Monday, May 14, 2012

Two point five... the size of Indie's ring finger.


is the size of my love for her...

that little fairy

of flight and fancy.


She is certainly a girl after my own heart...

it seems she has inherited not only my crazy, curly hair
(though her Daddy can take half the blame there)

and my stubbornness to succeed first time, every time!

But also a deep love of adornments.

She loves seeing what I am working on,

and trying on what I am working on,

declaring that everything is 'Oooooh, so beeeeeeeeautiful!'

She has been asking me to make her a ring for some time...

she loves to open my gemstone drawer and pull them all out,

poring over the colours and textures,

and choosing her favourites.

I had a few hours to myself in the studio yesterday
(which I RELISHED...blissful studio time in the daylight hours is a luxury for this full-time mumma!)

and I decided to make her a wee ring...

what better way to spend Mothers Day afternoon,

than fabricating a trinket for my most loved creation!

She chose the amethyst...
(purple is her favourite colour)

a ripe, plump specimen,

just perfect for her petite little digits...

India's Ring

and I did the rest...

India's Ring

At a teeny tiny size 2.5, I couldn't even squeeze it onto my little finger...

India's Ring

...but it fits Indie perfectly...

India's Ring

India's Ring

India's Ring

Sweet and petite...

just like her...



Tuesday, May 8, 2012

And the winner is...

As always, 

I was overwhelmed by the response to my giveaway.

Overwhelmed not only by your show of support,

but by the bravery shown by those who were willing to share their fears.

We are not so different,
you and I.

We all have fears...

and within us,

the ability to overcome them.

Life is too short and too precious

to allow fear to stop you from doing what you really want to do.

So, what are you waiting for?! 



Drawing the winner is always a fun affair.

I like to do some things the old-fashioned way, so... 

187 little pieces of paper were cut and folded and added to the bowl...

Giveaway 1 

As always, my trusty assistant was nearby to lend a hand...

Giveaway 5

After a moment of tense anticipation and paper-jiggling...

Giveaway 2

a winner emerged!

Giveaway 3

The lovely Karyn from Releases By Rufydoof!


I cannot wait to collaborate with you to create something extra special!

It was at this point that Jett discovered he was being left out of the action, 

and he wanted in...

Giveaway 4

He decided I needed to have a runner-up...

Giveaway 6

...and who am I to disagree with a two year old...

Giveaway 7

Congratulations Kay of Kay's Artycles!

I'll put together a little something for you and send it your way ;-)


Thank you again for joining in the fun!

I'm already scheming the next giveaway :-)

And I think it may just involve these beauties...

Rose Cut Sapphires

Rose cut sapphires...

BIG rose cut sapphires.