Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Vintage Style Jewellery on Etsy - Weekly Discount Sales

New weekly sales specials with 20% discount off selected jewelry items in my Etsy shop!

Everyone loves a sale don't they and with Christmas approaching at a rapid rate, what better than to get some of those gifts sorted and save a few pennies too?

From now until further notice I'll pick 3 different pieces each week and discount them by 20%. You can find these sale items by popping over to the Rose and Raven on Etsy shop and click on the 'Weekly Special Sales' category in the sections located on the left hand side.

This weeks pretties on sale are:

Oui Necklace in Antiqued Silver

Chatterbox Necklace in Antiqued Brass

Bicycle Ride Necklace in Antiqued Brass

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Friday, 17 September 2010

Silver Bird and Brass Birdcage Necklace

An oh so sweet little spotted sparrow bird in matt silver sits in front of her birdcage. The birdcage is antiqued brass and contrasts nicely with the silver of the bird. Teamed with a little pink glass pearl this is such a sweet necklace perfect for everyday wear.

Pop over to Rose and Raven on Etsy to see this Bird and Birdcage Necklace.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Fall into Autumn - lots of Acorn Necklaces

I showed you the Golden Acorn necklace below - well here are a few more in various colours. Available are Powder Green, Soft Rose Pink, Pale Gold and Midnight Blue - all from Rose and Raven on Etsy.


Golden Acorn Necklace in Antiqued Brass

This pretty little necklace features an adorable detailed brass 'acorn' cap and a pale gold Swarovski glass pearl. Perfect for autumn!
The little acorn measures 14mm x 13mm and hangs from an 18" antiqued brass chain which fastens easily with a toggle clasp. You can view and purchase this Golden Acorn Necklace at my Etsy shop.

I do have these in other colours - pop over to Rose and Raven at Etsy to see the full colllection.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Love Letter Envelope Locket & Bird Necklace

This vintage style necklace features an adorable brass envelope locket which is being carried by 2 little birds. The really cool thing is that the envelope opens to reveal a removeable 'I Love You' note - how sweet is that?The necklace hangs on an 18" antiqued brass chain and fastens easily with a toggle clasp. You can view and purchase the Love Letter Locket Necklace at my Etsy shop.

To see the full collection of modern and vintage style jewellery pop over to the Rose and Raven at Etsy shop.

Little Bird Locket Necklace

This sweet little bird and locket necklace has become one of my best sellers. I purposely kept it simple which makes it perfect for everyday wear. The circular antiqued brass locket opens so that you can place a picture or little keepsake inside and an adorable brass swallow swoops in front.
It hangs from an 18" chain but I can alter the chain length to suit at no extra cost. You can view the Little Bird Locket Necklace at my Etsy shop.

Pop over to Rose and Raven on Etsy to see more of my collection.

Friday, 30 July 2010

Featured on Anna Kay blog..

I have had a lovely blog feature on my jewellery by Anna Kay Creations. Check out her Etsy shop too - she has some really pretty items....

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Winner of the My Pretty Perch necklace is.....

Sarah from Wrapped up with String - congratulations!!

Your necklace is on it's way to you. Thanks to everyone that entered and maybe you'll be lucky next time x

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Win a Bird on a Perch Necklace

Well Summer is finally here and hasn't it been hot?! To celebrate I'm giving away one of these adorable vintage style 'My Pretty Perch' bird necklaces. They are available in Aqua as shown, Rose Pink or Scarlet Red.

To enter all you need to do is add your name and email address to my newsletter list. This will also give you the latest news of exclusive offers and discounts on jewellery at Rose and Raven. The closing date is Wednesday 7th July and the winner will be chosen at random on Thursday 8th July.

If you know anyone else that would like to enter the draw please share it - thanks xx

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Good luck!

Monday, 7 June 2010

New website

After much faffing about I've finally got my Rose and Raven website up and running. It will stock most of the same items that are available in my Folksy shop but it has the advantage that customers won't have to sign up to purchase as they do on Folksy.

The other great thing is that I can give out discount codes which can be redeemed at checkout so you can save a bob or two! If you'd like to receive discounts and offers please pop along to the website and add your name to the mailing list. Don't worry - you won't be bombarded with mailings - maybe one or two a month.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

And the winner is.......

Samy from Samy in Wonderland. Well done - you've won the Springtime in Paris locket necklace. Please could you email me your address and I'll get it sent out to you.

