Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Made in Stirling

I'm so excited after attending the launch of "Made in Stirling" this evening.

Made in Stirling is offering local creatives the opportunity to showcase their work in a Pop Up Shop in Stirling city centre for the next 3 months.  The shop space has been fitted out with the help and support of amazing local businesses donating their time and expertise: big thanks and shout out to Stirling Electrical, Ogilvies and D Signs with materials from Norbord.

This venture is in collaboration with Start Up Street Stirling, Stirling Creative Industries forum and Stirling Council. 

It's so sad to walk along the high street and see so many For Sale and To Let signs. I can't help thinking with the downturn of the economy etc the heart has gone out of the high street.  That's one of the reasons this venture is so exciting, to take an vacant shop and through progressive, forward thinking turn a dead space into a vibrant creative space.

And yes, yours truly is planning to show in a couple of weeks time, but in the meantime you can find out a bit more by following the links:

http://startupstreetstirling.wordpress.com/     http://icecreamarchitecture.com/made-in-stirling/


Sunday, 29 July 2012

Dotty Vintage Wedding

It really is amazing the people you meet on Twitter!!!

I was lucky to meet up with Laura of “Dotty Vintage Wedding”.  During the course of our tweeting conversation Laura told me about her exciting new blog venture and asked if I would like to be featured? She didn’t have to ask me twice!
Laura has a really exciting job as a Wedding Co-ordinator in beautiful Devon.  I think that  must be amazing and rewarding (and stressful) to be part of a team working to ensure that after months and months of budgeting and planning the happy couples big day goes off without a hitch and is special right down to the last detail.
Laura also has a passion for all things vintage and through her blog she aims to share this along with her experiences as a Wedding Coordinator.  Her mission…. “to show you the reader the real work that goes on in front of and behind the scenes to make your wedding a real success”.
If you’re planning a wedding or like me just love vintage why don’t you favourite or follow Laura’s blog at www.dottyvintageweddings.co.uk
I feel really flattered that you chose to feature my jewellery on your blog. Thanks x 

Monday, 23 July 2012

Beauty Balm: Little Largo - Jewellery by Haldis

Beauty Balm a beauty and lifestyle blog by Sandra at  http://bbalm.blogspot.co.uk
Although Sandra mainly blogs about beauty she will also include other things which interest her or catch her eye. Sandra sourses some fantastic products, some that you won't necessarily find on the high street, then tests and writes reviews on them. 

Her posts not only make great reading but can also take some of the guess work out when buying a product for the first time.

I was fortunate to have a pair of my own handmade earrings featured and review thanks Sandra x

Put the kettle on and hop over to http://bbalm.blogspot.co.uk
Enjoy x

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Rings n Things

I've just photographed a few new pieces to add to my "Petite" range.  The rings are great when you want something simple, but a bit different.   Online shop will be updated very soon.  Hope you enjoy.  Comments?

Eternal Knot
Simple sterling silver band with an eternal knot, slightly hammered for texture and to reflect the light

Skinny sterling band with sterling disc handstamped with initial of your choice.
H for Haldis, that's me!

 Heavily textured sterling band with a floating heart.  Really needs to be shown on a finger to get the effect.  Will post new photo once I've press ganged a model!

Plain and simple, just a dot!

Love Knot Bracelet
To match the necklace

Thursday, 12 July 2012

New Arrivals

When is it going to stop raining?

Anyway it gave me an excuse (not that I need one) to work on some new pieces.  Here's a small sample of the ones I have managed to photograph to date.  Oh and what's that I hear?  More rain!! Probably get the photos done today, keep you posted

Pretty in Pink.
Centrepiece is a shocking pink chalcedony gemstone teardrop, wire wrapped onto a sterling silver chain. Petite and shockingly understated


Abalone mosaic wire wrapped onto a sterling silver chain.

Pastel pink freshwater pearls and blackened sterling silver bracelet

Forged hook and heart fastener.
Petite and as individual as you are

Forged floating horseshoe charm necklace

Hope you enjoy x

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Happy Anniversary

Creating jewellery is my first love, but I must admit I'm getting more than a little liking for photography! 

I got a lovely bunch of flowers for my anniversary (thanks Seamus x) and decided to take a few snaps before they were completely past their best and I'm chuffed with the result.

If anyone has any photography or editing tips, I'd love to hear from you.

Happy Anniversary me

Saturday, 30 June 2012

♡ Pintrest ♡ Intrest ♡

I've added a few more boards onto Pintrest.

Here a few of my favourites to entice.

Enjoy x 

Pretty Pastels

Splash of Colour

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Weed Another Day

Apparently it has been the wettest June for years with the result our garden has sprung into life.  The Day of the Triffids comes to mind! 

Whilst I was waiting for my sterling silver findings etc to work harden and finish in the tumbler (like a tumble dryer, but Barbie size), I decided the garden was in need of some serious attention.  We had sown wild flower seeds (childrens mix) to add a spash of colour.

Just for a moment I had a stroll down memory lane. Do you remember when you were a kid and you would pick the dandelions when they had their fairy heads on and blow them whilst making a wish and then wonder why your parents or the neighbours would get annoyed?

Now I understood why - the flower patch had morphed  into a dandi meadow, with fairy heads in every nook and cranny.

My little weeding job was now turning into a major piece of work. But it would seem luck was on my side and low and behold it started to rain AGAIN!

I couldn't resist taking a quick photo though, before heading back indoors. Little pesky weeds, but they are kind of pretty.  What do you think?

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Giveaway Handmade Earrings

I have recently started to use Facebook and thought it would be a great idea to have a promotion.

☆ Once I receive 500 followers on Facebook I am going to give away a pair of Enya "Little Flame" handmade earrings which includes gift wrapping and postage☆

Why don't you recommend a friend or colleague to Like Little Largo and a pair of Enya earrings could be yours.

Good luck ★

Monday, 11 June 2012

Featured Seller on Two Red Trees

I was absolutely delighted when I tot the email to say I that Two Red Trees had chosen me to be their featured seller of the week.  If you haven't already visited www.tworedtrees.co.uk then your in for a treat!

You will find UK handmade products from emerging British Designers, Artists and Makers. Whether you want to buy a unique gift or treat yourself to something with a bit of story behind it, Two Red Trees will always surprise you.

It’s their mission to show you wonderful and unique handmade products from emerging talent in the UK, the very best in "British Craft" and the products you simply won’t find on the high street. We’re original, unique and creative. Never buy boring gifts again.

It would be great to hear your comments.