My Credo

" You've got to create a dream. You've got to uphold the dream. If you
can't, then bugger it.Go back to the factory, or go back to the desk." - Eric

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Typing my fingers to the bone

Well, it's all going swimmingly...that is if you think think swimming in blancmange is fun!
I'm s-l-o-w-l-y getting thru' all my pretties and listing them on my Etsy site. But it is taking a lot longer than I thought. Doesn't help tho' that the weather's so stinkin' steamy. I'm on my third shower of the day ( short ones of course but necessary for my mental health!).

Anyway, I'm merrily listing away, but also thinking up lots of lovely new ideas for even more beautiful creations while keeping my beady eye on some utterly 'licious gemstones.

I think my next lot of lovelies will be named after gorgeous screen goddesses- a little collection called 'Impossible Beauties'. I came across one of my favourite photos of Elizabeth Taylor the other day and it was a shot of inspiration.

It's the cover photo from her book Elizabeth Taylor: my love affair with jewelry. I adore this photo, and the book, as I adore jewelry also. So, in honour of the impossibly beautiful Liz, there's a going to be a pair of earrings with your name on 'em.

And here are some of the impossible beauties who are part of the inspiration...

Friday, January 22, 2010

Just gotta share this wonderful Brisbane Blogger

So it's Saturday morning and I know I really should be doing some laundry and then getting down to the nitty gritty of listing more divine gems & sparklies onto my Etsy shop, but....I went for a bit of a wander into the Bloggersphere first and came across and literally Beautiful blog...and was even more chuffed to find out the beautiful blogette is a Brisbane Gal!! Wee hee...
So please check out Anna Spiro's simply divine blog ' Absolutely Beautiful Things' because the things in it are absolutely beautiful. Can't wait to check out the shop.
My favourites are the blue and whites from Stuart Membery's photos...I'm a bit of a blue & white fan myself. To be honest, my husband would say I'm a blue & white nut! But anyway, Anna's blog's sorta inspired me today. So later on I'll be sharing some of my favourite beautiful things so stayed tuned.

Now where did I put the laundry basket...?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Love Affair with Turquoise

I never really thought too much about turquoise before. I like blues and greens but I never really got turquoise, if you know what I mean. It always seemed a bit beachy, Surfer's Paradise kitsch and so darned opaque. I like sparkly, glittery, shiny gems. Or so I thought...
But recently, I GOT IT!!! I discovered that turquoise can be a fabulous stone to work with either on its own or mixed with other gems - particularly pearls. The clear bright blue of turquoise mixed with the smooth, pure lustre of pearls is such an heady, summer-time mix. So I went a bit mad and bought quite a bit of turquoise and the results can been seen in the new pieces I've just listed tonight.

I really has fun making these and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do :)

Trying to keep at least one New Year's resolution!

Yes, all those good thoughts we have at the start of a new year- lose weight, exercise, not eat too much chocolate, don't procrastinate yada, yada , yada...

Well, I have managed to get in my first post of the new year & I hope to keep posting regularly. That's the intention anyway, because, after quite a bit of holier -than -thou scoffing, I find I actually enjoy blogging ! Gasp!! Yes, I really do enjoy it. But then the real world drags me back kicking & screaming and I find I can't actually post as much as I'd like :(

It was back to work on the 4th on Jan and from that time on it's been batshit crazy in the office- to the point where I've been so totally shagged when I get home that even collapsing on the sofa seems just too much effort.

So roll on the weekend where - after I have done the dishes, cleaned out the cat litter ( because the kid has twigged to the bribery trick), made the bed & re-made the kid's ( she does try bles her little heart) washed the clothes, hung out the clothes & put away said clothes ( only iron if absolutely desperate), cook something or at least send out the hunter gatherer for some takeaway - I might actually get to do something for myself- ha ha ha.

So here's a post. Enjoy it 'cos it cost me a great deal of effort. I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about :)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Load 'em up!

Happy New Year to everyone! Hurrah!!!
And on that note...I have started loading all my beautiful pretties onto my new shop and boy..what a task! I forgot how time consuming it all is, especially on my less-than-speedy (but I love you nevertheless) computer - kisses to you 'puty.
My adorably husband ( after a bit of grumbling and few techincal problems) has once again come thru' with some stunning photos. I love you my dear :) kisses to you too...Mwah.
I'll be gradually adding a couple of items each night (or week) as I have now so many beauties to share. So here's a peek at what's to come....Enjoy!