Wednesday, 16 December 2009


I have been AWOL so much this last year, apologies. I have been really busy this Christmas with orders, sales and parties which is fab news (ooo its snowing as I type how exciting)

I have made some fab commissions over the last few weeks , which I have really enjoyed and made some lovely jewellery with crystals and semi-precious stones.
I have decided to extend the 10% discount until December 19th as I am fully embracing the Christmas spirit and have happy post Birthday vibes, so please do drop by as I have oodles of new designs and heaps of sale goodies that have just be added. The 10% discount applies to all purchases including sale items.

Have a super week and only 8 more sleeps, double excitement in our household as we fly off the Cape Town Christmas Eve to see my parents for 10 days, we land on Christmas morning, Leon is beside himself with excitement!
Take care xxxx

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Vortex Cocktail ring

2 fab open back sterling silver ring shanks arrived on my door mat yesterday morning. I could hardly contain myself, I have not made any cocktail rings for a while. I went straight to work and made this one, Vortex. The focal bead was made by lovely Laura Sparling and I have added added fresh water pearls, Czech and Swarovski crystals, amethyst, moonstone, cherry quartz, shell chips and fluorite to compliment the swirling vortex of lilacs and pinks in the lampwork bead. It is listed on both my folksy store and my own website I am thinking Carnelian flowers and lots of Amber's and oranges for the other ring.
Have a super day xxxxxxxx

Monday, 23 November 2009

uber talented

I had a teaching party on Saturday night for 6 lovely and uber talented 14 year old Ladies. They made the most stunning cluster charm necklaces and a charm bracelet, which they were all delighted about. I promised that I would blog and post some pictures of their creations, so here they are. The clusters are so pretty and the colours are really well thought out. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching these lovely Ladies, so Emma and Friends thank you xx

Sunday, 22 November 2009

More, more, more

I have been beavering away getting ready for Jewellery parties and fairs. I have made some more pendants this week with lashing of sterling silver, lampwork beads by Clare Scott and Laura Sparling , KHT silver and oodles of Swarovski. I have used lots of Swarovski elements in these new pendants, they are so beautiful and very spakley, great for Christmas glam. I have also taken delivery of some yummy giant lampwork daisy beads, they are fab. I have made a bracelet, necklace and earrings with them, as well as a really bright "banish the winter blues" necklace with lampwork and polymer beads. They will all be listed later in the week so do keep popping by the website. Don't forget there is 10% off all orders placed between now and 15th December. Have a super week and take care Melxxxx

Monday, 16 November 2009

10% Discount

Hello Lovely Blogging Peep
I am already feeling full of the Christmas spirit and to celebrate I am offering a 10% discount on any purchases from my Kookie Website made between now and December 15th, this includes sale items too Pop over and have a look if you can there are lots of new bits, necklaces, bracelet and earrings as well as a new sale necklace page and the regular sale page. I have reduced lots of items to make way for the new designs that I have listed this weekend.
Happy shopping and thank you for drooping by Mel xxxxxxxxx

Friday, 13 November 2009

Planet Jurassic

I have listed lots of new silver rich pendants today to the Kookie Site

I have had to make a second and slightly different Jurassic Planet to sell, the first one begged to stay here and I had to keep it! I have also made a Jurassic Universe with a cluster of scrummy beads by Clare Scott with a Cosmic Swarovski Element, all of the pendants have lashing of Hill Tribe silver in them. I have had so much fun making them. I am definitely on a silver making theme at the moment. I hope you like, have a fab weekend xxxx

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Jurassic Planet

I have had such a fab week, with the postal strikes on all of my parcels have arrived at once. I have had some scrummy Hill Tribe silver and beads galore. I made this lovely pendant this morning, Jurassic Planet has been made with a stunning lx Chel bead by Clare Scott and a beautiful Hill Tribe textures circle. Clare's beads are so beautiful, check her website out if you have a mo

The only trouble with this necklace is that I may have to keep it for myself!

Have a super day xxxx

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

And the winner is .....

Sorry I am running a little bit late. Thank you for entering and for posting about the Auction, the winner of this lovely Cluster and the Sooth Me necklace is AMIdesigns, many congratulations. If you e-mail me you address and the age of the little one for the Sooth Me necklace I will pop it all into the post to you later in the week.

Have a super evening xxx

Monday, 2 November 2009

Auction over

Woo-hoo! I would like to say an ENORMOUS thank you to everyone who contributed beads and jewellery to the Collective Auction, all of the hard work has paid off. We have raised a whopping £405.33. I would like to say HUGE thank you to everyone who placed a bid you donations will be gratefully received by both charities. I am going to have a glass of wine and a sit down now, night night :)

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Cluster and Sooth Me GIVE AWAY!

