Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Fire! De De Dehhhhh De De

I am the god of hell fire and I bring you...... Fire.... de de dehhh de de.  This post was originally titled "The Olympic Torch Comes To Wroughton" but I think this title is much more fun.  And I do like a good musical post title.  So, yes, today the Olympic Flame is being carried through my village at lunchtime today.  I was planning on going but I live at the top of a big steep hill and the torch relay is taking place 2 miles down the hill.  The bus won't be running (because all the roads to my house will be closed for the torch relay) and it's going to be 25 degrees, which is far too hot to push a pram up a steep hill.  As a compromise I was going to take my little boy to watch the torch convoy go past instead (he's more interested in police bikes and coaches than the torch anyway).  But this morning I got an email from Royal Mail saying my Olympics tickets are being delivered today and I need to be here to sign for then.  Of course it won't be delivered while the torch is in Wroughton (because the roads will be shut) but I have visions of the post van passing me as I walk home... So it looks like I'll be stuck in waiting for the postman instead.

Anyway, in honour of the Olympic Torch, here's my picks of the fire and flame items on Etsy.

Fire Serpent Tealight Holder by HagthornCrafts
£8.80 (+ £2.20 p&p)
This Fire Serpent tealight holder evokes the element of fire. The red, orange and yellow colourings invite the warmth of sun and hearth as well as the sparks of our own passion and will. It has a white tipped tail with a tint of blue for the blue flame at the most intense point of heat. This Fire Serpent has been hand moulded using airdry clay, coloured with two layers of acrylic paint and protected with two layers of varnish. Not suitable to be left outside. One tealight holder with felt circle liner is supplied.

Flame Orange Swarovski Crystal Cluster Pendant by DitzyPrettyDesigns
£14 (+ £2 p&p)
This necklace has a beautiful fire coloured swarovski crystal teardrop which is shaded from deep orange through to golden yellow. Above small flame orange & yellow swarovski crystals are clustered onto silver wire which is fixed to a bronze leather cord necklace.  The necklace is aprox 17" inches, 43cms.  The crystal teardrop measures aprox 1" inches, 2.5cms.  The total pendant drop is aprox 2" inches, 5cms 

Guitar Hero Cape by iwishiwasa
£25 (+ £2.90 p&p)
Cape is made from lycra, which as a slight sheen and moves beautifully when worn. The cotton neckband can either be tied or safely fastened with velcro. The motif is appliqued in vibrant vinyl leatherette.  Capes come in one size measuring approx. 45cm in length The cape length will vary according to the height of the child, but usually falls between mid thigh to hip. Suitable for ages 2-10.

Fire Guitar Pick Earrings by Stephaflea
£5.21 (+ £1.04 p&p)
These are a wonderful pair of guitar pick earrings. They are made using custom printed guitar picks which show the wonderful colourful picture on the front and back.  Finished off with some glass or acrylic coloured beads to match and silver plated findings.

Fire and Flames Halterneck Sweetheart Dress by MonkeyMash
£40 (+ £4.10 p&p)
This fantastic flame print dress has a faced sweetheart neckline, zip closure at the back, halterneck straps that tie behind the neck and sit nicely down the back. Flared skirt gives this a very fitted yet girly feel…  100% cotton Alexander Henry fabric.  All seams are serged/overlocked for a professional finish and durability. Machine washable at 30 degrees Celsius. This one is a size Medium – which fits a UK 10

'Up In Flames' Millinery Headpiece by BMillinery
£120 (+ £3 p&p)
Grab attention in this classic peace of millinery. This tilt hat is made of sinamay and decorated with daring hot rod flames in swarovski crystals. Hat is approximately 30cm diameter and has a base sewn underneath with elastic attached to it to keep the piece in place.

Flames Mobile Phone Case by LoopDaLoop
£10 (+ £2 p&p)
FITS: Larger sized mobile phones. The maximum sized phone that will fit is approximately 12.3 cm 6.8 cm 1.2 cm or equivalent (for instance HTC Desire HD)
FABRICS: Black fabric covered with firey red, orange and yellow flames, and a red lining.
FASTENING: Button and elastic loop to hold in your phone.
DIMENSIONS: w8.5cm x h13.5cm approx

Papaya Felted Pendant by KateToft
£22.77 (+ £1.30 p&p)
Papaya is a felted, beaded and embroidered pendant necklace in delicious shades of orange and peach.  Kate made the felt for this necklace from silk hankie fibre, cotton scrim, silk velvet, linen fibre and silk/metal organza. Then she added glass beads, tiny sequins and bullion knot, detached chain, colonial knot and seed hand embroidery stitches. Finally, she whip-stitched around the edges in orange cotton thread.  The felt is set onto a vintage brass tag background to make a pendant (3cm x 6cm, or 1 1/8" x 2 1/4" approx.), and the necklace is finished off with a delicate brass chain, which measures 17 3/4", and has a lobster clasp closure.

Silver and Enamel Ring by JoyFunnellEtsy
£90 (+ £5.50 p&p)
Shimmering Hot. A lovely handmade UK hallmarked silver and enamel dress ring. In the centre is a beautiful sparkly cubic zirconia and it is surrounded by gorgeous red, orange and yellow enamels. A unique one of a kind ring. The circular front to the ring measures approx 20mm in diameter. It sits flat against the finger making it very wearable as it does not catch on things. The ring is a UK size N, USA size 6 1/2.

Small Blank Fire Tree Card by onelittlepug
£1.14 (+ 81p p&p)
This card is created using a cream hammered texture card blank. The illustration of the tree is painted using water colour paints and ink. Each card is totally unique as all pictures are painted freehand.  This card has no wording so could be used as a note card, Birthday card or for any occasion.  The inside has been left blank for your own message. This square card measures 100mm x 100mm (4” x 4”) and comes with a plain white envelope in a cellophane bag for protection. 

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  1. Great mix of items. Thanks :)

  2. All lovely fiery items! Thank you so much for including my serpent :-) Hope you didn't have to wait in too long for the postman! x