Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Silver Button Necklaces

Today's post is all about my new stock. These are my new silver plated button necklaces, what do you think? I love them, I have already made one for myself. They catch the light perfectly and look so pretty on. Best of all they are only £8! These necklaces are now on my Folksy and Etsy shops, ready to purchase.


 I even have matching earrings to go with them. Pretty sweet right? These ones above are sterling silver 925 hook earrings. I also have them available as button stud/posts, as you can see below they look just fabulous in. Thank you Kayleigh Pearson for being my model :)

See you in a couple of days! I can feel a tutorial coming on :)

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Our House Renovation: Kitchen

As promised I am keeping a photo diary of the work we are doing on our house. We got it last July and its been non stop since. There was and still is tons to be done. This week I am showing you our kitchen/dining room. Its a large room at just over 15ft square and it overlooks the garden and the goat field. Its been the biggest job so far, and it is almost complete. Just a few odd jobs to finish really.

So this was our Kitchen/Dining room the day we got the keys to our 1st house last summer. (That's my mum smashing tiles)

Under the carpet we found lino, lino, and yes more lino....but then we found the original floor boards! Cleaning them up was the worst job so far in the house. They were covered in old sticky glue complete with animal hair..yes I know disgusting. But we knew they would be beautiful once finished.

TA DAAA! So this is our kitchen 9 months later. All we need to do really is tile, but I cannot make a decision of what tiles to choose. So for now its had a lick of paint until I make up my mind! We kept the rusty washing machine as it works perfectly, we just gave it a good sand a couple of coats of metal paint. We also kept the integrated doors, drawers and glass cabinet. Again its amazing what you can you achieve with paint! Jak and Tucker did a brilliant job of fitting our wooden tops and reclaimed belfast sink.

This is a window we had no idea was there, it was previously boarded up and covered in wall paper! It wasn't until Jak drilled it that we realised it wasn't solid! I love it, it lets light into the hall and I can see who's coming in from the garden whilst I'm washing the pots!

We bought some lovely reclaimed floorboards and to make a new window sill. And I made this blind from some Orla Kiely fabric I won on Ebay.

Well worth the makeover job, sanding, painting, more sanding, more painting, paper sticking and new handles! Bobs your uncle a funky new cupboard!

Yes, I do love Orla Kiely and retro pottery!

We replaced the awful gas fire with this lovely iron one. The tiles are patterned with flowers and butterfly's.

Ah well we still haven't taken down the pom poms from my grandmas 70th birthday bash. I love them to much ha ha.

 The pink chalkboard door leads down to our rather large cellar dwelling that I am hoping one day we can set up a 'messy studio' down there. I want to start my painting again and hopefully some ceramics and screen printing. The other door will soon be a magnetic door, this one opens up to a super useful cupboard.

Who needs loads of kitchen cupboards cluttering up your walls when you can have ALL your food in one place. Its an old school cupboard and I think its fabulous!

 Not quite the kitchen but this is our hall, outside our kitchen door. We have kept the lovely retro glass doors. the door at the bottom of the stairs actually slides along. Its so handy as Reuben hasn't mastered it yet and it keeps the heat from escaping up!

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

New Silver Button Pendants

I am so in love with these new necklaces, I may just have to make myself one in every colour!

 Set on an 18" silver chain they lie perfectly on your chest

We all know 'Nautical' is a big look this year, this blue button is the perfect finish to the look

Bring me sunshine! Summer may not be here yet but there is nothing to stop you brightening up your outfit whilst we wait!

Here is the vintage version of this pendant! I know its totally gorgeous isn't it?! Made with cream, teal and red floral vintage buttons. Loves!

I will be listing this new range throughout today over on my folksy and etsy shops. I will post the link to my facebook page once there up and ready for sale!

The Realicoul stall was at the Nelson Craft and Vintage event all last weekend. It was my first three day event and I loved it. So many lovely people and talented makers. I look forward to the next event in the summer. I will be filling up my diary this week with craft fairs, summer fetes & carnival bookings. So Realicoul may very well be coming to a town near you this year! Ooo its exciting!

Can you spot me? Deep in photography concentration!

A lovely lady named Ann happened to have Mollie Makes mags for sale on her stall. We found the one I featured in last Spring and she insisted I display it on my stall, complete with the featured button brooch! It actually conjured up a lot of interest with customers, so I decided it will become a regular part of my future displays at craft events :)

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Another Vintage Weekender!

I will be in Nelson this coming weekend selling my button jewellery and textile work. The event starts this Friday at 10am! My stall will be situated in the Victory Centre. So do pop along and say hi, its going be just fabulous! 

Thursday, 4 April 2013

50% SALE

50% SALE ON SELECTED ITEMS! Head on over to SewRealicoul to grab some super duper bargains!

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Vintage Love

Here are some of my favourite pieces from my new collection of vintage button jewellery. The floral sets are by far my favourite to work with, they make take the longest to put together to get them 'just' right but I believe the overall finished look is totally worth it! 
This vintage Springtime necklace and bracelet are available right now on my Realicoul folksy shop.
Super funky and chunky vintage button bracelet, featuring a very special antique button dating back to the late 1800's!
If your going to wear a button ring, you best make it a fat one!

After weighing up all the pros and cons, I have decided to combine Realicoul & SewRealicoul together. So over the next couple of weeks SewRealicoul stock will be moved over to the Realicoul shops. So you guys will be able to do all your shopping in one place. I am also waiting for some supplies to arrive so I can crack on with my new 14k gold range....Oooo I hear you say! I know. I know I'm going up in the world :)

I will shortly (tonight, once I have my monkey in bed) be placing some SewRealicoul items on SALE! These items will sadly not be joining the Realicoul shops and therefore it will be your very last chance to get your mitts on them. So keep and eye out over at SewRealicoul Folksy for the special reductions. I will announce the sale opening on my facebook later tonight.