My top three things that are inspiring me right now.

So every now and then my creative mojo decides to take some time out, it can be quite rude as it never tells me when or where it's going, it just waltzes off without a second thought about what I'm going to do without it. Well mojo, I have news for you, it seems I too can do with a break from you! If you're a creative person then you will probably understand where I'm coming from. It can be really frustrating when creative block hits, but I've discovered a few things that have been a welcome distraction and source of inspiration so I thought I'd share them with you. Ok so the first one is something I do all the time and that is reading, at the minute I'm completely involved with 'The seven sisters' by Lucinda Riley, I'm on book three, I love getting involved in any book series that involves at least two time lines and strong creative women. The second is my latest podcast find http://creativewomeninternational.com/ amazing! I am finding this blog/podcast the absolute food for my soul and can heartily recommend it for anyone thinking of starting (or already running) a creative business.
And lastly, I'm a little addicted the app Word swag! Ok so you have to pay for it but, oh my goodness it's soooo worth it! See pic above. I love all the beautiful fonts that you can add to your photos and it is so easy to use! Perfect for tinkering about with whilst your mojo is contemplating coming back to you. So there we have it, my three must haves right now. I'd love to know what keeps you going when your mojo get up and goes!

Emma x


Designing jewellery

Designing and making jewellery.

So a few years back I went on a jewellery making course which I loved! After I finished the course you can imagine what came next, yes, stuff kept cropping up and I didn't make a single piece, that is until now. With the garden and flower plot being a soggy mess and the house as clean as it will ever be with a messy family, dog and the odd chicken roaming inside, I started to seek out things I could create from my garden room. I had a flash back to my jewellery course so decided to start there, I'm hooked!

Green amethyst and sterling silver earrings.

I love a bit of sparkle and sad to admit my collecting habit started very young when I used to collect semi precious stones, it's like I've just stumbled across my childhood again, only this time I can actually make something from them!
I wanted my pieces to be stylish and wearable with a slight twist on the classics, using high quality stones and not glass, high end costume jewellery I suppose.

As I can't seem to stop making things,  I'm going to be selling my pieces (if I can part with them) on my store.

This little twist bracelet is for my friend, it's her birthday this weekend and I wanted to make her something special.

Gold twist and aquamarine bangle.

Have you got a long lost hobby or any forgotten projects? Maybe you can share them with me and we can encourage each other to keep going.

Emma x

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