Thanks to everyone that entered and sorry you weren't lucky this time. Keep an eye on my blog though as there will be a new giveaway in the next couple of weeks.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Folksy Friday - Bluebirds

Time for another Folksy Friday selection and the theme this week is bluebirds (including a shameless promotion of my bluebird necklace!) :))

Rose and Raven Prince Design UK
Fluffs Stuffs Konnie Kapow
Sooziebee PatsParaphernalia

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Giveaway - Springtime in Paris Locket Necklace

I promised I would do a giveaway a few days ago so here it is. This lovely vintage style necklace featuring a brass heart locket, an antiqued brass Eiffel Tower and glass bell flowers in sunny lemon and lilac could be yours.

The locket opens with space for 2 pictures inside and hangs on an 18" chain.

If you'd like a chance to win this all you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment to say you'd like to enter the draw. You can also email me if you would rather at racheldawes21[at]googlemail.com - remember to replace the [at] with @. The winner will be chosen at the end of April.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Happy Birthday hubby!

Today is hubby's birthday so we had a little birthday tea for him. It was just us and the boys and my Mum & Dad but it got me thinking how important it is to spend time with your family. My Mum and Dad have always been quite close to our boys and I think it's lovely that even though the boys are almost all grown up (they're 15 and 17) they still like to spend time with us.

I hope you've all had a lovely Easter weekend. I haven't eaten too much chocolate which is more than can be said for my youngest son who's polished off 3 creme eggs, 4 mini flakes, a box of truffles and one egg!!

I've joined a challenge on Folksy to list one item a day throughout April. Here's my listing for the day - Floral Cascade Earrings...
I also thought I'd feature one other listing from my fellow Folksters. I have a thing for collage and I love this fabric collage brooch from Pants and Paper...

I'll post my day 5 entry tomorrow along with another Folksters listing. I also have a giveaway planned so pop back tomorrow won't you?

Rachel x

Friday, 2 April 2010

Folksy Friday - An Item a Day..

Over at Folksy some of us have entered a challenge to create and list at least one item a day in April. My Folksy Friday is showcasing some of the gorgeous things that the talented lot from Folksy listed yesterday. Enjoy!

Vintage Dreams Kitty Eden
Country Home Designs The Sequinned Sheep
Glitter RT Red Bird Jewellery

Monday, 22 March 2010

Tea and Scones

The weather was beautiful here yesterday so it was lovely to get out in the fresh air and not be shivering for a change. Hubby and went for a drive to a little village called Heydon which is about 10 miles or so from Norwich. It's like stepping back in time as it's very olde worlde and has been used as a filming location for several tv period films and dramas.

I had a scrummy cheese and herb scone in the little tea shop - hubby had a piece of lemon drizzle cake. I'm not really a cakey person - I love savoury things (unless it's chocolate which always wins hands down!). We thought we should really have a walk to burn off those calories so we went for a wander around the grounds of the beautiful Heydon Hall. I would love to live there - just imagine how many craft rooms you could fill up!
I meant to update my blog last week as I wanted to share some good news - my son got the job that he went for. He had the interview on the Friday and they rang him up on Saturday to say he'd got it. We're all so pleased for him - it was his very first interview so he did really well. It's a part time job as he's still at college so he's working Fridays and Saturdays and every other Sunday. He started last week and really enjoyed it. My baby boy is all grown up!

Monday, 8 March 2010

Keeping warm!!

I've spent most of the day indoors wearing a woolly hat and gloves with a blanket wrapped around me and cuddling a hot water bottle. Oh and wearing my very snuggly warm ugg-like slipper boot thingies. Yes it was a sight to behold and my hubby wasted no time in dishing out the not very funny remarks!!

The reason for this was that last night I thought I could smell gas in the airing cupboard where our boiler is. I got everyone else to come and have a sniff and the consensus was that yes, possibly it may smell a bit like gas but they weren't sure. So I rang the emergency gas line and half an hour later a nice man came and turned off our heating and cut off the gas supply. I had to wait until late afternoon for an engineer to come and check the boiler and test the gas for leaks. There wasn't a leak thankfully. I just wish the gas man could have tested it last night then we wouldn't have spent all day with no heat and no hot water.
Changing the subject slightly, I was recently nominated for Sunshine award by the lovely Beccy from Designs By Reis. Thanks Beccy - I'll decide who I'm going to pass it on to soon.
I've added some new pieces of jewellery to my Folksy shop - some more floral earrings, these really cute vintage tortoise earrings and this pretty Fairytale Locket and Key necklace.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Folksy Friday

The end of the week again and time to have a look at some of the things I've found on Folksy. I went for a house theme this week. I tried Picasa for the first time and the mini collage I made went slightly wrong as the pictures should be square! I'm impressed with Picasa though - editing pictures is so easy and I can get a lovely bright white background which I seem to be having problems doing with Paint Shop Pro at the moment.
1. House from Strangelord
2. Little House Key Wristlet from Magenpie
3. Paper Mache Little House from Niche
4. Pixie House Coin Purse from DinkyDaisy
I hope you like my selections this week and pay a visit to these Folksy shops.

