Links of London Sweetie Bracelets
I am getting a number of messages asking me whether I still repair Links of London Sweetie bracelets since they went into administration towards the end of 2019. The short answer is YES! I wrote a post about repairing elastic bracelets, specifically the sweetie bracelet about 5 years ago so it is about time that…
Behind the scenes
I thought that I would take a few moments to share my craftroom with you all. For me, having a dedicated space to work is so important. I am the first to admit that I am pretty unorganised and messy at times. If I had to find stuff, get it out, clear the table to…
Back to work
Just an update to say that I will be back up and running with my restringing this month. It was lovely having a few months off but it is time to get back in the saddle and get the silk back out. I work from home and restring pearls, and other beads. I offer many…
He has arrived!! (7 weeks ago!)
I apologise that I have again been awol, it turns out that babies take up a lot of your day and leave you pretty exhausted at night! I am very pleased to announce the safe arrival of our little boy, born on 15th December at an unexpectedly light 7lb! Gestational diabetes meant that I was…
Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and creative Christmas xx This is our table all set ready for lunch! Did I mention that we are having a sprout themed Christmas?! The wreath is made from real sprouts, but see my previous post for my other awesome sprout decorations.
It’s the run up to Christmas, I am heavily pregnant, due any day and have realised that since moving from our 1 bed flat into our new house, we don’t have enough Christmas decorations to make our new home festive. There is no way I am braving the Christmas shoppers so there is only one…
I know that this blog is supposed to be primarily about pearls and restringing, but since I am on maternity leave and taking a little break from that, I have little else to talk about other than my new crochet obsession! I even have a ravelry account! One of the first things I knew I…
Aka: unlimited crochet time until baby arrives!! Just to let you all know that I am now on maternity leave and I am halting my restringing work until the arrival of baby C. Once I am in the swing of this looking after a baby thing, I will resume my restringing which I hope will…
Metal Beads on Silk – NoNoNo
I think I have spoken about this before and it still winds me up! Why would you put metal beads on silk thread?! I know they might be gold, the pearls are nice pearls and you probably paid a lot of money for the necklace. I understand you want it threaded “the best” way, but…
Crochet Blanket Number 2!
I hope that you don’t get bored of the odd non pearl related posts – especially since with a baby looming I have become increasingly homey and chrocheting lots of blankets seems to be a priority right now! This one is a true labour of love. I saw the technique on Pinterest (where else?!) and…