Monday, 24 January 2011

A tentative hello

Just wanted to say that if there is anyone out there's who still pops in I bet you've been wondering where I've been. Well it's been quite a time since I last blogged and that is due to a mixture of not having much time being really busy with work and the animals through the summer and THEN I went to Venice in September and managed to pick up the most horrible virus which I've not recovered from yet! I never knew a virus could last so long or make you so ill - the hospital said it could last up to a year! Well I'm feeling better on most days but I blimmin well hope this one doesn't go on for a year, I'm taking a tonic and vitamin c and zinc to help my immune system so fingers crossed I'll be firing on all cylinders soon. I hate being poorly LOL

I've not done any jewellery making, silver smithing or lampworking for months and months and to be honest I'm struggling to get the energy and enthusiasm up to do either any time soon.

I have been doing a bit of card making when I've had the energy and been in the mood so I could share some of that with you if you're interested.

Anyway I do hope that you are all well and have had a great Christmas and New Year and I wish you all the very best for a HEALTHY and prosperous 2011

With love
Monkey x

Monday, 10 May 2010

Free Flower Necklace Giveaway

I want to show you this. This beauty is made by my friend Trudi, she makes the glass beads herself and turns them into jewellery gorgeousness.

You won't believe this but Trudi is giving it away! YES really!!!


Yes, you read that right, I’m giving this summery flower necklace away! Made with my lampwork bead, it has been perfectly teamed with Swarovski crystals, sterling silver and hand dyed silk. The silk is approx 20” long with knotted ends so you can tie this to a length that suits you!All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is to become a fan of the Glittering Prize Facebook page go to the page and press the “like it” button - and then leave me a nice wall message for me before 4pm Monday 17th May. Simples!I will then use my random generator (Jojo!) to select a winner!Trudi x

Tuesday, 4 May 2010


Here's what I made at the weekend, theres some more in my Flickr album if you want to have a look, just click on the link to the right of the page and it should take you there.

Heres what I made with the Amber Beads

I did say I would show you :O) Sorry - It's not a good photo.
Made with my own hand made lampwork beads and sterling silver.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Just got this by email - made me larf it did.

So I thought I would share it with you lovely people......

Husband Store

A store that sells new husbands has opened in New York City , where a woman may go to choose a husband.

Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates:You may visit this store ONLY ONCE!

There are six floors and the value of the products increase as the shopper ascends the flights. The shopper may choose any item from a particular floor, or may choose to go up to the next floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building!

So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband.

On the first floor the sign on the door reads:Floor 1 - These men Have JobsShe is intrigued, but continues to the second floor,

where the sign reads: Floor 2 - These men Have Jobs and Love Kids.'That's nice,' she thinks, 'but I want more.'So she continues upward.

The third floor sign reads: Floor 3 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, and are Extremely Good Looking.'Wow,' she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.

She goes to the fourth floor and the sign reads: Floor 4 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Good Looking and Help With Housework.'Oh, mercy me!' she exclaims, 'I can hardly stand it!'Still, she goes to the fifth floor

and the sign reads:Floor 5 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Gorgeous, Help with Housework, and Have a Strong Romantic Streak.She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor,

where the sign reads:Floor 6 - You are visitor 31,456,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store.

PLEASE NOTE:To avoid gender bias charges, the store's owner opened a New Wives store just across the street.

The first floor has wives that love sex.

The second floor has wives that love sex and have money and like beer.

The third, fourth, fifth and sixth floors have never been visited.

Hope it made you smile too

Monday, 26 April 2010

I've just joined Facebook!

..........and I haven't got a clue what I'm doing on there LOL

Still we all have to start somewhere.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Some people make me sick!

I have just been into a tack shop to get something for my pony, whilst I was having a look around for it the 'lady' behind the till was talking to someone whom I assumed to be a rep of some kind.

She asked him if they "sold spurs with balls on the end" he replied "yes" "and we also do some like chocolate buttons shape"

"Ah good" she said "because when I kick the sh*t out of him I don't want them to leave marks"

She then caught my eye and asked if she could help me - I gave her a filthy look, said no thank you and walked out of the shop!

I then got in the car and drove another 10 miles out of my way to get what I wanted from another tack shop.

I am so, so cross with myself that I didn't actually say why I wasn't spending my money with her!

Sorry to sound off but there's nobody else to tell
Grrrrr... thanks for listening.