Tuesday, 22 June 2010


I'm sporting a new look today.  After a lovely sunny day and a delicious pub lunch by a canal, I've come home to find that the left half of me is lobster pink.  Silly me, with hindsight I would have turned 180 degrees during dessert to baste the other side!

Hopefully there will be some sunshine tomorrow so I can stand in the garden for half an hour and even up the sunburn.  I might even pull a few weeds while I'm there.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Here's the next lot of goodies up for grabs.  A couple of necklaces this time - one chainmaille, one wire wrapped.

For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, let me go through it again quickly.  I'm offering these pieces at absolutely knockdown prices.  If you like them, all you need to do is email me at aerisdesigns@live.co.uk with your name, the name of the piece you like, and the highest price you're willing to pay for it.

I'll choose the highest bidder by 12 noon this coming Wednesday and the piece is yours if you want it at the price you've picked.  It's that simple.

Purple Shaggy Chainmaille Necklace
Sterling silver chain, enamel-coated copper rings.
Measures approximately 16" or 40.5cm in length

Original selling price: £22.00

Make me an offer starting price:  £5.99

Sterling Silver and Glass Bead Wire Wrapped Necklace
Measures just over 16" or 41cm in length

Original selling price:  £28.00

Make me an offer starting price:  £8.60

These are both very labour-intensive pieces, and I'm loathe to take them apart (but I will if nobody bids on them).  Grab them quick if you want them, they'll be in pieces by the end of the week otherwise!

We have a winning bidder...

Well, that didn't go too badly for a first attempt! The Flower Post earrings were a clear favourite, the winning bidder being the lovely Tracy from DK Crystal Designs on Folksy. Tracey sells some really unique things in her shop, my favourite being her little wood and button bag charms:

The other 3 pieces up for bidding... well, they were clearly not so popular, receiving a total of 0 bids! I shall attempt to turn them into something far more stunning by the end of the week. Or I might just melt them down, it really depends on my mood...

I'll post up another showcase later on tonight, this time there'll be some necklaces too.

Happy Fathers' Day!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Make Me An Offer...

Over the past couple of years I have made a lot of jewellery. I mean hundreds of pieces. Some have fitted beautifully into my Folksy shop and become repeat sellers. Some I have loved so much I've kept them for myself (oops!), and some have been one-off designs that have gone to new homes and are hopefully loved and cared for.

Then there's the others. There's absolutely nothing wrong with them, they're all made with care and attention to detail, but despite listing them on Folksy and Etsy over the last year, they just haven't sold. Maybe the price is a little too high, or the right person just hasn't spotted them.

Whatever the case, they're now languishing in a big cardboard box doing absolutely no good to anyone. Which makes me very sad.

So, here's what I've decided to do. Twice a week (Wednesday and Sunday) I will be showcasing a selection of undiscovered treasures here on my blog. The price shown next to them will be the absolute minimum price I can sell each piece for without making a loss. It will include the cost of materials, a small overhead and a little extra to cover postage costs.

Here's where you come in. If you spot a piece that you love, email me at aerisdesigns@live.co.uk and tell me the name of the piece and the price you're prepared to pay for it. At the end of the showcase I'll contact the highest bidder and the piece will be yours.

Wednesday showcases will end at 12 noon the following Sunday.
Sunday showcases will end at 12 noon the following Wednesday.

Ready for the first "Make Me An Offer"? Here goes...

Little Fishes

Original price: £14

Make Me An Offer Starting Price: £4.30

Flower Posts

Original price: £21

Make Me An Offer Starting Price: £5.00

Crystal Drops

Original price: £17

Make Me An Offer Starting Price: £5.70

Silver Doughnuts

Original price: £18

Make Me An Offer Starting Price: £6.20

All earrings are sterling silver, with handmade earwires.

Don't forget, email me at aerisdesigns@live.co.uk with your name, the name of the piece, and your best price (P&P is included already), and you may find yourself getting a real bargain!

I'll let the winning bidder know on Sunday, and then I'll be posting some more treasures up here for another Make Me An Offer showcase. Good luck!