Monthly Archives: January 2013

Simple studs for the simple heart

Some things are just so beautiful you shouldn’t mess with them. Or overlook them.

Small flinty chips. Taking something so common and putting it in a new context makes you see the beauty in the form.

Small flinty chips. Taking something so common and putting it in a new context makes you see the beauty in the form.

These tiny stones were gathered from the coast at East Yorkshire. I have always loved the beach and sand.

I like to think Barbara Hepworth would approve.

Message in a bottle, yeah…

A pair of wings and a wish (for Fleur)

Wisher from a dandelion and a pair of wings. What more does a girl need?

Wisher from a dandelion and a pair of wings. What more does a girl need?

Zirconia & purple Gold (for Me!)

Mini snow globe with cubic zirconium (artificial diamond) and purple colored 9 caret gold

Mini snow globe with cubic zirconium (artificial diamond) and purple colored 9 caret gold

I have a small collection of glass jars I have not used yet. What should I put in them? Pearls? Sand? Sequins? Seeds?

I can’t decide so for now they will remain empty.

 

Vintage keys upcycled for you

Vintage / antique / upcycled. On oxidised silver plated chains.

What were these keys for? I don’t know. And I LOVE not knowing.

It could be a key from the tea chest. The china cupboard. The church vestry. The opium den. The chastity belt. The key to your dreams. Or fears?

The key to the place where ideas are kept (said wordweave)

The key to the place where ideas are kept (said wordweave)

I saw this listed somewhere else as a church key - I assume something to do with the shape?

I saw this listed somewhere else as a church key – I assume something to do with the shape?

Raw keys waiting to be up-cycled.  All different, all beautiful...

Raw keys waiting to be up-cycled. All different, all beautiful…

A little short key with a big long chain

A little short key with a big long chain

A teeny tiny key (for the courtisan's jewelry box?)

A teeny tiny key (for the courtisan’s jewelry box?)

I’m tempted to make up a different explanation every time I am asked.

Spelling

A little word on spelling. Sam is Dyslexic. Her spelling is pretty good. But not perfect. If you get upset at seeing spelling mistakes*, please have a little patience.  Maybe you could go and read something which has been published on paper to calm yourself down. Things published on paper are usually paid for (in one way or another) and people publishing this stuff can afford to employ spellcheckers just to keep you happy.

But this is still a hobby for Sam, who is very conscientious about everything she does at her day job between the hours of 9 and 5. But when she gets home she’d rather make shiny things than copy & paste everything block of text and cloud tags into word & then back into wordpress in fits of obsessive compulsive spelling paranoia.

If you enjoy this site we hope you’ll agree that Sam making stuff = good. That we can do any of this stuff at all is pretty remarkable when you think that she’s just a highly evolved ape. And so are you.

If we ever do make money and launch this as a Proper Business, we promise that we will employ a spell checker. Maybe you could apply.

* It’s worth noting that perfectionists usually upset dyslexics, too.

Spooky Sparkly Silliness

My lovely boyfriend got me a resin casting kit for my birthday. Does he know me or what? This is what I made first.

 

Pink glittery ghost necklace

Pink glittery ghost necklace

navy blue ghost necklace

Green ghost necklace

Green glittery ghost!
gold ghost necklace

Gold ghost necklace

silver resin ghost necklace

Silver ghost I have lightly sanded to take the edge off the sparkle. The result is slightly subdued.

silver ghost necklace

A chunky glitter with different sized pieces is extra reflective

Turquise glitter seems extra - sparkly. You can see the button and loop fastning in the background.

Turquise glitter seems extra – sparkly. You can see the button and loop fastning in the background.

Starry silver sequins
Red glittery ghost necklace

Ruby red

Marbellous

Inspired by a box of vintage marbles from an antiques centre. This jewellery inspired our name and remains one of our favourite ranges.