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Snow Fever

Its snowing!!! *doing a little jig* I couldn’t update my blog  last night because……..I’ve caught the snow fever and I was out last night taking pictures.

I’m in love with the landscape and I love how everything changes when its covered in snow! As I walked to my first semi snow-fight, I could not help humming ‘I’m dreaming of a white Christmas’ and smiling because I realised its more of a white valentines this year than Christmas.

These pictures have me craving for a DSLR, so I intend to pick one up this week *finally*…..I hope you like them. Enjoy

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Friendship: Dinner for two?

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Had such a fulfilling day today.

Went shopping for nick nacks for my jewellery party display and found the most amazing things, in the most unlikely places, the picture above is a glimpse of part of the display but you don’t get to see the whole thing yet, you’ll have to wait for the pictures on facebook :p.

Got in from dinner and Bible study a few hours ago and we talked about friendships.

The word friendship is now so dilute, it means very little to so many people. Others don’t value the tag and take liberties, hurting others along the way. Social media such as Facebook and twitter have helped make it possible to have “fast food” friends, fleeting internet relationships with no substance. People estimate and value themselves on how many friend’s, followers or ‘voltrons’ they have and not on how many friendships they have been able to build.

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Party……..Ahoy!!!!

Baiye Jewellery host’s its first University of Warwick Jewellery party!!!!!

Valentine’s is in the air and it’s the time for a little self pampering and gift giving to loved ones.

So we are having a jewellery show case and lunch party (drinks and finger food) at the University of Warwick Chaplaincy on Monday the 6th of February 2012 from 12pm to 6pm and would love for you to stop by.

There would be items on sale from the album Jewellery Party Pieces on my Facebook page Baiye Jewellery

You can either stop by to view the pieces, model the jewellery, buy a gift or have a drink and a slice of cake.

It is also an opportunity for you to have a one on one discussion with me for custom made items in time for Valentine’s Day.

So if your in the area, we’d love to see you: Chaplaincy, University of Warwick, Coventry, West Midlands, CV4 7ES.

xoxo

Angelbaiye

(Whisper)  There is a raffle at the venue ………drop in and you could be the winner of a pair of bespoke Baiye earrings.

Keys of My Heart

I was racking my head for a name for this cute pair of earrings which I really love and the name that popped into my head was ‘Keys of my Heart’, maybe it’s the Valentine air that’s causing me to think in love terms but today I am going to get a little personal.

The common saying is ‘Key to my heart’, this got me to thinking……Do women actually have ‘A’ key to their hearts? Just one key?………………. I really doubt that. I’ve heard it said that women are like Onions…..they have many layers or should I say WE have many layers. Our hearts are more like bullet proof Security doors; you know those ones with the dead lock at the top, the 3 key holes, the slam bolt and lastly the slide chain? It’s more like that.

I think every guy would agree with me when I say it takes so long to scale through all those hurdles and get all those locks open, I cant blame them when they’re triumphant , they can finally say ‘YES! I’ve got the KEYS to her heart’.

Even in simple friendships I know when I say hi, smile and you smile back and we have a conversation, that’s just one bolt I’ve unlocked. You have to work a little harder for me to unlock the bolt of trust, loyalty and a host of other things.

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January, has come and gone and 2012 is on its way to the end.

It was a great month all in all, I had exams, beaded a little for a jewellery party (I haven’t hosted yet) and did a bit of research on jewellery photography and birthstones.

Learning about Garnet, the Birthstone of January was fun. Most people associate Garnet with burgundy as it was named after the red seed of the pomegranate fruit, it is said that the stone signifies everlasting friendship, constancy & trust and wearing the birthstone associated with your date of birth would bring good luck and protection.

Although the more prominent garnet is the deep red gem, it comes in all colours except blue and I have fallen in love with the green hued variety called Tsavorite.

I made two pendant necklaces in honour of this shade of garnet for the Jewellery party, the first one called the snow king I used as a banner at the top of this post and the second called the wishing well would be put up after I tell you about my ‘photography’.

My pictures are improving albeit slowly and I’ve come to appreciate those who practice the art of photography in a professional capacity. I recently opened a store on Etsy, an online community that celebrates all things handmade and I’ve been taking pictures for both my Facebook page and Etsy shop.

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Hi,

How have you been?

Hear ye! hear ye! *ringing bell* the Auction of Strawberry Cheesecake is about to commence…..

