Monday, 7 December 2009

Merry Christmas from Chloe's Designs Dichroic Glass

I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year. This year has gone very quick and I am looking forward to making some new jewellery pieces in January.

Please visit my online Ebay shop to browse my range of handmade dichroic glass & silver jewellery. All jewellery items come either in a lovely gift box or a pretty organza gift bag, making them the perfect Christmas presents and stocking fillers.

I have a range of handmade jewellery items including matching gift sets, beaded gift sets, necklaces, bangles, braclets, brooches, rings and much more.

Please visit Chloe's Designs Dichroic Glass shop on Ebay to view my items available to buy now. All items are dispatched on the same day of receiving payment, or the very next day. Returns accepted.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Stunning Jewellery for your Christmas Party Dress

If you are looking for some eye-catching jewellery to go with your Christmas party dress, then why not check out my handmade dichroic glass bangles. Each bangle has several layers of glass fused together and require about 3-4 kiln firings before they are ready to wear.

I have a variety of dichroic glass bangles available to buy from my Ebay shop, along with a selection of handmade sterling silver bangles.

Visit Chloe's Designs Dichroic Glass online Ebay shop now.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Dichroic Glass Stocking Fillers

These pretty stud earrings come in a variety of sparkly colours, and would make the perfect little stocking filler. Just £5.99 a pair plus delivery available from my Ebay shop: Chloe's Designs Dichroic Glass. Each pair of earrings are handmade and all the glass used is cut by hand.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Handmade Dichroic Glass Jewellery for Christmas

I've been very busy making lots of new dichroic glass jewellery pieces and have been gradually listing everything in my Ebay shop. If you are looking for a special unique Christmas gift, or a piece of jewellery for yourself, please check out my online Ebay shop: Chloe's Designs Dichroic Glass

I have a range of handmade dichroic glass matching gift sets along with beaded sets, necklaces, earrings, bangles, cufflinks, bracelets, rings and more.

Bangles, Bracelets, Dichroic Glass Jewellery Sets, Beaded Sets, Cufflinks, Earrings, Necklaces, Pendants, Rings, Glass Giftware

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Just back from a big craft fair...

I'm just back after doing a 4 day craft fair at Middleton Hall in Central Milton Keynes. The fair finished on Sunday 13th September. I was really pleased with my display and added in a few new extra things this time such as a curtain for the panels at the back of my stand, and a couple of new display features. I have always made my own 'Chloe's Designs' banner, but I would really like to get a bigger and more professional looking banner made for my next fair.

I will be back at Middleton Hall in Central Milton Keynes for their Christmas Gift Fair, Thursday 29th October to Sunday 1st November.

This week has been very busy for me getting my Ebay shop back online. I have been listing lots of new pendants, bracelets & bangles, and will be listing some more of my new handmade pieces today.

Here are a few of my latest handmade sterling silver bangles...

If you would like to browse through my jewellery items currently for sale, please visit my Ebay shop:

Friday, 28 August 2009

A busy August Preparing...

I've been keeping myself busy this month trying to make as many new pendants, earrings and other jewellery bits. I've got my next big craft fair coming up soon and I'm starting to panick a little. I think I've got nearly everything sorted. Just trying to get my last few jobs done.

The craft fair is on at Central Milton Keynes indoor shopping centre between Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th September. The fair will be in Middleton Hall right outside John Lewis. If you're passing by, please come and say hello : - )

I've made lots of pendants and really want to put some of them on beaded necklaces. I'm not very good when it comes to beads and have been really struggling to find one's that I like. In the past I have used Cats Eye (fibre optic) beads, but I would like to try something a little different.

August was also a busy month for me as I had a few birthday pressies to buy & make. I made this sterling silver & dichroic glass dragonfly bracelet for my mum along with a matching necklace & earrings set. I was really pleased how well the bracelet came out and definately want to make some more of these.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Working with Sterling Silver & Cold Enamels

Over the last few weeks I've been busy practising my soldering skills using sterling silver sheet & metal. I finished making several sterling silver bangles which I sent off to be hallmarked at an assay office. I was so excited to get my jewellery pieces back officially hallmarked. I'm now working on my next set of bangles and rings which I will also send away to be hallmarked.

