Todays efforts have turned out delightful. I love the first, an asymmetrical necklace using silver coloured hoops and purple faceted crystals to form the necklace and the purple starfish added as a pendant. I love it.
The second photo is of 2 pairs of earrings, both of which I have made before, but today I made very slight changes to. The pink is a variation of the 'Arlyn 2' earring, only using a silver plated hand crafted earring wire. The blue ones also uses a hand crafted wire, and I have used a silver coloured necklace clasp in the design, adding clear AB Swarovski crystals, and dark blue and white glass pearls. These, I have made for myself.
Yesterday, following on from the recent flower bracelet I made from silver, I made another, using silver plated roses, into which a fuschia glass bead is placed. Behind the rose, I have place a green glass leaf, and have places a number of these onto a silver coloured chain like charms would be hung. I think this is a very girly, summery bracelet, and might make the next one with slightly smaller beads inside the roses. What do you think?
Today I kept with this theme and strung some glass flowers, in 3 colours into a bracelet. I used a metal pendant in the shape of a flower, as a focal bead, and used the pendant, with a lobster claw clasp, as part of the closure. It looks kinda cool. Ignore the dry hands in the picture below - really need to moisturize. Hope you like it as much as I do.
Last week, I bought some ready made silver colored shapes, into which crystals can be added, in order to make pendants. The first two were a flower and a cross. To the flower I added purple crystals, and to the cross, topaz coloured crystals. I made them into pendants, but have not yet strung them onto a chain of any sort.
The others I turned into a pair of earrings and matching bracelet. these used 4mm crystals. I added silver coloured balls to this to make up the length. This week I went back to the same shop to buy more, so that I could do earrings in different colours, but they were out of stock - I will keep looking.
Having finished the wedding jewelry for 2 friends weddings, I have got my creative head back on and will be attempting to update this blog a little more regularly again. The final wedding necklace was Kim's, a simple glass pearl necklace with a pearl glass and swarovski crystal pendant.
Another person spotted it and asked for one the same with matching earrings for on of her friends. Instead of the silver square seen in Kim's necklace, this one has a circle, and is lacking the pearl and square dangling off the clasp.
I moved to Canada in 2008, from the UK, with my husband and son.
I work as a nurse on a Spinal Cord Injury Unit.
In order to relax, I recently began creating jewellery made from glass beads, and found that people liked what I created, and even asked for custom made pieces.