05/03/2014

Mardle Made Jewellery - The Family Name Necklace

So today I'm really excited to share with you a new product I'm launching as part of the Mardle Made Jewellery Collection.  I've been working on this for a little while (delayed due to a poorly shoulder!), and I've made a few as presents for friends, and I am so, so pleased with it.


 Let me introduce you to the Family Name Necklace!  A stackable necklace which can be personalised with the names of your children, your spouse, your parents, grandparents......or anyone who is special to you.  The hoops can be personalised with any information from wedding dates, birth dates, birth weights, whatever you would like. 


The Necklace is made from sterling silver and comes in 3 variations; 1 small hoop; 1 large hoop; or double hoop (1 small & 1 large).  The hoops are hammered to give the necklace a wonderful texture which catches the light beautifully.  

Whilst designing this piece and thinking about the reasons behind the personalisation I worked on a number of different shapes for the necklace.  In the end I decided it had to be hoops.......eternally flowing, never ending connectedness.  These hoops signify the eternal connection which the wearer has with those whom the necklace and the personalisation represent. 

The hoops sit on a beautiful adjustable sterling silver chain, measuring 16 inches at it's shortest, and 18 inches at it's longest.  

This necklace can be personalised in any way you would like and would make a beautiful New Mother or New Grandmother gift, a first anniversary gift, or perhaps even a beautiful token of love from a Groom to his Bride!  I recently made one for a friend who has just had her first child and this is what she said:

"Thank you so much for my necklace, I love it so much and will treasure it forever"

I also made another for my friend to give to her Mother-In-Law for Christmas, and this is what she said:

" Thank you so much for the necklace....it made her cry.  She was so touched by the gift and thought it was stunning.  Not bad for someone who only wears £1000+ jewellery!"

I'd love to know what you think of this new piece in the Mardle Made Collection.  What personalisation would you add?  If I were to make one for myself (and this often happens!) I think I would make one with my Grandparents names on. 

Happy Wednesday my lovelies.  xx

04/03/2014

Pancakes!!!

(My expression clearly says......"stop taking photos of me, I want to put pancakes in my face!!!!!)

Happy Pancake Day my lovelies!  Don't you just think pancakes make everything better.  They are my go to choice on a Sunday morning (along with French Toast I  might add!).  They can be enjoyed either savoury or sweet, thick or thin, stuffed or sprinkled.  I LOVE pancakes!

My favourites are American pancakes, thick and fluffy, almost spongy in texture.  They are made with buttermilk and taste divine!  That said I don't always have buttermilk to had so I make them with a slight variation..........find the recipe here in one of my previous blog posts.  You'll also find some top recommendations of where to find the best pancakes.

This is THE best idea for pancakes ever, and I have to say I'll be trying this on up coming Sunday morning.....The Boy will be very pleased for sure.

Fancy a healthier version, but just as tasty?  Check out this healthy pancakes by Katrina.......Don't they look AMAZING!!!!  Follow Katrina's 100 Healthy Days here.....she's so inspiring!

And finally, aren't these the prettiest pancakes you've ever seen!

Whatever type of pancakes you are having, enjoy!

Happy Tuesday my lovelies! xx