Saturday, January 31, 2009

At last, an "interesting" bead

Yaaaay, I LOVE this bead!

A watch for ME!

I have not had a new watch in a long time. bought a couple of cheapies and have also been known to wear my daughters barbie watch.

It is my birthday in a couple of weeks and DH asked what I wanted. I was about to say a really nice watch.... then DOH.... lightbulb moment! I could make me one of those!!!

Ordinarily I hate making watches.. clasps are an issue, getting the weight balance right, the sizing... such a pain in the patootie really. But this one has worked out quite nicely.I dont know who's lovely lampies they are. I got them in a heap of beads I got from desi about 18 months ago but I dont think she made them.... maybe she did? If anyone recognises them I would love to know anyhoos, they are beautiful and I have been saving them for something to make for myself all this time.

Sorry the photo is a bit bright. I was trying to bring out the colours in the lampies. They are purple, navy, lavender and iris gold ish. The swaros are amythest and light saphire and the pearls are bronze. I have used boho gold findings mixed with copper which seemed to work really well.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Bridal piece

This is a bridal version of my charming necklace design. I think I will make a few bridal variations.... so if you know someone getting married :)

This charming necklace design is going to dominate my creative life over the next couple of months. Stay tuned to find out why!......

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Beadiful beading classes with Nepean Community College

Below are details of classes I will be teaching this term. If you know anyone that might be interested please send them the link to my blog or to the Nepean Community College site.

This course is a basic beading course and covers most basic techniques you will need to create your own gorgeous jewellery and gifts.

Topics Covered include:
Different types of bead and make a bracelet focusing on threading
Earring design focusing on loops and bits and pieces
Focusing on stringing techniques make a necklace
Manipulate wire to make a wire wrapped bangle
Focusing on wrapped loops to make charms
Learn about crimping and finishing techniques and make a 3 strand illusion bracelet
Learn about wire gauges and make a mosaic pendant
Make your own project

Beaded Jewellery
Katoomba Centre
8 weeks

Beaded Jewellery
Springwood High School
8 weeks

Beaded Jewellery Introduction Workshop
Penrith Showground Pavilion Weekend
1 day

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Wired Pendants

Some Border Wrapped Cabachons. I can wrap anything now!!!..... where are those shank buttons???? LOL.

More and more button pieces

Some more button jewellery. This first one was for Soph's birthday. The rest are button bracelets for this years market stock.

Another cuff - A secret santa gift.

Well it must have frozen over again cause I made another cuff :)

This one went to Enjii in WA.

About time I posted some Beads!

I have put the pictures in with my setup at the bottom and each lot of beads in order that they were made. This gorgeous red one is my latest. It is a "striking" orange colour over a white core. I am sure I have clouded the translucence with my loading, but hey... it looks good!

I know there are some that I have cooked the colours in, but overall I am very proud of my shapes. Now I need to get them larger and decorated... eventually I am sure LOL.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Items in my Etsy Store

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