Tuesday, 22 June 2010

I havent vanished honest...just too busy creating!!....

…here are just a couple of things that I have made lately, I have just been too busy to take photos and upload, I have spent much more time looking around at all the great blogg’s, but it is time I popped something on my own blogg. This beaded bracelet I have made using Tibetan silver beads and some black seed beads, funny enough have worn it every day since i made it as I do love it.

The necklace is made using some good old watch parts - all still working so it looks really cool when you wind it up and let it go. I have also added some metal embellishments, a great silver glass leaf round pendant and I decided to make a silver bugle bead chain to hang it from. Rather than use jump rings I wanted to have a bit of an earthy look by attaching the two together with copper wire... great to wear and I have been astonished by the comments of people when they see it..... I will be back soon I promise as I have made a shed load of stuff to show and that is for sale as well!!.....

Monday, 29 March 2010

a couple of necklaces

Ok so I have been playing with some pure silver, beads, glass, some of the silk "paper" that I have made, some shell, tibetan silver bits, also some s.silver, add it all together and this is what I have come up with.... i tried various different "chains" as i did feel it lead itself to being able to be "hung" differently and it really does make a difference I think to the finished look and when and where you would wear it

Sunday, 21 March 2010

some silver

this is a ring!!! i know very obvious - made for my thumb - basic ring with texture stamped into it, made from sterling silver not art clay. scrolls also made from silver then soldered on, and off course aged with liver of sulpher!!
    a small silver vessel
I brought some Edwardian Silver spoons, sawed the handles off - to use to make rings at a later date, and the spoon part I have made into a pendant. I "reticulated" the surface to give texture, also over heated in one small part to make a hole and then filled with some natural pearls and a silver small heart and black crystal

got my clay out

Just been to see the new Alice in Wonderland film and boy was it an inspiration, so I just had to get the clay and stamps out. Attached a mirror to some hardboard and then decorated with the caly tiles I made, and grouted and rubbed and buffed, not the greatest photograph but I am pleased with the effect. But once the clay was out I couldnt resist making another mirror with the clays and my stamps. Now just need to work out where to hang it as I have sold one of them!!!

If i get time i will pop the photos of some of the "Alice" jewellery I made as well.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

It's been a while but.....

I have been busy busy busy, so much to do so little time to do it in. I have been learning some new stuff, and have really got into the silk making and incorperating it into my jewellery. Just a quick glimpse for you in some of the following photographs of some cuffs that I have been making.

Well its called silk paper, but its creating a material really, and wow I can see this going into all sorts of directions its really addictive to make. I have also been making felt in all sorts of colours and have used this as the base for the cuffs, and again made in all sorts of colours. I have stitched all the layers together and then added other textures of material - ribbons and "stuff" then added fresh water pearls which I seem to have in abundance, and which i prefer as they provide anything but a uniform shape. i have used some uniform "round" pearls as well. Also added lots of silver items some brought and some made, also glass and various crystals. all in all u think they look quite effective....well I like them anyway. I plan on doing lots more with the silks and wool, making lots more paper/material to incorporate into my crafts as you can add all sorts into the process such as metals, natural items such a leaves, threads etc the options are endless. I have also been making some pure silver buttons so i plan on using them as the clasps and of course I may blog it all soon...when I get time to get sorted with some photos.                                                  

Tuesday, 5 January 2010


and so to 2010 and what it will bring. I am sure more learning and creativity which is always good. As for 2009 which I am so pleased is now been and gone I have learnt to listen more to my inner self as sadly the people who are “a wolf in sheep clothing” can be dishonest and sadly spiteful, but hey its people like that as they say “what goes around comes around”. And so in 2010 I am going to spend more time with real friends not the fair weather ones that pass by and take what they want and not contribute anything.
In 2010 I intend on drawing up a grand master plan, prepare the ground work, have a backup plan and be ready to deal with the problems as they arise, which I am sure some will come along, failing all that just have some fun and create lots.
Life is for living, loving, learning and sharing with the ones that matter, so hopefully I will at least get some of that done, and oh yeah take my nephews to see Mickey in Orlando…well its me that wants to go really ;0)…..so good luck to all in 2010 and have some fun it can’t all be work work work.