Don't forget to enter the competition to win this lovely green cluster and a Sooth Me necklace for a little one in you life. Follow this link to enter
On the Collective auction front we currently have £290.67 in pledges which is AMAZING! Please do drop by and bid if you can. If we could reach £500 by Monday that would be amazing, £250 for each charity:)
Have a super week and thank you for stopping by xxxx

Saturday, 24 October 2009


Ok Lovely Blog People it is giveaway time. As I mentioned yesterday The Collective Charity is up and running for the next 10 days. To enter the giveaway and win this lovely Spring Green cluster necklace, all findings and chain are sterling silver for info PLUS I will make you a Sooth me necklace for a little one in your life, all you have to do is this:
1) Blog about the give away for 1 entry
2) add a link to this blog and or the giveaway
3) Follow this blog
4)FB about the giveaway and auction with a link.
So you could be entered 4 times!!
As you can tell I am dead passionate about the auction, lots of people have worked hard to get it together and we want to raise loads of pennies for our chosen 2 charities Headway and Royal Free Hospital Kidney Patients Association.
This is the auction page link The Charity Auction page
The winning name will be pulled out of a hat at 6:00pm GMT on Tuesday 3rd November, I can also tell you how much money was raised at the same time.
Happy Blogging and good luck in the giveaway.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Auction is here

Hooray and phew! The Collective Charity Auction is all ready and waiting.
There are some amazing auction lots available with jewellery from Veryan of Beady Pool, Beverley Hicklin, Me Kookie Designs, Ray Skene, Kristin of KS Jewellery Designs, Izzy of Flame and Glass, Kelly of Kebo Jewellery, and beads from: Laura Sparling, Tina Scott, Emma Ralph, Mindy of Moogin, Cheeky Cherubs and finally Pixie Willow Designs. We also have 2, yes 2 sets of Mini Moo business card that the lovely Moo people have donated. Plus there is an auction lot that is collaboration between myself and Clare Scott, Clare kindly donated a fabulous set of beads that I then made into a bracelet with matching earrings.
Please do take a look at The Charity Auction page and bid, bid, bid. The auction will open on Saturday October 24th at 10:00am GMT and closes on Monday November 2nd at 8:30pm GMT
Thanks for stopping by xxxx

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Website update

I have made my final Kookie Designs update before the big Collective auction starts next Saturday. I have added a few bracelets, earrings and a lovely necklace. Please do drop by if you have a mo. I will update you regarding the auction on Saturday with full details on how to bid and the Lott's available to bid on.
Have a super week and warmest wishes
Mel xxxxx

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Beady Pool Give away

If you don't already follow Beady Pool pop over there and have a look. Veryan makes beautiful jewellery! She is running a fab giveaway so do check it out.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Great Giveaway on K S Jewellery Designs

Kristen fro KS Jewellery Designs is giving away a beautiful pair of custom, yes custom made earrings. Click on the link below to enter.
Have a super weekend
Mel xxxx

Friday, 2 October 2009

Updated finally!

Hi Kookie followers
I have been a very bad blogger of late. I don't know where these last few months have gone. Leon has started big school and loves it, and far from having more time to do things I seem busier that ever. Anyhoo I have set time aside this week and the KookieWebsite s please do drop by to have a lookie.

I have added some new Earrings, bracelets and necklaces as well as a whole new Kookie for Men page, the boys have given it two thumbs up so I hope that you like it too.

Later this month I will bee hosting a fab auction for charity on the Kookie site. Some of the top jewellery and lampwork artists that I know have donated items to be auctioned, I feel very privileged to be able to offer these unique pieces to auction. All of the money raised will be going directly to charity, more on that nearer the time.
Have a super weekend and enjoy this fab sunshine
Mel xxxx

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

New Line

I have had quite a quiet summer as far as making jewellery goes. I decided before Leon broken up that as this is his last summer before going to big boys school, that I wanted to spend time doing lots of fun things with him. So I have only made a hand full of commissions and pieces for the gallery in Dartmouth.
School starts very soon and I am all geared up and MOJO is definitely back!
I am launching 2 new ranges on my website. Sooth me jewellery and Men's jewellery. Both will be beaded, naturally , but I am working with "from the earth and from the sea" in my head. So I am using lots of wooden beads and corals with silver and lampworks for the Men's range, and crystals for the sooth me range.

These Sooth Me necklaces have been sold before I have had a chance to lost them, plus I have had 3 more commissions. The idea behind them is the crystals used have positive properties, soothing and calming the wearer. I have made some for children as well as for adults. Leon has one, he wears it all the time, especially in the bath. His temper tantrums have not stopped, but they are shorter lived and he is calmer about change than he was. Of course this may be coincidence, but it may not! A friend of mine is a crystal guru so I have consulted before I started making them. I think that they are really pretty too! I will make some more and list them soon, or they can be made to order.
Right I am going to make muffins with my baby, thank you for reading and have a super afternoon
Mel xxxxx

Thursday, 20 August 2009

New Lampwork Beads

There is a new Lampwork artist in Town! Anna from Guineafish has started making her won lampworks to sell. She has been making beautiful jewellery for 3 years, and decided to train to make her own lampwork beads. She has taken courses at the International Glass Centre in the West Midlands and has now set up her own home studio allowing her lots more time at the torch! Check out her site , her beads are FAB!

