Oh my…it is that time of year again. I am getting e-mails in my inbox telling me, ‘An Item on your wish-list is on sale!’, my wallet is surprisingly bereft of money and I am thinking I need so much more time in the day. Yes it is the Steam sale again, a time when … More Where has all my money gone? A Game Sale!
With the release of The Great Gatsby back in 2014, the popularity of Downton Abbey and the wonderful show Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, it was no surprise that the ‘Roaring 20’s’ and prohibition style parties had a come back. Suddenly I was going to a work function where they shut down one of the biggest … More Jewellery in the 1920’s
I am going to start this post by pointing out, as someone with a pretty landmark birthday coming up this year, I am not exactly the target market for Harry Potter, yet somehow, when I mention these books, people of all ages smile and start to talk to me about it. Friends start to talk … More My 20 Years Of Harry Potter
The Guild A classic in the world of MMO webseries. It follows Cyd Sherman, played by Felica Day, a reclusive gamer whose main contact with the outside world is through her online guild. When on of them creepily arrives on her doorstep she decides it is time they all met face to face. The characters … More Three Webseries For MMO players
Having a creative mind is a wonderful thing, it can also suck. There are days, even weeks, when the ideas flow so well that I cannot sleep. There are other days when I have stacks of materials in front of me and nothing happens. I have so many friends who are some form of artist, … More Creating the ups and the downs.
An essential part of the designing process when it comes to jewellery and other crafts is the colours. A great use of colour can make or break a piece, and different colours can give a different feel. For example, my Celtic dragon necklace has been made in 3 different colour schemes, each giving the piece … More Playing With Colour
A short while ago I wrote a piece giving you a glimpse into the fascinating history of pearls and the other day whilst reading through some myths on jewellery I was reminded of the wonderful history of another favourite of mine, the opal. I have dipped into Fire Opals, which are not real opals, but … More A Brief History Of Opals