Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Well it's nearly school holidays here in Sth Oz.
After a very hectic past month, I've decided to shut up shop for the next couple of weeks to get some R&R and finish off a few projects.

We'll hopefully head down to the beach house for a couple of days relaxation and some swimming and fishing!

I also have a stall coming up on 14th November at the
Lollipop Markets Christmas Launch
and I need to get a few pieces done.
VERY excited about this launch!

See you when I get back!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Over the next week or so the
will be holding their first Handmade Cooperative {MEGA GIVEAWAY}.
The fantastic competion that Handmade Cooperative - Australian Handmade 4 Kids Blog are having starts TODAY.
Their first prize package will be released at 7pm TONIGHT!
Check out more info regarding the giveaway and have a look at a sample of the gorgeous prizes on offer.
Some of the prizes include items from Halle Jay, Anika, kiddilicious, B & Me, Little Fish Creations & Selkie Smith Design....just to name a few!
There are prizes from over 25 coop members on offer.
CHECK IT OUT!!  I'm sure there's something in there that you will fall in love with!

Handmade Cooperative - Australian Handmade 4 Kids also have a Facebook Page.  So why don't you check it out as well and become a Fan.  I definately am!
Some other things that I've been playing with....
In between orders, kids, sport, tractor driving and gophering!! I've been able to sit down and create a couple of pieces that I've had on the to do list.
The PMC3 Charm Bracelet I've been wanting to do for a number of years!  I finally bit the bullet and purchased some PMC3 and had a go.....not bad for a first attempt.
Can be a little tricky at first!
The Rhodochrosite I've had sitting on my bench for the past couple of months along with a few other shapes.  I've been trying to get the Fine Silver Bezel, but I've had problems with the supplier.  So I finally got it done.  And not a bad result I must say.
The cuff I made for Linda from Lulu froufrou♥
It was a donation for a Breast Cancer Fundraiser Raffle.

Have a great week

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Circle of Friends

Wow!! I received this Circle of Friends Award from the lovely Narelle from
I have been asked to share 5 things that I love and then pass on this award to 5 other fellow bloggers. 
  •  My Family......Unconditional LOVE...they keep me grounded and give me inspiration
  •  My Life......where else would I ever want to be
  •  My Granma......she's going through a very rough stage at the moment and I love her unconditionally.  She was my inspiration growing up and still is today.  She's my link to my past
  • Hot Pink & Black......just LOVE the colours together.  I've made so many rugbys for myself and a LOT are Hot Pink & Black!
  • Dark Chocolate & Zero Coke......well do I really need a reason!
 And now the hard part of picking 5 of the lovely & talented Blog friends that I follow.
OK that was pretty hard because ALL of the blogs that I follow are truly inspirational

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I'm BACK!!

Well I've been totally blown over with the amount of orders that I've had in the past couple of weeks.  Some people are VERY organised in getting their Mother's Day pressies organised well before the day!  Me - NOT.  I need to think of what I can get the MIL!  She never needs anything as she's always doing something for everyone else.
Hmmmm what to get?
I'm thinking gardening because she LOVES to spend time in the garden, especially with the grandies.  Must put my thinking cap on and get organised.
Here's a couple of pieces that I've been working on
{True Love Clam Shell}

I'm also loving this Store Fairydust Design  And it's located here in South Australia!!
They also have a Facebook page here
Fairydust.....home of stylish stationery and accessories for your children.
Including invitations, birth announcements, lolly bags, placemats, paper party bunting, bag tags, labels, framed prints, wall letters and hair accessories.
The kids have been on at me for ages to order them something from Fairydust
I'm liking this one for the boy

Well as I'm writing this I've just received another order.  So I'm off to sort some orders and package them up and start some more.
Someone's getting a whole lotta love this Mother's Day.
Till next time

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Ok so I've been pretty slack with my blog!
Well I've been really busy with orders and I also had a wonderful time at Mathilda's Market in Adelaide....lots and lots of orders!!

Here's a little of what I've been up to... 
sweet little bracelet....lovely gift for a little Princess
Copper Soldered Star Pendant - Family Clam Shell - Square Double Layered Initial Pendant

My Family Custom Keepsake Necklace

Personalised Dog Tag

I also met some wonderful and very talented designers at Mathilda's Market.You might like to check these out....

They all have a Facebook Page, so be sure to become a fan....I have!!
Such talented South Aussies!!

OH....and whilst you are on sure to check out WHO Adelaide
Need to get the word out about YOU or what you do?
Then check this FANTASTIC Page out!!

They are currently pre-selling this Issue - It will be out April 18, 2010
Order yours NOW!!

Never know what you might find in there!!!!

Well I'm off to help in the Shearing Shed....we're shearing lambs today and guess who gets to do the innoculating and drenching....LUCKY me!!

Till my next blog

Friday, March 5, 2010

Mathilda's Market {ADELAIDE}

Well everything's done....I HOPE!!
Now all I have to do is take the girls for their last basketball game of the season and be back home tonight around 10.30.....then up at 5am ish!! and head back to Adelaide for the FIRST Mathilda's Market. Woo Hoo!!
I don't even think I'm going to sleep!!
But I need to get a little sleep because it's 140km to get there.
Hope to see some faces tomorrow that are behind all these blogs!!

Whilst you are having a read, why don't you head on over and check out
Some more yummy products for you to have a squizz at.
We have some VERY talented people down here in Oz!!

See you next week.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Handmade Kids are having their very first giveaway of the year and here is a great giveaway that you are going to {♥LOVE♥}.
With so many HMK fans who love Saffron Craig Fabric, who can resist this fabulous prize?

Saffron Craig is giving away one of her Fantastic Fairies Fabric Bundles, which consists of all four designs in the Fantastic Fairies Range.

