Friday, 30 December 2011

New years resolutions...

Ok, so one of my new years resolutions is to improve on my photography! I read a really interesting article this morning about how you can make your product photographs a lot more interesting by using props and creating a scence for your product (in my case jewellery) I always tend to go for the minimalist approach when photographing my jewellery (my thinking was that you need a good clear view of the item with no distractions) but I'm going to give this whole "creating a scene" thing a go, I think its a good idea. When I look at my Etsy store I do tend to think that my photos lack colour and interest, they need livening up! Of course the good thing is that Etsy gives you space for five photos, so there is still room for my minimalist, clean product shots too! Here is my first attempt at a product shot using background props, I really enjoyed playing with the props (a perfume bottle and my jewellery box) and creating a setting for my pendant, and I look forward to taking more photos like this!

This pendant is now listed on Etsy, please click on photograph

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Here's To A Happy And Successful New Year!

Ok, I'm a couple of days early but I'm wishing everyone a happy and prosperous 2012! I found this very unsual Victorian New Year card!!!! I'd been watching the kid's show Horrible Histories and they were talking about "Wierd Victorian Christmas Cards" Ha ha! I had to go online and check out "Wierd Victorian Christmas Cards" after that! And this New Year card is one of my favourites!

Believe it or not I actually like this! I think he's cute!

Ok, how do you follow that? Hmmmm, you can't really can you? So on a completley different note, here are some pics of my latest jewellery designs, I'll uploading them to my etsy over the next few days.

"Audrey" pendant is already for sale, click on either photo!

That's all for now! I'm excited about my new "button" necklaces, will get better photos taken of them soon and I also have lovely new "Statement" rings for 2012! Once again I'll wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Have a good one, and don't be partying too hard on Hogmanay! Ha ha ha! Mx

Friday, 16 December 2011

Have A Crafty Christmas!

Ok, so I have just over a week to complete my christmas shopping! Eeeeekkkk!!!! This year I'm making a lot of my prezzies (there are a lot of decoupage boxes and drawstring bags getting made) One thing that I LOVE are these tags to use with my sewing projects, they really add a lovely touch to my bags and cushions, it just makes everything look extra special.

Tags bought from Kokosnoot art and design 

As I've mentioned above, I bought these tags from Kokosnoot craft and art supplies shop in Callander. It is one of my favourite shops for crafting supplies (especially ribbon!) and if you happen to be in the area please pay them a visit, you'll be glad that you did. They have a lovely selection of art and craft goodies. To find out more visit their website - (you can also "friend" them on Facebook!)

Kokosnoot - Soooo much ribbon to choose from! I love it! 
I'd like to say thanks to Nic for kind permission to use these photos ( :

One of my cushions featuring "made with love" tag

Christmas prezzies for my friends! Luckily they don't read my blog, so I'm safe to post pics up! (actually the box isn't even finished yet, I still need to decoupage the outside)