i have recently received a delivery of beautiful rocks. Amethyst and Agate to be exact. I am fashioning them into beautiful (even though I say so myself) jewellery which I sell through my online shop as well as Folksy and Etsy. I love love love semi precious jewellery, it isn’t throwaway like cheap costume jewellery. You are more likely to keep and treasure it. I do feel slightly bemused when I see people dither over whether to spend £18 on a hand made semi precious necklace, I can bet your bottom dollar they would spend it on mass manufactured items of less calibre in your high street stores such as accessorize. But alas, the battle for locally made hand crafted items must go on! That s why I am giving hand made this Christmas, it comes from the heart you know!