Tulip Fairy: 50cm / 19.5″
Fairies in Flowers: 50cm / 19.5″
Fairy Circle: 50cm / 19.5″
Loveheart Fairies: 50cm / 19.5″
Valued at $50
For full details go to Handmade Kids

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Handmade Cooperative - Australian Handmade 4 Kids

The creators of the Handmade Cooperative - Australian Handmade 4 Kids are here to open the door to the awesome, creative world of Australian handcrafted items for your children!
Written by crafters for shoppers, they bring you a weekly post of the latest products out in the handcraft market place, as offered by dedicated artisans. An intriguing central theme tells an interesting story each week and help you to put together a look for your child; be it their clothes, accessories, rooms, and more!
They would love for you to join them and follow along!
They'd love to hear from you if you have an idea of what you would like to see.
So head on over and have a look here

Saturday, February 27, 2010

{Madeit Giveaway}

{Madeit Giveaway}

To celebrate their {NEW SHOPPING CART} and their {BIRTHDAY} are giving away five $30 madeit gift vouchers to five buyers who use their shopping cart & buy
item(s) over the weekend.

**All purchases on Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 February 2010 will go into the draw. Winners will be notified on Monday 1st head on over via the following link**

and don't forget.....if you ♥ it share it!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

{Mathilda's Market} ADELAIDE

Yes ADELAIDE....I'm sooo excited that Mathilda's Market are coming to Adelaide.
Mind you that means I've got a 5am wake up call so I can travel the 140km to Adelaide and get there in time!

I'm so excited! On Saturday 6 March I will be showcasing my wares at Mathilda's Market. This is a fabulous niche market that offers unique, stylish and affordable baby & kids goods that are lovingly handmade or of limited production.
The retailers are hand picked to ensure an exciting product range.
It's a kid's shopping heaven.
Better yet, most of the retailers do not have a shop front, so you know you'll find something special, not available anywhere else.
Please come and see my stand at Mathilda’s Market from 9am to 1pm at the Loreto College, Marryatville - 316 Portrush Rd Marryatville.
Entry and parking is free!
For a sneak preview, have a look at the website and enjoy a browse through the photos of all participants.
I look forward to seeing you there!

 So it's back to work peeps.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


I had so much fun creating this {Bloom Pendant}
I've hand cut the flower, accented and slightly domed it and soldered the centre and hand stamped the initial "n" in my new script stamp set.
Accented with a gorgeous purple swarovski pearl. LOVE IT!
This particular one is for my daughter's friend's birthday....hope she likes it.
Since listing it on my Halle Jay Facebook Page I've had 3 orders already.  And another donated to a charity.  So 4 orders in a matter of 4 hours!

You can get yours here
I've also been mucking around with riveting and I came up with these

Copper and Sterling Silver
All pure Copper
Till next time

Sunday, January 31, 2010


Jennifer from Zooprie does an amazing job with designing banners for your blog or web store. She made mine and I've also purchased stickers and stamps from this lovely lady. You can check out her blog and she also has an etsy store here Zoopri Store

Saturday, January 30, 2010

That's right you read it right!!
Halle Jay is having a giveaway!!

Here it is........If we can get Halle Jay to 200 fans on Facebook....I will put all of Halle Jay's Fans into a draw and 1 Fan will receive an *Initial Necklace* absolutely free - that's a necklace valued at $35 + free start suggesting the Halle Jay page to ALL your friends to go into the draw!

Cut off date is Sunday 7th Feb...let's see if you can do it!

Please note: Necklace will NOT come with the cricket charm.....Initial Disc ONLY strung onto Stainless Steel Ball Chain.

To be eligible you MUST become a fan of Halle Jay on Facebook
So click here on Halle Jay and start recommending and if you aren't already....become a fan of Halle Jay yourself!
***Sorry but this offer is only available to Australian & New Zealand residents***

Wednesday, January 27, 2010



The winner of the Halle Jay $50 voucher is Wendy M


I will contact you via email to confirm details

A very BIG THANK YOU to all of you that voted for my Halle Jay Store in the

I really appreciate it and all your wonderful comments....

Stay tuned for more give aways

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hi Everyone

Just wondering if you could all do me a teensy weensy favour......

The wonderful Jemma and Caz at Handmade Kids are running a "HMK Rising Star Award"!!  AND I'd LOVE you to nominate my Halle Jay Store on Madeit for this WONDERFUL prize!!

Ok peeps here is what you have to can cut and paste this if you like.  I've also attached the link to all the info Handmade Kids *Rising Star Award*

1. email Jemma at Handmade Kids with the subject ...line saying "NOMINATION"

2. answer two questions which are:

Q1 What is the url of the store nominated - which is: (that's me!!)

Q2 Why do you nominate them?

So that is it!  Now for the incentive....DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!

If you nominate Halle Jay and CC your nomination email to me at  you will go into the draw for a $50 gift voucher to put towards ANYTHING you like from Halle Jay.  Doesn't have to be jewellery, can be an Oilcloth bag etc.  YOUR CHOICE - ANYTHING!!  Pretty fab incentive don't you think!

So tell ALL of your friends, and CC me in on those emails to, because everyone you tell will be another entry just for you!!  That's right, an extra entry per person that you tell!!  So get your email address books out and start sending!!

SO.......1 entry for the nomination if I get a CC email and 1 entry for every person you email about how to nominate Halle Jay if I get a CC email as many can you do??? go on and get emailing my wonderful friends.  The Nominations close midnight Australia Day 26th January.

The winner of the $50 voucher will be announced on Wednesday 27th January.

A great big, big, BIG THANK YOU!


Wednesday, January 6, 2010