To add a little colour to my jewellery, I've wanted to try enamelling for ages, but I've read it's a little tricky, so I opted for a cold enamel kit which I've been testing out. I've had great fun with my cold enamels, and my soldering technique is also coming along.

I've only had 1 small accident while sawing some sterling silver sheet, when I left my hand in front of the saw and ended going through my finger. Ouch!! It wasn't too bad, but bad enough to learn to keep my fngers out of the way!!

I finished this ring a while ago also using sterling silver sheet for the heart and rectangle silver wire for the ring shank. This was my first ring using the cold emamels.

I've been a little side-tracked working with silver lately, although over the last few days I have been back on the case with my dichroic glass jewellery pieces. My next big craft fair is in September at Central Milton Keynes Shopping Centre, so I really want to try and make as much as possible to take with me. My jewellery items are currently for sale in my ebay shop, so please come by and take a look.

Check out Chloe's Designs Online Ebay Shop

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Father's Day: Sunday 21st June 2009

It' not long until Father's Day and if you are looking for that special gift this year, then why not check out some of my handmade gift ideas:

Handmade Glass Bowls Gift Boxed with Wrapped Werther's Sweets:

Click here to view the full range of glass bowls available.

These attractive glass bowls are handmade and one of a kind. All of the glass has been hand cut, so each bowl is different & unique. The glass bowls come gift boxed with a packet of wrapped Werther's sweets, making these the perfect present to give to someone special.

Handmade Dichroic Glass Cufflinks:

Click here to view the full range of Dichroic Glass Cufflinks Available.

These dichroic glass cufflinks come in a pretty silver gift box with a white cardboard sleeve.

Handmade Dichroic Glass Clocks:

Click here to view details about this clock.

This handmade clock includes dichroic glass and is one of a kind. The clock has a hook on the back so it can easily be hung on the wall and comes in a pretty gift box.

Don't forget Father's Day: Sunday 21st June 2009

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Handmade Dichroic Glass Pendants

Here's a selection of my latest dichroic glass pendants which have been kiln fused. I hand cut all of my glass, so each pendant is unique and one of a kind. The pendants require several firings in the kiln before they are finished and can take several days to complete, but the final results are usually worth waiting for!

Shades of Blue & Green:

Rainbow Colours:

Bullet Shaped Pendants:

Hand Etched Pendants:

I have a wide range of pendants and other handmade dichroic glass jewellery available to buy now from my Ebay shop. If you would like a custom piece of jewellery making, please drop me an email to:

Click here to visit my Ebay Shop.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Fine Silver Jewellery made using Silver Art Clay

It was such a gorgeous day yesterday that I decided to take my work outside and finished polishing some of my latest handmade jewellery pieces. I have made these earrings & pendants using silver art clay which have been fired in my kiln leaving just .999 fine silver:

I have a couple more pieces waiting to be polished, so hopefully I will have some more pics soon. Just got these jewellery bits listed in my Ebay shop today, so please come take a look : - )

A couple of froggies in our pond .. enjoying the lovely sunshine...

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Working on some new dichroic glass & silver jewellery pieces...

I've been wanting to make a sterling silver bangle for ages now, but my soldering skills are not the best. I havn't done much soldering, so I think I could do with a little training and lots of practise! I decided to jump right in and several soldering attempts later, I managed to solder a sterling silver bangle and also a matching ring. I wanted to keep the design fairly simple, to see if I could finish the bangle without noticing the join:

I don't think they are perfect ... but after alot of sanding and polishing, I was quite pleased with my first attempt and have decided I will keep the bangle for myself. I've ordered some more sterling silver wire this morning, so am eager to have another go!

I've also been working on some new dichroic glass jewellery gift sets. I have just finished these sets which feature pretty dragonflies:

I have been listing the sets pictured above plus some additional new pieces in my Ebay shop, so please come & take a look.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Back from my first craft fair of the year...

I've just finished doing my first craft fair of the year at Central Milton Keynes shopping centre. I arrived at the shopping centre last Wednesday evening to set up my jewellery & glassware stand which took several hours. The craft fair was on for 4 days and I really enjoyed myself. There was a good variety of stands to browse in the shopping centre and some really beautiful handmade gifts. Here's a picture of my stand just after setting up on the Wednesday...

