Image of the Folksy Spring market 14-15 May using Folksy's brand colours of green, yellow, russet orange, pink, purple and blue, with a flower using these colours on a light pink background

Folksy – Online Spring Market, Etsy strike & new stuff!

Have you heard of the Etsy Strike happening this week? Many sellers are understandably upset that Etsy have increased seller fees 1.5% from 5% to 6.5% this month. It’s been all over social media and the Guardian Newspaper have even published a news article about it. As well as a fee increase, many sellers have […]

a modern colour photo of Amanda, owner of Bowerbird Jewellery

Fairytale Fair – Makers Monday feature!

Hello all! I joined The Fairytale Fair directory late last year and part of this membership is the chance to be featured in their popular Makers Monday blog! Last month was my turn, so to find out more about me and my jewellery business, head to their blog here!

It’s International Beading Week!

24th July is the first day of International Beading Week! Initiated by The Beadworkers Guild, it’s been going for a few years now. I love to try and create something new or do a few videos of beading, as this is where I first started on my journey into jewellery making. I created a lovely […]

Support Handmade!

Hello! Well, the last few months have certainly been challenging for us all! Like many people I have been at home for lockdown and although not able to go to my two paid jobs (at Pendennis Castle and Kresen Kernow) as they are customer facing – I have been able to concentrate on new and […]

Vintage Christmas Decorations Workshop in Newquay!

My next workshop is Vintage Christmas Decorations at Newquay Adult Education, Saturday 7th December. It has limited availability so book now to avoid disappointment!  We’ll be using vintage and retro Christmas card images to decorate wooden tags and bauble shapes for your tree, as gifts or as special gift tags for that extra special present!  […]

Spring Jewellery Making Workshops & Courses!

Hello! I have some jewellery making workshops and courses coming up at Falmouth Adult Education Centre, based on Tregenver Road!  The cost includes tuition, project sheets and materials.  Please bring your own lunch, but I will be bringing along tea, coffee etc! Jewel Enamels for Jewellery Workshop Saturday 21 April 2018 10am – 3.30pm – Cost […]

New Jewellery Making workshops and courses in Falmouth!

Next month I’m starting new jewellery making workshops and courses with Falmouth Adult Education!   If you’re looking for something new to learn in a fun environment, these courses might just be for you!  Jewellery making is great fun and is very rewarding!  I will be teaching many techniques in mixed media, polymer clay, pearl […]

Right Angle Weave tutorial – how to create a beaded bead!

Here is one of the best ways to start to learn a new stitch like Right Angle Weave – make a beaded bead!  It’s also great to use this learn the three dimensional cubic right angle weave, as it helps you to understand the fundamental parts of the stitch! I created this PDF project as […]