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!
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!
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 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…
The charm on the left I made in Dec 2013, and the other two in Oct 2014. All were given as gifts to friends.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
Here’s the necklace I made my mum for Christmas. The pendant part is made from a metal washer wrapped in black netting, textured wool and beads. The cord part has wooden beads and felt beads.