Monday, 28 November 2011
Handmade Monday: recent jewellery creations
Have been neglecting this little blog recently - poor thing! But now I'm over my little op and back into the crafting mode, I thought I'd share a couple of recent makes with you.
Firstly, this woven bracelet and earrings set. You might have seen the bracelet before as I made a prototype in the rubies and one in the emeralds and couldn't decide which I liked best. Blog followers voted for the rubies, so I kept the emeralds for myself! Then decided to do earrings to match. One thing I learned was that it's probably best not to attempt a weaving design where you need to get left and right as mirror opposites when you've recently had a general anaesthetic and lots of morphine afterwards! I had several failures before eventually cracking these ;-)
It's getting to feel a lot like Christmas is creeping up around here, so I've resurrected and remade these snowmen earrings. I think they should really be called 'snowpeople' but there you go!
These amethyst beaded bead earrings are a variation on the carnelian ones I did for Comic Relief. The basis ball of beads was made in the same way as this tutorial. They are really purple but look blue somehow in all the photos.
That's probably enough for now. Back soon!
Here's the link to see what others handmade crafters have been doing this week.