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If You Wish To Find Out More About Me the Maker - Here Are A Few Questions Answered!

As some of you know I am reasonably new to this blogging lark and realised that I kind of jumped in with both feet without really introducing myself. So, I thought I would engage with you all through my facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/MaisyPlum/ and decided to ask those of you who may be interested what you would like to know......It could be about me personally, my business, hobbies etc. Well I had some great questions asked and so I thought I would answer them here for you to gain a little insight about me.  So here goes...... Question: How long have you been making jewellery and have you any other crafts that you enjoy? Answer: I have been making jewellery for...

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A Customer Request

I recently had a request from a wonderful customer that was a little different for me. I was asked to make her a hair barrette in copper for her up and coming wedding day. The spec I was given was It had to be made in copper Preferably shiny. The shape of a wishbone - as these hold a special meaning Forget-me-not flowers had to feature somewhere A hair barrette that would stay put!  Don't PANIC!!! I decided initially that I would probably mold it from copper clay, however, on reflection, this was not going to work as it was going to be too heavy to stay put, once it was fired. So, after much deliberation, I worked on forging my...

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Colourful Stud Earrings Are Perfect for Holidays!

  I am on a mission to make more stud earrings....I love my studs - I love them so much I am hard pressed to wear anything else! Being a maker of enamel jewellery I am always trying to find ways to make stud earrings that are a little different to what is already out there. You also know that hearts feature a lot in my designs and I thought this may be a good place to start. So I made some sterling silver heart studs that are so dinky and teeny weeny they would work for anyone. I set about the fiddly task of enameling them in a few colours and I have to say they are more gorgeous...

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Fabulous Jam!

Well Hello There! I do hope you are enjoying this delightful weather! It's fabulous to be able to just sit outside and eat brekkie or dinner in the fresh air!   Talking about food..... I have a thing about jam at the moment. I try to limit myself, but every now and then I get that craving to demolish something sweet that isn't chocolate and so jam is it! The other day I had one of these cravings and decided to seek out something a little different, as whilst I love a strawberry jam, I fancied being a little more adventurous. So, I took to Twitter - a great place for discovering new things/ businesses. During a particular twitter hour called...

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Trying My Hand at Needle Felt

Happy New Year    and best wishes for a successful 2017   So, Christmas disappeared in a flurry of activity and pressie opening and as usual too many mince pies were eaten and too much mulled wine was consumed! No wonder I got to the point where I suddenly hit a brick wall of exhaustion!  In order to relax and unwind we spent our days dog walking, chilling with the kids and ermmmm eating!!! One thing I was determined to do was to try my hand at Needle Felting. I have always admired this craft and didn't have a clue how to do it, so I ordered a kit and watched a few YouTube videos. I bought my kit from...

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