Wednesday, 14 November 2007
I have decided today that I would just have to list them on my website also so that I can give my clients the chance of buying one of these little stunners, I mean, they make lovely christmas pressies don't they?? So why the hell not!!
After being exausted with the brilliant Crafts for Christmas in Harrogate last week I have caught a right blooming cold and a half, coupled with a bit of a chest infection, if you didnt know me better you would swear I was on 40 Capstan Full Strength a day! Anyway I have decided to get to the quacks tomorrow for some chest saving antibiotics or any such linctus he wishes to give me.
I have a party tomorrow night, then on Friday I have a gift evening at my local Catholic Church social club ( they are fundraising to send some ill folks to lourdes) and on Saturday and Sunday I am at Wentworth Castle Gardens in Barnsley for their christmas gift fair!
So Speak next week if I have the energy!!
Love Bev xxxxx
Wednesday, 31 October 2007
Tuesday, 16 October 2007
Now every other mentalist cleaning extraordinare will know that you ALWAYS have cleaning to do and believe me I did look everywhere but lo and behold I decided to concentrate on my jewellery instead! Yep Siree I have had a slouching day!!
I am a little worried though cos normally there is a calm before a storm isnt there?? I am in York this weekend at the October Show with Made in Yorkshire on St Samsons Square so maybe that will be the storm, who knows!!!
Here is a sample of my new stuff made today - the beads are from Caroline Hannons studio and are fantastique dont you think??
Friday, 12 October 2007
Wednesday, 10 October 2007
Well Well Well what am I like!! I apologise profusely for not updating my blogginton for ages and ages and I have loads of crappy little excuses but the truth of the matter is that I don't seem to have the time to shit shave or shampoo lately if you pardon the very graphic pun!
I have been doing some very successful shows and quite a few parties which has meant that I have absolutely no stock what so ever so have been beavering away to get some stock made in time for what we jewellery makers describe as not so much the busy season of Christmas but more the " I cant believe I am walking around in a coma like trance whilst trying to keep up with the mentalist Christmas shoppers" kind of season. Anyways I have now just about caught up with about a week to go before York's October show where I will be exhibiting my wears with Made In Yorkshire on St Samson's Square, so if you are in the area then please do come along and say Hi!! The necklace above is made from some fab retro beads handmade by Mindy of Moogin beads - I am so in love with her beads at the moment I am in fact about to own most of her stock ha ha!
On a more personal note, myself and Dom have decided to get hitched here in sunny England and have set the date of 31st January 2009! I know it does seem a long way off but honestly its just over a year away and you know how time flies don't you? We have booked our wedding at the fabulous Woodlands Hotel which isn't too far from where we live. I have fallen in love with the place so there you go we have it booked - SUITED!!!
I want to also mention my very good matey from school - Deborah Parky whose daughter Kylie is in labour as we speak and want to wish them all my love and hope all goes OK - god I feel really old as I can remember Kylie being born 20 years ago!! I will of course let you lot know how she goes on - although I already know she is having a little girl!
I also want to let you know that Marvin and Betty are fine and dandy if not a little crackers (in the nicest possible sense of course) here is a pic taken yesterday as they had pinched my Christmas wrapping stuff and had it wound all around them - mind you its not as bad as eating Dom's cheque book while I was doing his accounts earlier! He will go mad BTW!
Right I must get off and update my website with new jewellery so please feel free to mosey on over for a gander - speak real soon!
Love Bev xx
Sunday, 16 September 2007
Had a brilliant weekend at the Harrogate Flower Show!! I sold loads of jewellery especially my cheaper range of foil glass - oh my do the women love those or what! Anyway, I have loads of new stuff to make and loads of planning to do now for the latter half of the season and as most of you will know its our busiest time of year! I swear I wont have time to S**t shave or shampoo!
Thanks to my friends too who have been emailing me asking about my little Betty and how she is doing with her season! Actually, it has not been so bad and definitely not as bad as my vet told me it was going to be. Marvin is a real big softy so if he has got a bit amorous with her I only have to say and he doesn't take it any further if you know what I mean!
Ben has just started his college course in Bradford and he is thrilled to bits with it - he is studying Music Tech. He is sooo interested in music and I am so proud that he has learnt himself how to play the guitar and even though I say it myself - he is really really good! Jamie is now back at school and yes I must say I am thrilled with that - so I may get some jobs done now!
Right I am off to scuttle off to make some jewellery it is not worth going anywhere today as in Yorkshire it is absolutely peeing it down!
Love Bev xxxx
Saturday, 8 September 2007
The dogs were supposed to be going to doggies day care next Friday while I am Harrogate Flower show but unfortunately I don't think they will take her while she is "poorly". I am going to ring them on Monday just to see but in the mean time life goes on I suppose, its just that I am gonna be absolutely knackered trying to keep Marverari away from her - he has been sniffing around her today although I don't know if he knows what is going on!
I have made some new jewellery as well and uploaded it onto my website and here is a sneak preview of what is to come, it has been made with Caroline Hannons fab beads, swarovski crystal and amethyst rounds as well as the usual mix of Sterling!
