Thursday, 26 May 2011

Slinkys !

Well I can't believe how many are flying out of the door !

They're a wonderful gift idea and suitable for all ages from 3 upwards.  Do check them out before they all go :-)

Friday, 20 May 2011

This weekends events and other 'stuff'

Sorry, I've not been around for quite a while but it's been a bit stressful round here to say the least !

I've got a 17 year old son just started driving lessons, my husband has been made redundant and I'm up to my eyes in beads !

Anyway, firstly I'm at a craft fair in Frodsham, Cheshire on Saturday and then on Sunday I'm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Speke, Liverpool.  Further details are on the Events page on the website at

The BIG NEWS is that I will finally have the SLINKY available on the website for the first time later today !  Check out the sneak preview on my home page and pre-register for yours to avoid disappointment.  Although these are NOT made by myself, they have proved to be so popular at the craft fairs I attend, I'm constantly running out of them, so have now made the decision to sell them online as well !

Here's a quick picture for those of you who can't wait to click on the website :-)

Friday, 1 April 2011

Craft Fair Neston, Wirral Sat 2nd April 2011

Hi people - don't forget to come and see me at this great event right in the centre of Neston.  Postcode for your sat nav is CH64 9TR.

10% discount for anyone who mentions they've seen this blog.

All handcrafted goods and open 10am until 3pm.

See you there

Monday, 28 March 2011

Live TV Appearance !

Well I had a fantastic day yesterday down in the Midlands at the Coloured Rocks studio where I took part in one of their channels live TV shows.

Look out for some fantastic new designs based on the lovely gemstones I got to see, touch, work with and (of course) purchase whilst I was there !

Huge thanks to everyone at the studio for making my day so special :-)

Friday, 18 March 2011

Craft Fair 17th March - tomorrow !

well I'm off to sunny Frodsham, Cheshire tomorrow to the Parish Hall for a hand-crafted craft fair - does that make sense lol ?

It's great to do these sort of craft fairs as they don't allow 'bought-in' goods so you get to see some wonderful hand-crafted stuff (and usually I get to spend too much money !)

Anyway - if you're anywhere near to Frodsham please pop in and see me.  We're open from 10am until 3pm and I'll give you a discount if you mention my blog !

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Craft Fair Neston, Wirral

Sorry I've been away for so long people but it's been a bit hectic here what with father still in hospital, visiting and trying to fight off a pretty gruesome cold, along with still getting on top of customer orders, my blog seems to have been put to the back of the list !

Well I seem to be catching up now and dad's due home on Monday so fingers crossed everything will be OK from then on.  I've got rid of my cold and almost back to on time with orders so I guess I'm back :-)

Anyway, Craft Fair today (Sat 5th March) at Neston Town Hall, Wirral. CH42 9TR.  10.00am onwards.  Plenty of FREE car parking in Brook Street Neston or up to 3 hours at Sainsbury's, just across the road from the venue on the High Street (next to Post Office)

See you there if you're anywhere close by.  Tell me you've read my blog and i'll give you 10% off all purchases from Debs Jewellery Design.

See you soon - got to dash as it's now after 1.00am and I've not finished getting everything ready to go !


Friday, 25 February 2011

It's the WEEKEND !

YAY - it's late afternoon and that counts as the weekend for me in my book !  Unfortunately, there will be a slight delay since my husband is stuck on the M56 motorway due to it being closed after an accident :-(  Hope no-one is badly hurt and I'm sure my weekend can wait until they're all cared for.

No craft fairs this weekend which makes a pleasant change - I can get on with all the other things I should be doing - washing, cooking, cleaning, ironing..............  I think I'd rather be at a craft fair !

Ah well "HAPPY WEEKEND" to you all


Sunday, 20 February 2011

Hulme Hall Craft Fair - today - update !

Hi everyone - we had a great day at the lovely Hulme Hall in Port Sunlight, Wirral today.  It was great to meet so many of my web customers 'for real' and thanks for all your purchases and kind comments :-)

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Port Sunlight Craft Fair - TOMORROW !

Hi peeps

Just to say, Debs Jewellery Design will be attending the long-established craft fair at Port Sunlight, Wirral tomorrow, 20th February 2011.

If you're in the Merseyside/Wirral/Cheshire areas, why not drop in and say hello :-)

Catch you later

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Motor Neurone Disease Charity Ball

Well I actually had a night off last night !

