Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Now something for the men in our lives...

I do feel the gents can get a bit left out, so I thought I would have a look through all your lovely items and see if I could find great mens and unisex goodies that would make great gifts for the ones we love the most.

This is one of mine (blatant promotion!) A gorgeous Korite Matrix Opal Cabochon, set into a Sterling Silver cast ring mount in a signet ring style. Really unusual and would make a lvely gift for the man who likes jewellery that is a little different, but on classic lines.

This fantastic Heamalike and Red Tigers Eye Stretch Bracelet would look fabulous on anyone - great for the teenager you just don't know what to buy for. Find it in UniqueBeadedGems exciting shop - lots of wonderful creations there to tempt you!

I don't know of a gent that wouldn't like a more comfortable shave - maybe this would make the perfect gift for the man in your life. Using gorgeous natural ingredients, This will keep his skin baby soft. Pop by Soapure for more wonderful bathtime treats.

Winter is on its way and what chap who wants to look his best but keep warm, wouldn't like this scarf by Woolly Lakes? Knitted in a super soft and warm wool, acrylic and alpaca mix, you are sure to win some brownie points with this one - pop over to her shop for some more wonderful knits.

How about this for the F1 Fan in your life? NiftyKnits fantastic F1 Fan Meercat should bring a smile on his face. Have a look in her shop for more fantastic knitted meercats and other gorgeous creatures. Such fun!

How about this stunning Ammonite, crafted in Copper? GelertDesign has some absolutely wonderful pieces in his shop, including Celtic inspired plaques and tealight holders in a range of materials including copper, bronze and aluminium. A real treat for anyone.

I hope some of these wonderful Folksters items have inspired you. Please have a look in their shops as they have so many wonderful items that would great gift ideas for the man in your life.

Happy shopping!

Jacqueline x

Sunday, 8 August 2010

In need of a little TLC?

I thought I would write my long awaited blog about those of us with family or friends who have mobility problems, dexterity issues or for those of us in need of just a bit of TLC (most of us then!)

I started a thread in the Forums to ask all of you out in Folksy Land to show me what they have in their shops and I have decided to feature all of you who responded....
Pampering hand cream by Briallen - the perfect gift for anyone not feeling on top of the world. Her shop boasts gorgeous hand made soaps, creams and bath soaks, all made with natural ingredients. Pure indulgence.

Stunning jewellery, all with healing properties by MysticsRealm. This necklace, featuring Jasper &Turquoise would be perfect for all of us who want to feel pampered with the added benefit of healing. Please see her shop for more beautiful jewellery.

Beautiful Lavender and Rose perfumed candle by Planteventsdirect. Handmade and hand perfumed with natural essential oils - the most lovely treat for your senses. Please visit her shop for more candles and craft supplies goodies. Who wouldn't want this beautiful throw over their knees on a cold winters day? The perfect snuggler. Visit Helenjanesdesigns shop for more wonderful textile crafts - will you be able to resist???
If you are feeling chilly, what could be more perfect than this super warm Autumnal shawl, in gnomead's shop, Woolly Lakes? Great for days in or sitting out in the autumn. Lots more wonderful makes in her shop - please take a look.

How could this card fail to cheer up anyone? Wonderfully hand painted cards, vases and glass ornaments can be found at Clare's Creations shop. Stock up now for Christmas! Her ornaments are divine!

What fun! You couldn't feel low with one of these pendants to keep you company. Pop over to Angel Beads to see if she still has any of these lovely Giraffes in stock - I think you may have to be quick!

This wonderful Key Fob was handmade by Dave of Daven. It was made with arthritic hands in mind, but due to its larger size, it would be a great gift for the visually impaired too. Take a look at his shop for more fantastic wooden gifts.

This is one of my bracelet designs (blatant Promotion here!) It features Black Onyx, Sponge Coral and Carnelian gems, strung onto elastic, to make a comfortable bracelet that is easy for most people to take on and off. Great for those of us who have visual problems or dexterity issues too.

This Blue Coral Sterling Silver Necklace (another one of my designs - promote, promote, promote!) has a strong magnetic clasp closure. Perfect for those of us who struggle with fiddly clasps or who may be in a rush in the morning. Great too for those of us who just can not wear jewellery any more because we can not put it on for ourselves.

I do a lot of commission work, converting existing jewellery pieces for customers with dexterity or visual problems. If you would like to discuss any work to be carried out, do please PM me.

Last but not least, I would like to feature this lovely necklace by Maxine Veronica - unfortunately, I couldn't get the picture into the blog! Its long BoHo style and 38 inch length makes it the perfect gift for instant glamour - just slip it over your head and you are ready to go!

Here is the link http://www.folksy.com/items/531977-Long-BoHo-Chic-Shell-Necklace?shop=yes

Thank you to all of you who contributed to this blog - I just hope all the links work!

Jacqueline x