Saturday, 19 June 2010
I'm running a special offer on Moonstone in my Etsy gems shop for a whole week from Saturday 19th-26th June! All Moonstone is up to 20% off, and these are beautiful stones, so grab them while you can! If you want to take a look, go to
Don't miss out!!
Monday, 14 June 2010
I love these; they go with just about everything and they're so interesting to look at that I often find myself just turning the thing round and round and staring at it. Although, I do have a slight tendency towards distractedness, so maybe it's more to do with that...! Anyway, they are fun to make; a simple twisty, a bit of silver foil, and the bead built up in layers, so you can see through in parts to the core of the bead. It's properly 3-D. This was the first style of bead that I felt I 'created' myself. I mean, it's probably been done before, but I came up with it without reading about it in someone else's book or blog or whatever. I think that's called 'second order originality'. Anyway, I think it's great, and if you want it, you can find it in my Etsy shop:
Or on my website of course.
Friday, 11 June 2010
I'm showcasing these pendants this week. I love these; they're so fascinating and the colours captured are just amazing. A myriad selection of deep indigo, copper blue and a soft pink encased in a thick layer of pale lavender. I won't say how I made it - but it's actually very simple and contains only two colours of glass. Here's a clue; one of them is reactive!
I call this collection 'Storm' because this looks to me like the whirling vortex of a tornado, with the colours swirling around and then captured in mid-flight. I've made this up into a simple pendant with silver beads to accent and a tiny indigo spacer to complement the bead. If you are interested in buying, you can find these on my website and also in my Etsy shop:
Sunday, 6 June 2010
Just because it's Monday, and everyone needs a little extra something on a Monday, I'm running a 24 hour 15% off offer in my Etsy gemstone shop. Every order placed between 12 midnight EST (US Eastern Standard Time) on Sunday 6th June and Monday 7th June will receive a fab 15% discount. To participate in this, all you have to do is go to my Etsy gemstone shop - www.etsy.com/shop/JoopyAndSmithGems - decide what you would like and convo me with your order. I will then set up a custom order with the 15% discount included!