Saturday, 29 October 2011

Latest Murano glass Beads purchased

I bought some lovely, new Murano glass hearts yesterday. What do you think? They are such beautiful colours aren’t they, and I can’t wait to start making them up.

The main reason for buying them is that a very good friend of mine is having a Jewellery Party for me early November and suggested that I have a selection of charms available, as they will make nice, inexpensive Christmas presents, especially for those people that already have the fashionable bracelets with a charm carrier fitted. This means that with a neutral coloured bracelet, you could have a selection of charms to suit different coloured outfits, particularly as the Murano glass beads come in a myriad of colours and a variety of shapes. Yesterday, I only purchased the hearts but on reflection, maybe I should have bought some of the other shapes too! They could also be hung on the more traditional Sterling Silver charm bracelets, and if you had one of each colour the bracelet would go with any outfit, and what a talking point!
Did you know that Murano glass is handmade on the little island of Murano in Italy close to Venice, and is some of the most beautiful in the world? Click here to find out more.

I already have a selection of Murano glass heart jewellery (pendants and earrings) for sale. Check out the Murano Hearts page on my website for the colours currently available.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

New Logo

Wow, I've had a busy and challenging day! This morning I decided it was time to have a go at creating a new logo for Julie Walton - Handmade beaded Jewellery.

For a while now, I've had a favourite necklace and, what I think, is a fab photo of it (particularly as a lot of my photos are not as good as I'd like)! My husband and I also liked the look of my "new look" Blog, which I tackled about a week ago, so with those two in mind I have come up with this using Microsoft Powerpoint, which I'm really pleased with.

Next step was to upload it to Facebook - no problem. Then Twitter - oops, couldn't get that to work until I realised that the file size was too large so the photo had to be resaved as a .jpg which resolved the problem.

Then I realised that I had followed a number of people on Blogger via Twitter which was showing as my old photo. What I really wanted to do was follow everyone using Google. How do I stop following blogs I currently follow via Twitter? Well, I didn't know how I'd done it in the first place so that was already a problem! Then I found this link

Well, that was OK but I obviously didn't really understand the answer so after a lot of tinkering, the answer finally fell into place. Now, all links to Blogs I follow are via Google with the logo above showing. Yeh, a successful day, and I'm now more knowledgeable than I was this morning!

Your thoughts on the logo would be gratefully received.

Julie x