Have a good weekend!
Love bev x
Monday, 3 September 2007
Talk about shattered! I have been up since 4'o'clock this morning thanks to my Betty the little minx! I just have not sat down until now of course but by god I've got loads done, I will probably collapse in a blooming heap this afternoon!
I have made a lovely necklace though and am really quite pleased with it even if I do say so myself!
I have used a fab handmade lamp work bead from the very talented Dora Schubert and added Sterling Silver , Swarovski Crystal and handmade glass rondelles. I am going to call it " The Swinging Trapeze" What do you think??
Right better get off before I drop off to sleep
Have a good un!
Love Bev x
Sunday, 2 September 2007
Tuesday, 28 August 2007
Hey, how ya been??
Ive not got alot to tell apart from been making jewellery and exhibiting it at Kilsney Show today.
Its been a really good show, lots of visitors and best of all the spenders where out in full force! I am glad about that as this year has not been fantastic especially with the flooding and now the foot and mouth, alot of the shows have been cancelled, and some shows such as The Royal Lancashire Show wont even give the exhibitors their fees for the trade stands back!! I am disgusted to be honest and am persuing this matter as we speak!!
Anyway I will get off the soap box for once in my life LOL!!
I am going to be really busy making more jewellery as the stock is so low and my website's shelves are empty so to speak so may not update this blog this week now, although you never know I may have a small tale to tell!!
catch ya later xx
Saturday, 25 August 2007
Sunday, 5 August 2007
We arrived at around lunchtime and after having a cuppa with his parents Glynn and John, me and Dom decided to have a walk down to the harbour and the sea. This is a very normal thing for us to do when we are up there as I love to look into the distance at Bamburgh Castle (which is about 3 miles on the coast but looks fantastic against the skyline, anyway when we got to the harbour and the wall we usually look out to sea from my Dom proposed to me with a beautiful white gold diamond ring!! I was absolutely stunned and if you do know me you will know this is not an usual thing for me to be. Of course I have always wanted to get married to Dom but after 10 years of living together we have just settled into a common law partnership!!
It was dead romantic and I will always remember this day for as long as I live as my Dom is not a romantic person in any which way at all.
We have decided to get married in about 18 months and we will be doing it abroad, hopefully all our family can come too and enjoy our brilliant day!
Busy with a couple of shows and parties over the next couple of days so will post some photos of my ring and stuff later this week
catch ya later
Thursday, 19 July 2007
I am making more tonight hopefully so expect some new designs from me over the next couple of days - I am feeling creative!
Speak soon xxx
Wednesday, 18 July 2007
Friday, 13 July 2007
- I am the worlds biggest chocoholic! I really really really LOVE Cadbury's Fruit and Nut!! Yum Yum!
- I also am a massive collector of bags - it also dont really matter what shape, colour or make it is to be honest - but obviously if you know anything about me then you will know the stranger the bag the better!
- I became a widow at the grand old age of 28! I do like to refer to myself as the merry widow actually and dont worry if you mention death as I am quite resigned to the fact of what will be will be.
- I absolutely love 24 and fancy the pants off Jack Bauer - he is sooo georgous and such a magnificent, indestructable super hero (a little sarcasm there)! I also believe that I will be the next Mrs Tom Cruise and have loved him from afar since I was about 15 - LOL!
- I creid when I visited the Notre Dam Cathederal in Paris - the architecture, the atmosphere just blew me away - I have to date been to visit the cathederal 4 times.
- My sons are the best thing since sliced bread - even though I do nag at them quite often, I dont believe that a day hasnt gone by when I have not told them that I love them so very very much.
- I am a cleaning fanatic! My mum brought me up to make sure everything was always spotless and I really have gotten stuck with this idea - I cannot stand anything in my house to be dirty and have been known to be up cleaning or decorating at 4 in the morning!
- I am a qualified nail technician, have ceritficates in manicures and pedicures and nail art - I have also got a B'tec national diploma in social care.
Well thats about it I think and blooming eck I sound like a right old nutter dont I?? I could have gone on for ages to be honest and listed at least 10 more silly facts - I will maybe save these for another time.
Catch ya later
love bev xxxxx
Saturday, 7 July 2007
What is it about taking photos that really peeves me?? Is it the fact that I cannot sort out my photoshop properly? Is it the fact that i cant take a blooming photo to save my life? Is it my Sony Cybershot camera? Or could it be that I am infact BLONDE!!!
I am really trying to sort out my photos for my website, as I really want them to show my lovely jewellery off and as it is at the moment, the perfect handmade beads, swarovski crystal and fantastic karen hill tribe silver just cannot be show at its best! If anyone out there has some tips to share then please feel free to shove them my way!
The photo at the top has been untouched just to show you exactly what I mean. The fab bead is from Emma Ralph and really is quite out of the ordinary but this just doesnt show in my pic.
Right off to get ready to go out now - me and my Dom are off out for something to eat tonight - just the two of us which is a rare event I can tell you!
