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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Giveaway winner...Sorry I'm late!

Hello all!

Sorry I'm late, Had a very busy Sunday!

I would like to announce the winner of the summer giveway!

The winner is

Aestraea from Canada!


Thanks to everyone who entered...and stay tuned for my next giveaway!

Much Love

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Summer Blog Giveaway!

Hello again everyone! I know, two posts in one day! Shocking haha
Well as the title suggests I am having a giveaway to celebrate the start of the Summer Months :)
I will be giving you all the chance to win this gorgeous necklace

and this lovely matching bracelet

They are made with red agate and lapis chrysocolla gemstone beads wire wrapped with bare copper wire!
All you have to do is leave me a wee comment on this post to be entered in to the draw.
The giveaway will close on Saturday 15th May @ midnight.
All the names will be put in a hat and the winner chosen :)
The winner will be contacted and announced on my blog @ 12noon Sunday 16th May.
I do hope you all enjoy!
Much Love

Big Summer Sale!!

Hey everyone!

I've decided to have a big summer sale as its such a beautiful day :)

In my etsy shop I currently have




Please drop by for a little peak :)

My Shop

Much Love

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sea Glass Treasure Hunt...

Well me and hubby had the day off as Baby J was with his Granny. It was such a lovely day so we decided to go to Broughty Ferry Beach to hunt for some sea glass. It was bright and sunny when we left but by the time we got there is was raining haha typical of our luck.

Anyway we didn't let the rain put us off and went on our treasure hunt anyway! We ended up having so much fun, it wasn't as cold as it looks and the sun did eventually come back out for a while. Best of all we found lots of gorgeous sea glass and some pretty shells too. So I plan on using some in my jewellery :D

Much Love

Sunday, April 18, 2010

New Etsy Listings...

I have finally listed some new pieces in my etsy shop!

A new copper piece...

And also a silver piece...

Will say more when I get the chance!

Much Love


New Treasury on Etsy!

I've just created a new treasury on etsy! Lots of lovely items from the Frit Happens Forum Team!
Please take a little look!
Much Love

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Well My Son is here...

James Sydney Small

Born 10/03/10 @ 02:53am

He is absolutely gorgeous! He weighed 7 pound 11 ounces and is a big boy! very long hehe.

I had a quick labour, so quick that his Daddy had to deliver him. we were in hospital for 7 days as Baby James was in intensive care but he is all better now and we are home enjoying getting to know each other.

Much Love

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Etsy Treasury...Colour Explosion!

I've created a Treasury on Etsy...
Lots of lovely goodies from some great UK Etsians :)
Please take a peek...It'll brighten your day...Honest :)
Much Love
p.s Baby is 1 day overdue...getting very exciting hehe

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Its My Due Date...

Well its finally here...
My due date!!
I can't wait to meet my son!
Hopefully he is not going to be too late!
I'll keep you posted!
Much Love

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Etsy Treasury...

I've been featured in a treasury yay! :D
Please do check it out...
Lots of gorgeous items...
Much Love

Sunday, February 28, 2010

A New Listing on Etsy...

Another new wire work piece using lampwork beads by Chameleon Designs.
The focal bead is a hollow with 4 matching spacers. Together with 4mm swarovski crystal bicones and handmade silver plated copper wire squiggly links (yes thats the technical term) hehe
I think it would make a lovely mother's day gift.
I hope you like....
You can find it in my etsy shop
Much Love
p.s 6 days to go :)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

One Week To Go...

Until little baby James is due to arrive...However if his time keeping is anything like his fathers he will probably be late.

I am so excited though, a little scared, but mostly just excited. It seems like I have been pregnant forever. Now I wish I had more time to prepare...hehe
We have mostly everything we need so we just have to chill and wait for him...

And try to keep calm...

Much Love


Friday, February 26, 2010

Sunshine Blog Awards...

