Monday, 11 April 2011

4, 5, and 6 now in!



An ammonite hairclip; a pair of nautiloid cufflinks, and a dinosaur photo holder.



Saturday, 9 April 2011

Friday, 8 April 2011

First Listing in The Geology Shop!!


Yey! The first item in The Geology Shop is now online and listed and ready for posting! It just needs someone to buy it..




:)

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Well hullo thar!


Helloooooo! Welcome to my new blog! I’m also the face behind www.dreadyderry.blogspot.com and www.lapsocblog.blogspot.com – hopefully I’ll actually keep on top of this one!



I’ve set up this new blog to coincide with the set up on my lovely new Folksy shop – www.geologyshop.folksy.com – and I intend to blog a bit about the undergrad course I’m currently doing at university (geology) and some of the field trips and fossil hunts we go on.



I do a bit of part time work as a fossil preparer, so I may also blog about that, with progress pictures of a particular item, or just fossils that I’ve found and think are pretty.



My new shop over at Folksy will feature handmade items that reflect my interest in geology, and particularly fossils. The majority of items featured will be one-offs, unique, never to be made again!, so you should grab them while you can. I’ll be doing jewellery, display pieces, storage pots, novelty items and all sorts. I also take commissions. Some of my items are made from actual fossils – I use them either to make moulds & casts or impressions in polymer clay – and in the future I want to start playing with resin, to encase some fossils in resin and turn into jewellery!



Some of the moulds for my fossily items have been made from actual fossils that were kindly lent to me from the Lapworth Museum of Geology at the University of Birmingham – you can have a shufti here: http://www.lapworth.bham.ac.uk



I also like these places:


http://geologymatters.org.uk


and


http://www.dudley.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/museums--galleries/dudley-museum--art-gallery



I can’t promise daily blogs here – I’ve got University and now 2 part time jobs to contend with – so it’ll be updated when I get chance. I’ll probably set up a new twitter account soon; I’ll probably update that more often…



www.geologyshop.folksy.com


theres nothing in it yet though.