I made these lucite and filigree floral beaded necklaces back in 2013 but for some reason never got around to adding them to my shop.
This is the third time I have designed the flyers for Bath Guild Of Embroiderers summer exhibition, of which my mum is a member (and creator of the artwork used on the flyer).
Last week I bought two little baby dresses for 50p each with the idea of turning them into pencil cases as a present for my mum’s birthday. I surprised myself by getting straight onto it, and even made myself on too!
Just before Christmas, I created some tree decorations using memory wire, ribbon and beads. Mine ended up on the cheese plant.
My mum gave me a selection of beads a few weeks back to turn into earrings for her, and I finally got around to it yesterday!
Sometimes I feel inspired to make my own arty Christmas cards, and last year I created these potato print birdies with real feather tails. They came out slightly more sinister than I meant them to be!
This was a special present I made for my mum for her birthday. The outside is peyote stitched beads and the inside is a resin dome I made a white back.
My first attempt at making coasters from my ever growing pile of tile samples!
Four months back I had the pleasure of designing the wedding invites for my boyfriend’s nephew and his betrothed. Georgia set the brief of a blue passport, boarding pass and luggage label as the template, I designed it and my boyfriend printed it. They came out really well and I can’t wait the the reception next month!
Last year I made my mum a couple of pairs of earrings for her birthday, one pair of which turned out slightly bigger than I expected. After a few months procrastination, I turned said earrings into a necklace and it became this year’s birthday present instead!
These badges were so much fun to do, although rather fiddly and time consuming. I made them a couple of years ago, put them in a pot and promptly forgot about them until now.
On learning that I was to be an aunty, I knew immediately that my role would be to create some weird and wonderful creations for said child to be dressed in or play with (or both). At first I thought about making a little quilt for his cot, but advice from mother led me to making a quilted playmat instead.
I recently discovered a beading technique called peyote, an off-loom bead weaving stitch. It’s actually the free-form version which caught my eye, but thought I had better start somewhere a little easier! I found some wonderful free instructions by Jill Wiseman (link below) and created these beauties for my mum’s 70th birthday.
I just made these button badges from some saved Christmas wrapping paper, perfect for recycling. Plus, there was chocolates wrapped up in it, so excellent all round!
I just came across some photos of three furry hats I made a few years back which I had totally forgotten about, which may have been for the best…
I’ve been redesigning part of my website this weekend and giving some thought about what I want to do with all my various interests. I haven’t felt very creative of late and it’s been quite a long time since I did anything arty (excluding photography, but I’ve let that slip too). On going through some… Read More »
This week I made a few new bag charms. Some are made from scratch whilst others I created from earrings and necklaces I had either never worn or bought new with a mind to turn them into something else.
The charm on the left I made in Dec 2013, and the other two in Oct 2014. All were given as gifts to friends.
A couple of weeks ago I was commissioned to create fifteen little beaded bag charms, similar to some I have in my shop. They look lovely all piled together.
I was recently commissioned to make a card, badge and keyring of my local church, St James the Less, for an anniversary present. I took my camera out and took a few shots for the client to choose from, and then made some mock-up designs for approval. Unfortunately the weather hasn’t been too sunny of… Read More »
I’ve just completed my forth large custom badge order for Starlight Dance. The order included 200 badges made from one of the designs created for their third order back in April.
I’ve just completed my third large custom badge order for Starlight Dance. The order included 140 badges made from 2 different designs. There were several others designs created for this order but not made this time.
A short while ago I was asked by a friend to make two pairs of dolphin earrings, and having several charms left over made some for my shop too.
I really enjoy making bracelets using memory wire, so set to making a few more using various glass beads and stones.
I made this chunky orange and black beaded bracelet for myself.
I made myself a chunky green glass bead bracelet, threaded onto elastic, and a more delicate green glass and antique brass bracelet for my sister-in-law-type in honour of the Aged P who loved green.
I decided to make my friend Sharon an Egyptian themed bracelet for her 40th birthday this year. The tiny beads threaded on bars are authentic antique Egyptian stones.
Over the past few months I have had the pleasure of designing several custom retro badges for the lovely Linda and her chums to wear to their class of 1983 school reunion. I designed a magnet from their old school emblem to hand out on the night and a roll call book for pupils to sign into, as well as a few badges from old school photos. A fabulous project to take part in and a wonderful night had by all judging by the photos!
So, a couple of weeks ago I decided I wanted to try something new, namely resin casting for jewellery making. I spent many hours viewing YouTube video tutorials, scouring Google images and reading reviews before taking the plunge and ordering some resin and moulds.
On my last trip to visit the folks, I bought a selection of metal charms with the idea of turning them into earrings. Here are the finished items.
I fancied having a go at making a brooch using a large safety pin with hooks on to dangle things off. I chose silver skulls, wings and black lucite flowers.
I thought I would have a go at making a pair of hoop earrings using a piece of memory wire and various gothy looking beads and charms. I’m really pleased with the result and know just the person to give them to!
For my friend Ali’s 40th birthday I made her a bead and safety-pin bracelet. It was quite fiddly to thread, but worth it as it makes quite a statement.
I recently purchased a larger display stand for when I do craft fairs, all I have to do now is make enough items to fill it. So, yesterday I spent the day making memory wire bracelets.
I made this brooch as a birthday present for my mum by lightly felting space-dyed wool onto a felt disc backing. I then sewed a spiral of beads on top, which follows the line of the original wool.
I’ve been a busy bee again today and made lots of new things! I had a go at making earrings from buttons, and am very pleased with the results. I also made some earrings using polymer clay flower beads, which are very cute.
I’ve just made three more memory wire bracelets, using a variety of beads and plastic tubing.
A bit of skull related jewellery making before bedtime last night! I made some skull bag charms, and skull and eyeball earrings.
I thought I’d have a go at making some new beaded bracelets, some with chain backing and other the beads themselves creating the chain. I used a wide variety of sizes, styles and colours.
I’ve been super busy this week having made 30 new bag and key charms. The tips of my fingers are now sore and rough!