Monday, 1 March 2010

A new week!

Tinker (left) and Pickles.

It's a week now since my beloved cat passed away. The first couple of days were awful - I've never cried so much in my life. Losing Pickles has hit me harder than any other cat we've lost. I think it's because I'd spent so much time with him over the last 7 months. He was a perfect patient - he graciously allowed me to shove tablets down his throat 3 times day and inject him once a day (although he did occasionally have a little grumble!)

We had Pickles cremated and have now got his ashes with us. I was very worried about how his little brother would cope. We've had them both since they were 8 weeks old and Pickles was very much the big brother. He would always look out for Tinker, wash him and generally follow him about. The first few days Tinker kept looking for him and was a bit unsettled but today he seems much more relaxed. We've been giving him loads of cuddles and playing with him to keep him occupied.
As they say - time is a healer....

Monday, 22 February 2010

A very sad day.

This morning we had to have our beloved cat Pickles put to sleep. He was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in July last year. At that time we didn't expect to even have him for a month but he surprised us all and lived for 7 months. He had 2 embolisms in that time but he got through them with lots of love and care. Sadly today the third embolism was too much for him and we had to make the heart rending decision to have him put to sleep.

I am completely distraught. Although it was the right and only thing we could do in that situation, my heart is breaking not only because I shall miss him so so much but because I know his brother will be crying for him soon when he realises that he's not here.

Pickles was the most beautiful and adorable cat I have ever had the honour to know. We developed such a close bond in the time that he was ill. He had to have several tablets and an injection every day but was an absolute darling and never made it difficult. I am trying to take comfort from the fact that he was spoiled rotten and lived the life of a lord. He was so happy and to look at him you would never have known that he was so ill. He was doing everything that he did before he was diagnosed - running up and down the stairs, chasing his brother and playing with his toys. This morning was no different - we even commented on how well and bright he was. That is the nature of the beast though - blood clots happen so quickly and with no warning.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Folksy Friday time again!

It's Friday again and time for me to showcase some of the lovely things I've found on Folksy today. I'm planning a revamp of my banner (yes again!) and I'm going for lovely soft colours of aqua and pink. They look so pretty together that I thought this would be ideal for the theme this week.

I love the gorgeous colours in this Butterfly and Flower felt headband from Lupin Handmade

A beautiful floral chintzy bag from Lilly and Roses

These resin earrings from Nelli D are so cute but then so is everything in her shop!

How about these lovely peg magnets in hot pink and aqua from Mymiyel

I love this pretty body warmer - if I had a little girl I'd definitely get her this. From Angelic Folk... Finally we have this gorgeous floral bunting from Hollie Lollie...

Friday, 5 February 2010

Folksy Friday

Another week almost over and I thought I would showcase some of the fab finds on Folksy today. Looking forward to the spring I thought I would focus on leaves - it's my favourite time of year when the new leaves start to appear. So to kick off is this lovely leafy oven glove and apron set from Pidgeonstitch - the colours are gorgeous aren't they?
Next we have these stunning earrings in fine silver and copper from Ali Bali Jewellery. I actually had a hard time choosing which piece to feature as they are all gorgeous.

Finally I love this bag in black and cream from pipdesigns. Check out the shop - there are lots more gorgeous bags.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

I don't know where January has gone to but to be honest I'm glad it's nearly over. It's such a grim month don't you think? Practically every day has been grey and cold - I just want to see some blue skies again. I've felt really uninspired creatively which I think must be down to the weather.

I've had a couple of lovely reviews on other blogs which really cheered me up though. Thanks so much to the lovely Katherine of Flutterbies Jewellery for showing my Dragonfly Earrings. Big thanks also to Slava who kindly featured some of my jewellery and lampwork beads on her Craftdom Blog.

Have you been watching Celebrity Big Brother? I'm so glad that Alex Reid won - he has changed a lot of people's opinion of him. I must admit that I, like lots of others had preconceived ideas of him due to all the media hype but he proved himself to be a really decent guy. Far too good for the likes of Miss Price in my opinion!

So what have I been up to in the jewellery department? Well I've been setting up a new shop on Folksy which will be the home of my altered art style charm bracelets and earrings. I didn't think they really sat well with my Rose and Raven range which is more vintage inspired so I thought it was best to keep them seperate. The new shop is called the Raven's Den which you can find here. Although there's not much in there at the moment I'm hoping to fill it up over the next couple of weeks.

I've listed a few new things in my Folksy shop - some birdie pieces including these earrings inspired by the American poet Emily Dickinson.Well have a good weekend everyone and I'll let you know when the new shop has been stocked up!