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Sorbet flavours

This month's Vogue magazine tells me that sorbet colours are going to be HUGE next season - particularly under John Galliano at Christian Dior.
I was thrilled, obviously. Not only is Galliano a huge idol of mine but I have been working on lovely new items in shades of lavender, lilac, lemon, jade and pastel pink.
My new favourites are these new Sparkling Sorbet earrings made from reworked vintage diamante earrings teamed with pale yellow jade and pretty pink rose quartz:

You can buy them here
Also new is a twist on the lace bracelets I've previously featured on this blog which sold less than a day after I'd listed them. Using the same lace, this time I've given it a sherbert twist with lavender and mint fabric and lace rosettes and a sparkling vintage earring. I've called it "Ruffled" and as lace is also a huge new trend I think it ticks all the boxes!

You can buy it here

Sooooooo pretty!

Double heart necklace
Originally uploaded by pennydogaccessories Pennydog makes the most amazing stuff (and she's had a book published which is super-cool). I luuuurve this necklace - having just discovered that my darling boyfriend does on occasion read this blog, consider this a heavy hint.

More mentions

Woo hoo! Just found out today that my Christmas romance bracelet has been featured by super-cool shopping blog, Indiespotting.

The fabulous Fairytale Christmas exhibition at the Royal Exchange, which features my work, has also been blogged about over at the Visit Manchester blog

Faerie Enchantment

A while ago I posted a picture from a Flickr set called "Vintage Follies" that had inspired my new collection. I sent Lisa who created the pictures a message to tell her how she inspired me and she very kindly offered to put a link on her blog. And what a gorgeous blog it is! A definite must for all lovers of vintage craftiness!
You can visit Lisa's blog, Faerie Enchantment, by clicking here.
The Vintage Follies collection is, of course, available from my Folksy shop.

Earring Aid

Earrings make the perfect stocking filler for Christmas.
A well thought out pair of earrings will show how much you care, and earrings can be worn with almost any outfit, whether it's a casual vest top and pair of jeans or a knock-em-dead little black dress.
I've been giving earrings a lot of thought recently. I've got lots of little vintage finds which will make fabulous new pairs that I intend to do lots of work with this weekend. But for now, here are the most recent dangly additions to my shop.

A New Leaf reworked vintage earrings

This Side of Paradise reworked vintage earrings

Forest reworked vintage earrings

Nights at the Circus reworked vintage earrings

I Saw Two Ships Go Sailing By reworked vintage earrings

Nightshade reworked vintage earrings
And bad news for anyone who had their eye on the reworked vintage bracelet and necklace (see my last post) - they both sold about an hour after I listed them. proof, then, that if you have your eye on something you should snap it up -…

...And Old Lace

Happily no arsenic in these little beauties. A while ago I got some vintage lace in a destash swap. I was at a bit of a loss as to what to do with it until a couple of days ago when just messing around a lightbulb pinged on - here are the results!
Of Love and Shadows bracelet:

The First Dance necklace

Vintage Follies

The Fairytale Boat Follies! My Tinsel Workshop! 2
Originally uploaded by Lisa Kettell This is one of my absolute favourite Flickr finds,and the picture that's really inspiring the jewellery I'm making at the moment, which I'm calling the "Vintage Follies" collection.

Drew Barrkymore Sock Dog

Drew Barrkymore Sock Dog
Originally uploaded by HotdogandMe Another find from the Made With Love Flickr group. Hotdog and Me is one of my favourite Folksy brands - I love the cute pups and their clever, funny names. You can buy Drew or one of her friends from Hotdog and Me's Folksy shop

Christmas is rushing up...

...and I haven't made anywhere near enough stock!
The Royal exchange have requested more earrings, and I know the Wench and Trinkets needs more too, but I've been busy trying to get my Folksy shop back up to reasonable levels. Phew!
I have managed to get some new pieces in my shop, and make sure you keep checking as I have more to list as soon as I get a minute - but with items selling sometimes just hours after they're listed you'd better be quick if there's something you've got your eye on!
Here's a quick peek at three of the new necklaces...

The Paradise Garden reworked vintage necklace

A Garland of Dewdrops reworked vintage necklace

Antoinette reworked vintage necklace