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Evolution

Evolution

I'm sure that you have noticed already as to what this blog is about - I am no longer operating under Emaz Beadz. The new name that I am operating under is She Shed Gems. And this is a blog as to how I came to that name and the path I took. To be fair, it's a great...

GeoFossils Advent Calendar 2020

GeoFossils Advent Calendar 2020

I might be in my early 30s, but I do love an advent calendar. And this year is no exception: thanks GeoFossils! Last year I had a cheese one. Unfortunately, it didn't last the 25 days it was supposed to; I went on a trip the weekend before Christmas and opened all the...

Jewellery (Costume) – Definition and a Brief History

Jewellery (Costume) – Definition and a Brief History

It really annoys me at times when some people think that when they hear the term, or terms, costume jewellery or junk jewellery, they automatically think that it's cheap, tatty, worthless. Throwaway even. Yet, this isn't the case. I looked up the definition of costume...

About Me – Emaz Beadz

About Me – Emaz Beadz

My name is Em(m)a and I use Beadz in my work. Hence the name: Emaz Beadz I've been making and selling my handmade jewellery and crafts for the past 6+ years. It's mainly wirework, but I've dabbled in silver-smithing too. All of my creations are made in the 'She Shed'...

Jewellery and Fashion – Guest Blog

Jewellery and Fashion – Guest Blog

I first met Carole at the WINK networking group, so when it came to creating more informative and extensive content for my site, who better to ask about writing a jewellery and fashion guest blog than Carole of Wardrobe Wake-Up! This is her first time writing a blog...

Newsletter – A Blog Post

Newsletter – A Blog Post

Since September 2019, every month I have been publishing a newsletter. After thinking about what would go into my newsletter and asking what would readers (a term I prefer to subscribers) like, mine consists of a Mini Blog, Shop and Event details, an Item of the Month...

Introduction to Crystals

Introduction to Crystals

Welcome to not only my latest blog which is all about crystals and gemstones, but an extension to my 'Gemstone' page on my website. I decided to write this blog, as I felt that the content on the web-page was too much for people to read in one go. But I hope that you...

Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

Long time, no blog. It has been quite hectic lately what with craft fairs, work and life in general really. I'm not making it a resolution to write more blogs and be more consistent with it, I feel that would set me up to fail. Looking at my site, it was August when I...

Bendrigg Trust

Bendrigg Trust

A tour around a Cumbrian Independent charity primarily for those with additional needs.

Bespoke Natural Skincare The Create Escape

Bespoke Natural Skincare The Create Escape

There have been many reasons why I have not been blogging of late. Not to go into too much detail, but both personal and professional lives have been quite hectic. So with that in mind, I had booked myself on a workshop at a place called The Create Escape. The Create...

WINK Gala Dinner & Shopping Event

WINK Gala Dinner & Shopping Event

Before I start, this is going to be a long post. So much happened over the course of two days this will be like an essay. Don't worry, there will be pictures to break it up. Plus, I will allow you to pause, put the kettle on and to get biscuits (tee-hee)!! *Update: It...

Redesigning of website – Part 1

Redesigning of website – Part 1

My website looks OK doesn't it? Although, it can look better. Well that is what my Web Designer has told me. My Web Designer is my brother and like those who live with people in the construction industry he works at a web developer company, so the last thing he wants...