Since finishing my novel I've upcycled a couple of damaged necklaces. Including a couple of items I'd already made, these two necklaces (which were admittedly long necklaces with multiple chains!) have become:
Crafty Green Poet Etsy shop, you can see it here.
two pairs of earrings
and a beaded lanyard
This lanyard is now in my Etsy shop, you can see it here.
All these items were made by taking apart the various sections of the chains, putting them together in different ways and moving the charms around.
Plus there are 4 hoops which I'm using to make two beaded curtain tie-backs! I'm in the middle of making these and they will also be in my Etsy shop soon.
Like many other Etsy sellers, I was pleased that Etsy has taken on dealing with VAT on the sale of digital items, since the new EU rules came in (which requires sellers to register for VAT in the country of purchase).
This means that my poetry e-book Bougainvillea Dancing is once again available in pdf format in my Etsy shop. Given the recent devastating floods in Malawi, all the profits of this book will now go to Voluntary Service Overseas for their work in Malawi.
VSO’s programme in Malawi concentrates on HIV and AIDS, health and social
wellbeing, secure livelihoods (food security) and education in seven
rural and remote districts. The districts were chosen due to their
excessive poverty levels, high prevalence of HIV and AIDS, and low
involvement of other international charities.