Jewellery and bujutsu?


This blog is about two important parts of my life: martial arts (under the Dentokan umbrella) and making jewellery.

Please join in - there'll be ponderings on processes, and pictures of processes (maybe not in my gi, though...) but in both jewells and bujutsu I've got sooo much to learn, and waffle on about.

Friday, 28 May 2010

Folksy Friday 28th May 2010

I missed a week. Sorry. But, with no further doings, here is my 'Horses (and ponies) Known and Loved' themed Folksy Friday. I'll not name the ladies below, because I want to know if my Ma and sister can spot who's who, but will say that the first picture gives me a lump in my throat: the best, prettiest, baddest, most wall-eyed (both of 'em) friend a girl ever had.

Cushion for a Friend, by classic reflections Lavender Moon Necklace, by Owl on the Sill
Sea horse, by marmaline Pink and Grey necklace, by Blue Forest Jewellery
Capricious, by Red Shed Art Rosa necklace, by beauSHAMBLES

From left to right and pony to rosa
Cushion for a Friend, by Classic Reflections. Pretty WV and vintage style textiles
Lavender Moon necklace, by Owl on the Sill. Very tasty gemstone jewellery. Lovely stones.
Sea Horse, by marmaline. Fabulous prints, expressive eyes (except for the Winter tree)
Pink and Grey necklace, by Blue Forest Jewellery. A big feast for your eyes - gorgeous jewellery
Capricious, by Red Shed Art. Beautiful and story-full moments caught on film or oils
Rosa, by beauSHAMBLES. Very lovely and intriguing range of handcrafted jewellery

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Folksy Friday 14th May

My intended theme of 'horses known and loved' has been postponed for one week. Because, my blog is haunted. Ahuh, haunted. At least, my Folksy Friday page has been beset by slippage sprites*. Be gone, naughties! Not sure I'm doing the right thing by filling FF with Ghosts and Ghouls and Unsettling Feelings... but here are some lovely ones I've found on Folksy:

Copseywood Ghouls, by NettyBennets Ghost of Kathryn, by Natashe Morgan
peace place, by Bee Brady Photography One for Sorrow, by Champignons Little ghost earrings, by Emma Louise Originals Be back soo, Dotty and Boo, by Littlebirdphotography Ghost Tree, by Dick and Franny Dead and Buried, by Emma in Wonderland Photography

* You'll notice there is more empty space than necessary over the treasury.... I didn't put it there. Ghosties!

Disturbing ya bones from left to right and top to grave bottom
Copseywood Ghouls by NettyBennetts. Superbly staged, gravely beautiful, eery characters
The Ghost of Kathryn, by  Natasha Morgan. Haunting lost girls in elegant disarray ... and friends
peace place, by Bee Brady Photography. Magic pictures containing space, and narrative.  
One for sorrow*, by Champignons. Mostly not ghosts here but witty and handsome prints
Little ghost earrings, by Emma Louise Originals. Charming and lovely stamp jewellery
Be back soon, Dotty and Boo**, by littlebirdphotography. Heartbreakingly beautiful pictures
Ghost Tree, by DickandFranny.A fantastic boutique of jewellery, watercolours and prints.
Dead and Buried, by Emma in Wonderland Photography. Marvelous, full of meaning photography

* The Magpies are perched on a speech from Hamlet. Hamlet is sometimes described as a ghost story. Tada. * bow * : )
** There is a ghost in this picture, although I'm not sure where. Whoo-oo-ooo. I love it though (and I'm scared of ghosts)

Friday, 7 May 2010

Folksy Friday

Hello, Just a swift note to day that Folksy Friday is done and dusted and ready to see on the Folksy Friday page. The theme is Direction.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Soi Dog foundation

A lady on Folksy, Ms Catfaceandpancakes, is traveling to Thailand at the end of this month to give her time freely for the benefit of dogs and cats taken in by the Soi Dog Foundation. To this end she is raising money to fund her visit. In addition to flights she is budgeting on £11 per day: £7 for travel and the piddly rest for food. She is aiming for a total of £900.

I had hoped to bolster her fund a little by selling a necklace, and passing all the money on to her fund raising account. A good plan. Well, a plan. The necklace is still in my shop. Please have a look. It has Swarovski crystals and is perfect for Spring/Summer pastel fashion...

 Or offer the long arm of Orangutan love to tango, in Catface's shop:

The Foundation does wonderful work, and help like Louise's must be invaluable to them. Please visit their website to read about the cases they take in every day. It is heartbreaking. Especially if, like me, you only have to look over your shoulder to see your healthy, happy family dog members.

Please visit Catface, aka Louise, fund raising page:

Thank you.