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Finally got my camera, yipeeee!!!!!!…..bought a Canon instead of a Nikon, I was told that Nikon’s lenses are made by Sony and the Nikon I wanted was out of stock because the Sony factory in Thailand was destroyed by the flood. Oh well I love my Canon, and I got a package deal so it came with a Macro lens for my jewellery photography.

I’ve spent the last week or so learning how to use it, learning about aperture and shutter speed, ISO and Auto focus……I thought the camera would automatically take amazing pictures, but I’ve learnt the hard way that it has a lot to do with the Photographer. The camera only captures what you see.

Saw some amazing landscape pictures on a blog the apple of our eyes, it put anything I had to shame. I put up the picture above though, I took it while waiting for a train on the underground, what do you think?

Its 9 days to my silver smithing classes, I’m so excited, I can’t wait to take tons of pictures of the Jewellery Quater, where my classes would be holding. Being exposed to the experienced jeweller’s and smiths there, should help with my silver smithing and dissertation, which is on Intellectual property in the Jewellery Sector.

The topic is my way of merging my passion for jewellery with my Legal background, I’m keeping my fingers crossed and hoping I get enough information for my paper as it seems a pretty unperturbed sector. Anyone who has a lead on this or is interested in the topic should drop a comment, I’d love to hear your views.

In other news, I announced the winner of the Amethyst Necklace from Last weeks post on the Facebook page and I would be posting the Strawberry Cheesecake Bracelet to the winner of the Auction, Congratulations to all of you who are now proud owners of a Baiye Original Piece.

Good nighty then.



Crystal Seven


How’s everyone doing?

Its such a wet and dreary day, I sympathise with you if you live in Lagos, this rain means serious business. It started at 5:20am in Lekki yesterday and hasn’t let up.

Couldn’t get home last night, although my house was 7 minutes away. I wore wellington’s in my friends car because the car was flooded, :s  can you imagine water sloshing at my feet every time he pressed the brake’s?.

I’m tempted to put up pictures from yesterdays hazard but I’ll limit myself to just one…this particular one looks too fake to be true but its one of the consequences of being ‘posh’ and living on the Island.

Talking about Posh, I heard Posh Beck’s had a baby girl…..and guess what the little angel is called HARPER SEVEN!!!

Really? *sigh* I hear Harper was chosen because the name has a nice sound to it and Seven chosen as a second name because she was born on the seventh month at about 7am, and her Dad’s (David’s) jersey number was 7.

I’m showcasing a piece in tribute to the oddest baby name I’ve heard in a while, the piece is called…


Crystal Seven

*Grammy award winner’s voice*

I’d like to thank God, Harper Seven and my blog followers for this inspiration. I named it Crystal Seven because Crystal has a nice Sound to it and Seven because my birthday is on the 7th of September….and also because I’m showcasing it in July.

Crystal Seven is made of swarovski crystal (crystal is the generic name given to colour by Swarovski) and 0.925 sterlin silver head pins, I haven’t attached the clasp in the pictures below but I intend to use 0.925 sterlin silver clasp.

The bracelet is made up of a Swarovski Crystal Bar, 2 Swarovski Crystal Cubes, 2 woven Swarovski Crystal Balls (made up of 16 Swarovski Crystal Bicones) and three sizes of swarovski bicones for the end. I bought these pieces randomly over a period of four months; the bar and some of the bicones, I got at the Swarovski Crystalise Store, off Regents Street in London and the cubes and smaller bicones I got at a store in Lagos.

Here are the pictures of Crystal Seven…the first one shows the original pattern……although I changed my mind as soon as I started crafting.

Have fun today people! 😦 the rain is still having its way,

#whispering so the rain God’s don’t hear: I hope the rain stops so I wouldn’t need a canoe to go home tonight.

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