The jewellery I make is very much designed for those in niche markets. It is not the kind of stuff you would find advertised for Valentine’s Day or prettily surrounded by flowers on Mother’s Day advertising, though this does not mean that my jewellery has not been purchased for those occasions, just that it fills … More Creating for a Niche
Years ago, a few more than I would like to admit, I was introduced to Dungeons and Dragons by an ex of mine. I have always had a fixation with stories, I loved doing improv theatre and I was a massive nerd who loved fantasy. When the game was described to me as being a … More Tabletop Roleplay – The Gateway Games
It has been a busy week here at Ooh Shiny, after a busy weekend. So today’s blog post is going to be simple and fun, just a few photos of some of my favourite designs from my shop and some commissions I really enjoyed. If you wish to see more of my stuff or contact … More Jewellery Showcase
When I was nine we flew to America to visit Disney World and spend a month in Florida. We travelled the whole state, and I remember stopping off in a shop run by Native Americans, my attention was grabbed by beautiful beaded jewellery with chucks of turquoise. I have always been a sucker for turquoise, … More Turquoise -The Mystical Gem
Previously I have blogged about my love of MineCraft and how I can spend hours sucked into the creation of awesome bases, watching people play and taking over Discord with friends. There is a relatively new mod in town, created by one of the HermitCraft lot, Iskall85, and that is FoolCraft. I started watching people … More Foolish Minecrafters
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.
A while ago I wrote a post singing the praises of a variety of Podcasts, but I listen to so many, and Podcasts come and Podcasts go, that I feel it is time to add another bunch of podcasts to my list of favourites, so without much further ado, here we go… The Once and … More My Favourite Podcasts – Part 2