Monday, 28 November 2011

Retro rewind!

Week 26: Cassette tapes
Cassette tape purse: My Pretty Shadow
Sterling silver studs: Narelle
Cassette badge set: Shelbyville
Cassette tape bib: Maisy Dee
Tape cushion pillow: Henrietta & Morty
Cassette tape necklace: Szeya
x Narelle

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Sunday studio snaps:

Fresh cup of coffee!

Fresh pot of pickle.
* non toxic & environmentally friendly :)

Fresh batch of zodiac charms.

x Narelle

Monday, 21 November 2011

I wanna be a Cowboy!

Week 25: Cowboys

Raglan tee: Oh Deer Me
Cowboy invites: Little Muse
Cowboy & Indian quillow: Dragonfly Quillows
Yea ha pendant: Snickerdoodles
Cowboy apron: Bopper Craft

x Narelle

Monday, 7 November 2011

Put a bird on it!

Week 24: Birds
Bird tote: Stalley
Hand embroidered tissue cosy: Edward & Lilly
Wooden bird game: Mollydag Made
2012 Diary: Sugarbird
Fabric toy box: Miss Lilly

x Narelle

Monday, 31 October 2011

Trick or Treat!

Week 23: Halloween

Crow pinkeep: Nest in the Attic
Witch Glass tile: Little Red Strawberry
Halloween Fabric flag: Couture Crafts
Halloween Singlet: Eat My Feet
Felt bat toy: Plushka
2 skeletons: Athena's Emporium

x Narelle

Friday, 28 October 2011

Project Accessory!

Image source: Here

I have always loved the show 'Project Runway' and have watched all episodes from all the different countries.

It's creative, inspirational & gets me motivated to get back into my studio after each episode.

Project Runway even inspired a lot of jewellers to make a piece using the theme from that weeks show and then display what they made on their blogs. It keeps the design brain ticking.

I know I spent a lot of time wishing for a spin off version for jewellers & jewellery designers......... but I shall wish no more.
It's here!!!

Last night (in the US) Lifetime premiered their new show 'Project Accessory'
If you would like to see a sneak peak pop on over here: sneak peek

Image source: Here

If you would like to meet the designers, the judges, look at photo's or read the blog it's all available here: Project Accessory

I can't wait until it's available to watch here in Aus!

x (an excited) Narelle

Monday, 24 October 2011

Man's best friend!

Week 22: Dogs
Dog collar: The Crafty Possum
Fur freshener: Rocstar
Personalised place mat: Cheeky Blossom Designs
Carry Pouch: Cosmic Collars
Fleece blanket: Embroiderit
Dog Hoodie: Popple

x Narelle

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Sunday studio snaps:

Filing a ring for a custom order.

My stamped earrings are one of my staple pieces. It feels like I always have some on the go!

x Narelle

Monday, 12 September 2011

Here kitty, kitty!

Week 21: Cats

Tote bag: Hello Penny
Pet bowler hat: Mel P Designs
Cat book: Son of Samorr
Cards & gift tags: A Bit Busy
Vintage paper brooches: The Little Orchid

x Narelle

Monday, 5 September 2011

Over the Rainbow.

Week 20: Rainbows
Hair clip holder: Squiggle and Stitch
Crayons: Stitchville
Sock monkey: Three Kittens
Balloon ball cover: My Little Giraffe
Art print: Run Away Violet

x Narelle

Monday, 29 August 2011

Daddy Dearest!

Week 19: Father's Day
Plate: Redesigns
Coffee cuff: Pebble Lane Studio
Hero card: Sissy Sparrows
Hand towel: Lulu Handcrafts
Map coasters: Me2
Tiger Myrtle pen: Penpusher

Wishing all Father's out there a great Father's Day on Sunday.
And of course to my Hero, my Dad. I can't wait to spend the day with you.

x Narelle

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Sunday studio snaps:

After being stuck in bed with a viral infection for over a week, I finally managed a few hours in my studio today.

Working on my 'Patterned' pendant line.