Today I found out I have been nominated for the "Sunshine Blog Award" by the very talented jewellery artist @ Cinnamon Jewellery
"The Sunshine Blog Award" is given to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspires others around the blogging world.
1. Put the Sunshine logo on your blog or within your post.
2. Pass the award on to 12 fellow bloggers.
3. Link the nominees within your post.
4. Let your nominees know they have been nominated by leaving a comment on their blogs.
5. Link to the person from whome you recieved this award.
Here are the 12 wonderful bloggers I have chosen:
Happy Blogging!!
Much Love

Another New Addition...

This funky little bracelet...

Using another set of Dori Wallace lampwork beads.

Its in My Shop...

Thanks for looking...:)

Much Love


p.s 1 week untill baby James is due :)

Free UK and International Shipping in My Etsy Shop..

Just to let you all know that there is no shipping charge in my shop at on all items untill Sunday 28th @ 12 midnight.
Much Love

Thursday, February 25, 2010

New items in my Etsy Shop...

A lovely new bracelet made with handmade artisan lampwork bead by talented glass artist Dorothy Wallace. Together with my own handmade silver plated copper wire hammered spiral links and finished with a handmade hook and eye clasp.

Also a pair of matching earrings on silver plate ear wires.
They are freshly listed in My Etsy Shop
Do drop by and have a look...
Much Love...

Finished a Commision...

Hey everyone!
Well I had a commision to make for a lady's 50th birthday, this is it...

The focal and spacers are handmade lampwork beads by Claire-Louise @ Ciel Creations. You should really check out her work, its beautiful.

The wire links are handmade by me using 1.25mm silver plated copper wire.

Thanks for looking...

Much Love


Monday, February 22, 2010

New Necklace at long last...

Hey everyone!
Well its been a while since I posted any pictures because its been chaos around here the past couple of weeks. I started this necklace about 2 weeks ago and just finally managed to get it finished last night. I had to move house at very short notice because of a flood which meant packing up all my beadies :(
Anyway here it is finally, the finished piece...

Its made up of large orange glass lentils with a really nice finish and handmade hammered links. Finished with a handmade, hammered, hook and eye clasp. The wire is 16gauge and silver plated copper. It will be listed in my etsy shop later tonight, if you fancy having a browse!

Thanks for looking, Hope you all had a fab weekend!

Much Love


Monday, February 15, 2010

OWOH Giveaway: Yay! I won!

Hey Hey!
I have won a prize in one of the fab One World One Heart giveaways!
I won this lovely basket full of treats from the "Magical Holiday Artists Etsy Team"

I am so happy!
Thanks so much to the talented members of this wonderful Etsy Team!
I also won another 3 giveaways!! 3!!
I won these beautiful earrings by Deryn Mentock @
And a gorgeous pearl necklace by Debra @

Much Love


OWOH Giveaway: Draw Results

Hello everyone! As you know entry in to the giveaway is now closed and I have drawn the winner!
I was supposed to be waiting until 5pm tonight to announce, but I just could not wait any longer!
I would like to thank everyone who entered! A whopping 337 Magic Carpet Riders! Wow!! I Never imagined that many!
I am so glad I joined in the fabulous event and met such lovely people! I did manage to look at most blogs but there were so many to get through I did miss out 1 or 2. However I will go back and look even though the event is now over! A big thanks also had to be given to Lisa Swifka for starting this wonderful event off!
Anyway the moment you have all been waiting for, The winner of my Jewellery Giveaway is:
Wondrous Strange #290
I have contacted her to let her know and will ship her prize as soon as I receive a shipping address :D
Thanks again to everyone who visited my blog on their journeys! I hope you enjoyed your visit and will come back again soon!
Much Love

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

More wire off :)

Hello guys! Thought I'd post a quick one just to show off my latest wire work!
This one is made up of these gorgeous royal blue glass beads with cool glow in the dark flecks! Would be great for going clubbing! I never new they were glow in the dark untill i started using them! Very cool :) Also with silver plated copper wire links.

