Another 'fluffy' bracelet, this time made from berry and black glass beads. It has gone in my Folksy shop.
Saturday, 22 May 2010
Friday, 21 May 2010
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
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
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
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 :(
Monday, 10 May 2010
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!