Monday, 15 August 2011

Handmade Monday

Decided to have a go at a Handmade Monday post, having read about it on CraftBlogUK - another great tip from the amazing Haptree, thank you!  It will be lovely to see and talk about what other folk are making.

This week I haven't had much time to focus on my current obsession with wire work and antique bronze pieces, but I have been thinking about the end of summer and how to make sure there's plenty of late summer items available in my shops. 

In spring I bought a strand of brightly coloured shells but haven't known what to do with them.  Then I thought they might contrast nicely with the dark wire and I could do some very simple wrapping.  Sitting down one evening, I was going to really make myself go completely random with the pattern but alas, my controlling self got in the way, and as you'll see there are rigid patterns of seven colours in each section!  So wish I could do something random or asymmetrical - perhaps this could be my crafter's challenge?  Anyone else want to join me on that one?!

The finished necklace - bright and dark together
Here's the link back to Handmade Monday:


  1. I love the colours in that necklace and it really doesn't look reginmented to me (I'm a fan of randomness and it gets my vote!).
    It's lovely to have you join in with Handmade Monday - thank you! x

  2. I love this necklace, the colours are great together!

  3. Very nice Alison, glad its not just me with obsessions mine is copper at the moment. Great to see you joined the handmade monday like me today.

    Lynda x

  4. The colours are great on that necklace. I have a symmetry problem as well!

  5. Hi new follower here.
    What a lovely blog.
    I am seeing lots of blogs I probably would have never seen if not for Handmade Monday.
    Love the colours of the necklace too. Will roll on through the Autumn too. xxxx Rita

  6. Hi Welcome to Handmade Monday. The colours of your necklace complement each other so well, it's lovely

  7. I think the pattern is very effective :) lovely colours

  8. The necklace is lovely, I'm looking forward to looking through the rest of your blog sometime soon.

    Jan x

  9. The colors really are fetching. Welcome to the group, it's a nice bunch and there is such a diverse batch of talent.


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