Tuesday, 15 December 2009


I'm so excited because a little while ago I was asked for an interview by the lovely Bead Perles blog and it has gone up today! Do have a look - there are loads of incredibly talented jewellery artists and beautiful photos to drool over on there http://beads-perles.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 9 December 2009


Well I have finally taken the plunge and dipped my toe into the slightly scary world of Etsy! You can find my shop here http://www.etsy.com/shop/sallygraddondesigns

I am also a member of the Frit-Happens! Forum team - you can find listings by our talented members by searching for the fhfteam tag.

I'm very excited because my viperscale bracelet was featured in my first ever treasury too (bottom row in the middle)!

I should have some more exciting news later this week!

Take care

Saturday, 21 November 2009

My website!

Well I can't believe how long it has been since I last wrote anything! My big excuse is that I have been working incredibly hard to get my website up and running. I have never had anything to do with a website before so learning how to build one from scratch was rather a steep learning curve. I must thank the lovely Becky of Chameleon Designs who helped me with the initial layout and Julie of Dolmairic Designs - they have both been incredibly patient and generous with their knowledge and I am very grateful to them both. Anyway I would love to hear any feedback (good or bad) about my website and jewellery.

You can find me at www.sallygraddondesigns.co.uk. Please have a look and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Another commission

I thought you might like to see this Rhinoceros Snorting Drano necklace which I was commissioned to make. It is one of the more lightweight weaves and I think it is very pretty.

I'm also going to have some exciting news about my website in the not too distant future so watch this space!

Friday, 7 August 2009

My banner!

I had a moan on Frit Happens on Wednesday evening about my complete inability to create a banner and the lovely (and very talented!) Becky from Chameleon Designs offered to help me. She spent most of yesterday sending me images and these are my two favourites-I absolutely love them, I just can't decide which one to use! I'd love to hear your opinions!

black banner sig size

white banner sig size

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Jens Pind Linkage

Last time I mentioned a commission I had just finished for a 16 inch Jens Pind Linkage chain which I hadn't made a full necklace of before. I was really pleased with how it turned out. It has over 400 tiny rings in it and will fit big hole beads and silver cores along with some pendants. Anyway I thought you might like to see a photo of it.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Well I suppose I've got to start somewhere!

I always thought that blogging was something other people did-people with interesting things to say and show. Well it turns out that maybe, just maybe I can be one of those people-I just hope that other people agree!

I am breaking myself in gently so it might take me a little while to get going properly.

For those of you who don't know me my name is Sally and I make jewellery. I particularly love chainmaille but also work with semi-precious stones and pearls. I gave up work when I had my beautiful daughter and have recently started to sell my jewellery. I am working on getting a website up and running and also getting a few bits on Etsy. In the meantime you can see my work on Flickr.

I have just finished a commission for a 16 inch Jens Pind Linkage necklace in silver which the customer is going to use to put her pendants on and also use for big hole lampwork beads and silver cores. I was really pleased with how it turned out and I hope that she is too.