Blue Peter was my favourite programme. My mum would collected the bits needed for me to join in and it kept me quiet for hours! Bless her! She also taught me how to sew, knit, crochet, all things crafty! My earliest memory is at 5 hand seeing a khaftan for my 6 inch teddy, which I still have!
After leaving school I made the crazy decision to do an apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating (City and Guilds qualified). Not the easiest job for a young girl but I learnt so many crafts like special paint effects, gold leafing, stencilling and others which I still use!
While flicking through the TV I came across a demo on making a beaded necklace. I quickly grabbed scissors, thread and a perfectly good necklace, then cut it up and made a new necklace to my own design. I was chuffed!
I bought a kit, containing all the gem stones and findings and I was Hooked!
Since then, I have built up a great selection of gem stones and created many unique pieces of jewellery - some I've put in my shop and some are yet to find their way in!
If you favourite my shop you will get notice of when I upload more pieces. So please do.
I appreciate the healing powers and energies gem stones are said to have, so I try to add this information to each piece, where relevant, along with the relating chakras and birthstone.
But whether you believe this or not, does not take away the beauty of the gem stones!
It was a hard decision to sell and expose my jewellery but it has been made easy, thanks to Etsy!
Please don't hesitate to message me if you have any questions.
Thank you for visiting me at Red Earth