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Showing posts from June, 2010

New Cluster Rings!

Be sure to take a look at our new cluster rings! In several gorgeous colours, these rings are all unique designs which are never the same twice so be quick and get yours! With adjustable silver-plated ring shanks and a cluster of beads which have freedom to move on the shank, they are priced at just £6; a brilliant gift or a treat for yourself! Colours include sunshine yellow, on-trend aqua, emerald green and ladybird red. More styles and colours being added soon!

Something for the Buoys!

For those of you who prefer playing to watching football, we're bringing you one of our favourite websites for discounted football boots! If you know a footie-playing dad, brother, son or partner who needs a new pair of great quality boots at heavily discounted prices, do check out this site: Great service and value!

10% Discount at Altered Element!

For those of you who have been inspired to have a go at the tutorial project below, or one of the other projects by the Altered Element Design Team (found via the blog), you'll be delighted to know that you can get 10% off during all England matches over the period of the World Cup! For more details, including how to get your 10% discount code, please go to! While you are there, don't forget to check out the other Design Team projects submitted this month, there are some gorgeous creations!

Altered Element DT Tutorial Project

Memory Frame Pendant

This is a nice, easy beginners' tutorial on how to use Ranger Memory Frames to create beautiful memory jewellery. All the materials used are from At the bottom of this post, I've added some tips and additional ideas for more advanced projects.

You will need: Ranger Memory Frames (I used Antique Copper 1.5 x 1.5), Ranger Memory Glass (1.5 x 1.5), and Artchix Images (I used Artchix Imagine)

Optional: ribbon or chain for a necklace, brooch back for a brooch, additional adornments such as glitter or a flat-backed jewel, assorted charms and findings to complement the colour of your frame, Ranger Glossy Accents

Step 1. Cut out your chosen Artchix image to 1.5 x 1.5 inches. (If using a different sized frame, simply cut out the image/images to fit inside this frame). This leaves a slight border either side of the image. You only need one image but you may choose to cut out 2 images to place back to back, creating a double sided pendant.

Step 2…

Is that an Alien on your head?

You may remember some time ago I mentioned a peculiar item I had made out of felt, wth dreadlock style bits (meant to be seaweed, I think) and I have been meaning to put a photo on here! I'm planning to make it into a hat, a really wacky one of course, but here is the unfinished felted project so far!