Sunday, 14 October 2012

Handmade Monday: Chocolate and caramel

It's a well known fact that I have a relationship with chocolate.  Not always an entirely healthy one.  We got a chocolate labrador because he reminds me of one of my favourite things!  Truth is, I'm a bit of a brown person altogether.

I was reminded of this when I sold this bracelet in one of my favourite stones - bronzite - this week.

Bronzite is a deep chocolate brown, with amazing natural flecks of lighter browns and golds.  It's difficult for the camera to pick them up, but they are beautiful and especially in low light, give the stone a little glow.

So off to my bead stash to see what I could make.

Simple coin earrings with a little bronze wire work.  This time the camera did pick up some of the light play as it was a crisp sunny day.

Then I came across these beautiful glass beads with patterns like caramel and chocolate ice cream.  Food again! They look so delicious with a bit of wire work and some smaller bronzites.

Liked them so much, I had to do a necklace too.

There are still beads left, and I resisted the temptation to try and eat them!  But let's hope I've got it out of my system for a while ;-)

Have a great week and don't forget to visit other crafty folk's blogs to see what they've been making.

Alison x


  1. oh I'm hankering for a Peppermint Patty! lol. those look wonderful.

  2. What gorgeous pieces of jewellery, almost good enough to eat :)
    Ali x

  3. Gorgeous jewellery, such beautiful colours. and so yummy looking!

  4. you're a girl after my own heart - i loooooooooove chocolate and eat it every day :)

    these are all beautiful pieces, the earrings look amazing with the wire work to finish then off - i've not heard of bronzite before but it really is a beautiful stone!

    those glass beads are beautiful too, i look forward to seeing what you do with the ones you have left :) x

  5. Beautiful, mouth-watering makes. The first one is lovely, lumps of scrummy chocolate. Hope you have a good week.

  6. Not the biggest chocolate fan but I do love brown and wirework! Your new makes look lovely, particularly like the bracelet :)

  7. I was going to say "who HASN'T got a relationship with chocolate?" but it seems Catkin Jane isn't a fan! I don't really understand that...

    Love the jewellery - all the food references work really well. They look yummy.

  8. Oh wow, I love your chocolatey inspired creations. I've not come across bronzite before but I do like the look of it.

  9. Hmm chocolate eh. One of the five a day so I hear! Your bead work is gorgeous. The wire work adds an extra dimension to the beads.

  10. Chocolate is made with milk isn't it????? therefore it's dairy, therefore it's healthy isn't it?????

    Love what you have made this week :)

    Jan x

  11. I had never heard of bronzite before, but the bracelet looks gorgeous as do the earrings and necklace.

  12. such pretty pieces, brown is a much underrated colour


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