Big Skies Jewellery’s New Website

Big Skies Jewelley has moved to the following location: http://www.bigskiesjewellery.com

My blog has moved there and my followers were to have been moved there as well, but I am not sure that has happened! So this post is for those that may not have across with me and would like to find me. My new site is still hosted by WordPress, so it all pretty much looks and works the same ūüôā

Just Because It’s Friday Photo…..

This week’s photo is of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.¬† Whilst travelling recently we had a 6 hour stopover in Instanbul and decided to leave the airport and see a little of the city.¬† What an amazing building this is!

So here it is,¬†a cool picture to make you smile…….just because hey, it‚Äôs Friday!

This week:¬†Blue Mosque,¬†Istanbul –¬†Turkey

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(Have a look at some other cool pictures here.)

Happy Friday!

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100 Etsy Sales!!

I am celebrating having reached my 100th sale in my Etsy shop! There is something rather wonderful about moving from 2 digits into 3 digits and reaching such a nice big round number.  I also just made it within my 1 year Etsy anniversary, which is in 2 weeks time.

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A big THANK YOU to all my lovely customers and supporters out there.

A special thank you also goes to Mr Big Skies Jewellery for his unwavering belief in me and my endeavours, and for a) letting our house become overrun by beads; b) listening to me¬†talk incessantly¬†about all things beading; c) still managing to look interested when I say “what do you think of this” for the umpteenth time; and d) devoting precious weekend time to bead/supply shopping.

This is the necklace that was my 100th sale – purchased by Caroline as a birthday present for her mom.

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Big Skies Jewellery’s 100th Sale – Onyx and Turquoise Howlite adjustable necklace

Mom is receiving a pair of complimentary matching earrings and Caroline has received a nice discount voucher by way of a thank you.

Here’s to the next 100 sales ūüôā

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Classic Combination – Onyx and Snowflake Obsidian

Today I would like to feature one of my favourite gemstone combinations Рglossy faceted black Onyx with lovely speckled Snowflake Obsidian.  I think these two stones were made to go together, they just seem to bring out the best in each other.  They are separated here by tiny square bright silvertone spacer beads.

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Black Onyx and Snowflake Obsidian Gemstone Necklace – designed and created by Big Skies Jewellery

What makes this necklace work for me is the contrasting textures of the faceted onyx and the smooth snowflake obsidian.  My three favourite jewelry design basics are contrasting shapes, mixed textures and top quality gemstones Рthis necklace has all three.  It also has a great feeling of balance too, which is also important in my jewelry designs.

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Onyx and Snowflake Obsidian Necklace – $46 from Big Skies Jewellery

This is the third iteration of this necklace that I have made, each one has been slightly different but the design fundamentals have been the same.  (The previous two versions however both sold before I was able to share them here!)

I have just listed this necklace in my Etsy shop; if you would like to see this and other beautiful gemstone pieces, please do come and visit: http://www.etsy.com/shop/bigskiesjewellery

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Snowflake Obsidian and Onyx Necklace by Big Skies Jewellery

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