Saturday, 22 May 2010

Another 'fluffy' bracelet, this time made from berry and black glass beads. It has gone in my Folksy shop.

Friday, 21 May 2010

Pendant and Earrings Set

I seem to be making a lot of these rings lately! I think I am going to stop now after I have finished the one I am doing now (which will be a ring).
I seem to get caught up in things until I get sick of making them and then never do them again! Little and often would probably the best way to be...

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Thank You Claire Payne!

Thank you so much to Claire Payne, the organiser of the Pincushion Swap, for sending me this lovely parcel. She felt bad for me that my partner had let me down, so sent me a few bits, including a fantastic orange slice pincushion. I love it! The 'Pincushion Swap' logo button has a link to her blog, so please do go and have a look at her lovely things.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Lariat and Pendant

The first three pictures are a pendant I have made. I was aiming for a ring but got the sizing slightly wrong, so turned it into a pendant! It looks fab hanging from a simple silver chain, and has 3mm fire-polished beads to give it that bit of subtle sparkle.
The last three pictures are of a lariat I made over the last few days. It grew organically, from a basic idea that changed as I went along. I can't get the colours quite right but you get the general idea!

Friday, 14 May 2010

Pincushion Swap

Further to my previous posts, I am sad to say that I have not received anything in the post, or any more contact from Greyfrog. I feel very sad and disappointed about it and my trust in the crafting community has waned slightly. However, this will not stop me from entering other swaps - I will just try to be more wary in future. The swap host has been great and very apologetic, although it is definitely not her fault. I hope all you crafty swappers out there take my experience and learn a bit of caution from it :(

'Fluffy' Bracelet!

This is adapted from a pattern in the first ever issue of Bead magazine. I have altered it a fair amount as it is a really basic pattern otherwise. I think that the colours work really well and it will soon be appearing in my Folksy shop (link to right of page).

Monday, 10 May 2010

Another Swarovski Beauty!

Not a very clear picture as I can't seem to get the light right. I used Black Diamond and Haematite 14mm rivolis, set in 15° and delica beads.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

This bracelet has been adapted from a necklace pattern by Jill Devon at The Bead Merchant. I decided to make it into a bracelet as the necklace was too 'blingy' for my taste. The sparkle comes from 6 Swarovski 12mm rivolis and catches the eye beautifully. It is a statement piece that can be worn during the day or night.

This cross-stitch was adapted from a 'Clip-art' picture that came with our pc. I made it for Max but took ages to get around to putting it in a frame. I decided to get it sorted for him, but the only frame that I had in the house had broken glass. So, the picture does not have any glass protection, but Max is chuffed to bits with it!

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Hopefully Sorted

Well, I have heard from my swap partner and it seems that the parcel went astray. She has promised to send something out asap. I am relieved that this is the case as it was not nice to think that anyone could do something like that.