i have ordered a few new supplies to trial some chunkier bracelet designs with gemstones so watch this space...i have also made the decision to just concentrate on making bracelets, i could make co ordinating necklaces, earrings, rings on request but bracelets is where its at for me.  I love making and love wearing bracelets and the beauty of them is they will co ordinate with any silver tone jewellery that people already have and so the pressure to buy a whole new matching set isnt there.

The day job has been manic this last couple of weeks, its always manic but the past couple of weeks have been really hard.  I work as an Engineering Buyer for a company owned by one of my best friends, its difficult at times of pressure as the relationship gets strained..and ive been struggling with it lately and hope it smooths out soon.

Well..the rain is back again and my dog is constantly painting my floor with her muddy paws from the garden!!  Roll on summer!!

Heres my update for my resolutions...eeek!!

Fitpal: Well ive been completing my diary everyday and have lost 1 pound this week...
Money: I have successfully saved this month..although we are not even half way through yet....
CIPS: Finally completed all final just waiting to hear...
Gym: Havent been at all since my last blog post :-/
Jewellery: Sort of on track..aim to make and list some more items soon...

Hmm not really getting very far on these resolutions am i..the one im most dissappointed with is the weight, i just cant seem to get it into my head!!

Yesterday i had my nails done a lovely shade of grey colour and a really sparkly glitter ring finger manicure, i love them!!!  I also had my eyebrows tinted for the first time..something i think i will keep up with as i love the is mothers day so happy mothers day to you all!!

Speak Soon

Andrea xx