We (husband and me!) went off to Stoke on Trent for a Charity Ball in support of this fabulous and tireless charity.  It was a fantastic night and the Auction raised a huge amount.  One item alone (for Take That tickets and VIP hospitality) went for way over £3,000 !!!!

Anyway, as I said, a good night was had by all and today is a little quiet (recovering lol) but I'll be back at the beads tomorrow with a few goodies that should hopefully be added to the site by Monday night :-)

See you all at Port Sunlight next Sunday !

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Journalistic Talents

I just had to share this with you and I thought it warranted its own entry !

My 16 year old son has always wanted to be a journalist or commentator on motor sport and is trying very hard to break into this highly competitive arena, so you can imagine how pleased he is and how proud I am that he's won a competition organised by MotorSport Vision (MSV) who own Brands Hatch, Oulton Park and a few other racing circuits in the UK.

The entrants had to watch a re-run of a race on the web, then write a race report about it in less than 300 words (quite a difficult one to do in that small amount of words I think).  Anyway, my son submitted his and got a phone call yesterday from our local MSV circuit with the good news that he's won.  As his prize, he gets to do a Young Drivers Day at the circuit, gets his competition entry published in the local newspaper, and gets to write a report on his driving experience which will get published in the programme for a major event to be held at Oulton Park (our local circuit)

How proud am I ????

Congrats Andy x

Back in the Land of the Living again - I think !

I'm so pleased that my nasty cold finally seems to have run its course and is backing off, leaving me free to get on with my day to day life once again.  My eye is still a bit nasty but at least I can see again now - thank heaven for Opt**x Eye Drops - can you get addicted to them hee hee !  Can't believe it's over a week since it struck me down so badly; I mean who gets hit with a cold for THAT long ???  Answer - ME !

Anyway, back to normality as I said and yesterday I got a big push in the right direction with yet another of my jewellery creations being featured on a TV Jewellery Making show - fame at last perhaps lol !

Here's a piccie of the one that was shown - it's not actually on the website as yet as I did originally make it for ME !!!!!!  Perhaps it's gonna have to go on sale now though :-(

I had a delivery of gemstones on Monday which I haven't looked at yet and am waiting on the 2nd part of it today so hopefully I can get some creativity going soon and start moving forward since I've not really made anything for over a week now !

Managed to put about a dozen pieces on the website last night.  They've been sat waiting for what seems like forever - it just takes so long to photograph, them, crop them down, measure them, write the descriptions, oh dear the list is endless !

Anyway, that's enough about jewellery.  On Saturday I'm off to Stoke on Trent to a charity ball with proceeds going to the Motor Neurone Disease Society - should be a great night and hopefully will raise loads of money for this terrible disease.  Will get some pictures done on the night and you can all have a giggle some time next week at them :-)  Anyone else going ?

Monday, 7 February 2011

Back to normal - almost !

Hi everyone - sorry I've been 'blogless' for a few days but I was struck down with a terrible cold/flu-like 'thing' over the last few days, culminating in a lovely eye infection which has left me with one eye partly closed.  Luckily it's starting to get better but I'm still struggling to see properly so today's blog will also be pretty short in the hope I can give my eye another day to rest and be back to normal tomorrow :-)

Anyway, not much has happened since my last blog since I also couldn't see to make any jewellery, haven't been out anywhere as I couldn't see to drive and really I've been living a bit of a boring life over the last few days.  Doesn't it make you think how much you value your eyesight when something goes wrong with it.........

Catch up with you all later - will have a crack at making some jewellery or photographing the bits that are sitting waiting to go on the website later so will let you have a look at something tomorrow :-)

Take care


Thursday, 3 February 2011

Raby Mere Ladies Evening

I had a lovely time yesterday evening with the Ladies of Raby Mere.  Was great to meet you all and a huge thanks for the Claire House donation, as well as your company !

Looking forward to seeing some of you at the various craft fairs soon !

Take care and I hope I didn't pass on my germs to you too much


Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Help for Heroes

Hi everyone.

Why do we forget about our unsung heroes ?  Ah well, that's life I guess - but wait - it doesn't have be like that so........

For ALL sales throughout the month of February from my website, I will donate 10% to the "Help for Heroes" charity.

Please visit the website and be part of helping these amazing people who risk their lives to keep others safe !

Thanks in advance for your help

Link to Help For Heroes

Monday, 31 January 2011

Happy last day of January !

