Saturday, 18 October 2014


As you might know I'm a huge fan of bangles, not just Bakelite.
Here's my latest bangle purchases...

Carved bangles, £12 for the lot. ($19.30)

Bakelite spacers, £13.60 for the lot. ($21.85)

Bakelite bangles, £28 for the lot. ($44.50)

Like mother, like son. ;)

Thursday, 16 October 2014


Got a stack of Bakelite bangles the other day and some was in
desperate need of some TLC.
In this stack there’s a marbled butterscotch/banana bangle that
got some ugly scratches, so I decided to rub it over with a fine
sand paper to get rid of them or at least make it look a little bit
As I’m sanding I discover that this bangle isn’t supposed to be
butterscotch/banana, it turned out it’s slightly off white with pale
brown marbling.
At first I think “Damn, I ruined it!” but after some quick research
I feel okay again, it just had the thickest patina ever.

Here you can see the work in progress…
I love how it turned out and I like that I got such a nice shine to
it by hand and not using a buffer machine.

Sunday, 12 October 2014


It's been a while!
Life as a new mother has been great so far, except getting a depression
after I had to stop breastfeeding. I'm still really blue but I'm not letting it
take over my daily life.

What else? Oh, I don't know, not much to tell really.
Here's a few things from the last two weeks...

I managed to snag two Cowichan sweaters recently for a really decent price.
One for me and one for Dixon. £11.50 (approx. $18) and £5 (approx. $8).

Revamped one of my belts the other day.

This handsome fella turned 6 months today!
I can't believe the time passes by this fast!!!

And a couple of selfies with Dixon for good measure. ;)