Friday, February 18, 2011

Something new to show soon...

I've been away for a while as I lost my mojo :-( Fortunately it's starting to come back, so watch this space for a new creation coming soon...

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Crystal Cascade Pendant

Hi there

I bought a copy of Laura McCabe's 'Creating Jewelry with Swarovski Crystals' and thought I'd have a go at making a few different pieces. Here is my first effort - the Crystal Cascade Pendant.


Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year..... 2009

Hi there

Well, I had a fairly quiet Christmas and New Year. The bonus of that is I had time to make a couple of new pieces.

This first one I decided to make after completing my MIL's christmas present.

(I really need to learn how to photograph my jewellery better!)

This second piece is just a simply strung bracelet. I've had this MOP beads for a while and just didn't know what to do with them. Well, it dawned on my one day that a triple strand would have more impact that a single, so here is the result.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Highlights

First of all I'd like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a safe and exciting New Year. :)

I'm please to say that my MIL loved her necklace (see last post) and wore it yesterday at our Christmas lunch/dinner. It did look good on her... if I do say so myself.... ;)

I can now also post a piccie of my Mum's pressie (she see's this blog), as she got hers yesterday too. She loved it! You've gotta love that feeling.... :))

So here it is

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Chrissie present for my MIL and one for me!

I've been busy making my MIL's christmas present and am glad to be able to finally show it off. I'm pretty proud of this one and am so tempted to just keep it for myself.... LOL

I really have to work on my photography. The actual colours are purple, mauve and a subtle copper colour.

I also made a necklace for me, which I also entered into the first Bead Infinitum competition. It's very comfortable to wear and incorporates one of my favourite combos... red and black.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I've been creating :)

Hi there

I know in my last post I said I was busy doing some competition pieces, well, I got them done and some more.... :)

I'll post my comp pieces separately, but here are the pieces I've also just completed.

This first pendant is a 'beaded bead' I made when I was experimenting. I'm quite happy with it, the colours are so soft.

This next set is made using amethyst rondells and violet coloured swaro bicones. It's very sparkly.

This next set I made using mocha colour swaro beads I received as part of a gift from the Swarovski Forum. If you want to check it out, just click on the link under "websites I love".

I love these earrings. I made them using golden shadow rivolis and size 11 delicas and 15 seed beads. As you can imagine, the depth of the rivolis really illuminate when under light.

This next piece is a pressie for my Mum. Mum was with me when I bought the red seedies and immediately told me that I had to make something with them for her... LOL. I hope she likes it. The pattern is courtesy of the French beading forum (see link).

Till next time.... :)

Friday, October 31, 2008

Hi there

Here is my second crochet rope - a necklace. It's getting easier that's for sure. As you can see this rope incorporates a row of 2 black, 1 silver, 2 red and 1 silver bead.

My next task is a competition piece for the Bead Infinitum contest, so keep an eye open for that one.