I've been very lucky as it's been really busy in my Folksy shop this week. Packing all the orders doesn't leave a lot of time for making, though, so this week has been time to list some simple makes. Inspired by some of the guest designers on JewelleryMaker TV, I got my jig out of the drawer, dusted it off and had a play. For the non-jewellery makers, a jig is simply a plastic grid that you can put peg in to wind wire around. It's great fun, plus there are endless puns to be made on the subject of jigging about!
Jig patterns can get complicated, but I tried to keep it simple.
A delivery of new charms is always a cause for excitement in the house - not least for Lucca the labrador who likes nothing better than an empty used padded envelope to rip apart! When these connectors came, I had to make a bracelet for myself first, then get them in the shops where one sold within a day - well, they are cute.
At the moment, I'm in a huge dilemma as to whether to have a go at Kumihimo braiding. I've ummed and ahhed about it so long, it's ridiculous. So next week will either see a blog about braided necklaces and bracelets or something else, and you'll know I've finally made a decision!
Here's the link to see what other crafty folk have been making this week. As ever, there are already some beautiful makes.