I have been working on my display for some time now, and am alot happier with my lights. I bought a couple of 150 watt lights to hang over the back boards which worked very well. At about mid-day the sun would shine right onto my stand and that really did help make my dichroic glass jewellery sparkle : - )

I was so chuffed with all the lovely comments I received and was even more pleased when a couple of customers were wearing jewellery they had bought from me before. I sell my handmade glass pendants for £5.00 each or £9.99 on a sterling silver snake chain and they went down a treat.

I'm going to have a look for a few more craft fairs to do, but I am returning to Central Milton Keynes for their next Craft Fayre from the 3rd to the 6th September 2009. I have lots of ideas for some new jewellery pieces and am hoping to make my display look even better next time : - )

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Getting ready for a craft fair

I have got my first craft fair of the year coming up next week. It's at Central Milton Keynes shopping centre in Middleton Hall and is on from Thursday 19th March to Sunday 22nd March 2009. I really hope it will be busy that weekend and I have been busy making lots of new dichroic glass jewellery pieces for Mother's Day.

There will be over 100 exhibitors in the hall, so a good variety of handmade crafts. I will be taking along all of my dichroic glass & silver jewellery plus my glass giftware pieces. I have lots of new handmade dichroic glass pendants, bangles, bracelets, brooches, necklaces, matching gift sets, cufflinks and more. The last couple of weeks have been really busy as I have been working on a new layout and getting some new display items. I hope it all comes together okay.

My stand will be by a shop called Woolfe. If you are in CMK between the 19th - 22nd March, please pop over and say hello.

Friday, 20 February 2009

Lots of new jewellery in my Ebay shop

I have been busy all week taking pictures of my dichroic glass jewellery so that I can get them listed in my Ebay shop. I have lots of new pendants plus bangles, bracelets, necklaces, cufflinks, earrings, rings and more. All of the jewellery in my Ebay shop has been handmade and all of the glass is cut by hand, so each piece is unique and cannot be exactly reproduced.
Pictured above are just a few of the pendants and necklaces available to buy now from my Ebay shop. Click on the picture above or click here to visit my Ebay shop.

I am always busy making new things in my workshop, so please check back for new updates.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Wire Wrapped Dichroic Glass Pendant

I've been working on some new wire wrapped dichroic glass pendants. The pendant pictured above is the latest one I have just finished. I have used 5 purple cord strands to make the necklace and finished it with a pretty heart toggle clasp. I have used several layers of glass in this pendant which creates some very vibrant colours as the light hits it.
I've got a few more wire wrapped pendants to finish off, so I'll hopefully have some more pics soon.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Shaping Glass Stringers Demo

I've been busy making a few glass bowls and earlier today I recorded a short demonstration on how to shape glass stringers. I first of all cut my glass to make the base of my bowl, and then shape the glass stringers under a blow torch to add a spiral design.

I have never really been that confident in front of a camera, and could definately do with alot more practise. I am okay when the camera is switched off, but as soon as it's on, I feel silly and usually get the giggles if other people are watching! Anyway, here goes...

Monday, 26 January 2009

I've discovered Twitter...

I followed a friend onto Twitter last night and started my very first twitter. I love going into the forums on, but I'd never been on Twitter before. I instantly found lots of cool Twitter pages through the forum in Etsy and was suprised when I logged in this morning to see I now have 17 followers : - )
Here's a link to my Twitter page: I'm going to try and keep it updated as often as possible. If anyone else is Twittering, please drop me a message. I would love to read them : - )

Thursday, 22 January 2009

New dichroic glass jewellery designs

I've been working on some new dichroic glass cross pendants this month and have just finished some of them. The white sparkly cross pendant pictured below is probably one of my favorites and took me the longest to make.

Here are a few of my other dichroic glass crosses that I have just finished making...

This week I also discovered a cool site that is building together a website for crafts and other items that are handmade in the UK. The website address is I think these kinds of websites are brilliant for people making crafts and also people looking to buy crafts. I have often trawled through endless search engines on the internet trying to find that extra special gift for someone, or just something that's a little different.

I've got my first craft fair at the end of March at Middleton Hall in Central Milton Keynes shopping centre. It's going to be on from Thursday 19th March to Sunday 22nd March (Mothers Day). I have lots of preparation to do before the fair, so I have already made a start and hope it will be a successful event. If you are in the area around Mothers Day, please come over and say hello : - )