Monday, November 19, 2007

The Famous Market Stall

Thought I would show you a few pictures of my market stall set up.
This is the whole stall.
Bracelets and earrings

Giftwares, beads and kits etc.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Buttons, buttons, buttons, buttons.......

There seems to be a pattern occuring!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Chain Maille anyone???

Ok, the story behind this is that someone asked me if I could make armour!..... well being my father's daughter I thought..... I could give it a red hot try.

I did a little bit of research and discovered that standard maille mesh is often European 4 in 1 weave. So I found a tutorial on you tube and went for it. This is the result (with enormous rings mind you).

Anyway, I have since found out that I have managed to do a spectacular job at weaving it sideways. Now I know what I am doing I will attempt it again with smaller rings. So whilst it might take me days to complete an entire hood, I had fun with the "idea".... not sure yet where I will take it. You might just have to stay tuned.

Bootiful Butterflies

I made these with the ladies at craft. I have since made 2 more that I must photograph. They are quite stunning.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Buttons galore

Stay tuned for many of these. Send all your old buttons my way!!!!!!!

The first pic shows how the choker sits and the second is a better look at the buttons.

Wired bangles

Another new style for me. Wired Bracelets using 20g artistic wire.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

A new style

I have been wondering how to use the mega gem chips that Mel gave me, and I wanted to use the big glass nuggets I bought at the bead and gem show without using too many of them in a necklace (I am so stingey!)

But here is what I came up with. I love them. They started life as bracelets and ended up as these.

I made one with colourless glass and rutilated quartz chips but sold it to Amanda of Intimo befrore I had a chance to photograph it.
I have made her these earrings to match.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Finally.... a showing

It mut be 3, maybe even 4 years down the track, I have finally had a jewellery party!
See, I take a while, but I do things eventually. It was quite successful and kicked off the start of a very busy November. I have 3 market stalls and another party between now and the end of November. Wish me luck in the lead up to Christmas.

Monday, November 05, 2007

More Holiday beading

Well, as you may have expected, I took A LOT of beading supplies away with me during the holidays. While we were in Brisbane at John and Dale's place Maddie showed me a gorgeous lizard she had made in Bead Club at school. She let me take a copy of the instructions and the to little guys below were born once I got down to New Brighton! Thankyou Maddie, they were great fun to make. Uncle Johns Mum was making one too by the end of the week...... (you gave me an excuse to buy more beads too)

Yes they are made from seed beads, allbeit large seedies, but seedies all the same. Hope you are all proud of me. Most of you know how much I LOVE seedies LOL.
These are a few bracelets I whipped up during that week as well.
Sorry for the very dodgy photo, my light box was full of stuff the day I took my photos.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Angles and Icicles

New Christmas decorations - I am going to have to make a few of these to fill up mum's old tree!!!

Holiday Hairsticks

I made these great hairstick dangles while we were on holidays.

Chain Maille

I got this in kit form from the lovely Rachael at Silver Maille.
It is sterling silver rings and Amethyst Swarovski woven in a Byzantine link pattern.
I am now officially addicted to Maille.

Summer exchange

The instuctions for this exchange was Summer themed non jewellery items.

I made this book mark which was received by Mel LOL.
I received these BOOTIFUL polyclay beads from Dani...... what to make, what to make??

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