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coco necklace by sailorgirl jewelry
day 5 – the coco necklace

Day 5 of my 30 New Pieces of Jewelry in 30 Days – The Coco necklace! Coco sat there happily screaming “pretty! pretty! pretty!”. And yes, Coco was very pretty. Coco was a Seychelles Eclectus parrot and she was more…

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sea spray earrings by sailorgirl jewelry
day 4 – sea spray earrings

  Day 4 of my 30 New Pieces of Jewelry in 30 Days – The sea spray earrings! Where the water meets the sand in the crash of a wave, and the spray flies in my face, that’s where these…

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jewel sparkle mini strand necklace by sailorgirl jewelry
day 3 – jewel sparkle mini strand necklace

Peridot, amethyst, emeralds… gorgeous lovely sparkly jewels. I adore bright shiny gemstones, the bigger the better. If I were a pirate I would ignore the gold doubloons, I just want a treasure chest filled with sparkly stones. In the meantime,…

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spring fling bracelet by sailorgirl jewelry
day 2 – spring fling bracelet

The sun is out today, a nice pale yellow, the same yellow as the tulips in the park. And the daffodils. They perfectly match the lovely light green leaves, don’t you love fresh spring green? I added in some blue…

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water opal earrings by sailorgirl jewelry
day 1 – water opal earrings

Day 1 of my 30 New Pieces of Jewelry in 30 Days – The Water Opal Earrings! Of course I am beginning my 30 Day challenge with something water based! Opals are my birthstone (October) and I love them because…

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may 16 giveaway
may 2016 giveaway

My brain is about to explode!!! There is so much colour swirling in my head! Everywhere I go I see colour combinations, purple pansies with black centres, green leaves against blue sky, red peppers with white cauliflower. It’s everywhere and…

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apr 16 winner
April winner!

Effervescent. Ecstatic. Sunshine. Serendipitious. Joy. BINGO! Wahoo. Launch. Sparkle. Bouquet. Waves. PUPPIES! Happy words, all of them. Words that make your mouth laugh just saying them. Everyone has happy words. I wanted to know yours so I asked. Lots of…

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30 30 2016
the 30 in 30 Challenge is back! May 1!

Oh boy oh boy oh boy! After a creative hiatus (vacation) I am ALMOST back in the studio! And my brain is SO stuffed with ideas I think my head is going to explode! This is the fourth year I’m…

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dreams stars_done
and we have a winner!

Every month I give away one piece of fabulous Sailorgirl Jewelry! Why? Because I can. SInce this was the first giveaway of the new year, I was thinking of possibilities and that lead me to ask you, what is a…

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smzoe
spring giveaway!

Spring, spring, spring, happy times!  Full of flowers and birdies! One of my favourite birds is Zoe, she’s a Scarlet Macaw parrot and the inspiration behind my Zoe pendant. Perfect for spring! In the spirit of spring, I am giving…

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anchor yourself to your dreams and the stars by sailorgirl jewelry
first giveaway of 2016!

It’s the first giveaway of the year. New years always make me think of possibilities. So much can be accomplished in a whole year can’t it? Me, there’s all sorts of things I want to get done this year. Like…

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dec 2015 winner
december 2015 winner

My giveaway for the month of December goes to Tobyn! Tobyn (smart lady) increased her chances of winning by tweeting the contest AND posting it on Facebook. Tobyn is the lucky recipient of a World is Your Oyster necklace, one…

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nov 15
and the november 2015 winner is…

Oh that was a bad idea. We talked candy, Halloween candy. The past month with my 3 huge holiday shows was a tough one and a sugar fuelled one. Perhaps we should have talked about veggies because with all that…

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the world is your oyster necklace by sailorgirl jewelry
December 2015 giveaway!

DECEMBER GIVEAWAY As always at this time of year, I’m beginning my annual review. I look at what happened this year and I dream of what I want to happen in the upcoming year. It’s a time of reflection and…

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october giveaway! by sailorgirl jewelry
october 2015 winner!

