Wednesday, December 13, 2006
I've made a couple of rings in the same style - the person who bought this one asked for a matching bracelet to go with it.
I made another floating necklace. This one's purple with garnets, although the photo doesn't do the colours justice (they never do with gemstones).
And this one's another simple spaced necklace, just grey and black. Striking, but easy to wear.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
They are on nylon thread which is knotted, so the join can't be seen and you can wear them as a bracelet if you wind them round lots of times. And you don't need crimps.
Here's the necklace which made me run out:
The ends aren't finished off, but it's mostly done. It involves lots and lots of crimps and little sections of tigertail and it's very fiddly, but worth it in the end, I think.
I'll be ordering some more stuff soon so I can get on with it.
Friday, November 10, 2006
I spent the last class bashing it into this vaguely round shape, and eventually I'll be able to solder it into a ring and decorate it.
I also thought I'd stick up a couple of pictures of things I've done recently, so here's a necklace made with green tigertail and green beads with copper wire wrapped round:
And a purple and black (and therefore ultra-fashionable) bracelet made - I hasten to add - before all the magazines said it was fashionable:
I've also added my email at the top of the page, so feel free to send an email if you don't want to post a comment.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
I began making them this weekend. I've made all these little squares and they'll go on the cards. It didn't take nearly as long as I thought, mainly because I prepared well - I got all the stuff together and it all co-ordinated, so I could just put them together very easily a few at a time. Now I just need to make a load more and stick 'em on cards. They should hit the shops (well, shop) within a couple of weeks.
Friday, October 13, 2006
Here are those rough bits of silver again. They still look rough but I can assure you they're very smooth under that tatty plastic covering. I spent two hours filing them (and filing my fingers while I was at it).