Memorial Gift Ideas Tree of Opals blog by Nikki Kamminga

15 Memorial Gift Ideas

When someone close to you loses a loved one it can be a struggle to find the right memorial gift ideas for them. Nothing can replace someone who has passed away but the right keepsake can bring a bit of...Read More
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Microplastics in Jewellery

Microplastics in Jewellery: Reducing Glitter Waste Plastic has been worrying me for years now. As a child of the 80's I grew up with lots of fruit and veg, supermarket produce and virtually every other thing we bought being packaged...Read More
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 This year we want to give you a little something else with every order. So as well as giving everyone 10% off all accessories, we're offering you some gorgeous little handstamped accessories: CYBERMONDAYFREEBIE Either...Read More
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Making Moulds: Charm Beads

Making Moulds: Charm Beads for European Bracelets Charm Bead Mould Making Tools Making charm bead moulds is very similar to making spheres (you can read about those here) but a little more complicated. It's really important to get the right...Read More
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Making Moulds: Spheres

Making Moulds: Spheres for Pearls with Transparent Silicone Sphere Mould Making Tools Mould making spheres is very similar to charm bead moulds but I think a little less complicated, so I'll do a separate post for those and another one...Read More
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How to Make Cremation Ash Jewellery Part 2 of 2

How to Make Cremation Ash Jewellery After some disasters with resin, like a batch of EcoResin turning everything yellow, even hair and fabrics, I went back to using standard epoxy resin and recommend Axson D150 (I don't know if this...Read More
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Wave of Light

Wave of Light: Baby Loss Awareness 2017 [caption id="attachment_15836" align="aligncenter" width="400"] wave of light graphic free download[/caption] The Wave of Light #waveoflight is a show of love and hope across the world as those affected by baby loss show candles...Read More