Wednesday, 29 July 2009

The seasons do seem to make a difference!

I just wanted to share something that I discovered the other day. I was just thinking that most of the custom healing necklaces that I am making at the moment seem to be containing similar stones and colours. When I thought about this I realised it also occurred when I made a lot before Christmas. Only they were different stones and colours.

Now you are probably wondering what I am talking about as you are thinking that it is probably a fashion thing. But it isn't!!!!

You see, I choose the stones and colours for the necklaces from the questionnaires that my clients fill in about their health. Different physical and psychological issues require different stones and colours. So you see, it is very interesting! The ailments needing attention in the winter all called for darker stones, bloodstone, smoky quartz etc. Lots of orange Carnelian. My summer necklaces all seem to need lighter stones, Blue Lace Agate, Citrine, Prehnite. I am finding alot of stomache, neck and shoulder problems at the moment.

Does anyone else find this fascinating or is it just me!!!???

I have added some examples below.

Winter necklaces

Summer Necklaces

I have had quite a few people asking about my creation service at the moment so I thought I would mention it on here.

I provide my clients with a brief questionnaire where they tell me about themselves and let me know any physical or psychological issues that they would like support with.

I then research the most beneficial healing stones for them and create their required jewellery. Necklace, Bracelet, Earings, Pendant Watch etc. Sometimes clients like to add a favourite talisman or pendant of their own to the design.

The jewellery is sent to the client with a colourful silk purse for storage and a personalized information booklet with photographs and comprehensive descriptions of the stones that make up the piece.

I am proud to say that my clients always fall in love with their jewellery and I often keep in touch with them to hear how they are getting on.

Prices and ordering information can be found on my website. View my website here

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Business as usual

My custom healing necklaces seem to be fairly steady at the moment. I received a lovely email from the lady who received the one I made last week saying how much she loved it, so that made me smile. I have also just received the questionnaire back from a lady who ordered one yesterday so I will be delving into the world of beautiful healing minerals later on today to choose the most suitable.

I also had a little creative spurt yesterday and have a few more things to add to my website.

For a while now I have had the components to make some hair accessories and it was my friend Avril from Sprinkles Sparkles. She had a delivery of some fabulous ribbons yesterday to make lots of hair accessories herself so don't forget to check out her blog to see her creations.

So far I have created a Hair Clip and some decorated hair grips. They are wired with Olivine Swarovski Crystals, seed beads and Unakite Chips.

Unakite is a beautiful pink and green stone that is very beneficial for the hair. It helps to
maintain growth and condition.

I also had a mess about with some antique chain and made a simple, if unusual necklace encompassing a cross that I had lying around. I have some lovely silver lockets that may benefit from a similar type of chain.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Excuses, excuses and a fantasy garden!

Yes, I know, I have been very slack in writing my posts recently. I am keeping up with website and direct orders but everything else does seem to have gone by the by at the present. There are possible things in the pipeline here and other 'life' things get in the way. But I promise to try harder and try to post more reguarly as soon as I can.

On another note, alot of people have commented on the background that I have for my twitter profile and now on here. It is a favourite of mine, the 'fantasy garden'. So I thought that I would show you the whole picture and not just the sides which is all you usually get to see.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Folksy or Misi??? Not sure now.

When I first started twittering and started my blog, I signed up for both Misi and Folksy. I only listed two items on Folksy as I decided that I preferred the look and feel of Misi so would dedicate myself to doing more on there. Weirdly though I sold one of the two items on Folksy this morning and am still to have a sale on Misi! Did I choose the wrong site perhaps? Maybe I should list more on there. What about Etsy and Artfire, are they better contenders too?
Anyones thoughts on this would be greatfully appreciated.

The sale through Folksy today was a Hematite and Swarovski Crystal Bracelet.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

I have a lovely blog award from Madam Salami. Yippee!

Well, now I know its all been worth it!

The lovely Madam Salami has been kind enough to send me 'A lovely Blog Award'. Isn't that fantastic!!! I have often seen them on other blogs and have been rather jealous, but now I have one of my very own.

Here it is

Now, here is the next step for my lovely award. Rules, rules, always rules.

1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that love and/or have newly discovered.

3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

4. Use the One Lovely Blog award picture from my blog, on your blog to let everyone know that you have one lovely Blog!

Well now, 15 blogs awaiting their own lovely blog award. Let me see....

Hopefully the links all work to these. Fingers crossed.
Charms of Light
Wisdom Path Art
Wyndwitch - The Electric Knit Witch
Murano Silver
My Funny Bunny Handmade
Open Mouth Insert Fork
Kitty Wrinkle
Butterfly Sparkle Designs
Fuzzy Dragons
Llamas,Cats and Crafts
Sew Scrumpious
KS Jewellery

My word, that took ages. Enjoy folks and thanks again for my award, I am really proud of it.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Fruit in my garden

Our garden isn't large but it does have some lovely trees and plants in it. I think at some point a very keen gardener lived here and spent alot of time in it. I went a wandering with my camera and small boy and took some pictures of various fruits and flowers. Wait until you see the size of our blackberries when they come out! I've never seen such large ones!

Apples and Plums

Raspberries and Pears

Our hydrangea is exceptionally beautiful this year. It is usually all pink but this year has blue and purple flowers too.

Small boy is fascinated by all of the fruit on the trees. Our little plum tree has excelled itself this year. Two years ago it look completely dead, we trimmed it and it produced two plums. Last year it grew five. This year it has about fifty. It is only small and it is all plums. Lovely, juicy red ones. Can't wait. Our pear tree always produces hundreds of pears, we usually offer them to friends and neighbours as there are so many. The apples are lovely but get alot of bugs

Monday, 6 July 2009

July Giveaway - 3 chances this month!!

I always feel bad for the people that don't win on the giveaways so this month I am offering THREE things!

The items are these three beautiful gemstone rings. They are all different sizes so it will be pot luck as to which finger to wear them on. They also look wonderful on chains as a pendant.

They are crafted from Carnelian, Turquoise and Hematite.

Here are the properties of the gemstones:

Carnelian - SiO2+(Fe,O,OH)
In the middle ages, Carnelian was assigned a blood-staunching and anger-calming effect. The Egyptians also used it as a protective stone for the dead.
Mentally - Courage, Emotionally lifting, energizing.
Physically - works with: Organs. Stimulating the absorption of vitamins, nutrients and minerals in the small intestine. Alleviates rheumatism, arthritis and stimulates the metabolism.
Chakra - Base, Sacral.

Turquoise - CuAl6[(OH)2/PO4]4.4H2O+Fe
According to tradition, turquoise was thought to warn the wearer about the threat of danger.
Mentally - friendship, loyalty, self-realization, mood swings, inner calm, romantic love.
Physically - panic attacks, eyes, viral infections, rheumatism, stomach, cramp, pain, sore throat.
Chakra: Throat, Third Eye.

Hematite - Fe2O3+Mg,Ti+(Al,Cr,Mn,Si,H2O)
Used in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia as a healing stone. In the Middle Ages hematite was call ‘Bloodstone’
Mentally - Survival, will power, vitality.
Physically - works with: Circulation. Stimulates the absorption of iron in the small intestine and the formation of red blood corpuscles, improving oxygen supply to the body and stabilizing health.
Chakra: Earth, Base.

So, as usual, follow my blog, leave a comment and specify which of the rings you would like to win. This should hopefully increase your chances of winning your preferred style as the entrants will be split over the three rings. It would be appreciated if you could also link to the giveaway from your blogs. The winners will be drawn on 31st July.

Many thanks and good luck.
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