More Kookie news after the weekend, we have been flat out since coming back from Anglesey, I have attached a picture of the blissful place.
Have an ace week xxxx

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Kanna Glass Studios

I have been really laxed about blogging lately, I do apologies but we have been so busy/poorly! I have had 3 school fairs, which went really well, to my surprise. I made a fete range, items for a few pounds aimed at kids/teens and they went down really well.
I have also been making jewellery for a lovely client of mine in the USA, she buys beads and sends them to me to make jewellery. I have had a great time making them bits for her, I will post pictures later.
Right to the subject of this post. Lovely Jenn of Kanna Glass Studios ran a challenge a while ago and a set of beautiful beads arrived through my door. I have made this bracelet with them. Jenn's beads are really lovely. Check out her site if you have a mo.
Have a super week xxxx


Nicola from Murano Silver is hosting a fab give away, pop over and check it out if you can. It is a collection of ace beads ideal for a budding jewellery designer

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Amazing Give Away By Lazy Daisy Glass

Kathryn from Lazy Daisy Glass is running a fab fab fab give away. Pop over if you can. Kathryn is a really positive artist, supportive and dang talented. She wants to reach 100 Facebook fans so go and join to win more entries for the competition.
Have a great day. I am a tad under the weather and hoping it is just regular flue :0( so I will blog properly and actually make some new jewellery as soon as I am feeling less yuck!
Mel xxxx

Friday, 17 July 2009

Lovely Lizzi update

The current lead bidder for Lovely Lizzi is Envys Taylor with a bid of £20. If you would like to place a bid either drop me an e-mail or click on the link below and e-mail me from there. Bidding closes at 8pm on Sunday.
Have a super weekend and happy bidding
Take care
Mel xxxx

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Charity Idea

Hi Ladies
If any of you are interested in becoming involved in a collective of bead makers/ jewellery designers grouping together to raise money for charity please either mail me or comment below. We are planning our first group auction in October with pieces/ beads being sent to me for September. We will support 2 charities this year and 2 different charities in April. Everyone will nominate a charity and 2 names will be drawn from a hat. I will manage the bids as they some in so all you need to do is supply things to auction and ideas! I have listed an auction today (see my last blog) for a dear friend and to see how it goes before our multi item auction in October.
Anyhoo let me know if you are interested and or have bits to donate.
Have a great evening
Mel xxxxx

Lovely Lizzi Auction

Please find below the link to a fab auction that I am running on my site from today up until Sunday 19th July at 8pm. The auction is to raise money for the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher, in memory of lovely Liz Boullin who sadly passed away earlier this year after a long and dignified 5 year battle with cancer. Lizzi was a warm and loving Mummy and Grandma, and a true and loyal friend. Her courage has been an inspiration to all whose lives she touched. Her fabulous family asked that instead of sending flowers to her funeral we made donations to Princess Anne’s Hospice in Esher, a sanctuary to those who stay there. I decided to make a piece of jewellery and auction it; just click onto the link below to take you there. To place a bid simply follow the instructions on the page.I will ensure that every penny raised will go directly to this amazing Hospice in Lizzi’s memory. So in Memory of Liz Boullin I auction
Lovely Lizzi.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great week. More bloging to follow about general Kookie things Take care, Mel xxxx

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Ooooooooooooo fab give away

If you have a moment swing by Nicola's fab blog and give away. Nic is a super supportive blogger, made make beau-ti-ful silver jewellery. I will blog properly later, I have been a really dreadful blogger of late, mucho apologies xxxxxxx

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Challenge complete

Jenn from Kanna Glass Studios set a challenge a few weeks ago with a give away of these lovely French Country bead set.

Sooo this is what I have come up with:
The ring is made with a stunning bead by Mindy Macgregor of Moogin beads with the French Country beads and lashings of semi-precious stones, pearls and Swarovski crystals on a sterling silver ring shank.

The Necklace is made with shrinkies butterflies, which i decorated with coloured pencils, chain Jenn's beads and Swarovski crystals. I love the trash chic of this necklace and may have to keep it :)

Thank you again Jenn for these lovely beads, it was an ace giveaway and I really enjoyed the challenge
Have a super sunny weekend
Mel xxxxx

Friday, 12 June 2009

Lovely, Lovely Laura

These are the stunning , scrummy and gorgeous beads that Lovely Laura sent to me earlier this week.

I really love them and will be keeping them all to myself!

Thank you Lovely Lady xxxxxxxx