Monday, January 21, 2013

Current obsession: semi-precious gemstones

What a keeper... a real gem! For the past few months I've been in luuurve with semi-precious gemstones. 

Used in jewellery for their great beauty, gemstones also possess many spiritual properties. For centuries many people have kept these stunning minerals close at hand for hopes of gaining emotional and physical healing, good luck and inner harmony. I'm yet to fully explore the associated "power" specific gemstones hold (WIP) but I certainly appreciate their beauty.

What a collection of stunning colours and textures!


A love for gemstones can only lead to one thing... an obsession with gemstone jewellery. At the moment I'm totally "digging" (haha..get it?) rough/natural gemstones set in rustic metals. You can find some amazing pieces on sites such as etsy - my tip would be to search for "gem name' + natural + ring" etc. Below are a few of the beauties I found online x


Rustic Amethyst necklace, Etsy $29
Aquamarine silver bracelet, Toosis $155. This is my favourite item from the above selection. Aquamarine is such a *stunning* stone. It not only reminds me of the ocean but also elegant shards of ice when roughly cut. The unique shaping and metal work make this bracelet really special. I'm in love!
♥ Crystallised sugar studs, Uncommon Goods, SALE $19.99. Not exactly gemstones haha, but these crystallised sugar earrings are mega sweet.
Lucia Mar cocktail ring, Dannijo Sold out :-(

I'm interested to know.. Do if you use gemstones for spiritual purposes? Or just for their beauty? 

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy 2013 to my lovely readers x
I hope you had a magical Christmas and New Years with your loved ones.


What did you get up to? I'd love to hear :-)

I had a FANTASTIC time with my family, friends and amazing partner. Sometimes you can get too swept up in the "day to day" chores to enjoy the really important people and things you have in your life. I know these sorts of posts usually come out at the start of January but you know what.. I don't care haha, I've been a little pre-occupied but STILL wanted to send my well wishes x

I was MEGA spoilt for Christmas! Don't worry I'm not going to list EVERY present I received but I think you'd really like these ones...


♥ Jump From Paper, First Date cartoon bag
This bag is wicked! I love it and it's a total mind flip, you're not sure whether this bad is REAL..Is it a CARTOON? Is it DRAWN onto the pictures? WHO KNOWS? I love it I love it I love it! My lovely partner bought this for me and if you want one too you can find it online here.


♥ Kirbee Lawler, wooden squirrel brooch
How stunning? I'm in love with this woodland squirrel brooch that my best friend, Sami bought for me. I want to wear it all the time (but I must not neglect my other pretties!)

♥ Sweet Treats brownie maker
My friends SURE do know me haha... Cute things, squirrels, SWEETS! This brownie maker boasts it 'Bakes 8 delicious homemade brownies in minutes!" mmmm yummy!


♥ iPad $$$
I didn't get an iPad for Christmas but my Mum and Dad gifted money to put towards buying one :-).. I'm really looking forward to this purchase! I'm going to buy an iPad 4 with wi-fi, I'm a little undecided on whether to go 16GB or 32GB. I'm looking forward to using apps that will help with my business and subscribing to craft magazines such as Mollie Makes and Crochet Today :-)

What did you get for Christmas?