Saturday, 28 June 2008
I fell in love with this banded agate pendant and had to have it! So, I bought mother of pearl, onyx, haematite and freshwater pearls to go with it. I am really pleased with it. I am possibly going to change the bit that the pendant hangs from as I am not 100% satisfied that it is totally secure. I might give square stitch a go to make one!
I think the colours are delicious - although I need to buy some thread that matches exactly! I only had a pastel yellow that was close but it shows on the top layer. I changed the pattern of the flower a little from the one in the magazine and it went really well. I apparently now know Peyote Stitch!
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
I loved the look of these flowers in the magazine. But, blimey, HOW MUCH WORK were they!!! I only made one and am hoping to turn it into a brooch. I did get better at the orphan peyote stitch as I went along, but many of the earlier petals had to be cut up and restarted!
Tuesday, 24 June 2008
Monday, 23 June 2008
This bracelet is made using the Small Dutch Spiral stitch that I learnt on my beading day. I like it but am not totally satified that it is good enough to give away. This is the second bracelet I have made for this friend, so let's hope that third time is lucky!
Sunday, 22 June 2008
Saturday, 21 June 2008
Friday, 20 June 2008
Wednesday, 18 June 2008
Monday, 16 June 2008
This is the cushion that Tillyboo at 23 Beech Hill made for me. I have had it for ages, but didn't want to blog it in case Mum saw it! She absolutely loves it! Thanks Tillyboo!
I also gave her these ear-rings (with a matching bracelet which is not shown).
Sunday, 15 June 2008
It was a fab day. I made these two part projects and added a lot more once I got home. The black and white necklace is nearly finished now. The berry work is going to be a bracelet and might be a birthday present for a friend, depending on how it turns out!
Friday, 13 June 2008
Thursday, 12 June 2008
I would really love some feedback on the house card. I drew it myself and can't decide if it is good enough to give to someone. Is it obvious that the smoke makes a heart? I am probably going to colour in key things like the front doors, and do something to the white space at the top and bottom.
Tuesday, 10 June 2008
The jewellery is a bit hush hush! The cards are (still) for my friend's commission. I have two large and one small left to make. I am very pleased with the 'Carol' one as I love the papers (Basic Grey - 'Blush' collection).
Monday, 9 June 2008
My mum asked me to make a bracelet for her best friend. The friend apparently likes 'bile' green (you know, that light pea green summery colour!) and mum wanted a bracelet in that colour. I said that all that colour might be a bit over ther top, and she agreed, so I have added in some colours that blend.
Sunday, 8 June 2008
This is the set I made for my friend Fran. I am ecstatically happy with the necklace, fairly pleased with the bracelet and not so sure about the ear-rings! Comments would be very much appreciated...