Monday, 28 June 2010

Designer - Angela Smith

I'm always thrilled to see what my talented customers have created with my beads.  I absolutely love what Angela of Angela Smith Jewellery has done with these Pistachio Shingles.  I love how she has picked out the earthy tones in the beads with her choice of crystals and pearls.

Angela also makes stunning wedding jewellery including these fabulous knitted crowns - isn't this amazing?

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Congratulations to.....

........Jessica from Jessamine Designs.  Yay - well done!!!

Thank you to everyone that entered and I'm sorry you weren't lucky this time.  Keep an eye on the blog as I'll have another draw in the next couple of weeks.  As way of a little compensation here is a discount code for use on the Earth and Fire Beads website.  This code will give you 10% off your order (before p&p) and is valid until midnight on Friday 18th June.  Just enter 10JUN18 at the checkout and the discount will be applied.

Jessica - please could you email me to give me your address and I'll get your goodies sent out to you tomorrow.

Bye for now - Rachel x

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Giveaway time - win a set of Fritties.

I thought it was time for a competition.  I have one set of Fritties worth £7.50 up for grabs - you can choose from either the Mulberry Fritties (top) or the Cottage Garden Fritties.  So who would like to win a set of these lampwork lovelies?

Well all you have to do is leave me a comment saying which set you like to win and I'll choose a winner at random.  The draw will take place on Sunday (13/6) evening at around 7ish.

Good luck and I'll announce the winner on Sunday.

I Love Handmade

No new beads today but I just wanted to say thank you to Kevin from I love Handmade for featuring my Aegean Islands beads on his blog. These beads have sold but I may make some more when I next have some torch time.

Monday, 7 June 2010

New additions

More beads have been added to the website this morning. There are some beautiful Blueberry Marble beads. I'm pleased with these - I think I managed to capture the look of marble in them - what do you think?

I also added a new colour to the Organics range - Lava which is a fiery yet organic blend of mango and orange. Flame Organics coming back soon!

Another new addition to the Frittie range is Mulberry which is a really gorgeous mix of creamy pinky purples.

Last but not least are Aegean Islands which are beautifully organic with rich ocean turquoise and teal and ivory 'islands'.

I hope you like them - Rachel x

Friday, 4 June 2010

Fritties and Organics in stock.

I've just added a couple of sets of Cottage Garden Fritties to the shop as promised. Also there are some lovely Plum Pie fritties which have been etched. I don't normally etch these but they look really nice with a matt finish. Lastly there are 2 sets of Lavender Organics. Hopefully I'll get some Flame Organics back in the shop soon too.


I know I've said it before but I really will try to update the blog more regularly! It may just be with updates of the latest beads on the website or Folksy but I guess that's better than nothing. I just have to face it - I really don't have that much interesting to blog about :)

You may have noticed that I don't have many beads available to order on the website. I'm still making the Fritties and the Organics but I'm planning to try and keep a supply of them ready made and restock them as and when they sell out. I have some in the kiln tonight so they'll go on the website tomorrow. There will be some of the Cottage Garden Fritties so if you missed out on the last lot you should be able to grab some this time.

I'm running low on a lot of the frit blends that I've been using, particularly the one that I use for my Jeweltones Fritties. I know that these beads have been very popular so I'll make sure I get some more of that in soon. I have to order the frit in from the US so it will take a couple of weeks or so.

Rachel x