Monday, 16 September 2013

Lest We Forget

My Wire Work Poppy
Lest we forget.
These are £20 each with £10 going to the legion.
Please contact me if you would like one. I will invoice you via paypal.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

JewelleryMaker LIVE 11/09/13

Rose Brooch

My Rose and Citrine Brooch

I am really pleased how this turned out.  It is inspired by Rachel Norris. She is a wonderful designer who creates wearable art and I love that.
Have a great day and Keeeeeep Crafting  xx

TV Apperance

My Necklace was shown on the TV show Jewellerymaker.
I was so happy to see it.

I was so excited.
Have a great day and keeeeeep Crafting xx

Monday, 9 September 2013

Not Long to go Till Christmas!!

Good Morning All
well as we all know there is an event coming up at the end of the year.....Yes it is Christmas. Why not be organised and prepared this year and get those gifts I early.  ( I have had to as I am moving at the end of the year)  I know what a great time to move!!
Have a look at some of the unique gifts you could buy.

Have a great day and remember Keeeeeep Crafting!!

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Stick Pins

Good Morning to you all
well here are the pics of the stick/hat pins that have been put onto our website.
Hope you like them.
they are £5 for 4 packets which is 20 pins on our Etsy site or £1.50 per pack on and I think that's a great deal.
Have a look and keeeeeeeep Crafting xx


Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Grungeboard Cuff Tutorial

New Look and More Stock Coming

Hello, Hello, Hello!

as we all know winter is fast approaching as is Christmas. So please look out for new stock arriving at

I am in the process of moving right at this very moment so there may be a little delay in some of the stock going online but I will endeavour to do it with no interruption to the running of the sites.

I have a new line of stick pins, and bookmarks. I am also looking at making my own prima style flowers but as I have packed away all my paper crafting items it may be a little while.

 It is really weird as my craft studio is getting empty the more it is echoing!!!

Well that's all really for today I am going to be photographing my stick pins and bookmarks so please look out for them. 

Have a great day and Keeeeeeep Crafting! xx

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

The Wensleydale Show

Wensleydale Agricultural Show 2013
Well here are a few pictures of my Sister (Christine) and Myself at the show.  We had a good time even though it was raining heavily in the morning but then the skies cleared and we had a great day.
Hoe you have a great day and remember keeeeep crafting!!!

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Out Takes of The Face Behind the Hands

Wish Bracelets

Good Tuesday to you all

We have some new lines coming out soon and one of them is a wish bracelet.  The poem goes

"Close your eyes and make a wish as you tie your bracelet on
When your bracelet wears off your dream will come true."

These are £1.50 each a great birthday gift or you can use them as wedding favors, baby shower gifts or just because gift. They are all made out of genuine gemstones.

Have a great day and see you tomorrow, These will be online asap.

Keep Crafting xxxxxxxx

Monday, 10 June 2013

What a Great Weekend

Happy Monday to you all

We had a great weekend, the bedale festival was amasing and a big thank you to all who came over and gave our stall a visit. We had a very successful day I also got a little sunburnt but the weather was amazing.

We will be going to the carboot this weekend also so if you ned those last minute Fathers Day gifts then pop over and have alook.

Well I am off now to do the boring task of stock take and then see if I can make some jewellery today. 

Have a great day.

Keeeeeeep Crafting xx

Friday, 7 June 2013

Geat Weather and new Ring Styles

A very good Friday to you

Already today I have done 2 loads of washing and cut the grass in the garden so I am on a roll!! The weather is so nice and it is set to be great for the weekend and that will be great as we will be at the Bedale Festival a Carboot this weekend and there will be fairground rids, a parade and loads of fun stuff even an RAF display.

I am so Looking forward to it. As i said yesturday I was going to be having a play with my wire rings and here are some of the results.

I love the look.  Thay can be adjusted also.  They will be on my website soon so keep an eye out for them.  Have a great weekend and check out the website. xx

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Bedale Festival

Good Mornig to you all

Blandsgill Cottage Crafts will be at the Bedale festival this weekend. Pop on over and see what festival deals we have.  An don't forget fathers day next weekend.
We will be in the Carboot section.

New Wire Work Rings

Good Morning to you all

I have been trying new styles of wire wrapping rings and i have come up with some great designs.  They are £7.50 each on the website or if you would like them with Sterling Silver Wire the please add on £15.00.  The Genuine Gems are hand faceted in India and have a great luster to them. Here is a photo of one I will up load the rest later today.

