Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Ancient Beaders

Wow! What a find. I spotted this in my local heritage magazine. It is a rare ancient amber spacer necklace dating from the Early Bronze Age (c. 2000 BC) and was found just outside my home town in an archaelogical dig. The necklace was apparently in a fragile state and is currently being restored. The incomplete necklace consists of over eighty different shaped beads and when restored will be re strung and put on public display. The pieces of amber date back 20 to 50 million years ago. I couldn't help thinking that this necklace would not look out of place today on my website. Our ancestors must also have been mad about jewellery like us!

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Golden Syrup

This gorgeous recently commissioned bracelet is just beautiful. I have put it on the home page for instant impact! The name Golden Syrup fits perfectly with the yummy warm honeyed tones. When the light shines through the many faceted stones you can see why. I decided to have some creative fun with it by placing the image in a Gallery setting.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Amethyst - My Favourite Gemstone

Amethyst is one of my most favourite gemstones. This piece belongs to my sister and the regal purple shades in it are stunning. I love the natural facets which make it sparkle. I didn't want to give it back!
I have a commissioned set of jewellery being made for the website which includes gorgeous amethyst and blister pearls with Karen Hill Tribe Silver. I can't wait to see it.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Winter Wonderland

My husband Pete takes all the photo images of the jewellery for the website. He went out yesterday with his camera to capture some winter landscapes for his canvases. He managed to get some beautiful shots before the thaw. You can see more of Petes photographs on Flickr