Well today has started off a little better than yesterday and I've actually got 2 more jewellery sets on the website.  Not sure how successful gemstones will be on the website as it's soooooooo hard to photograph them well enough to do them justice !

Anyway, here's a quick look for you bloggers at the new sets.  Hope you like them x

The first one is Mookite & Rose Quartz gemstones and the second is Flourite gemstones with silver glass beads.  They can of course be found at !

Sunday, 30 January 2011

"To Do List" - an update !

Oops - I think I failed miserably yesterday as I didn't get round to doing very much housework and didn't go shopping !

Ah well, today has been better as I sent my lovely husband to the supermarket and I offered to do the ironing whilst he was gone.  That sounded like a good deal to me until 2 hours later I still hadn't finished the damn ironing.  It took almost 3 hours to do it and at the last count there were 27 shirts done !  The joys of having both husband and son wearing 2 shirts some days (no they don't smell that much; just one for daytime and then another if we go out at night lol)

So that's ironing and food shopping ticked off the list.

I won't bore you all with the rest of the To Do List but let's just say it's growing faster than I care to mention !  Am off to blitz the lounge now and then I'll probably collapse in there with a nice bottle of wine to recover - purely medicinal you understand !

See you later


Saturday, 29 January 2011

Today's "To Do List"

Well it's looking like it's not going to be a relaxing Saturday for me - AGAIN !

1.  Been to the garage to pick up my dad's car after taking it for a service for him 'cos he's worrying about it whilst he's in hospital.

2.  Checked for sales on the website and dealt with those.

3.  Photographed some new jewellery ready to go on the website - not sure when that'll get done but fingers crossed for later on today.

4.  De-iced my car ready for the hospital run later on.

5. Finished off a jewellery set for a customer order - it's only 2 days late so that's pretty good huh ?

Now on to the things that I haven't yet done that should have been !

1.  Housework - ah well  now, that's not been done yet as I'm too busy blogging away so I guess that box won't get ticked off as 'done' until at least tomorrow - lol.

2.  Shopping - no, not enjoyable shopping like clothes and beads but horrible food shopping - that's probably going to get done after the hospital run so hopefully I can tick that one later.

Oh dear - the list is endless..........................

Catch you all later


Friday, 28 January 2011

Sneak Preview of a New Design !

Hi people.  I'm just in the middle of putting lots of lovely goodies onto the website but couldn't resist giving you a sneak preview of this one :-)

Hope you like it and here's the link to it on the website

If you fancy a shopping spree at just enter code blog10 at checkout and I'll give you a 10% discount on anything you care to purchase from me. 

Will be back soon with an update on the rest of my day.

Have a good one x

Thursday, 27 January 2011

oops - I'm late posting today !

or should I just say that I missed posting yesterday since it's now after midnight :-)

Anyway, haven't really got a lot to blog about today other than I've been trying to sort out my website revamp AGAIN !  It's really taking for ever but I'm sure it'll be worth it in the end.

Not really made a lot of jewellery today either but have been at the design board so hopefully will have some new pieces to show you all in the next day or so.  Am thinking about actually taking a weekend off from the jewellery making this weekend and getting some quality time with my husband and son for a change.  Fingers crossed that works out as it doesn't usually :-(

Will try to post something a little more interesting tomorrow (well today really lol)

Night night all


Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Starting to find my way around here now.

I've managed to put some blurb in at the top of the page, add a few piccies of some of my jewellery, and put a link to the website on there as well :-)  Not bad for a complete novice at this I guess !

Some things I thought you may be interested in.

I had some of my jewellery featured on a jewellery making programme on the TV again yesterday - that's about 4 of them since Christmas so I guess I must be doing something right with the jewellery making hee hee.

Had a busy day today what with setting up this blog, trying to do the next stage of re-vamping the website, picking up my son from school, and now just about to go and visit my father who's ill in hospital and has been for the past 2 weeks.  Not that I'm complaining, but it is a 40 mile round trip and it gets rather tiring having to do it every day.  Ah well, get well soon Dad :-)

Start of my new 'Blog'

Well here we are - I've finally taken the plunge and decided I CAN BLOG :-)

Haven't really got  a clue what I'm doing here so for today I'll just have a little look around and see what's what on the blog setups and stuff.

Was going to have a guiet lazy day today but it doesn't sem to be happening that way !

Catch up with you all later