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Kernowcraft Gallery Feature!

A few weeks ago I received an email from Nathalie who works at Kernowcraft. She said she'd been doing "geeky" things and had noticed several views to the Kernowcraft website that she traced to my own Cinnamon Jewellery  website. I do have a page on my site where I've listed several of the places I buy my supplies from with links and did mention that I buy cabochons from Kernowcraft.

As a thank you Nathalie very kindly suggested that they include one of my pieces of jewellery on their Gallery of Jewellery Ideas page. I was thrilled to be honest and thought it was really nice of her! I chose my silver hollow form pendant with turquoise cabochon and I noticed today it's there in all it's glory! You can find the Gallery by clicking the "Jewellery Making Tips" link in the top navigation bar on the Kernowcraft website........
I took a screen shot of it too (can you tell I'm excited?!)


  1. Fabulous! What great exposure for you :)

  2. Hi,

    I just came across your blog and glad i did. I found pleasure to read. Great designs these are.

    I work with GemPundit and am usually very stingy about giving out complements ;) Good Job! Congratulations to you on your wonderful blog.
    I will come back often to


  3. Congrats! I discovered your work a couple of months back and love it. I'm just starting my own jewelry business and your pieces and your blog are very inspiring!

  4. Thanks for your comments!
    I've just checked out your blog and website Ashley, lovely jewellery. Good luck with your business :D

  5. I am thinking of starting a blog so I have been looking around for inspiration when I came across yours.You have some beautiful pieces and I am so impressed I do not know if I will ever be able to create such an interesting and informative blog.
    I love the simplicity of style with your jewellery designs.


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