Friday, 6 May 2011

An Etsy shop for my amber creations

I'm posting some of my newest Blue Amber and Insect Amber up on my new Etsy shop. Some of these will be Etsy exclusives, and some will be available on my main website and at my stall in Cambridge.

I've been busy!

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Blue Amber- at last!

Sorry it's taken so long but hopefully they are worth the wait. These little treasures range from £45 to £120 so something for every pocket. They will be up on the website to buy when I get back from Whitby, but please feel free to contact me before then if there's one that catches your eye.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Spring has sprung!

A gorgeous day today- very fitting that I finish my prototype ring today.

It's a viola flower from a pot growing happily on my windowsill that I bought from a seller on Cambridge's sunday market.
It's been dried, sealed and then encased in resin. I'll wear it on saturday and see how I get on with it. The ring base I've contructed as a spiral in sterling silver to make it re-sizable. Most of my rings are like this, as I often find that I have to make several sizes otherwise...and all of them are destined to be wrong when the customer that falls in love with the ring tries them on!
If this style turns out to be wearable and the colours don't fade, then you'll see this design gracing my stall in the near future. In the meantime, feel free to come along to All Saints or the sunday market to have a closer look at this one!

Monday, 14 March 2011

E-mail gremlins

It's been brought to my attention that some e-mails are bouncing at the moment. Bear with me and hopefully ther problem will be resolved soon. Remember you can always give me a call if it's urgent. I can't guarantee I'll be in, but leave a message and I'll always call back.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

More from Impossible Fossils

Friday, 4 February 2011

A bit breezy out there

Got a bit if a dilemma about doing the market tomorrow. The wind is blowing a gale and the forecast doesn't seem to show a let-up.
Martin's just come in from Sleaford and has said in no uncertain terms thst it just isn't safe out there at the moment.
Might have to see how things are tomorrow morning. I can't really afford to take a day off right now but I might not have any choice.
The British weather seems hell-bent on destroying my business at the moment. Ah well folks, there's always online! Until the wind blows the power cables down and then no-one can buy anything...

Thursday, 3 February 2011

New for 2011

Some new takes on classic Arcturus themes:

This one is part of the ever popular Lyra range, now a necklace to compliment the earrings, pendant and tiara.
Will be up on the website very soon. Had a few broadband issues today and another, completely unrelated problem with my e-mail, so forgive me if I've taken a little bit of time to get new stuff up here! My apologies also to the poor BT call centre guy in Mumbai who had to put up with me for a rather long time whilst it was all being sorted... but please, BT, leave Windows Mail alone- it can get on fine by itself now, thankyou! I'm soooo bad tempered when other nonsense gets in the way of what I intend to do with my day!

OK, this one is technically a design that first appeared late in 2011 but every time I made one in the run-up to Christmas it sold the second it was put on my stand, so I never had a chance to photograph it! Until now...

Called the Stellar Solstice, after the two existing designs that inspired it. The "love child", if you like, of the Stellar Choker and the Solstice Necklace and it's proving to be rather popular.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Lovely, Lovely Labradorite

Getting a little obsessed with the stuff!

I'm starting to get a little more creative with my photographs as I've got some time to spare. (not much stock to replace after my first day back on sunday!)Oh well, onwards and upwards. My improvised light box is a white cardboard box with a massive great halogen light stuck in it that needs turning off every minute or so to stop the nasty burning carpet smell.
Sue's had great results from her proper lightbox and, as always, I try and find a way of doing it without parting with any cash. The next stage of this process will be much swearing, singed cardboard, carpet and possibly cat and eventually I will give in and buy something fit for purpose.
Fed up with being poor!
This particular piece of jewellery is £78 by the way...