Sunday, 30 October 2011
Sale Today only up till 12 oclock tonight £4 instead of £8, refund via paypal 
Jax x

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Craft Fayre at Thurcroft Consort Hotel Tomorrow

Just to let you all know there is a Craft Fayre at the Consort Hotel Thurcroft tomorrow, Sunday 30th October.
I will be there selling some of my Gift Items, no Jewelry from me at this event, I know mine is OOAK pieces but was told there is already enough sellers already with Jewelry.
So as an added treat for you lovely visitors, if anyone visits me at this event and mentions they visited my blog I will deduct 10% of any spends they make, so pop along and grab yourself some great buys.
Jax xx

Friday, 28 October 2011

Evening Bloggers.
Just a small blog from me today.
I'd like to say how the weather has been today but I have not seen much of it lol, its been what I like to call a Jama day.
Basically I get up when I get up and stay in my Jama's/nightshirt and dressing gown all day, just doing whatever I feel like doing.
Well, yesterday started with me getting new and existing items ready for an upcoming craft fair, Sunday to be precise, when i decided to make a new collection, thought maybe do two or three, just to see how they go down.
He he I've ended up with orders already, just from my first sneak preview showing, so I'm having a great time making them up with different colours and slightly different styles.
I will be listing some on folksy in time for Xmas gifts but they wont be exactly the same as these two, BTW these two just need there bottoms finishing so you will  probably see the pins in the bottom.

Ops they are small cushions, helps if I say what they are and there main fabric is suede satin lace, some have English bridal tulle that has been hand dyed, so they are extra scummy.
Anyways back to the sewing machine, hope you like the cushions.
Jax x

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Has it realy been that long

It sure has, its been 8 days since my last post.
So much has been happening that the time has flown by
Apart from watching the leaves falling off a neighbours tree all over my lawn, paving and water feature,
"the water feature is only small but its enough to water the wild life, well it is if they could get to it".
I have been continuing in my quest to sort out lots of craft items and area's, Ive been very good and parted with lots of beads, and there's still a few to sort through.

Next it will be the fabric area to sort through, followed by the wool, card stock, stamps and paints, fimo, oh! yes like many a crafter I have dabbled in many crafts, some how the main crafts (jewelry and sewing) are the ones that never seem to take a back seat, well if they do its only weeks.

Apart from the above I have been fighting my way through the "done plants" weeds and leaves to try and get the garden ready for winter.

Creating more jewelry pieces in silver and in Silver plated, I managed to get a custom order done, "thank you to my buyer who decided she couldn't choose between the two pieces so bought them both"
and finished a custom order on the sewing machine, all this and still had time to make my piece for a craft project I'm working on with other fantastic ladies from a craft forum, this project is Bunting, where we make a flag and post onto the person who is next on the list, so we all get a flag every 2 weeks from a different person, we all make the same, IE this weeks were a star or pontsietta (sp), there is some fantastic talent out there, and its great to see every ones take an a particular subject, every ones take is different.
Right enough of me rambling on!!
Below I have chosen a few items from folksy sellers to bring in the warm autumnal colours, and hopefully help to make you feel toasty warm :-) now turn up the heating and curl up in front of your PC while you check out these goodies and their shops.
Hope you like them
Love Jax

NOfkantsCurios / Natalie Ofkants

Gems Designs & Crafty Makes




Ritzy Swish








JaKnits crafty creations


Eccentric Ella


Clover Jewels




Falling Dew Jewellery



















Tuesday, 11 October 2011

New Bridal Line being added

After much thought, I have decided to add a Bridal range to my Folksy shop.
This is not a new direction for me, I have been working in Bridal for many years, not just in the Jewelry department, but in Designing Bespoke Gowns, Tiara's, Bridesmaid's Dresses, even the odd Mother of the Bride and Prom Dresses, I even had a nice piece in a very popular bridal magazine, did a few bridal shows and catwalk, but the Gowns and Bridesmaid Dresses started to take a back seat in 2009 as of 2010 they were faded out , due to the influx of gowns coming in from abroad at a price I could not compete with, I got so many requests for dresses, the same as what was being sold on another selling site, copy I would not do, simply as I would not like someone copying my work, and I couldn't purchase the fabric at the price those dresses were being sold at, and yes they were hoping to get them at EBay's prices lol.
So it has took me some thinking and have decided the place is Folksy, where handcrafted items are valued, and expected.
So my first piece was introduced today, see below, as with all my Jewelry in Silverspiral, my bridal Jewelry and accessories will be Sterling Silver, if you wish to view Bridal Jewelry in Silver plated or Gold Plated, these will be added to my other Folksy shop Gemsdesigns within the next day or two.
I hope you like the first piece, and please get in touch if you would like a bespoke item for your special day.
Please click on the name at the side to take you for a view of all sides.
Jax x

 The Photo on here does not do the item justice so please take a look at the other photos for a clearer view.


Monday, 10 October 2011

Feeling the love

We all have those days where we need to feel special or loved, it doesn't realy matter if its a simple guesture or an expensive item, "although expensive is great", the fact that we have been shown that extra bit of love, can go a long way to making us feel good about ourselfs.Valentines day is not the only time where love hearts are a strong theme and/or appreciated, being a big heart fan myself i can firmly reccomend the warm feeling they give.
Winter and christmas are looming, and most people dislike the cold wet weather, so to help lift our hearts and warm the cockles my blog pictures today are all items "with Heart".

A hand painted red heart shaped plaque.
The plaque can be hung by the natural twine finished with a red gingham bow.

A beautiful Brooch
A lovely addition to your autumn outfit.

Heart pendant/necklace made from red epoxy resin and white lace.

This is a one off Photograph Album which has beautiful embroidery on the front and back.

The scarf is decorated by specially designed Shoogly Beads 'Winter Kiss' polymer clay button. The large heart button reflects the colours in the scarf

This pendant is simple but very striking. A silver-plated leaf is hung in front of a chunky green glass heart, all finished off with a silver-toned bead

These felt Hearts are hand sewn with white cotton. They have large polka dot heart in the middle for some extra love

Set the sceen with this romantic inspired white and pink Heart bookmark and glass cham set.

Little girls love to shop, help them feel special with this cute tote bag.

Thank you for popping by and sharing the love ... (corney eh!! ) lol
Jax x

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Cuties for christmas

Today's been one of those " what do we get the grandkids for Christmas" days
.It's something that changes by way of "being added to" and not "instead of",  as the weeks go on, so we tend to buy lots of little items as well as a main one which we get nearer the date. I know the old problem of kids getting to much and not knowing what to play, so for that reason i have included a selection of cute and cuddley items from folksy folks.
I Hope you find something that will give you inspiration, and gift idea's that will help fill their Christmas sacks.

Baban Cat
Reginald is a vintage inspired, knitted doll made from organic cotton

Violetta Handmade


One Hairy Horrace Spider Decoration
What little boy wouldn't want a spider to keep the girls out!


Such a sweet Embroidered Brooch - Owl Family

Cute Baby Elephant Padded Door Hanger

A very pretty little cotton bib to suit a small baby. It is pink with an embroidered lamb and flowers and tied at the neck with ribbon.

I hope you all have a wonderful day, thanks for popping in and please visit the the selected shops to view more wonderful creations.