Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Three wise owls

This simple necklace features a cute owl connector, and simple purple dangles.  I am planning a matching bracelet - the owls are soooooo cute!

Friday, July 15, 2011

A winner!

My Downton Abbey inspired jewellery  (see below) won this weeks YOJ challenge at Beading Forum.  Yay!!!  I really like this set, and received some nice comments when I wore it the other day.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mad glove exchange on Beading forum

I have just participated in a random swap on my beading forum, and this is the lovely gift I received

And this is what I sent to my swap partner

We had to exchange a pair of gloves (madness level optional) and matching handmade jewellery.

It was wonderful fun, just like Christmas, but without the relatives!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

My first chain maille

This bracelet was a kit, also from Beads Online   It was my first attempt at chain maille - the small size of the rings was a bit of a challenge at first, but I quickly got the hang of the byzantine weave in the segments.  The end result is very cute, but I think my next attempt will involve a larger size ring!

Hoot Hoot

These sweet little earrings are from a kit from Beads Online - I added a touch of copper alcohol ink to the owls to soften the colour a little.

Downton Dreaming

I was inspired by all the beautiful jewellery I have been lusting after on Downton Abbey to make this black crystal, brass and  flower set.  The earring feature fabric flowers,
and the necklace a resin rose.