Sunday, 13 January 2008

Happy New Year - New Creations!

Happy New Year! Today loaded up new bracelets, earrings and necklaces - AND I did a lot of the tech work myself - its incredibly complicated trying to get to grips with codes and photo sizes and I am having to write myself an idiot's guide how to (being the idiot concerned.
Also shown is the jewellery I gave Mum for Christmas and Birthday (her birthday is the 1st of January) - in the first, the focal piece is an enamelled sterling plaque set with a large freshwater pearl cabochon and Amethyst cabochons, with wired faceted Peridot and Amethyst briolettes - the strung portion of the necklace is made from tiny Amethyst briolettes and faceted Iolite rondelles with Swarovski crystal - this took about 14 hours to make as the tiny Amethyst and Iolite beads were difficult to string.

Mum's Birthday Present

Below is Mum's Christmas present - sterling crocheted brown-black freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystal - in the spirit of recycling, this previously was a necklace I'd made for her strung with using silk which had stretched over time (because she had worn it so much) - so there you go, you CAN give a present twice over and get away with it....

My Mum's Christmas Present

Over Christmas/New Year I made the turquoise/lampwork horse necklace below ....unfortunately, I dropped the darn thing on the studio carpet and the tail on the horse broke (though I glued it back on)...and now, I am just going to have to keep it myself!!