This one is bare copper wire spiral links and turquoise beads :)

Anyway thats all have time for just now, These will be up in my shop tonight...

Much Love


Friday, February 05, 2010

One World One Heart

Entry Now Closed, Thank You!
This super fun event was created by blogger and talented artist "Lisa Swifka" in 2007 and has grown and grown each year. Its a fantastic blogging even which helps bloggers interact and meet lots of new and interesting people! And as an added bonus maybe even win some lovely prizes! Well I have joined the fun and you should too!

If you give the badge above or to the right a click it will give you all the info you need with a list of all the participants!

Every blogger who is participating is giving away a prize! All you have to do to enter the giveaways is leave a comment on their blog, its as easy as that!

Please click the logo and join in the fun!

Anyone can participate!!

The only requirements are that you:

-Have a blog that you write in. So if you don't already have one, get blogging!-

To enter my giveaway all you need to do is leave a comment on my blog, with contact details incase you win!

My giveway is this:

A gorgeous necklace and matching bracelet made from silver plated copper wire, handmade polymer clay beads, black glass cubes and large black/clear crackle glass beads.
So just leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning this lovely set!
The giveaway ends @ 12 noon on the 15th February 2010!
Names of everyone who has entered will be put in a hat and I will draw a winner which will be announced at 5pm on my blog! The winner will also be contacted for a shipping address :D
Much Love

Thursday, February 04, 2010

In Loving Memory

Uncle Sammy
January 7th 1950 - January 28th 2010

My Latest Wire Work Creations This Time With Lampwrok Artisan Beads...

Hello Again! Just showing off some more Stuff.

This first one is made from 1.25mm bare copper wire hammered links. The focal bead is one of Pauline Holts from "Jazzy Lily Hot Glass"

This one is made from 1.25mm silver plated wire hammered links, swarovski crystal bicones and 4 large artisan lampwork beads by "Lemon Kitten" @

Hope you enjoy! If you are interested in either of these pieces I will be adding them to my etsy shop tonight :D

Much Love

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Insomnia blogging...

Hello World

I thought seen as how this baby of mine doesn't believe I need any sleep I better get some blogging in. Have not slept for three nights but apparently its just another one of those brilliant pregnancy problems :)


Anyhoo I thought I'd post some pictures of my latest wire work creations so here goes :) Hope you enjoy!

This one is Sponge Coral and Lava Rock, with little hammered spirals and a handmade hook and eye clasp. Although the Coral looks rather chunky its actually really light weight so won't weigh you down :) Although its so lovely it probably wouldn't matter anyway :) hehe

This one here is Tri-coloured Jade Diamonds wire-wrapped with 0.8mm silver-plate copper wire and coupled with 4mm clear AB Swarovski Crystals. I love this one and am thinking about keeping it all to my self :) But you may be lucky I might just list it on etsy ;)

This one here is Korea Jade nuggets and Light Red Agate wire-wrapped with bare copper wire and finished with a handmade hook and eye clasp. I really like working with the bare copper wire so be prepared for lots more of this kind of thing :)

And last but not least some more Korea Jade nuggets but this time together with Tigereye beads wire-wrapped with silver-plate copper wire. And some coil links :)
Anyway thats all from me just now. Away to try and get some sleep before I go completely insane haha. Goodnight.
Much love
Rachel xxx

Monday, January 04, 2010

Gem Stones


Well I picked up my beady package from the post office today and the gem stones are absolutely beautiful :) I cannot wait to make some great pieces with them.

Have been fidling around with wire wrapping and other wirey techniues so will try to combine them in my next design..

Will hopefully get my new digital camera this week so will be posting some decent pictures soon :)

Thanks for reading

Much Love


Sunday, January 03, 2010

Lots of Lovely Gemstones...

Well I have just bought heaps of lovely gemstones from and have finally got my tool kit together to start some wire work so be on the look out for some lovely new designs in my online shop and etsy shop :)

Much Love