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Renewal...

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Renewal...

A bit of a reflective blog today!  Every now and again something happens to each of us which steals the proverbial rug from under our feet and forces us to reassess a part of our lives.  I'm in the midst of one of those phases courtesy of a series of numpties, jobsworths and harpies all managing to find me and make my life unnecessarily difficult within a two week period!  Once I'd finished spitting feathers and batted all the stupidity back to where it came from the whole experience got me thinking about renewal and change - change being something...

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I think I've got "Colouritis..."

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I think I've got "Colouritis..."

  Sometimes I go through phases where I just can't get enough colour into my daily life.  I gravitate towards anything that resembles an explosion in a paint factory - monochrome is my nemesis.  This time I'm sure it's been triggered by too much time spent lurking about in the fabric section at Liberty's... the following week I came across a brightly coloured throw (pictured) and decided not only would it look fab in my house (despite not having this colour scheme anywhere) but that it would also make a rather interesting colour pallete for some jewellery.  So it was...

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The unexpected joys of dispatching jewellery!

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The unexpected joys of dispatching jewellery!

Firstly, a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2017 to you all!  I have been busy over the festive period working on one of my 'coming soon' sections - glass flowers.  I'm nearly at the stage where I can unleash the prototypes on the site but as usual, I'm always adding something or tweaking something else.  My inner perfectionist keeps challenging me to constantly improve and refine the designs - I suspect this process will never end but at some point I really do need to stop and share as there are over 100 flowers currently sat on my workbench in...

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11% Discount During Birthday Week!

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11% Discount During Birthday Week!

It's birthday week here at Flame Opal HQ so in celebration (and in order to generate some celebratory beer money!) I'm giving 11% off all items currently on the website for one week only. Why 11%? Well 11 is what you get when you add the two digits of my age this year together! Just type in BDAY11 during checkout and your discount will be applied!The discount code is valid from midnight tonight (12th) until midnight on Sunday (19th) and will only apply to items already on the site, so if you see something you like, get in there quick!...

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Bloggy McBlogface?

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Bloggy McBlogface?

There's been a lot of press recently about the naming of the UK's new polar research ship and the poll that spawned several thousand mimics.  It got me wondering - where does the need to take serious things not too seriously come from?  From the desire to add an 'I' to the middle of any 'TO LET' sign (even if only mentally) to the daft names given to landmarks (anyone know the real names for the 'Gherkin' or the 'Cheese-grater'?) we just can't help ourselves.  Humour has long been used to deal with issues like death and illness as an effective coping...

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