Friday, 3 December 2010

Say "I Love You" this Christmas!!

I listed this bracelet on Folksy today. I've described it as the perfect way to say "I love you" to someone special this Christmas!!

This got me thinking - what else could I find on Folksy that is also a perfect gift to say "I love you"? When I searched I found lots of lovely things. Here are just a few of the really unusual things I came across.

I Love Ewe by by Giggles Animal Gifts

I'm So in Love with You Canvas by My Pip Squeak

Love Bag by Taurrano

Love Conquers All Cufflinks by Much In a Little

Love You the Mostest Picture by Dotty Doo 

Vespa Love by Ialbert

Hope you like my choices! I'm sure someone special to you would love to receive one of these gifts on Christmas morning!!

Friday, 26 November 2010

Folksy Friday

I was supposed to be doing a jewellery party for my best friend tonight but due to heavy snow being expected later on today I decided to cancel it! I have a very busy weekend planned with a fair at Chellaston, Derby tomorrow and a jewellery demonstration at Leabrooks Gallery, Somercotes on Sunday! This meant that I would have to drive home tonight, over 100 miles, and the thought of that in the snow and ice was just too scary!!

Anyway, for this blog I have decided to feature snowflake items as this seems to be quite an appropriate theme for today!! All of these stunning items can be found on Folksy, the place for your handmade Christmas gift shopping!!

Snowflakes in a Snowflake Pendant - Precious Jewellery by Karen

Red Snowflake Decoration - Talking Beads

Snowflake and Mouse Card - Lock Stock Boutique

Snowflake Christmas Bunting - Door77

Snowflake Soap - Soap Perfection

Snowflake Scarf - Loves a Good Yarn!

Snowflake Gift Tags - Little Bits of Paper and Sparkle

And of course I couldn't complete a Folksy Friday blog without featuring one of my items! This snowflake obsidian ring is available in both 18x13mm and 25x18mm cabochon. 

Friday, 19 November 2010

Folksy Christmas Gifts - All Things Blue

I wanted to put together some Christmas gift ideas from the items I have found on Folksy. With the weather being so cold the first theme that came to mind was the colour blue - the colour that my fingers are as I'm typing this! There are so many wonderful things on Folksy that it was so difficult to choose. I decided to look for items that had a quirky element to them. Hope you like my choices.

Blue Dinosaur Cushion by Pickles Accessories

Blue Glass Poppy Painting by Rosielee

Blue Knitted Bag by Nofkants Curios

Ceramic Heart Decoration by The Dottery Pottery

Meerkat by Nifty Knits

Sky Blue Pottery Wire Wrapped Ring by Gimme That Thing

Dolphin and Whale Tote Bag by SimJaTa

Fabric Card Wallet by Baggie Aggie Too

Keepsake Box by Floppsie Moppsie

Steampunk Time Traveller A4 Print by Silent Theatre

A couple of offerings from me too:

Lapis, Agate and Sodalite Necklace by Unique Beaded Gems

Lapis Sterling Silver Ring by Unique Beaded Gems

There is such an amazing array of handmade gifts in Folksy in a whole rainbow of colours. You will find great gifts for all of your family and friends. We look forward to welcoming you to a great Christmas shopping experience!!

Monday, 15 November 2010

Tribal Treats!!

I had planned to blog again at the end of last week but got distracted by getting organised for a jewellery party I was doing on Saturday night. Glad to say it went well! I'm now going to be busy making and re-stocking both my Folksy shop and website with lots of Christmas present goodies!!

I woke this morning to a beautiful wintry day with loads of frost on the ground. This made me want to list something on Folksy that would make people think of warmer weather! I therefore listed this tribal necklace, inspiring thoughts of far off hot climates!

Having listed this necklace I then had a look around Folksy to see what else I could find that would lead to thoughts of exotic, warm places. I came up with these beauties!! Despite leading our thoughts to hotter days all of these items would make great Christmas presents!!

Geometric patterned vase by Little Wren Pottery

Incense Stick Burner by Touchwood

Sterling Silver Elephant Brooch by Deborah Jones Jewellery

Shoulder Bag by Pip Designs

Tea Light Holders by Treecycle

Tribal Mask Pendant by Rochester Pewter

Please do visit Folksy it's a fabulous place to find all your Christmas presents, decorations and cards. Why go out in this chilly weather when you can get all your Christmas shopping done from the comfort of your own home??!!!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Gorgeous Green!

Hello again. Another of my favourite festive colours is green. Makes me think of the lovely aroma of pine from a Christmas tree. We always buy a tree with roots and plant it in the garden once the festive season is over to grow. However, last year this plan didn't work as our dog, Ned, who was still a puppy had other ideas. He gradually nibbled at it until it shrivelled up and died. We are hoping this year, now that he is a bit older, he will leave it alone to grow fingers crossed!

I've found these great green items on Folksy today, all listed as part of the daily listings club November Sparks. I think you will agree they are all gorgeous!!

Green and Gold Swallow Brooch by Silk Purse Sow's Ear

Green Resin Earrings by Damselfly Gemma

Mince Pie for Santa Plate by Dottery Pottery

Recycled Wine Bottle Cheeseboard by Blue Daisy Glass

Spice Scented Heart Decoration by Forest Flower

Jade Puffed Heart Earrings by Unique Beaded Gems

Will be back again tomorrow with some more festive colour inspired items from Folksy!! See you then!!

Monday, 8 November 2010

Red Hot Designs!!

Well Bonfire Night has come and gone and now it's time to start seriously thinking about Christmas!! Only 46 days to go!!

One of the colours that I really associate with the festive season is red, happens to be one of my favourite colours too! Today I would like to feature some of the fabulous red items that can be found on Folksy. All of these items have been listed as part of the daily listings club, November Sparks.

Just click on the link to be taken to the shops owned by the talented craftspeople who have created these red hot designs!!

Card Wallet created by BaggieAggieToo

Fairy Bag Charm by Miss_Bohemia

Poppy Brooch by NoodleBubble. £2.75 is being donated to the Royal British Legion for each one of these sold!!

Red Cable Hat by All the Cute Things

Robin Christmas Card by Nancy Roxx Design

Santa Hat and Shoes set by NofkantsCurios

Snow Penguin Earrings by Squintessential

Stylish Hat by UniquelyYours

And of course I can't resist showing you one of my red November Sparks listings too:

Red Agate pendant by Me

Hope you have enjoyed looking at my selection of items. There are plenty more great items on Folksy that would make a fabulous contribution to your handmade Christmas, whether it's for gifts, cards or decorations! Please do pay the site a visit!!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Treat Someone Special This Christmas!!

Last night I listed a very large cabochon tiger eye ring on Folksy. This got me wondering about what other real statement pieces of jewellery there might be available on Folksy? I have just spent a while having a good look and found some truly amazing pieces!!

Huge 40x30mm tiger eye cabochon Sterling silver ring by me Unique Beaded Gems

Chunky mookaite necklace by Guava Tree

Celtic cuff by Lizzyanthus

Cord knitted necklace by AAlicia

Buttefly ring by Artigiana Jewellery

Turquoise, sterling and Hill Tribe silver bracelet by Anicca Jewellery

Are you looking to really spoil someone this Christmas? If so, any of these pieces would make the most fabulous gift. If I found something like these pieces under the Christmas tree this year, I would be ecstatic!!

There are loads of great gift ideas on Folksy. Please do pay the talented craftspeople on their a visit!!