Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Hello again. Not many more today, just a pair of earrings, a pale grey necklace made with glass pearls and silver coloured curved tubes, which turned out to be stunning - it has matching earrings too, and a simply elegant beaded black necklace. Hope you like them as much as I do. x
Sunday, April 18, 2010
One of my favourites of the week is this necklace and earring set made from black glass pearls in 2 sizes, and jet lustre glass cubes, with one of those pendants that I was looking for inspiration for use. This was so popular, I instantly sold 3, so had to come home form work, and get busy making the second and third, and guess what, there was only one more pendant in the shop, so I made 2 necklaces up, but so far have left one without the pendant, hoping that more come in to the shop. Guess I'll be spending my days off checking out that shop. I need 3 more, because one of my customers has asked for large earrings, using the same pendants as the focus of the earring.
A set of earrings and necklace. Inspired by Neopolitan ice cream, which, when I was making the items, I thought was strawberry, vanilla and mint, hence made with pink, pearl and pale green glass beads. Once finished I remembered that that ice cream is vanilla, strawberry and chocolate. Oh well, I think the set looks lovely anyway.
And finally some earrings. one of the girls I work with asked for a simple pair of earrings with 3 white glass pearls. I made 2 pairs, one hanging from a traditional earring finding, the other from an earring I made. Both look equally sophistic. I also made a pair of earrings using 3 different coloured gold glass beads.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Now I am going to make myself a 'Birds in Flight' necklace. I intended to make only one of these for myself, but before it was already made 2 people requested one, then once made I got a third order. Very successful. I am going to make mine in a different colour, and will take photographs at various steps along the way.
Yesterday I decided to make myself a set of jewellery. I have been losing weight recently, and with a 15lb loss, I was able to fit into a dress that I bought some time ago, but never wore, because I got too big for it, so I made a nice set of jewellery with black and cream beads, and Swarovski crystals, to match the dress, and felt great going out for a meal with my hubby dressed in my dress and new jewels.
I also made another two jewellery sets, the first for a friend who had requested something with hearts, so I made a necklace and earrings with silver hearts, and crystals for her, using seed beads to make the chain, which I think was quite effective, because the whole chain sparkles in the light.
The second I made using 10mm Swarovski crystals in a beautiful red/orange colour. I saw these crystals when out shopping for other things, and just had to buy them. I bought 3, and had no idea what to make with them once I had them. I felt that they needed a simple design, so that the design did not detract from the beauty of the crystals, so I strung one alongside white glass beads, and used the other 2 for earrings, hanging each with a simple white glass pearl.