Sing, Blue Silver…

I’d apologise for putting that song in everyone’s heads, but it’s been in my head the whole time I was making this set.

I don’t usually do quite so monochromatic but I was playing with all the silver pieces and I really liked how the blue and the black looked with it. So everything in this update is sterling silver with either black spinel or lapis lazuli. Silver knots, silver hearts, silver cascades.

Silver heart and black spinel earrings

And for the first time I have necklaces up!

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They’re made to match the earrings, but listed separately.

And now that those are done and listed I’ve dived back into colour. I’ve pulled out my new fancy jasper, my silver has arrived, and I might just spend my birthday tomorrow making cascade earrings.

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Three sides to every story…

Blue magnesite and silver triangle earrings

I love these sterling silver triangles but they’re a bugger to get hold of… so of course the second I got my hands on some more, I used them almost all up. I’m holding one pair of triangles in reserve, but the rest…

Four pairs of triangle earrings on black stands
Siam red Swarovski, blue magnesite, black spinel, and garnet – the garnet has already flown out the door, the other three are up and waiting for new homes.

Following feedback I’ve made a change to the Oi, Shiny! shop – item prices now cover standard worldwide shipping, and tracked shipping is an optional upgrade. Prices of existing items have been adjusted to reflect this.

Pearls, Pearls, Pearls!

So, confession time – this heatwave might be my fault.

See when I posted all those blue earrings I wrote up those descriptions like we might be having a typical British summer – one day of blue sky then back to watching the rain.

Erm. About that…

So I’ve played it a little safer this time – this update is all pearls, all day long. Pearls with purple garnet, pearls with amber, pearls all by themselves.

White pearl and cognac amber on a background of playing cards
These ones are my favourite – the amber just glows and I want to hang them in the window and just watch the light on them.

I’d never paid that much attention to amber until I got my first strand of Baltic cognac to play with. And this morning the postman brought me some Baltic cherry, so I’m in love again. Watch this space!

I’m Blue, Da-Ba-Dee Da-Bah-Die…

I’ve had that song stuck in my head since I got this lot together to photograph, and so now I’m going to share it with you!

Realised I had quite a few blue pairs of earrings waiting to be put up for sale, so I figured I’d do them all in one day. (I checked for the next blue moon but that’s January 31st, 2018. Little bit long to wait.)

There’s blue Swarovski, lapis lazuli, and blue sapphire all ready and waiting for new homes.

Blue sapphire cluster earrings in a black and white gift box

Blue sapphire and sterling silver cluster earrings, £42.00 including international shipping.

I think the next update is going to be a run of pearls, since we’re coming up for June – I’ll keep you posted.

That would probably be a bit cheeky.

Just had my last delivery of jewellery components in a while and spent yesterday afternoon logging every individual strand into my spreadsheet, so I have all the information handy later. Very useful but at the time my eyes were crossing!

Working on getting another batch of earrings up in the store – finally going to be listing the earrings I have in my icon. 10mm green pearls.

Green pearl earrings laid on playing cards on black marble

I kind of want to put these on their own tagged #BloodyBigPeals and just leave them stand on their own! Not quite sure that would stick on Etsy, but still.

Now I just need to make myself get things up and listed before I dive into all the things I catalogued yesterday – there’s a set of coin pearls that are calling my name, and a bag of lapis lazuli cabochons, and, and…

Vintage Fair Weekend

Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair was in town this weekend so I went for a nosy around – they have an interesting mix of genuine vintage items and modern vintage style, and this time they had the vocal group Timeless in full 40s get-up.

I promised myself I’d be ruthless about what I bought – nothing just “because it’s so pretty”. But a stall that I think was called Vintage Lady had a biscuit tin full of necklaces and I pulled out two Mureno strands. Well. I pulled out one, dithered, bought it, did another lap of the room, then came back for the second.

A hand holding two multi-coloured strands of beads

I had to. The multi-coloured one is *huge* – 87 beads in total, plus the tiny spacers. The colour mix is uneven so I’ve separated out the blue to put with some copper for a bracelet and we’ll see about the rest. The turquoise-looking is a really unusual shape and I’m looking forward to playing with those as individual bits.