Wednesday, 15 August 2012


My mum likes a good crime drama so last year we introduced her to 'Castle' and now she's hooked.  So for my mum's birthday this week I got her a couple of the Castle novels.  For those of you who don't watch (why not?), Castle (played by Nathan Fillion) is a writer who consults with the NYPD as research for his novels.  Back in the real world, a series of books have been released to tie-in to the series, published under the name Rishard Castle, with Nathan Fillion's picture and the character's details in the 'about the author' section.  Turns out this is all too confusing for my mum.  After a very long phone call we've finally managed to establish that Richard Castle is not a real person who looks freakish similar to Nathan Fillion, Nathan Fillion is a real person but doesn't write books (as far as I know...), 'Castle' is not based on a true story, and I don't know who really wrote the books.  Sigh.  Next year I'm going to get her something much less confusing - it'll be easier for everyone.  Perhaps something with her birth stone, peridot, like these beautiful items... 

August Angel Birthstone Crosstitch Chart by clairecrompton
£3 (PDF sent by email)
An angel holds a precious peridot, the birthstone for August. Worked in fresh greens, and embellished with green metallic and beads. Ideal for birthday cards, can be personalised with a date or name. Add a real gemstone to make it extra special.
Stitch count: 59 wide and 45 high.
Finished size: 11 x 8cm (4 1/2 x 3 1/4in) when stitched on 28 count evenweave (linen) over two threads.

Peridot Gemstone Chip Wire Wrapped Ring by TheMustardTree
£7.50 (+ £2 p&p)
Lovely vibrant green peridot gemstone chip wire wrapped ring. Turquoise bead is approx 4mm in size and the wire used is artistic non tarnish wire.

Gemstone Heart Watch by Sandrasgems4u
£16.32 (+ £1.64 p&p)
This elegant gemstone watch bracelet was created using dark Amethyst, Freshwater Pearl and luscious green Peridot. The quality silver plated watch face is heart shaped, measuring approx 20mm x 20mm and it has a stainless steel back.  It is adorned with a "made with love" charm, making it the perfect gift for a loved one.  It will fit wrists up to 8 inches and fastens with a silver plated lobster clasp.

Glass Strawberry Bracelet by LittleDottysShop
£10 (+ £2 p&p)
Gorgeous piece based around a red and green colorway. Set on black plated chain, it contains lamp work strawberries and green and white chips of moonstone, peridot and Swarovski crystal. Made with extender

No Ordinary Hot Pink Clutch Bag by PorrsCollection
£25.95 (+ £3.50 p&p)
A stunning hot pink clutch bag, hand embellished with peridot, amethyst, rose quartz, carnelian and shell, and a surprise design on the back! None of your friends will have a bag like this...  Dimension: 11" x 4.5"

Peridot and Gold Wire Candle Holder by Pookledo
£5 (+ £2 p&p)
Peridot chips and gold wire have been combined to make this candle holder.  Candle - Ikea standard size (Comes complete with candle).  Handmade with love and care in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England.

Peridot Gemstone Headband by ElisaLoves
£22.89 (+ £3.27 p&p)
These delicate semi precious irregular Peridot beads have been wire wrapped using gold plated wire. Ideal for any special occassion including a wedding.

Peridot Small Open Edition Print by Spiritvisions
£22.89 (+ £2.62 p&p)
Small open edition print in gold mount. Epson light-fast Ultrachrome inks on semi-gloss photo paper, signed with artist's monogram. Printed size 10.5" x 6.5", with custom gold mount to fit a 16" x 12" frame. Ships flat.

Sterling Silver and Peridot Pendant by asterlingidea
£45 (+ free delivery)
A beautiful organic sterling silver pendant featuring a lovely peridot cabochon. This piece uses recycled silver which has been reticulated and manipulated to make this gorgeous unusual pendant. A heavy silver weight adds class and definition whilst the stunning green hues of the peridot bring out the unusual tones and textures of the silver. 

White Howlite Brooch by QuirkandKwizle
£5.23 (+ £2.49 p&p)
A very simple clean piece, looks great on a hat! A simple peridot tear added.  Length 3cm, Width 1.5 cm

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