Friday, 30 September 2011


I'm very, very excited today after receiving a phone call from the Eastenders actress Nina Wadia (Zainab Masood)!!!
A few years ago I had the opportunity to have my designs worn on ITV's Loose Women and Nina Wadia was one of the presenters that was given her own, specially made necklace. She very kindly rang me at the time to thank me and typically I missed the call and despite her offering me help with opportunities, I was simply too nervous to call back.
This time though I didn't let nerves get in the way,  she was lovely to talk to and I'm very excited as we talked about me providing more designs for her TV and film this space :)

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Taste of enterprise:Taster Session

I had a  lovely day yesterday demonstrating jewellery making at Taste of Enterprise. It was great to see some old friends and catch up (and drink coffee and eat cake of course!) but we were there to demonstrate our skills and encourage willing volunteers to have a  go themselves.

Thanks to Denise, Norma, Janet, Patrica and Lynne for taking part, I hope you enjoyed making your lovely pendants..well done!

These very tasty cupcakes were provided by Angela Coombes of B Cake Studio.
Visit to see her other amazing goodies.

Jo Richards demonstrating her ceramic skills here and Bernard Dite wood turner extraordinaire!
Thank you Bernard for some lovely wooden buttons, can't wait to see what they will make and coming soon, a Chilichic design incorpoating some of Jo's handmade beads...

Taster session dates for October and November coming soon....

Friday, 23 September 2011

Making Jewellery Magazine Issue 33 - On Sale Now

I'm thrilled to have a two page, 6 step piece printed in MAKING JEWELLERY magazine this month.

It's very exciting seeing your work in such a  great publication and I'm grateful to editor Sian and regular contributors Clair and Kira for their support.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Taster Sessions: Create a pendant

Date: Monday 26th September at Taste of Enterprise, Ebbw Vale 10am-3pm

Drop in to the first 'Taster Session' next Monday and have a  go at making a glass and wire pendant.
Use a range of jewellery tools to create your own design and find out how much fun it is learning a new skill.
Other makers will also be demonstrating their talents in woodworking, ceramics and sewing, all offering the opportunity for you to take part. Hope to see you there.
Details of October and November dates in Cwmbran and Caerphilly will be posted soon.

Trying something new...

Several years after everyone else, I've decided to join the wonderful world of blogging!
With lots of news to update about Chilichic  Jewellery I hope to show pics of new work, events that are happening and hear from anyone who loves jewellery and beads. I am still finding my feet with it so please let me know if there is anything I'm missing! Thanks x