Bezel cup studs ready to be polished & then have hand-dyed resin poured into them.

x Narelle

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Sunday studio snaps:

Scrap silver to be weighed, packaged & sent off to be refined.

Bluebird discs.

x Narelle

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Sunday studio snaps:

I have been flat out in the studio lately.

Unfortunately due to the weather being sooooo cold,
I am finding the limited studio time very frustrating!

Looking forward to the warmer weather.

x Narelle

Monday, 18 July 2011

Rain, rain, go away!

Week 18: Winter rain

Rain water soy candle: Illumines-Scents
Mini notebox: Geritom71
Umbrella sisters print: Totally Innocent
Umbrella days badges 3pk: Badge Bliss
Rain, rain coin purse: Seventh Sphere
Raindrops earrings: Each To Own

x Narelle

Monday, 4 July 2011


Week 17: Hawaii

Duo cushions: Cooshonz
Flip flops beach towel: Embroidery by Melissa
Hula girl bookmark: Denim Days
Hula cup: Elm Design
Boy/girls boardies: Surfiekids

x Narelle

Monday, 2 May 2011

Wedding Fever!

Week 16: Wedding

Wedding bouquet: Flowers By The Vase
Favour bags: Ben and Jess
Bridal veil: YJ Design
Bridal gown: KL Couture
Ring pillow: Natalie Briggs
Wedding cookies: Kate's Cookies

x Narelle

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Sunday studio snaps:

A few images from my studio:

Working on a custom piece

Flower detail

Sawing base of a heart bezel

New pieces made from brass

Lately with the cost of silver skyrocketing so much, I have been playing around with copper & brass elements. Fun!

x Narelle

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Jewels fit for a Princess!

As everyone knows, there was a Royal Wedding on yesterday!

I didn't set out to watch the entire event but ended up doing so because it was such a sweet wedding!
I, like everyone else, was mainly interested in seeing Catherine's gown, but I also had a bit of an obsession to see what sort of a wedding band she would wear with her gorgeous Engagement ring.

18-carat white gold ring with a 12-carat oval sapphire & 14 round diamonds

Her veil was held in place by a 1936 Cartier 'halo' tiara, which was lent to her by The Queen.
Her earrings were designed & made by London jeweller, Robinson Pelham. They are diamond-set oak leaves with a pear shaped diamond set drop & a pave set diamond acorn suspended in the centre.

The earrings were a wedding gift to the bride from her parents for her Wedding Day.
Their design was inspired by the Middleton family's new coat of arms, which include oak leaves & acorns.

The Wedding band was made by Wartski, a London family jewellery business founded in 1865, that have held Royal appointments as jeweller's to H.M the Queen & The Prince of Wales.

The plain slim gold band was made from a piece of Welsh gold, as is the tradition for Royal brides.
The gold has been in the family for many years & was given to Prince William by his grandmother, The Queen as a gift to mark his Wedding.

Prince William has chosen not to wear a Wedding ring.

Simple but stunning!

All the best to the beautiful couple.

x Narelle

Monday, 25 April 2011

Lest we forget.

Week 15: Honouring our Anzac's

Girl's cap: Swing Design
Party invites: Pivotal Xpression
Tot shoes: Saselven
Camouflage Shorts: The Bear & The Whale
Camouflage kaftan: Erin Hassall


Australian &

They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them

Lest we forget

x Narelle

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone's day was fabulous!

x Narelle

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Sunday studio snaps:

A few pics from my studio.

I know I've shown this guy in my blog before. He's my favourite tool & I couldn't live without him.
But since I've started making a lot of bangles lately I have found that unless they are 'large' in size they do not fit in my vibratory rumbler!

So for my Birthday, my parents & husband surprised me with this....
A Lortone tumbler - which bangles fit perfectly inside!

So now I have two favourite employees & they have become the best of friends & work very well along side each other!

x Narelle

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Sunday studio snaps:

A couple of pics from my studio.

* Stamping on silver for a custom order.

* Sizing up a ring (on a messy bench!)

x Narelle