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  1. Howdy!

    This week I've got some quirky little Steampunk-style earrings soon to be going up for sale. Lots of glass, brass, Swarovski crystal and ceramics: there are fun earrings, classy earrings, certainly some different sorts of earrings, and these will be split between my two selling venues here and on Etsy.


    My husband takes the fabulous jewellery product pictures as he is much better at photography than I am. Its something of a family joke that my feeble attempts at photography usually result in some interesting pictures of the chair leg, the ceiling, or the poor beheaded person that should have been in the viewer...!

    Jewellery or Fashion in the news this week:

    The BBC ran an article about skirt length and the economy, and you can read that here 

    This weeks' jewellery-related joke, quote, trivia or other gem:

     Diamonds are a girls' best friend

    - Marilyn Monroe


    Have a good week!



  2. Hi everyone – welcome to my new blog!

     Since you're here, I assume you're wondering who I am, and what you might be likely to find on these pages?

     Some information is here on my About page, but briefly, I hail from the United Kingdom, I'm a mother, jewellery maker, closet geek, and lover of coffee, fascinating words, quotes from any source, social history, fashion and jewellery history and anything interesting, quirky, fun, or just downright daft.

     With the above paragraph under your belt, you've already got a clue as to the kind of posts you will find here. I will be talking about my new products, various jewellery-related topics from the news, history, fashion houses and anywhere else I can find things of interest. Of course, that's the official line. What you will actually find here is some kind of hybrid blog that includes jewellery, the weather (well, I am English!) local views, lots of sea pictures, pets, other crafts – I come from a fairly crafty household – interesting links, certain fandoms and probably the odd film mention, too.

     So, if you want to keep me company over here -

     Come on in, the water's lovely!

     (No idea where this originated. The earliest use I can find is as an episode of the TV series Rising Damp, circa 1978, certainly earlier than Ruth Rendell's book of around 2006. I suspect the saying comes from before Rising Damp, possibly a poem, but I can't find it. If you know, I'd love to hear from you!)

     Told you I was a geek!