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I have been making…..

9 Dec

Over the past 3 months, mysweetmuse (my jewellery label) has been growing and evolving!  Stunning vintage treasures have been daily transformed into modern, statement jewellery with feminine and vintage twist!  If you like jewellery with a heart and soul and adore having treasures that are unique and a little different, then COME AND FAN ME on Facebook!  View my photoalbums on my fan page to see the full collection!

Vintage metal flower rings with stunning swarovski centres

Vintage metal flower rings with stunning swarovski centres

Intricate vintage 1950s Japanese glass stone with floral carved design.

Pretty Posie, a sweet cluster of vintage flowers all centred with glittering swarovski crystals and hung on sterling silver earwires.

Blossom Garland, a sweet row of vintage flowers all centred with glittering swarovski crystals and hung on gold hoops

The filly and her filigree, vintage flower bracelet and ring with swarovski centres

2 coral rows with czech crystals, swarovski centred vintage flower and 3 layers of old gold chain

Colour Me Good…………

15 Jun

I love making little swatches of coloured goodness…..creating stories, mixing and playing with combinations that I haven’t yet tried.  Here’s some of my latest stories and the patterns that inspired them!

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More Illustration…….

20 May

SO, sorry about the missing posts, I have been a bit frustrated with my image hosting site, which has been down all last week, taking my blog down with it!!!  GAH!  It drives me batty when technology briefly fails….

Today, due to MORE hiccups with said site, I am resorting to showing you some images of my lastest illustrations!  For Mother’s Day (2 weekends ago), my husband gifted me with a LOVELY Wacom Bamboo!  I have been doing a little bit of practise, but I’m still pretty unco-ordinated with the whole hand+screen+eye style of doing things……hehehehehe.

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Aussie girls……..

5 May

Ahhhh, I love our fashion and style here in Oz.  It’s laidback, relaxed, sexy and smart…..all at the same time!  Below are a few of my Lookbook hearts from Aussie girls who look lovely, everytime!

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1 May

So you can share in the LOVELY……..have a WONDERFUL weekend guys and gals!!!

DAY 7 of 7 GIVEAWAYS IN 7 DAYS!!! #2

20 Apr

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CONGRATULATIONS to JASMINE, winner of Day 6’s giveaway!!! Check your email Jasmine!

Our seventh featured Etsy store this week is the DARK and MYSTERIOUS reverendross!!

Wicked, dark and clever are just some words I’d use to describe his sensational artworks!  He has wit, he has charm and he is DEADLY GOOD with a pen in hand!!  Ross is ever the man of few words, but I managed to squeeze a sentence or two from the laidback lad!

“Hi! I’m Ross and I draw and paint all kinds of neat stuff every day. My originals and prints will brighten your household and bring good luck.  I live in New Orleans.  I’m from Pennsylvania.  I’m not scared of hurricanes.  I also draw live caricatures. They’re fun at parties.

I eat spaghetti at least 4 days a week. I wear cowboy shirts every day. I learned to ride a bicycle this year. I flip coins to make decisions a lot. Pleased to meet you. Feel free to contact me for any reason. We can be pals.”

Thanks Ross, it’d be fun to be pals with you!!!!  Now run along and experience his store full of scrawled goodness!!!

Ross is keen to get chicks, and is offering one lucky PYT reader a print of his choice!  It will be good, it will be VERY, VERY good!

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
1. Go to reverendross’ store by clicking on this link
2. Find your most coveted item in his etsy store
3. Comment on my blog, stating your most coveted product, and why
4. Email me your mailing details to prettyoungthingblog@gmail.com
5. Check back daily to see if you’ve won!!

Winner will be picked by random.org, at random, at 8:45am Australian Eastern Standard Time tomorrow, so you have just under 24 hours to get those entries in!!!  GOOD LUCK!!

DAY 6 of 7 GIVEAWAYS IN 7 DAYS!!! #2

19 Apr

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CONGRATULATIONS to BJ , winner of Day 5’s giveaway!!! Check your email BJ, and let me know which piece of jewellery OR brooch you prefer!

Our sixth featured Etsy store this week is the ULTRA SWEET sjane!!

There are whole UNIVERSES of cuteness crammed into this delightful store (*whispers* and her OTHER store!) manned by the clever Sarah!  I asked her to tell us about her travels to etsyhood;

“I live in Oregon with my fiancee and dog (both super cute!), but was born and raised in Maine. I grew up with a super crafty mom who has taught me soooo much but didn’t really start making things on my own until I was in art school. I started making promo items for the band my BFF and I had and after that it was all making stuff all the time. I really love color and design, so I try to use those things a lot in my work, whether it’s in the actual item or the packaging.

I really like to make work that just feels good for me to make. I like to draw stuff like animals doing people things/wearing clothes because in my head, that just seems totally awesome! I want one of two things to happen when people see my work – smile or think, “Hey! That’s cool!”. If I can make you do either of those things, then I am one happy lady!”

Everything in Sarah’s store makes me MELT into a puddle of animated bliss, whilst smiling AND thinking “HECK, that’s COOOOOOOOL!!” She should be one happy lady, methinks!!!!  CLICK, experience the CUTENESS!!

Sarah wants to stamp us with love, and is offering one lucky PYT reader a choice of Up Do OR Hair Bear Number One!!!

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
1. Go to sjane’s store by clicking on this link
2. Find your most coveted item in her etsy store
3. Comment on my blog, stating your most coveted product, and why
4. Email me your mailing details to prettyoungthingblog@gmail.com
5. Check back daily to see if you’ve won!!

Winner will be picked by random.org, at random, at 8:45am Australian Eastern Standard Time tomorrow, so you have just under 24 hours to get those entries in!!!  GOOD LUCK!!