Sunday, 29 July 2012

Get well soon Mr Long One

  Me and my sister drove down to Cornwall last night to visit Sausage (Mr Long One) who is very ill at the moment. I hope you get better Mr Long One, the world will be a sadder place without you. 

 Goodbye, untill next time...

Don't forget about my competition... ends 7th July 2012

Saturday, 28 July 2012

A Cornish Pasty in Tokyo!

Photo from Kaori in Japan, she took her Beach Shack Project Cornish Pasty out to watch some fireworks in Tokyo! The Sky Tree building is in background too, on the right hand side.

Click to visit them in the shop! 

Goodbye, untill next time!

Don't forget about my competition... ends 7th July 2012

Friday, 27 July 2012

Reclaimed nylon necklaces - new batch

The sunshine has come out again and everyone is enjoying the summer, if brief, at last. Cue a manic rush to have as many BBQ's as possible, put on a summery bright dress and enjoy the tropical weather! All these great points about summer have amalgamated and inspired me to create some Tribal Rio inspired jewelery using reclaimed fishing nylon. The Bright colours of the nylon lend themselves brilliantly to summer attire and will make you feel like the sun is shining, even when is a bit grey instead!

Goodbye, untill next time...

Don't forget about my competition... ends 7th July 2012

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Feeling hot hot hot

Nice the sun has put his hat on again, I'm thinking eating alfresco, BBQ's, working on the beach, Pimm's O Clock!!!

Bit hot for Mr. Benedict Bean, I have to put sunscreen on his nose!

Catching up on this advert by Mulberry, shot at Brighton Beach!

Goodbye, untill next time!

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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Pipe Smokin'

Thankyou Amykins!
Got these amazing pieces of sea pottery and sea worn clay pipes in the post today, well, I say sea, but they are actually fab examples of river pottery. These will take alot longer to tumble as the Thames, although tidal, will not have has much shingle as the beach. The sun is out and I'm dreaming up some big bright tribal pieces for these!
Goodbye, untill next time!!!

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Sunday, 22 July 2012

One day I'll sail away...

  Got these lovely photos back from a customer, she bought a Beach Shack Project boat, intended as a present, and then couldn't resist keeping it herself! (always happens to me!) 

She sent me these photos of her new vessel! 

 You can see more driftwood boats for sale here in the shop...

Thanks Kim! 

Goodbye, untill next time!

Don't forget about my competition... ends 7th July 2012

Wednesday, 18 July 2012


New Stock in Shop...

Goodbye, untill next time...

Sunday, 15 July 2012


Steve had a super rare weekend off so had a really fun few days, went to Bexhill yesterday, and walked along the promenade. Tiddily Om Pom Pom...

Weird Italian Job inspired sculpture at the De La Warr Pavillion...bus hanging off the roof that tilts precariously!

Love these domes, feels a bit greek I think, I love the way the bright white pops against the grey sky (not so greek, otherwise there would be glittery turquoise sea!)

Beach huts along the promenade...

Check out that ominous sky!

That stripey one would make a fab studio! Was dreaming about having a beach hut studio and then quickly dismissed it when I realised there was a high risk of House-Spider invasion when working from what is essentially a big shed. I hate spiders...

...But I like cake!
Talking of cake...
Have some new caterers at the Makers Boutique Markets last weekend...this cake was awesome! Chocolate and broccoli! (it goes! Really!)

Bean n Katy!

New Banners I designed for the market! Note the sealions! Roll up, roll up, for the Makers Boutique! Arf, arf!!! The old ones were getting a bit ropey so it was time for a redesign!

Roast veg n goats cheese tart, again, by new caterers, Fruition Foods. That was AMAZING!

Nice hydrangeas for sale, I love hydrangeas, they are my favourite flower. I find it hilarious they grow everywhere in Cornwall, and lots of people hate them and see them as weeds, and then in Brighton you pay £8 for a pot! I always just steal loads from mums garden when I go visit! Now here comes the science...! Interesting fact: the colour of the hydrangea is all based around how acid or alkaline the soil is, and Cornwall has very acidic soil. The flower colour is affected by the pH of the soil, pH of less than 5.5 produce blue flowers and pH of more produce pink, so there is always an abundance of pink, blue, purple, lilac and deep fuchsia flowers everywhere!
Thats about as science-y as I get!
Goodbye! Untill next time!
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Thursday, 12 July 2012

New Business Cards here!!!!

Very excited about my new business cards!

You may have heard me rant excessively before about printing and how much I loath doing it myself, everything always goes wrong, and when Benedict Bean chewed through my printer cable it was a metaphoric nail in the coffin for home printing. Even when I used to work in an office, long before Beach Shack Project, the printer would perflex and annoy me, the biggers ones are worse than the home ones!
So I highly recommend 4Print&Design in Brighton, they are helpful, cheap and always work miracles to get your printing job back to you asap!

I'm really happy with my cards, I designed them myself in Photoshop, looks like my degree in Animation does filter down and find a purpose in my career today! Everything happens for a reason!

Hope you like!

Goodbye, untill next time!

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Competition time again! (Already?!)

Competition to win a pair of my new Sea Shell Stud earrings!

Same as before, just leave your email address in the comments field of this blog. 

Don't worry...the postage is free, so if you live in a castle deep under the sea off the coast of Japan, or in a seashell on a beach in Thailand, don't delay! Comment today! 

Winner picked by random on 11th August 2012. 


Goodbye, untill next time! 


Monday, 9 July 2012

She sells sea shells from the sea shore...

Right, finally here! Cornish Winkle Shell earrings!

Made a batch for the Makers Boutique Market on saturday and nearly sold out, again! This bad boys are perfect for a bit of beach bling this summer, so even if the sun doesn't come out to play in grotty grey England, sunshine will be dazzling from your lobes instead! 

These little beauties are made from two Cornish winkle shells that have been responsibly collected from the beaches of Kernow. I hate mass shell shell harvesting, so I always collect small batches at a time so I can carefully check that the home I am taking is empty!

These shells are really pretty, they have flecks of blue, pink and purple in them, the photos do not do them justice!

They have been topped with some stunning Swarovski crystals that really sparkle and glitter when you catch them in the light. The shells are approx 10-15mm in size, and are attached to a silver plated stud with back. They can be made in Sterling silver for an additional £4 for sensitive ears!

Click on the shells to be taken to the shop!

Competition tomorrow to win a pair! Woo!

Goodbye, untill next time!

Congratulations! And celebrations!

Congratulations to Gerry, winner of my competition! She wins this beautiful emerald green sea glass necklace, wrapped with a wire star motif!
Winner was selected by assigning everyone a number and using to generate a number. Only had 5 people enter so chances were pretty high for all who entered, haha! Got to be in it to win it, as they say!
Thanks to all for entering! Will be doing another tomorrow for a pair of my new sea shell beach bling studs! (details to follow in next post!)

Goodbye, untill next time!