Catch Ya Later
Sunday, 1 July 2007
I decided to make some bits and pieces of jewellery for The Great Yorkshire Show which is to be held on 10th July till 12th July at the Showground in Harrogate. I made this little stunner and am very pleased with how it turned out.
I have called it The Twisty as it features some brill sterling silver tubes which are twisted - fab idea i thought!!
Anyway, I was browsing my email this afternoon after my jewellery making spout, when to my surprise I have a couple of emails firstly from the very talented and equally nice lady - Jennifer Dangerfield to tell me that I have WON second prize in her "pants to ovarian cancer" postcard competition!
The idea behind this is a really sad one as Jennifers own mum was sadly taken by this terrible disease so to help in the treatment and finding a cure for this terrible illness Jennifer decided to donate £1 for each and every postcard sent to her. I believe she had 110 sent to her so this is ace that she was able to donate the money for a bloody brilliant cause! Anyway there were three prizes up for grabs - a handmade charm bracelet, a choice of pendant necklace and a choice of earrings. i have chosen a red dotty pendant necklace and will post a pic of this on here for you all to see once it arrives - Im thrilled to bits as you can imagine!
The next email was from The Indie Quarter - an online blog that specialises in writing articles about designers etc and they have chosen to feature me in one of their articles!! WOW WEE am I a lucky girl today or what?? Here is the article!
I have had such a different and fantastic Sunday because of these two things - I just wish I could have played the lottery today cos you never know do you - good things come in threes they say!
Have a brill rest of the day
Love Bev xxxx
Thursday, 28 June 2007
Tuesday, 19 June 2007
Friday, 8 June 2007
Wednesday, 6 June 2007
Tuesday, 5 June 2007
Well I have been really busy over the past week getting ready for my busy season what with shows and parties I really dont know whether to shit, shave or shampoo (pardon the pun)!
I have some really nice new jewellery and not too expensive either!
The family is ok, Ben who split from his first serious girlfriend last week is now feeling ok and not too bothered, Jamie is ok after his loss at the Karate World championships in Birmingham and the devil dogs are well being very naughty as usual!!
Hope to catch up with you later and pop some photos on of The Karate do in Birmingham!
catch Ya later xx
Saturday, 26 May 2007
Doesnt she look adorable?? Well I can tell you that Betty Boubalay Swaggles Wainwright is a very very naughty girl!!
Yesterday must have been just one of those days - you know the kind you have when you get up and want to go back and get out of bed all over again. Well my day started off quite promising, I had a very nice sale on my website (thankyou Nina) and an order for a bridal necklace from Brides and Maids of Gomersal - thankyou to you too! Then it all went downhill from there. Firstly i decided yesterday was as good a day as any to wash my bedding - you know the kind of day when the wind is blowing steady but its lovely and warm too, I popped my cream bedding into the washer on a whites programme and went off into the garden. OMG Betty Boubalay Swaggles was eating my newly planted clemetis, I could have cried to be honest - i do love my plants - I chased her and chased her the little minx would not be caught. I then noticed that she had blooming eaten the other two newly planted clemetis. She looked at me as if butter wouldnt melt in her saggy little mouth! I was defeated by a boxer puppy - after clearing the bitten/chewed leafs I went back inside the house to see my lovely cream bedding turning a nice shade of pink! I couldnt believe it - as if my day couldnt get any worse I thought. I was wrong.
The postman (who I think highly of being an avid bead collector). I love him coming to the house cos this means pressies - you will understand this if you also love beads! decided to leave my post on the kitchen floor just inside the doorway and not to shout me! WHAT A MISTAKE! Marvin my 8 month old boxer dog decided it would be a right laugh to take my post into the garden and munch his way through the lot! My new 24 boxed set dvd is destroyed, a necklace that needs restringing is nearly destroyed and my letters are destroyed. It took my half hour to pick up the pieces of bubble wrap from the grass and Marvin did look very sorry for himself once I had given him a right telling off. Betty looked as though she couldnt give two hoots!
Hope today is better!
Friday, 25 May 2007
The fact is i have two left feet, am a modest size 14 and cannot stand the sight of blood or any wound etc.
So here I am, a 38 year old mother of two teenage boys (ahh the joy!!) partner of Dominic ( my mucky trucker!!) cleaner fantastico, mentalist (explained later) and general dogsbody for my two kids and my boxer dogs Marvin and Betty Wainwright, pondering over what I want to do with the rest of my life. Yes I have held down jobs in offices and call centers ( BORING) but I wanted to do something for myself goddammit with no boss to tell me what to do, I do feel that I should tell you that I HATE being told what to do ( just so that you understand)!
Anyway, my mum (another yet slightly madder mentalist) bought me a lovely little jewellery kit for my birthday the other year and that just did it, because I could dive into my own little world and lose myself in my beads I became Bev the "jewellery designer".
I hope to fill you in on snippets of my sometimes hectic and hillarious life stories and also show you some of my latest designs using handmade lampwork beads from the most fabulous artists in the UK.So please do call back and join me in my musings.