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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Well, with Mother's Day being tomorrow, I have been busy, busy, busy!

I took a trip to "Bead Crazy" in Perth,, to stock up on lovely beady supplies. I did end up spending an absolute fortune but it was well worth it hehe.

The shop is amazing! It has a massive selection of great quality beads, and jewellery making bits and bobs. You could spend hours in there honestly and the prices are quite reasonable. Also the lady who owns it is really helpful and she also has a shop in Aberdeen which is larger.

Anyway, so after stocking up on lots of beautiful beads I have been busy making Mother's Day gifts for my Mum and my other halfs Mum.
This is the result...

This is the set I have made for my mother in law. Its made with aqua mother of pearl and purple mother of pearl beads with swarovski crystals on silver plate finding.

And this is the necklace I made for my Mum. Its mother of pearl in dark pink, baby pink and cream with swarovski crystals...

And matching earrings...
So hopefully they will be liked :)
More from me later..Thanks for reading...

Monday, March 16, 2009

Hello World...

Hello fellow bloggers and general web surfers,

My name is Rachel and I'm from "sunny" Dundee in Scotland. I have always been a creative person, and love to make beautiful handmade jewellery. I first studied Jewellery Design when I was in high school and have been absolutely fascinated ever since. I just love plucking a design from my imagination and making it real. Its become somewhat of an addiction. And I seem to get my inspiration from the most unusual places!

At the moment I use glass beads, swarovski crystals, natural gemstones and silver plate findings. However I do intend to introduce Sterling Silver in to my work in the near future, so watch this space.

I have also set up my own lampwork home studio, after finding it hard to find the exact beads that I wanted to use for my designs, where I am currently learning to make lampwork glass beads, so I am hoping to begin using my own unique beads in my work, which is very exciting!

My jewellery making started out as a hobby, and has quickly taken over everything! I have recently began selling my creations so you can purchase my Jewellery at

Anyhow this is my first attempt at blogging so you will have to bare with me as I am a newbie. I just thought it would be a good idea to start keeping track of my journey especially if it helps other people who want to start out.

Thanks for listening to my Ramblings,

Rachel B
(Jewellery Designer and full time beadaholic)