Hello!

Welcome to my blog. I used to have a dedicated blog section on my site (www.wildmousedesigns.co.uk), but I have switched website provider and my new website (www.barbarakennedy.co.uk) doesn’t have very good blogging facilities. So this is my new blog to keep up with the Handmade Monday crowd.

I’ve been on a little hiatus from jewellery making to concentrate on my music teaching (and more generally, Life). A couple of weeks ago I was on a hen do and a friend was wearing a pair of earrings I had made. She had asked me to make them for her to give as a gift to someone else, but she liked them so much she never gave them away! This friend also told me I should open an Etsy store, so I re-started my business using Etsy. You can find me here: www.etsy.com/shop/wildmousedesigns

Enough plugging, what have I been making lately? Well, not so much lately, but a couple of things I have listed in my store this week:

These earrings are made from glass pearls and some real pearls too!

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These earrings have just glass pearls.

I like glass pearls over real pearls as they are more uniform.Image

I think my designs are a little different to what you find out on the high street, but I’m not sure if people particularly like them. I’ve had a lot of compliments but I just don’t sell any! I guess it might be a matter of time and energy.

I’d really be interested in your thoughts, as always. At the moment I am trying to improve my photography, as I very rarely get results that are quite good enough.

In other news, I made this cake:

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Cake decorating is not my strongest skill, but I do find it quite fun.

That’s all from me this week. I hope I’ll have time to post something next week, but I think I’m getting a cold and I have a busy week ahead. In the meantime, take a look at the other stuff that has gone on this week over at Handmade Monday!

Handmade Monday 14 April 2013