Back in my last newsletter I told you that I was debating on creating work based on birthstones. And I asked for your opinions. What was your birthstones and did you wear it? Muchas gracias for all your responses, SO…

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november giveaway at sailorgirl jewelry
november 2015 giveaway!

It was a tough choice deciding what to give away this month. Right now there’s a HUGE amount of beads and jewelry on my bench, so much I can’t even see the table top anymore. So I shall let you…

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a guide to chain lengths
a guide to chain lengths

Customers have been asking for ages for a really long chain, like you see in all the magazines. So I sourced out some really nice 36″ long chains. Wow, 36″ is really long! I found that for me it is…

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october giveaway! by sailorgirl jewelry
october 2015 giveaway

With my upcoming birthday and with several requests, I’ve been thinking of birthstones. I admit, I’ve never really paid much attention to this. However they seem to be throwing themselves at me recently and when the universe throws a stone…

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desert at night by sailorgirl jewelry
and the September winner is…

Solid pops of colour. Yes. I am in the mood for these. I’d be hard pressed to choose between blue and green as my favourite, depends on my mood. And I’m picky about what shade of green but blues can…

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tech talk torch by sailorgirl jewelry
tech talk – my torch!

For me, the best part of every day – after my morning latte – is firing up my torch and crafting dazzling, happy beads. But this is not a tiki-torch or the British for ‘flashlight’. It’s a small, stainless steel,…

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ttt what is lampworking by sailorgirl jewelry
tech talk tuesday!

Lampworking is a kind of hot glasswork where a torch is used to melt glass. Once the glass is molten, the worker forms it by blowing or shaping it with tools and movements. Lampwork is used to create glass beads,…

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motorcyle in australia
deserts

Once upon a time, in a land far away, in an alternate universe,  I rode a motorcycle across Australia. It was hot, it was dusty and sometimes the distances were unbelievably long and boring. I loved it. The interior of…

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tech talk. some like it hot…
tech talk. some like it hot…

You know when you do something all the time how it becomes second nature to you? And you forget that not everyone knows what you’re doing or why you’re doing it. Glass is like that. I walk into my studio,…

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tech talk tuesday at sailorgirl jewelry
introducing… Tech Talk Tuesdays

Introducing…. Recently I had a couple of visitors into my studio and they were blown away by how much equipment I have to make beads. I forget sometimes that not everyone knows what the COE of my glass is or…

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september 2015 giveaway!
september 2015 giveaway!

Solid pops of colour. Yes. I am in the mood for these. I’d be hard pressed to choose between blue and green as my favourite, depends on my mood. And I’m picky about what shade of green but blues can…

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electric watermelon mini bead bracelet by Sailorgirl Jewelry
winner!

It’s not your fault, really it’s not. I shouldn’t have asked. All that talk of ice cream flavours, and… well…. I had to try as many of them as suggested. Although I really have to find where to get some…

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electric watermelon mini bead bracelet by Sailorgirl Jewelry
august 2015 giveaway!

August has to be one of the most delicious months! Hanging out at the fruit shop is such a feast for my eyes. Oh the strawberries! the raspberries! the mangoes! such amazing colours. Even better when they are turned into…

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we have a winner!
we have a winner!

Over the past 6 shows one of the most frequent things I’ve heard is “oh, you have so much new work!” Why yes I do. It’s because I did that 30/30 challenge in May. I did promise you a blog…

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life is a beach necklace by sailorgirl jewelry
June 2015 giveaway!

Help me out here people. As much as I love every single bead and piece of jewelry I make I can’t make all of them all the time. So I will continue to make those that others love too. What…

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30 2015 done by sailorgirl jewelry
the 30/30 challenge round up

Done! Check! Finito! Oh boy, that was a LOT of work! And I enjoyed every minute of it! (I lie, there were a few minutes that I didn’t enjoy as much, and those were coming up with names towards the…

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