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Bead Sale!

I made a start on the mammoth task of sorting out my bead boxes the other day. I currently have seven bead boxes so keeping all my lovely beads tidy and sorted is quite important, what a shame it doesn't actually happen! I start off with good intentions but new arrivals fail to find a proper home and stay in the bags for months until I do a "sort out". At least I've made a start now and listed 13 lots yesterday in my  Folksy  shop. I'm pleased to say all of the semi-precious and the abalone shell beads have sold already but I still have some pretty beads and a TierraCast SP toggle going for very reasonable prices! Having a sort out does have it's up-side ~ All those gaps I'm going to have in my bead boxes by the time I've finished will just HAVE to be filled! Bead shops here I come :D ~: Still for sale :~ Small Lucite Flowers Large Lucite Flowers Mixed Glass Heart Beads - great for Valentine's Day! Mixed Hematite Beads Lampwork Gl

Bought On Folksy!

Selling my handmade jewellery on Folksy  is great fun and gives me the opportunity to browse the many fabulous shops on the UK's best handmade selling site. I've been busy recently on the Folksy spending front and here's what I've been buying.......... A Macintosh-style copper mirror from  The Owl And The Pussycat I've had my eye on this for a while and after a good few weeks of sales decided to treat myself! Oilcloth purse from Luvlii  - very handy to keep some of my jewellery pliers in English Yew Wooden Bottle Stopper from  Diggi Woodturning A Christmas present for my Dad! Polymer Clay Wee Westie and Hedgehog Beads from the very talented Kirsten of QuernusCrafts A present for my Auntie (hope she doesn't check out my blog and see this!) Very pretty Golden Bird card from Lilly's Night Garden Embroidered Notebook Cover from the lovely Fiona of fionaT   

Folksy Front Page!

It was a nice surprise to see a of pair my earrings in the Featured Items on the front page of Folksy yesterday. There's a lovely selection of jewellery there at the moment and my Turquoise Lampwork and Sterling Silver earrings featured quickly sold (thank you Folksy!) They've now been replaced with another pair of my earrings - this Sterling Silver abstract design pair

I'm Loving........Liver Of Sulphur XL Gel

Noticing my supply of Liver of Sulphur chunks was running low recently I thought I'd better order some more. I've found getting hold of the chunks quite hard recently so I was interested to see my usual supplier Joy Funnel of ArtClayUK  on eBay was now stocking Liver Of Sulphur XL Gel. It's a stable gel form with an extended life hence "XL" which is ideal as the chunks tend to lose their effect after a couple of months and must be kept away from moisture. I've used the liquid form of Liver Of Sulphur once before which is available from Kernowcraft  in the UK, £2.95 for 10ml but found it wasn't very economical and the results could be a bit patchy, so I was interested to see how I would get on with the XL Gel. The XL Gel from ArtClayUK costs £6.95 for 30ml and comes in a plastic bottle with a nozzle top. I tend to oxidise maybe five or six pieces of jewellery at a time (I can't face polishing up more than that at once!) and the tiniest amount wil