Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Stocking Fillers and Secret Santas


Stuck for a stocking filler or short on Secret Santas? It's not too late to order your Swarovski Crystal Christmas Tree earrings! Handmade with Swarovski crystal, they make a unique gift for loved ones or a Christmas trear for yourself. Get one pair for £9 (plus p&p) and receive a free gift box or purchase two pairs for £17 and receive free 1st Class Recorded postage included. Lots of colours to choose from...

Ice Queen (clearer crystal than they appear!)


Metallic Magic - matte gold with amber base


Glistening Green - peridot green with metallic green/pink base


Fairy Christmas - transparent clear with pink


Classic Christmas - traditional red and green with clear 'star'


Fireside Glow - green/amber with pink 


Blue Christmas - purple body with blue or purple base/top



The trees are very sparkly and therefore hard to photograph so get in touch if you'd like to see more pictures and I will do my best to capture some more images! Local delivery in York may be possible for FREE if contacted in the next few days! Email me at inspiredscilly@hotmail.co.uk!

Alternatively get in touch at inspiredscilly@hotmail.co.uk and we will issue an Etsy gift voucher for your loved one to spend at our website where they can choose from an array of unique, handmade jewellery.

Friday, 8 November 2013

St William's College Craft Fair


A few photos from the first Christmas craft fair of the year that I attended at St William's College in York. I'll be uploading more photos of my Swarovski Crystal Christmas Trees to this blog in due course but in the meantime, head over to my facebook page to have a look at the full range!


A lovely new colour this year - light metallic gold.


Knitted wire brooches adorned with crystals looking good on my lovely wicker pieces from Scilly Socks at the Porthloo Studios, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly.


Swarovski Crystal Christmas trees dazzling all the customers!


Sold a brooch very similar to this one to a lovely Irish lady - love the colours which have a Christmas feel with the gold and silver and look quite vintage at the same time. Can you see the little crystal star?

The following pictures are of the venue last weekend - the beautiful 15th century St William's College which was originally a school for Minster priests. We were lucky enough to have this beautiful bay window behind us, along with what looked like a piece of the Minster topped with church candles! It was all very atmospheric and when I arrived on Sunday morning before opening time it was so quiet, I kept imagining what it would be like 'back in time'. A really lovely venue.





Friday, 18 October 2013

Loving Autumn


I like Autumn. Of course I'm sad when the summer is over but there is something special about Autumn. Apart from October being my birthday month, I love the fiery reds, coppers, ochre and cinnamon shades of the plants in my garden and the leaves on the trees. The garden wall is aflame with red Boston Ivy. There is a voluptuousness in Autumn's generosity as it fills the hedgerows with berries. Last year, after picking sloes, I was inspired to make this gorgeous little bracelet using some very round dark pearls which really reminded me of the sloe berries. The bush they come from is known as Blackthorn. This bracelet was featured recently in a lovely autumnal treasury - click here to view the treasury.



My sparkly little brooches will be out on the stall at Christmas craft fairs this year and I now have a lovely new wicker bowl which I bought from the Scilly Socks shop at Porthloo on St Mary's in which to display my wares. The brooches really do look nice against the deep brown wood and the stand is going to look very Christmassy indeed!




The above specially commissioned autumnal brooch features a few shades of green as well as copper, orange and topaz beads which really made this brooch personal to the recipient - read the feedback given by the buyer at www.etsy.com/shop/inspiredscilly. Happy Autumn!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Now Accepting Etsy Gift Cards & Credit Cards


Back from a wonderful holiday in the Isles of Scilly, having been reinvigorated and inspired! Just wish it could last a bit longer...! Here's to next year...

In the meantime, I'm delighted to let all our fans know that we now accept credit card payments and Etsy gift cards (as well as paypal payments) at www.etsy.com/shop/inspiredscilly and don't forget that commissions are always welcome too! Why not treat yourself to a little reminder of Scilly with our gorgeous beachy bracelet?


Tuesday, 24 September 2013

September in Scilly


So excited to be off to the Isles of Scilly again this week. I'm taking some pieces down to the islands to show a few craft shops, including these gorgeous starfish pendants/earrings which have proved popular among Facebook fans and make a great accessory to remind you of your holidays. 



While I'm there, I'll also be gathering more inspiration for the new Autumn/Winter season. The Etsy shop willl be closed while I'm away but feel free to contact me at inspiredscilly@hotmail.co.uk and I will respond when I return in a couple of weeks time.  

Thursday, 8 August 2013

An Arty Blog

LizzyHewitt ... artist: An arty holiday on the Isles of Scilly

Here are some direct links to artist's pages. Lots to suit every taste!

Bold and vibrant landscapes at http://www.joprobert.co.uk
Lifelike landscapes and wildlife at http://www.stevesherris.com/
Moody landscapes and eco art projects at http://www.imogen-bone.co.uk


Friday, 26 July 2013

Exhibition Pieces


Three of my pieces were recently selected to be part of an exhibition at Gallery 2 in Ipswich, Suffolk. As you can imagine, I was delighted to have my work featured! Here are the three pieces that were on display. Keep an eye on the website as they will soon be available to purchase at www.etsy.com/shop/inspiredscilly.


