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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
I thought it would be nice to make some smaller earrings for a change, so came up with this selection. The bead sections measure about 1cm long and feature a selection of pearly beads, faceted glass crystal beads and rhinestone beads in various colours.
I love these faceted teardrop crystal beads, and have made one pair of earrings per colour to add to my shop.
I’ve just added several new pairs of newly made earrings to my shop, as well as updating a few of my older designs I wasn’t happy with.
These iridescent marbled beads are just wonderful. I have created four pairs of earrings with them.
My mum asked me to make her friend a bracelet for Christmas using little polymer clay and lucite flowers beads. This is the result!
I just finished making these four chunky beaded charm bracelets, and spent far longer than I care to admit fannying around with ideas! However, I am very pleased with the results.
My first foray into beaded bag charms has gone well, with eight different styles.
After buying lots of super, bright and cute buttons over the past month I finally had a chance to sit down and play with them!
I made this little blue felt brooch this morning as a birthday present for my mummy-in-law’s friend. I hope she likes it. I haven’t made any brooches for a while, so made a nice change. I love my Cuttlebug!
I made these little mixed fabric and bead shapes last year, and are lovely little things! I’ve turned one into a necklace but haven’t decided what to do with the five yet.
I made this necklace for myself a while ago now, but thought I’d post a picture of it. The felt beads are a bit fiddly to make, but worth it!
Some time ago now (September 2011) I was commissioned to make a floral felt brooch, but never got around to posting an image of it, So here it is.
Here are some earrings I made for my mummy during her visit at the beginning of the month. She was most pleased with them and we had a fun time playing with all my beads too!
I received my wire coiling gizmo today. No instructions, so after a bit of research on the internet I had a go at making a pair of earrings and am quite pleased with the results for a first try. I’m looking forward to experimenting with ideas now!