Sunday, 31 January 2010

Swell Giveaway

It's Sunday!

You know what that means, don't you?

It's time to tell you ALL about the first ever Swell Vintage Valentine's Giveaway! Hooray!

This is an ultra special necklace that I have made especially for Valentines Day. It's made from the most adorable vintage heart link chain, and is adorned with three beautiful freshwater pearls. It's simple, it's elegant and, like all Swell Vintage jewellery, it's one-of-a-kind.

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is answer this question:

If you could go back in time and date anyone in history, who would it be? Where would you go? What would you do?

Just leave me a comment here and let me know all of the little details (the more information the better) along with your email address. The closing date is 7th February, and you can enter as many times as you like (sometimes it's hard to pick just one date, you know?). Then I'll pick a winner, and have the necklace sent over to you just in time for Valentines Day. What can I say - I'm the romantic type!

So now it's time to have a good ol' think about who your date would be! My date would be the ever so dreamy Jack Lemmon, circa 1960:

The Apartment is one of my favourite ever films, and Jack is incredible in it. Funny, charming and sweet...they just don't seem to make men like that anymore! Sigh...

Anyway, enough of my swooning - I want to hear about your dates!

Good luck!

Much love,

Swell Vintage


Monday, 25 January 2010

Swell times ahead

Hello there,

Not much to tell you right now, except that I'm planning a FANCY SCHMANCY Valentine's giveaway! Wooo!

I will be doing a big exciting post about how to enter on Sunday, so come back then and I'll tell you all about it. Like with all of my jewellery, it's going to be a one-of-a-kind piece and it's going to be very special.

In other news, the lovely Kendra over at Budget Retro was kind enough to post about my pocket watch necklaces:

Both are for sale; one at and the other through the official Swell Vintage web shop. I hope you like them.

See you on Sunday!

Much love,

Swell Vintage


Sunday, 17 January 2010

Swell launch

Good news, everyone!

The new and improved is now LIVE!

The new site now includes a fancy gallery and an official Swell Vintage web shop, which I will be updating regularly.

I've had some really great feedback on the site so far, but I'd love to hear what YOU think! What do you like/dislike? Do you have a favourite piece? What would you like to see more of? All comments are welcome!

Thanks for stopping by. You complete me.

Much love,

Swell Vintage


Monday, 11 January 2010

Swell countdown

Exciting news, my lovely friends!

THIS Friday (15th January 2010) my newly improved website is going live! I'm so very very excited, and I'm really pleased with how it's looking. I can't wait to show you all!

The best part of the new site is that I'll have my very own web shop! I'm still going to sell some bits through Etsy because I love it, but the official Swell Vintage web shop is going to be updated regularly with extra special pieces and there may even be a surprise sale from time to time...

Here's a VERY sneaky look at just some of the new pieces that will be available to buy from Friday:

What do you think?

Anyway, I won't gush on anymore! Thanks for reading, and hopefully I'll see you on Friday.

Many thanks,

Swell Vintage


Friday, 1 January 2010

Swell new one


2009 was pretty good, but I have a feeling 2010 is going to be just swell...

My main resolution this year is to give Swell Vintage the time she deserves. I've been a bit slack over the last few months, but no more. I've got a lot to do already, but if everything goes according to plan 2010 is going to be my busiest year yet!

I did my first ever photoshoot in 2009. It was terrifying, but so much fun!

I want to thank you for all of the support you've given me over the past year. If it wasn't for your kind words of encouragement, I probably would have given up at the first hurdle. Swell Vintage has opened so many doors for me that I'd never have considered before, and has helped me to meet wonderful people who I now consider to be dear friends.

So, thanks again! I wish you all the best for 2010, my lovely friends. Let's make this one a hot one!

Much love,

Swell Vintage