This particular piece was previwed on Jewellery Maker TV's Wall of Fame.

Have a great day people and keeeeeep Crafting xx

Monday, 3 June 2013

BAMFest Stall
Happy Monday to you all.  We hope that you had a great weekend. We did at the first ever BAMFest in Bedale North Yorks.  We held a stall in the craft section of the festival and met loads of people so if you were there then a big hello to you.
We were inside but the weather was great for all the outdoor acts.
This is a picture of the stall we had at the festival.
Hope you like it.
We will be working on more festivals and country shows this year so watch this space, although we will be bak at the regular carboot sale this Saturday.
I will be making some wire work rings this week and getting started with some chain mallie. I shall show you the results.
Have a great day and keeep crafting xx

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Blandsgill Sterling Silver rings

Good Morning
I have been delving into the world of sterling silver wire wrapped rings and this ring was made up of Rhodocrosite and sterling silver wire.  It is a size T. The price of this ring is £30.00. I shall be putting it up on the web site soon. 
If you think you would like a ring made with a certain gemstone then please let me know and I can see what I can do for you. I can make it with Sterling silver or silver plated for a more economical price in the region of £7.50.  I love the way these rings have movement and are quite organic in look and feel, more than one can be worn for that cocktail ring look.

We are at the Carboot sale today so please feel free to pop over and se what we are up to and if you cannot make then look on our etsy store or at
have a great day.

Friday, 24 May 2013

Head Dresses and update on events.

Good Day to you all
Well I have been experimenting making some head dresses, great for a festival or wedding. I love the look they are very Medieval. I am going to try to make one with chain mallie but that will be quite time consuming but I will give it a go.

We will be in Bedale Carboot sale on Saturday 25th May.  So pop along and see what deals we have on our stall.
Have a great bank holiday weekend.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Good Morning All
Another day another make.  This is a great vintage victorian style necklace that I have made using antquie bronze findings and genuine gemstones.

More and more of our makes will be featured on my blog but if you want to have a look at all our wonderful bespoke creations then please pop over to
We also have a few new strands for sale. hgave a peek at our vid.

Have a great day xx

Monday, 20 May 2013

Blandsgill Web Page

Good day to you all.

I know I have been offline for a while but my sister and myself have been really busy setting up a website. We have also been going to a regular sale every Saturday so we have been really busy. But now I am going to try my hardest to show you what we are up to and where we will be in the future. We will be attending the BAM Fest in Bedale North Yorks on the last weekend of May. So we are very much looking forward to that and it is

because of that, that we have been busy making jewellery to sell there. But no worries if you cannot get to the festival as we have a web page it is we ahve a whole host of jewellery, findings, strands and altered art.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Mothers Day or Easter Gifts.

Walk Like An Egyptian

Lovin the gizmo work at the moment. It really makes everything look so professionally finished.

I have had a go at making an Egyptian Eye , it was a little trial and error but I am pleased with the outcome. Have a look.

Hope you like. have a great day and Keeeeeeep Crafting.  xx

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Steampunk Dragonfly Necklace

Good Day to you all,

Today I have ventured into wirework necklaces and I am so so pleased with the outcome. I hope that you like it.

 The gems on the tail are Apetite chips I think they add great texture and dimention.
I used polymer clay to make these pandora style beads , along with watch parts I think they have turned out great.
I will be making them to measure on our etsy store and now at
Have a great day and keeeeeeeeeeeep crafting xx

Monday, 4 February 2013

Mixed Media Mosaic


Hi Everyone,

We have again been very busy creating over that last few weeks. Watch out in the next couple of days for new items in our shop.

Katie has been creating fabulous card packs. They are great to have in your home as you never know when someone is going to come home and say "I need a card for such and such it's their birthday" With this pack you have it or even give a card pack to someone as a gift.

I, Christine, the other half to this duo, have been sewing. I have made some shopping bags which you can buy ready made or as a kit to be completed by yourself.

Also I have made more gem hair slides to show different combinations available in our Wedding section, as it is sometimes hard to imagine the finished producted without seeing it.

It is always a pleasure seeing you all visiting our humble little shop.

Thank you for your support

Have a beautiful day

Katie and Christine

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

ALtered Graphic 45 Mouse Traps


My Mum has been making again and she has come up with these fab altered mouse traps , yes i did say mouse traps and arent they great.