Well, we're on the final countdown. In just over one week I will launch my second Handmade Auction to raise funds for Pregnancy Sickness Support (PSS) and so it is about time I started sharing the gorgeous donations we've had with you all.
Today it's the turn of the jewellery donations we have received - and boy have we received some gorgeous pieces! Thanks go to my sister and my mother-in-law for their extremely generous donations.
Please note - all measurements are approximate and do not include the length of the clasp so drop may vary slightly from one design to the next.
1. Pearl Necklace
This necklace measures 20 inches in length and is handmade using freshwater pearls. A classic pearl necklace like this would go with any outfit and is easy to dress both up and down.
2. Murano Heart Necklace
This necklace measures inches in 22 inches length and is handmade using an authentic Murano Glass Heart. The heart pendant is white and is attached to some white soft cord. It is a simple necklace you could wear any day of the week.
3. Amethyst Bracelet
This bracelet measures 6.5 inches in length and is made from a combination of amethyst, czech glass and seed beads. Amethyst is a popular stone and this bracelet design, with the silver plated flower beads included, makes it a cute addition for anyone's collection.
4. Pearl Bracelet
This bracelet measures 7 inches in length and uses a combination of freshwater pearls and gold-coloured seed beads. The difference in size between the two beads used means that the pearls really stand out.
5. Green Necklace with Flower
This necklace measures 20 inches in length and is made using a combinations ofglass, czech glass and seed beads. It features a sweet little silver plated heart bead at the bottom, which is small enough to remain a delicate part of the necklace but large enough to create a focal point. It would be perfect for wearing with summer outfits!
6. Large Pink Stone Necklace
This necklace is the shortest of the donations, measuring 16.5 inches. The combination of the shorter length and larger stone size makes this a truly unique design. It is bold and would look fantastic with lower necked tops (v-necks, scoop necks etc). The variation of colour in each stone makes it a very easy to match with a lot of different outfits.
7. Small Blue Nacklace and Bracelet Set
This necklace measures 21 inches in length and the matching bracelet measures 6.5 inches in length. They are both made using a combination of blue wooden beads with czech glass and seed beads. A lovely bright blue split up with splashes of silvery white czech glass and darker blue seed beads makes this a simple but modern design.
8. Large Blue Necklace and Bracelet Set
Similar to the Small Blue Necklace and Bracelet Set, this one is made from a combination of blue beads interspersed with silvery glass beads and smaller dark blue seed beads. It would be the perfect "mix and match" set with the other if you wanted to vary it up even more. The necklace measures 19 inches in length and the bracelet measures 6.5 inches in length.
9. Peach Stone Chip Necklace and Bracelet Set
This necklace measures 21 inches in length and the bracelet measures 7 inches in length. They are both made of a peachy-beige coloured stone and are a very delicate colour which will add a little luxury to any outfit without overpowering it.
The clasps on this necklace and bracelet are magnetic and so very easy to put on and take off!
10. Malachite (Green) Stone Chip Necklace and Bracelet Set
This necklace measures 18 inches in length and the bracelet measures 6.5 inches in length. Made with malachite stone chips this is a glorious deep green in colour with beautiful variations in colour. Malachite is one of my favourite stones and I shall be considering some bidding of my own on this necklace, so you better get in quick!!
11. Large Pearl Necklace and Bracelet Set
This necklace measures 19 inches in length and the bracelet measures 7 inches in length. Made with slightly larger freshwater pearls than the other necklaces and bracelet, this set will make quite a statement whilst still being simple and classic enough to wear with almost any outfit.
12. Large Pearl Bracelet
This pearl bracelet measures 7 inches in length and uses the same pearls as in the set above (however it doesn't have the gold seed beads between each pearl as the necklace and bracelet in the set do). It would be perfect as a standalone gift (for yourself or someone else) or as an accompaniment to any of the other items in the auction.
13. Blue and Gold Bracelet
This bracelet measures 6.5 inches in length and is a combination of blue and bronze-gold coloured beads. The brightness of the colours would go well with summer outfits but also add a fantastic pop of colour against black or grey during the winter months too.
14. Green Two-Strand Bracelet
This bracelet measures 7 inches in length and is made from a variety of different glass beads. The beads are attached to two stands which meet at each ends, giving a lovely feel to this piece. It is delicate whilst still having plenty of colour.
15. Rose Quartz Heart Drop Earrings
These earrings are made with Rose Quartz heart shaped pendants. The hearts themselves are 1 inch in length, which will hopefully help give an idea of their overall size. They are sweet and delicate and though a decent weight, are not too heavy.
16. Large Green Stone Necklace
This necklace measures 20 inches in length. It is made from large green-grey stones interspersed with smaller green seed beads. The colours are neutral enough to match most outfits and yet it has enough colour to stand out.
17. Gingerbread Men Key Fobs/Phone Fobs/Bag Charms
This pair of cute gingerbread men charms could be added to anything you wish - your phone, your key ring, or your bag. Or, if you have a child who wants to wear earrings like mummy, you could also buy them to hook over their ears (oh I remember those days!)
That's it - 17 amazing jewellery donations. I'm so overwhelmed by the generosity that I've received for the auction this year and I cannot wait to be able to thank everyone by telling them how much they helped to raise for PSS.
All of these items of jewellery will be listed in my handmade auction, which will go live on eBay on 8th May for 10 days. Please do drop by and get the link to the auction once it is live if you like the look of any of these blankets. For more information about the auction and my Nine Months Of challenge, see this post.