Royal Exchange - sneak preview

I've been hard at work for the last few days making things to go off to the Royal Exchange theatre in Manchester as part of their Fairytale Christmas sale in their craft shop.

I've gone a little bit out on a limb as I've been using some fabulous but not-at-all-cheap stones, along with some really beautiful handpicked pieces of vintage jewellery to rework. I've also wired everything together using 14 carat goldfill wire - much nicer than gold plated which I hate and never use. When I saw my bill when I'd finished filling my trolley on the semi precious beads website I nearly had a heart attack - I hope you all think it's worth it!

As ever these are all one of a kind designs, and won't be available in my Folksy shop unless someone specially requests them before Monday. If there is a piece here you've fallen in love with and you want me to set up a listing for you email me at

Speaking of Christmas, I will also be at the Christmas Festival at The Met in Bury at the beginning of December - it would be lovely if lots of people popped by to say hello!

Anyway, here are the new pieces. I will also be stocking up my Folksy shop this evening so pop by and have a look at what else is new.

Vintage brooch with amethyst, pyrite, smoky quartz, freshwater pearl, Swarovski crystal and ametrine:

Vintage brooch with lemon quartz, rose quartz, smoky quartz and Swarovski crystals:

Vintage brooch with carved roses with rock crystal and Swarovski pearl:

Vintage brooch with lemon quartz, aquamarine and Swarovski crystals and pearl: