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Chippenham Folk Festival 2017 May 15 2017

We will have our annual stall at the #chippenham #folk next #bankholiday weekend.. entry to the #craft #marquee is free and there are amazing country crafts to behold. 

We will be exhibiting new and luxurious silver and #amber, #chrycocolla and #charolite designs so please come and see me in the craft marquee


20% discount to all my Milkiway Facebook Followers, February 07 2017

See my Face Book page and follow to get a 20% discount code valid for the first 100  items

New forged silver rings and bangles February 01 2017

 


Birth Stones January 06 2017

Birthstones are precious or semi-precious gemstones that are associated with each month. In each case they are considered lucky for their particular months and for those who believe in such things their healing powers are heightened during these times.

Birthstones have been used since at least the first century as a way to give good luck on one's birthday. Gemstones are associated with each month and each precious stone has designated qualities associated with it.

The Traditional Birthstone list contains older birthstones and is sometimes combined with the modern birthstone list. These stones reflect societal birthstone traditions, heralding back to the 15th century. It can be noted that many jewellers have differing lists of traditional birthstones orignates from over a thousands of  years ago.

January  #Rose Quartz

Ferbruary  #Amethyst

March  #Jade

April  #Quartz

May  #Moss Agate

June   #Lapis Lazuli

July  # Carnelian

August  #Malachite

September  #Agate

October  #Jasper

November   #Hematite

December   #Turquoise


Labradorite Gemstone healing properties December 05 2016

Labradorite is an amazing stone that reflects irradecent light in sheds of blue and gold

flashes, and is most attractive.

The stones healing benefites 

Labradorite is a power stone, allowing you to see through illusions and determine the actual form of your dreams and goals. It is excellent for strengthening intuitions.

Use labradorite to:

  • Stimulate imagination
  • Develop enthusiasm and thus, new ideas
  • To see more clearly in meditation

 

Sources of Labradorite

Labradorite was first found in 1770 on the Labrador Peninsula in Canada. It is also found in Norway, and the former USSR. There is a blue semi-transparent variety called spectrolite that is only found in Finland.

 

 

 


COURT Barn Museum Chipping Campden December 02 2016

We have an #exhibition of our #craft being held in the beautiful #cotswold town of #Chipping Campden .The exhibit is alongside various mediums and will be on untill January 7th 2017.

There is #silver#gold#copper#gMosaicemstone #jewellery,#ceramic#glass and #textile


Autumn in cirencester October 14 2016

so my weekly treck to Cirencester is getting colder and darker, as I set of at 7am, across the Cotswold hills to the pretty little town, full of creativity and artistry. We set up at the Cornhall market for a 10 am start.I have lots of new stones in stock ready for this busy period, and its well worth coming along to have a peep.

Lapis Lazuli donuts as big as 40mm in diameter and great Moss Agate, Hematite and Amethyst.

In November I will be putting my display in the court Barn Museum in Chipping Campden, and it will be on display until January 7th, if you are around .

I am so lucky to live in such a beautiful place! 


Summer in Cirencester July 21 2016

Wow finally some real heat and sUmmer actually feels like its happening!

We have a busy time ahead with our regular market in Cirencesters Craftsmans market in the Cornhall the 2/3/4th saturdays of the month unless I am at a festival.

Cropredy festival Oxon is our favourite time mid August so who will be there?

And August bank holiday weekend we will be at Towersey folk festival.

We will also do a Tuesday market in Morton in Marsh and sunday market in Alcester...phew

On top of that we are moving house atm.!! SO PLEASE EVERYONE HAVE A RELAXING SUMNER AND THINK OF ME !

 

 


RHS Wisly, Craft and design Show hosted by Craft in focus April 14 2016

Things are heating up as preparations for the RHS Wisley show get manic! 

We've been making silver jewelry stock all winter, and we are nearly ready! I think!

I've been waiting for my new packaging to arrive in time, and also some new stones which may be a bit of pressure to make up into earrings before I head off in two weeks! There's always something to get stressed over, but when we finally get it together, the event itself will calm me down, as it is set in the fabulous RHS Gardens at Wisley, among the amazing flowers and plants !

This craft event has the best of British Crafts all in three Marquees set in the beautiful grounds of Wisley, so if you love unusual and quality items this is the place to be at the end of the month! check out www.craftinfocus.com

 


New Lapis Lazuli stones in stock March 15 2016

Were bust setting some beautiful lapis lazuli stones ready for the coming season, kicking off with the RHS Wisley Craft in focus Craft and Design fair, at the end of April, an amazing collection of work set in the wonderful gardens at Wisley. A great day out for all.

Here are some of our 20mm Fossil pendants in progree using Lapis Lazuli , Turquoise and amethyst Donut sGemstones set in Sterling Silver and Silver wire,