Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Happy Wednesday!

This morning I decided to make a keyring / charm... it is one of those things that I have been putting off for weeks as I find it difficult to do random designs!! It is made using Swarovski Crystals and glass and I love the way it sounds when you shake it!!!!
I have never been the world's best photographer but lately, my pictures have come out quite dodgy!!!!

I decided to treat myself this afternoon and went for a vitamin C facial. It was so relaxing that I think I fell asleep for a couple of minutes!! When I woke up, I didn't want to open my eyes to see if the beautician was still in the room...luckily she wasn't so if I was snoring, she couldn't hear!!!!!!

Sunday, 5 August 2007

Diamonds & Pearls!!

I decided to do something different today so have created some simple bridal headpins in Swarovski Crystals and pearls. I am really pleased with how they have come out.

For some reason I am finding them really difficult to photo so apologies for the picture!

I am still on a high today after seeing Prince in concert last night. He played at the 02 Arena (Millennium Dome) and to say he was amazing is an understatement!!! We had fantastic seats and were only about 15 rows from the stage. I wasn't sure what to expect as I have not been to a concert since I was about 14 when I went to see Salt & Pepper at the Hammersmith Apollo...don't laugh, I was very young and had awful taste in music!!! He played for 2 hours and sang most of my favourite songs except Diamonds & Pearls :o( The atmosphere was electric and I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes Prince...and let's face it, who doesn't like a bit of Prince!!!

Thursday, 2 August 2007

But what shall I call it?

OK so my day of jewellery making didn't quite go as planned today and I had zero time to do anything creative, however I do have something new because at midnight last night, I decided I wasn't tired and wanted to create something!!!!

This bracelet is made using one of my favourite gemstones, (faceted) Botswana Agate and Sterling Silver wire balls, which are a nightmare to thread as they don't have proper holes!! I finished it with a gorgeous stamped toggle.

I really love this piece and am glad it is a tiny bit too small on me (I have large wrists) as it would have ended up in my personal stash!!!

I have a problem with this piece, I can not for the life of me think of a name for it!!! As you have probably seen by now, I give all of my pieces names...yes, most of them are completely cheesy but I think it is better to have a mega cheese name then to call it item 12345!!! So if you can think of anything, names on a postcard!!!!!!

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Fired Earth Necklace & Stick of Rock Earrings

Have been a bit busy these last few days and haven't had any time to make anything new until this afternoon. I have been able to finish the necklace I started last week but could not finish until I received the chain and I have also made a pair of earrings that look great with the 'Oh So Charming' bracelet.
Fired Earth Necklace
I love the Fire Agate beads on this necklace, they are quite chunky and the colours are stunning. Certain parts of the beads look like they have honey chambers in them!
Stick of Rock Earrings

I also received some of the other goodies I ordered at the weekend and can't wait to get designing with them so fingers crossed, tomorrow I can spend the whole afternoon at the jewellery table making lots more!!