Wednesday, 17 October 2012

As Good As Gold...

The price of silver doesn't look like it's going to go down any time soon so I am introducing other metals into my collections.  The first one I have found is a metal alloy made from 85% copper and 15% zinc which mimics gold without the high cost.  The best thing about it is, unlike rolled or plated gold it won't flake or peel as it's a solid metal in it's own right.

For the last two months myself and my daughter have been testing a few pieces out, wearing them day and night.  It tarnishes on me quite quickly but not at all on my daughter which may have something to do with the chemicals I use when working as I have the same problem with silver.  Luckily it is easy to clean with a jewellery cleaning cloth to retain it's lustre.    If you prefer gold to silver then this may well be the answer!

Compare the 'As Good As Gold' tag with the 9 carat gold ring - pretty hard to tell the difference!

The 'As Good As Gold' range is available on the website now.

Monday, 20 August 2012

A Bit Of A Giveaway...!

I can't believe how long it's been since I've written a post - nearly a year! It doesn't feel like it's been so long, it's amazing how time runs away with you. 

I seem to have given away lots of jewellery as prizes for other people but have never actually had a 'giveaway' myself so here is my first giveaway on Facebook...

Good Luck! :o)

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Shake Up Christmas... Week Two

Week Two of the Christmas Surprise Discounts. This week save 30% on a Mummy Tag Necklace! Discount code ADV2
Click on present to take you to website.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Shake Up Christmas...


Can't believe it's that time again - where did this year go?!

This year to shake things up a bit (!) I am featuring a weekly Christmas offer which started yesterday and will run until 21.11.11 where it will be replaced with a new one.

Click on the present to see this weeks Christmas offer! Use the discount code AD1. Offer available for one week only. Expires on 21.11.11 when a new offer goes up. Discount code valid for this offer only.


Last Order - 21 November
Last Post - 5 December

Last Order - 28 November
Last Post - 12 December

Last Order - 16 December (Stock dependant)
Last Post - 22 December for Special Delivery only
Signed For is not guaranteed by Royal Mail

The video to go with this post is - wait for it.... Train's Shake Up Christmas! I couldn't embed it last year and had to make do with the Coke advert version but you're in for a treat this year with the whole thing! I love this song it really cheers me up - a major feat for a non Christmassy type person! It was released last year and I was in the audience when it was recorded parts of which are in the video so it makes it extra special to me and now replaces my previous favourite Christmas song, Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You! (Not that you wanted to know that! lol)

Anyway - here it is... ENJOY!

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Mother of Mine...

My kids always say I am impossible to buy a present for because I will always buy what I want when the fancy takes me so there is never an opportunity to get me something I have always wanted because I usually already have it! Also, as time goes by there is probably less I want or need which again makes it harder to buy a present. However, there is always room for another trinket, although I do recall one of my brood saying there was no point buying me jewellery because I can make it myself!

Luckily for the majority of mothers this isn't going to be the problem. Mum's always love when their children give them a present - I still have drawings and strange sculptures made by little hands so lovingly that never fail to bring a tear to my eye, which brings me to the video I was sent by a customer (thank you Dean!) who purchased a 'Forever Family' bangle for Christmas and shows how his mum shed a tear when she saw all her children's names hand stamped into the silver - something that was given to her by her children to remind her of how much they love her and also how much she loves them.

Customers often write and tell me how the personalised jewellery I have made for them brings tears of joy to the recipient - if not the giver too!

My children aren't in the position to give me one of these bangles as I already wear one with their names on (I guess they were right!) Even though they didn't give it to me, I wear it every day, see their names and know that they are always with me.