Some New Pieces

We have had horrible weather over the past week, strong winds and heavy rain. Today has been our first truly fine day, not a spit of rain to be had! Any outdoor activities were out of the question, so  any spare time I used to knit my cardigan, and also start on the ‘Back To School U-Neck Vest’ from the book ‘Fitted Knits‘. For the vest, I’m using Paton’s Jet, a beautiful varigated yarn with pinks, lilac, orange, red and browns. It’s knitting up very quickly too, which is nice…


…I’m about halfway…can hardly wait to wear it =D


As mentioned, the weather has been atrocious. Horrible for any outdoor activities, but great for staying indoors and being creative. It also inspired me to create some ‘summer’ pieces…here are eight new pieces which have been listed in my Etsy shop over the last week or so…

8 pieces


Juste Vert

New earrings listed today at Etsy


…glorious Czech window cut beads in opaque green, wrapped in shiny copper wire. Ear wires are hand formed :)


…a desire or longing, a wish. This is the name I’ve chosen for my newest earrings listed on Etsy. I am really pleased with how they’ve turned out.

Raw brass ear wires, made by moi, with Czech glass beads in a lovely light sapphire blue. The beads have a picasso finish top and bottom.

Raw brass developes a patina over time, as does copper. Some people (I’m one of them) love the look of these metals as they age and become darker. For those that don’t, and are concerned with buying brass/copper products because of this, the patina can be easily removed with either lemon juice or vinegar. Simply put the juice/vinegar in a shallow bowl, add brass/copper (the glass beads will be fine to go in too), and swirl it around for a bit. Rinse under cold running water, and hang jewellery to dry thoroughly! Simple >^..^<


DUST Team Sale

The DUST team which I belong to on Etsy is having an ‘Aussie Autumn’ themed sale. Buyers can search using ‘dustteamsale’  or visit the DUST promotion thread to find great sales from team members. I have 8 items in my sale section, which have been reduced by 15%…


Loving Copper

I got some copper wire out of my stash on Sunday night, something I haven’t done in quite a while. I love using wire, especially making ear wires. Copper looks wonderful with so many different colours, and it ages well by turning a deep red/brown, or, if the aged look isn’t for you, it can be made shiny again by simply swishing it around in white vinegar, rinse well, and dry :)

Here are a couple of the pieces made on Sunday…

This bracelet was listed this morning…rhodonite teamed with unakite…


All Things Dewy

Woke up to a sale this morning…

Dew Drop…earrings

They have been relisted too!

I then decided to search Etsy for ‘dew’…look at what I found…

Click on the pic for a larger version, the check out the shops of the sellers…




Thanks to FebystanDesigns for featuring my Flamenco necklace in their treasury…

Speaking of treasuries, there is now an easier way to find if you are featured in one! Visit Craftopolis, type in your username, and voila! It will also show if you are an alternate :)