Gold Fill Crochet Wire Bracelet with Swarovski Crystal



Green Knitted Wire Brooch with Swarovski Crystal and Pearls



Aqua Knitted Wire Cuff with Swarovski Crystal and Pearls


Looking round the exhibition last weekend, I was also very taken with Beryl Hines' gorgeous raku pottery fish. See more about her work here: http://www.suffolkcraftsociety.org/scs-makers-their-work/ceramics/beryl-hines/

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Bright and Beautiful!



My knitted wire 'Jetsam' bracelet (pictured below) with a rainbow of different colour seed beads has been featured in this gorgeous colourful treasury on Etsy.

Click here for a burst of colour!


Available to purchase at www.etsy.com/shop/inspiredscilly

Monday, 10 June 2013

Feeling Nautical


A few of the most nautical (and nice!) pieces from my website...



A gorgeous aqua blue brooch with sparkling Swarovski crystals and metallic finish seed beads.


This brooch combines hand knitted silver wire with nautical acrylic beads and Swarovski crystal.


Inspired by jetsam washed up on the beach, this knitted wire bracelet uses an assortment of beads that reflect sea washed plastic tangled up in net and seaweed.



Available to purchase at www.etsy.com/shop/inspiredscilly. Get a discount on your purchase using code SCILLY at checkout!

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Sign Up For Our Spring Newsletter!


Sign up to receive the latest newsletter from Inspired Scilly Jewellery. Simply email inspiredscilly@hotmail.co.uk with 'subscribe' in the title and I will add your email address to my mailing list and send you the latest copy, featuring bridal inspiration, new knitted wire brooches and crochet earrings!

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

A Little Bird Told Me...

Spring has sprung! The Scilly scented narcissi have bloomed, the tulips are on their way and I've even seen a few butterflies!

 

 Just this week I've also noticed a lot of birds around; a barn owl, a pair of buzzards and of course several garden birds who have been investigating our bird box in the garden... Let's hope someone takes up this lovely new 'des res'! This inspired me to make a nest treasury on Etsy celebrating all things birdy! Click here to view it! On the subject of nests, I've also been dabbling in a little crochet - here's a preview of my crochet pearl nest earrings.
Hope you like them!

 

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Upcoming Events...

Really looking forward to exhibiting at a couple of great events this month. Inspired Scilly will be attending From Yorkshire With Love this Sunday 14th April and the craft fair organised by Yorkshire Craft Fairs at the Galtres Centre, Easingwold on Saturday 20th April. Come and check out our new knit wire brooch collection (see just a few of these below). There will also be knitted wire cuffs and bracelets and vintage hairpieces to buy.

 

Friday, 1 March 2013

Mother's Day Brooches

A lovely gift idea for Mother's Day - these hand-knitted mesh wire brooches are adorned with seed beads and Swarovski Crystal and come presented in a white gift box. You can even commission your own colour-way and have it sent in time for Mother's Day! Available to purchase at www.etsy.com/shop/inspiredscilly (under the knit wire brooch section)

 

Thursday, 21 February 2013

A Good Read

There have been several good articles about Scilly recently, in particular the second largest of the islands, the lovely Tresco. Click on the links for a selection to peruse over with your afternoon cuppa. Conde Nast Traveller Article - with a bit of fashion thrown in! Also, a travel article in The Independent. Lastly, A BBC report on former Prime Minister Harold Wilson's love of the islands. Plus, Ray Mears goes exploring the islands in tomorrow's 'Wild Britain' at 8pm on ITV.

 

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Malton Artsmix Craft Market

Inspired Scilly will be attending the Artsmix craft market this Sunday 17th February at Malton market place. The event coincides with a live cooking demonstration by TV chef James Martin at the Milton Rooms and all tickets purchased will be entered into a prize draw to win a Valentine's meal for two, cooked by James at The Talbot Hotel. For more details and to book tickets, please click here: James Martin Valentine's Weekend Inspired Scilly will be running a special promotion at the craft market on all things heart shaped so come and grab a bargain!

 

Monday, 4 February 2013

Green Shoots

With spikes of green emerging from the waterlogged soil in the garden comes the promise of Spring. Get glammed up with green with this stunning new crochet wire bracelet with around 50 green glass pearls (with a few splashes of clear, white and charteuse)...


It's sure to cheer you up after the winter blues!
  Click here to take a closer look!

Monday, 21 January 2013

Two Birds, One Stone...

... and you get this charming antique silver bird necklace with a Swarovski crystal heart - perfect for Valentine's or a cute wedding gift, or just because!
See more inspiration for Valentine's or bridal gifts at www.etsy.com/shop/inspiredscilly

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Inspired: Scilly! I hope everyone had a restful Christmas. 2013 is shaping up to be a busy year for Inspired: Scilly! I have lots of craft markets lined up for the new year and am particularly hoping to extend my bridal range of jewellery in readiness for the Wedding season! Last weekend I attended my first wedding fayre at Fairfield Manor hotel in York and it was encouraging to see so many people take a genuine interest in unique, handmade items that give your big day a bespoke edge - after all, it's a pretty special occasion! New to the range is this gorgeous pearl, crystal and shell barrette
Highlights of last year included attending a really helpful enterprise course with Princes Trust, learning to crochet (finally!) and, on a semi-creative side note, making sloe gin for the first time (it came out better than expected!) So here's to a fantastic 2013! I'm going a little bit luxe this year so look out for new ranges in 14k gold plate, sumptuous shell pieces for beachy bling and Swarovski crystal brooches!
My latest sloe-inspired sterling silver bracelet! Click here to take a closer look!