Thursday, 26 February 2009
Well, I have finally decided their moment has come! They don't need to wait any longer because I have realised they are lovely just as they are and all they needed was the right earwire to set them off. I chose these large hooped handmade earwires and they sit pefectly and swing gracefully.
These are the largest earwires I have made so far so I decided to make a few more and add some other beautiful beads from my collection. I'm really pleased with the results. The earrings below feature some lovely sparkly faceted crystal quartz beads.
Both of these earrings and some others are now listed for sale in my eBay and Folksy shops (please follow the links on the right of my blog).
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Tuesday, 17 February 2009
Monday, 16 February 2009
Then things took a turn on Saturday afternoon when my son broke a bone in his ankle and I spent 3 hours in casualty with him on Saturday night and a further 3 hours today at the fracture clinic. This is all quite depressing because he hurt his ankle last summer and spent over 3 weeks in plaster and now it's happened again but even worse. It looks like his lower leg will be in plaster for at least 4 weeks this time, poor lad.
As a result, I haven't really had any time to photograph my latest texture discs. I took a few photos this morning but have a lot more to take - hopefully tomorrow will bring some good light.
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
I made some earrings and a couple of pendants. I think my favourite are the Crystal Quartz Flower Earrings (shown below). I like the simplicity and sparkle of these and the way the hammering changed the shape of some of the petals.
Now all I have to decide is which to keep, to give or to sell!
Monday, 2 February 2009
As far as the washing and housework went - it didn't. No point when there's kids running in the house, throwing down soggy wet clothes, warming up and then going back outside to play in the snow, running in the house, throwing down.... etc. etc. (you get the point, eh?). So, as the saying goes, if you can't beat them join them. I took the kids for a 'winter's walk' and my village looked as pretty as a Christmas card. I love the way the snow settles on the trees, highlighting the shape of the branches.
I did get a bit of jewellery making done in between all the other goings on in my house and will post some pictures soon. My flower theme has continued and I have been making a variation of my 'little flowers'. I need to get what I made in my tumbler tomorrow ready to photograph.
More snow is forecasted, so it looks like tomorrow might be just as fun!