Do  you remember I promised an auction of Strawberry Cheesecake? you don’t?

Well, let me try to get you up to speed.

Strawberry cheesecake is not a desert, but a bracelet I crafted and mentioned On November 27th 2011 in a post titled ‘Laugh at yourself……no one can do it better (Strawberry Cheesecake)‘.

The thing is I had ordered charms for a charm bracelet and unknowingly I ordered Thomas Sabo inscribed charms. I therefore promised to make a strawberry cheesecake inspired bracelet, and  when I asked whether I should auction them, you all said YES!

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The new year is here and along with it come new plans, aspirations, ideas and best of all new jewellery!

I spent the last month doing the following things (in no particular order):

  • Preparing for exams
  • Taking the exams
  • Taking a 10 day holiday
  • Conducting Research on DSLR camera’s and macro lenses
  • Working on my ‘Starting your business 101’ tips
  • Making the Strawberry Cheesecake bracelets for the auction

Exams are now over, so I have time to indulge my creative juices and create! create!! create!!!

 

Transformed is pleased to introduce its jewelery line *drum-roll please* ——–> Baiyé

Baiyé is a luxurious handcrafted jewelry line.

Each unique item is carefully crafted and intricately worked to produce.
one of a kind pieces that are rarely replicate in limited editions.

These works of art are made from the finest of materials;
high quality gemstones, freshwater pearls, sparkling crystals and quality beads.

Baiyé pieces are great additions to any wardrobe as they are precious gifts and sentimental keepsakes.

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Once again another month has arrived!!! Not just any month but the month of joy, good tidings and lots of cheer. The month of present’s, holidays, Christmas carols and decorations.

Deck the halls!!! Its the month of December!!!!

It herald’s the end of an age and ushers in the coming year, it is a time of celebration…………….the time of CHRISTMAS! when gifts are exchanged and Christian’s celebrate the coming to earth of their Saviour.

Its also a time of sullen reflection on the past year, hopes and dreams, plan’s and intentions, aspirations and promises of change…………….

It can make you quite sad………….

It has been one of those cold and long day’s, I slept really late last night……come to think of it, I didn’t sleep till early this morning.

I went to bed after reading and I just could not shut down, so I started thinking about Transformed and where I am now, I had so many plans for this year, most of them are still in blueprint form and ITS DECEMBER.

While thinking, I came up with ‘A- Z to starting  a business’ ………. I am going to spend the next couple of months practicing what I preach, in hopes that it would positively improve Transformed.

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Hi transformers!!!! (hahaha, that sounds so silly)

How has everyone been? drop me a line when you can, it would be nice to hear from you.

Sorry to everyone waiting for the strawberry cheesecake bracelet, it’s not done yet as our ‘Dear Friends’ haven’t delivered the Sterling Silver bracelets yet. But not to worry I’ve got Mischa to introduce to you at the end of this post.

I just finished watching a rerun of The X factor UK and one thing struck me…

…people kept talking about being yourself and letting the real ‘you’ shine through. I think this is a cliche

When you tell someone ‘Be yourself’, the usual responses are

‘yeah, yeah, be yourself’ …… followed by a smirk

‘of course I’m myself’

why wouldn’t I be myself?’……. and all the other defenses people give

I just checked the definition of cliche to explain the ‘be yourself phrase’ and it is very apt

A sentence or phrase, usually expressing a popular or common thought or idea, that has lost originality, ingenuity, and impact by long overuse

Wow!….Lost originality, ingenuity and impact……that is so true, no one really takes you seriously when you tell them to be themselves, but it’s really important advice.

The sad reality of it is that most people who aren’t themselves today, pretend to be what they are not, to please others. This doesn’t endear them to you, it pushes you away.

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I haven’t blogged since August!!!!!! :O

Hello you!

yes you! ….. I know you’ve missed me.

I have been meaning to put up a post, it’s not like i didn’t want to, but had to settle into a new phase.

What Phase? you ask……..

Masters!!!!! \=D/

Yes, I started Masters!!!!!!

I went back to school *sigh*, studying for an LLM (Masters: Law).

I know I should sound excited but anything that isn’t ‘Transformed’ or has to do with ‘Transformed’ isn’t THAT exciting ( just kidding).

So here I am in my nice cosy looking but cold room, the sun shining through my window, thinking about my day and the reading I have to do. I live in school and I’ve got a really nice room on the top floor of my building, you should see the view……..

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