Monday, 17 August 2009

Sunny days are photography days...

Been doing some more photography today, something I've been neglecting for a while - it just takes so long! :p You can expect to see some new pieces in the shop soon, including some stunning lampwork beads I have used to make necklaces. Here's a sneak preview!

Monday, 10 August 2009

Holy Crap!

I'm so excited! I just checked out the latest Etsy Finds email, and I'm in it! Ok, so I'm right down at the bottom, but I'm still there! :)LinkThey have featured my Arabesque earrings! Yay! :)

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Creation is afoot...

Yep, I'm busy creating some new and exciting jewellery! I'm not giving too much away just yet, but I will tell you it involves painting... I'm hoping to get it into the shop in the next couple of weeks.

Stay tuned for more sneak previews!

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Just Add Water...

I want to share a treasury with you today... It was curated by Amanda of witandwhistle on etsy and features a seed theme! (And my earrings!) I like this treasury a lot, possibly because it has cake in it... :p...

Please stop by Amanda's store and check out her lovely cards!

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

We have a winner!

Well I've been pretty busy lately, and it's taken me a couple of days to get round to it, but I have finally done the draw for the July giveaway!

To make the draw truly random, I entered everyone's name into a word document the appropriate number of times depending on how many entries each person was owed and then bullet pointed the list. Then I used a random number generator to pick the winner! There may well be an easier way of picking a winner, but I've never had a prize draw before, so I just kind of made it up as I went along... :p

Well, I won't keep you in suspense... The winner is...

Yay! It's Lory of The Sunshine Studio!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered the giveaway, stay tuned as there may well be another one at the end of August!

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Where did all the sunshine go?

While I'm sure the rest of the world is basking in glorious sunshine right now, England is in the middle of another typical British summer... Yes, it's cold, grey and rainy. :(

Since the weather here is so sucky, this seems as good a time as any to start putting the knitting back in my shop. :)

Find these and more at easternsky!

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Ever wish you were a cat?

There are days when I think it would be really nice to be a cat. It must be so relaxing. Hmm, what shall I do today? I think I'll sleep for a bit. Maybe then I'll go eat something. Then I'll have another sleep. Fair enough there's the occasional licking of certain 'areas', but you know what? They really seem to enjoy that. So if you were a cat, it's probably not a downside.

Friday, 17 July 2009

July giveaway!

That's right, I will be giving away a FREE pair of earrings to the lucky winner! I will be picking a pair at random from my shop - feel free to let me know if you have a colour preference!

for 1 entry - leave a comment below!

for 5 entries - comment below and follow my blog

for an EXTRA 10 entries! - purchase from my shop

This contest will run for the rest of July and the winner will be randomly chosen on Friday July 31st.

Please remember to leave your contact info in your comment! You only need to leave one comment, I will add your extra entries on for you.

A sneak preview...

I'm listing a new range of earrings in my shop, they will be in the budget friendly range! They all feature sterling silver or 14k gold filled metal and beautiful sparkly gemstones!

Thursday, 16 July 2009

The Daily Etsian

Just discovered a great new blog thanks to being featured on it! The Daily Etsian promises to be an interesting read, it's literally stuffed full of awesome finds! Please check it out here:
Below is one of the gorgeously put together images featured on the site...
Thanks so much to Hannah for featuring my smuggler's lantern earrings!

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Learning is mine!

Something I've been wanting to do for a while is to have an mp3 player on my blog so I can share some of the music I like. So today I learned about editing HTML code and flash players and things... and it seems to have actually worked!

I'll be changing around the playlists randomly in the hopes of introducing people to some interesting music they might enjoy. Today I've uploaded some nice guitary sounding music that I don't think will offend anyone... Apologies in advance if I include anything loud and scary, but don't worry, you can always skip them! ;)

I'd just like to say that these songs are provided here for the purpose of introducing people to new music in the hopes that they will like it and perhaps investigate the artist further. Please respect the artists' copyright!

Today's playlist includes:

1. Tori Amos - Girl
From the album "Little Earthquakes"

2. The Sleeping Years - Setting Fire to Sleepy Towns
From the album "We're Becoming Islands One by One"

3. Fire on Fire - Heavy D
From the album "The Orchard"

4. Alamo Race Track - Black Cat John Brown
From the album "Black Cat John Brown"

5. Cat Power - Sad, Sad Song
From the album "Speaking for Trees"

You can find the player on the right underneath the picks from my etsy shop. Just click on a title to start the song playing... Hope you enjoy them!

Monday, 13 July 2009

Yup, it's raining...

It's raining a lot...

Hall of Fame...

I've been interviewed! :) Please stop by Lory's blog at to read my long and rambling answers and to take part in a special giveaway! The interview is connected with my other etsy shop,, and the prize is a set of 2 easternsky bracelets in either cotton or merino yarn in the colours of your choice!

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Coming Soon...

Just thought I'd post a quick preview of some earrings I made recently - a lot of silver went into these! I really like the double wrapped hoops, the outer layer of silver gives them a beautiful organic look, like tendrils on a vine... I've oxidized and then lightly brushed them to a beautiful deep gunmetal shine - I love the way brushing a piece highlights the outer details while leaving dark shadows underneath. The silver leaves were the perfect find to accent these hoops!

You will find these listed in my shop soon, along with many new items - I've got so much new jewellery to list the photography alone will take days! Stay tuned for more sneak previews...

Monday, 6 July 2009

Here Goes....

Well, I've finally taken the plunge! I've been meaning to start a blog for ages, but never quite seemed to find the time to start. (Yes, I am one of life's great procrastinators...) I guess the main purpose behind this blog is to showcase my work, give people some sneak previews of upcoming pieces, maybe even have some super-secret-mega-awesome sales from time to time... :) Yes, there will be cunningly concealed sales, and secret codes aplenty! However, given the strange and occasionally unfathomable workings of my brain, I will probably just end up posting a lot of quite random things instead. Maybe I will mean to tell you about the new range of jewellery I've been working on, but it could turn out that I've just woken up from another dream where I was attempting to decipher the secret subliminal frequencies hidden in birdsong via radio wavelength analysis when I was suddenly interrupted by a man with trousers made from dynamite...
Perhaps I had been eating cheese before bed... Who knows.

Anyway, here is my new blog, it will sometimes contain Things. What Things these may be, I cannot yet tell...