Final Christmas pudding coins!

The final Christmas pudding coins I’m planning to make this season are now available in the shop!

Best of all you can nab a set at a special end of year discount!

Handmade Christmas pudding coins in fine silver.

The coins have been hugely popular again this year, so get in quick!

Quick and easy Christmas pudding

In case you’re worried that you haven’t made your pudding yet – or if you feel daunted about making one at all – the coin sets each include my family’s recipe for Christmas pudding. The recipe is very easy to make and is best made on the day.

It’s also a Depression-era recipe which is accidentally vegan – and delicious!

There’s also a recipe for my Nana’s very indulgent (and very non-vegan!) brandy sauce, which is best made the day before Christmas.

Christmas deliveries

The best advice when shopping online for Christmas is to not leave it until the last minute!

That way you can be sure that the handmade jewellery designs you want are available and your order will arrive in plenty of time.

Bearing that in mind, here are my suggested Christmas order cut off dates:

  • International post: 10 December 2013
  • Australian standard post: 15 December 2013
  • Australian Express Post*: 21 December 2013

Last minute orders should be placed by 5pm AEST on these dates.

After these dates we’ll continue to post orders as quickly as possible, but the later you order the less chance you have of your delivery arriving prior to Christmas.

* Express Post is only guaranteed next business day delivery to Adelaide and surrounds. Other locations may still receive Express Post deliveries the next business day, but it’s not guaranteed – to be safe order earlier.

After Christmas:

Orders will be sent as usual after Christmas Day, but allow a little more time than usual for delivery given the number of public holidays at that time of year.

Festive season bestsellers

Here are my best selling pieces of handmade jewellery (and more!) so far this festive season:

Christmas pudding coins - pure silver.   Victorian leaves open locket with ruby.

Left: Christmas pudding coins – pure silver
Right: Victorian leaves open locket – sterling silver and ruby gemstone

Handmade chain in sterling silver.   Sterling silver stacking rings.

Handmade chain – sterling silver
Stacking rings – set of 3 – sterling silver

Rose pendant with ruby gemstone.   Rose post earrings in sterling silver.

Shapely rose pendant – sterling silver and ruby gemstone
Rose post earrings – sterling silver.

Blossom earrings in sterling silver.   Japanese etched pendant on silk necklace.

Blossom earrings – sterling silver
Japanese etched pendant – sterling silver and natural silk thread.

Tulip earrings in sterling silver and copper.   Tulip pendant in sterling silver and copper.

Double tulip earrings – sterling silver and copper
Double tulip pendant – sterling silver and copper.

Free shipping for Christmas!

Circles etched cufflinks with rhodolite and citrine gemstone settings.You can get yourself some free shipping in my handmade jewellery shops just in time for Christmas!

But be quick – free shipping ends soon.

Just enter the code FREESHIP when you checkout to receive free standard delivery anywhere in the world. Note that this doesn’t apply to Express Post deliveries in Australia.

The code is valid in both of my shops:

Christmas deliveries

This is probably a good opportunity for a reminder about my suggested Christmas delivery dates for 2011.

The very best way to ensure that your festive seasons purchases arrive on time (and that the items you want are in stock) is to order as early as you can. However, below are my suggested cut off dates for Christmas deliveries:

  • 13 December for deliveries outside of Australia
  • 18 December for standard post deliveries within Australia
  • 21-22 December for Express Post deliveries within Australia*

Note that these dates do not guarantee your order will arrive in time, but it is likely to. If you order later than these dates your delivery may still arrive in time, but it’s less likely to.

* 22 December if your delivery address is within the ‘guaranteed next business day delivery network’ from postcode 5241 – learn more. If you are not in the guaranteed area, Express Post items still arrive the next day more often than not, but it’s best to allow an extra day to be sure.

Be a festive season earlybird!

Handmade sterling silver chain by Simone Walsh.It seems unbelievable to me too, but Christmas is almost upon us once again!

Things get rather crazy for my business the closer we get to the big day. To encourage you to shop early I’m offering a 10% discount across my entire handmade jewellery range!

When you checkout, enter the code earlybird11 and the 10% discount will be applied to your order.

The code can be used in either of my shops:

Be quick!

The discount code is only valid until Wednesday 9 November 2011.