Wednesday, 1 October 2014

New Paris themed jewellery on the website

Oh and I was doing so well at the beginning of the year with blogging and then, well....

So here we are again and what have I been up to all summer?

I redesigned the website, giving it a slightly more contemporary look whilst retaining the vintage style colour scheme. There's a snazzy new sliding photo banner on the homepage to give a quick look at the different collections available.
I've also been making lots of new things to supply the Ship of Adventures shop, planning a wholesale range for other shops, doing my annual summer fete stall (in the pouring rain with a gazebo that broke, let's not dwell on that day!) and of course constantly designing and making new jewellery for my website and Etsy shop.

This week I have designed and made some new Paris themed jewellery. With a base of antique bronze charms and chain and coloured with glass beads in shades of purple there are matching necklace, bracelet and earrings in the collection. You can find them in the Vintage section on the website here.

Friday, 25 April 2014

My charm bracelets exclusively for Strawberry Fox

If you've seen my Facebook page recently, you may have seen the bracelets I have made exclusively for Strawberry Fox. The first is available to buy now at and is full of red and green leaves and beads, with white and yellow flowers and enamel style strawberry charms, plus one of Strawberry Fox's special little strawberry message box lockets.

Strawberry bracelet by Pirate Treasures for Strawberry Fox

I am making another mixed berry style bracelet, which I'll be sending to Strawberry Fox as soon as I can finish making them - I'm still waiting for some antique brass finish strawberry charms to arrive. Here's a preview:

Mixed berry bracelet by Pirate Treasures for Strawberry Fox

Strawberry Fox grow amazing strawberries and raspberries in West Sussex and Kathy (aka Mrs Strawberry Fox) does special things with a chocolate machine and her own magical hands to create swirly patterns and designs of deliciousness. Then they get packed into special little boxes with a delightful card designed by artist Jackie Morris along with whatever else is in the hamper package you've chosen. A perfect gift or tempting treat for yourself!
One of Strawberry Fox's delicious strawberries

Monday, 21 April 2014

Launch of the Ship of Adventures

Last post I mentioned my jewellery is being stocked at the Hackney Pirates Shop of Adventures. The Hackney Pirates are an educational charity in East London, have a look at their website here; they were having a launch evening on 11th April as they have just moved into new premises on Kingsland High Street, which includes a gift shop and cafe all set out in the style of a pirate ship - it's really cool!
My husband and daughter are a guitar and vocals duo called Elijah Bailey and I arranged for them to play an acoustic set at the launch event. You can see some video of Elijah Bailey performing there on their Facebook page here.
I took what appears to be a rather blurry photo of my jewellery on display in the shop, but it was really crowded and I discovered I'd left my phone at home so took the photo on the camera I was filming the gig on!

My jewellery on display in the Shop of Adventures
 It was a fun event, which you can see hear all about on the Hackney Pirates blog post here.
I hope the shop is a success, not just for my jewellery but it's a great and fun charity. If you're in the east London area do pop along and see, it's at 138 Kingsland High Street just along the road from Dalston Kingsland station near the Tesco Express. You can check out the Compass Coffee shop's Facebook page here where they've posted some great photos. The food looks delicious and the setting is unique!


Sunday, 6 April 2014

I will blog again!!!

Oh goodness me, it's been too long again! I have blogged (once!) on my other blog at The Emporium of Curiosities which is my alter ego for arty stuff including decorated wooden things and gift tags - go and have a look and give that one a follow, who knows where I'll blog next! 
Okay, what have I been doing all this time? I've been making and sending a whole load of stock for the shop I mentioned in a previous post. It's called the Shop of Adventures and is part of an educational charity called the Hackney Pirates. The shop opened last week, I'll be going to one of the launch events on Friday, so will hopefully have some photos and details to blog about for my next post. It sounds an amazing place, it's been fitted out to look like an old wooden ship and will stock my jewellery plus lots of gifts and products with an adventurous theme; it's on Kingsland High Street in Dalston, East London.
Here's some of the jewellery being stocked in the shop, also available on the Pirate Treasures website or Etsy shop:
Hot air balloon necklace
Travel & Adventure bracelet
Travel the World necklace