Monday, 21 October 2013

Honeymoons, birthday's and stuff

Hey lovelies,

I know, I know I have really neglected my blog lately. I mean to write one every week but the days are just zipping past at the moment and before I know it another day has been and gone and I haven't managed to get the things done I wanted to.

I have been very busy with my day job lately which has not left me with much energy left to be creative on an evening when I have the time to make things. Also two weeks ago we all went away for a few nights to Torquay for our honeymoon and we had an amazing time and last week it was my birthday!! So as you can see we have had a lot on lately and the time to be all crafty and creative has been pretty much ziltch. Oh and me and hubby treats have started watching Supernatural season 7. So shhh no spoilers or I will get really cross/sad/upset and cry!!

This is a view we found that wasn't too far away from where we were staying, pretty huh!!

So anyway we get to where we are now, fingers crossed we should be settling back into some kind of routine of day jobness and then evening crafting which is the next part of this that I have tried to keep down for as long as I can.

Pricing, I make sure the things that I do make are as beautiful as possible using beads and components that I source from literally everywhere. I try to only buy a few of the same beads so the things that I do make are all unique one off pieces. So the piece of jewellery that you are wearing that I have made is the only one out there in the world which should make you pretty darn happy!
I love what I do. I have financed the whole thing myself. The money that I make when I sell anything goes straight back into buying other new beads, toggle clasps and what ever I am running low on. I love what I do, I have a corner in my bedroom where I keep all my beading things. Tiny treats loves to come along and have a fiddle and normally quickly put what she has just picked up down and pretend that she wasn't playing with my beads!
Anyway what I am trying to say is that everything I make has been made with a lot of care, attention, time and well myself. I really take time to make sure what I have made is the best quality. But this is coming at a price and at the moment the prices that I am selling my pieces at are not covering my costs and I am loosing money as I always send things with free postage. I was at the post office today and to send one small envelope was £2.80 because I had used a very pretty little box to protect what is inside.

So you can imagine if I sell a bracelet at £10 and I have to take out £2.80 for postage that doesn't leave me with much left for the buying of the pieces that make up the jewellery and then the time that it takes to make them.
So unfortunately I am going to have to raise my prices a bit, but I am sure you understand.

Right that is enough talking, I do hear you saying where is the jewellery woman???

Here is a necklace that has a fabulous polymer clay bird threaded through the flower making a fabulous statement necklace. This is £15 plus £3 postage.

 This is a fabulous triple ribbon wrapped bangle set. It has on a stunning red polymer clay bird on one bangle, one of the other bangles is left plain and the last one has two beads wrapped onto it.
These can be worn all together as a set or each buy themselves the choice is yours. Either way this is a stunning set just waiting for the right person to come along and love them.
These are £15 and postage is £3.
Lastly we have got another new bracelet this time a super dooper special one. This has a fabulous over sized toggle clasp that is just fabulous, it has some very pretty cream glass faux pearls and also again (they get everywhere these birds) a red polymer clay bird with two very special made by me ivory lampwork beads.
These beads are the first ones I have actually made into some jewellery so this is a piece of Catherynne's Treats history!
This bracelet again is £15 with £3 postage.

So there you go, what I have been up to pretty much for the last month.
I know some of it is pretty serious but I hope you will understand. If you do like the jewellery in this blog they are all ready and waiting for someone to snap them up and love them as much as I did making them. Just give me a nudge and they will be yours.

Right I will push off now and let you get back to doing what you were doing before I interrupted you, and I am off to make a cuppa I am dying for a cup of tea!!

Take care and speak soon

Catherynne's Treats