Monday, 27 April 2009
Thank you to everyone else who entered and for your feedback on my jewellery, I really do appreciate it. I will be doing another blog giveaway next month so please stop by my blog again soon.
Saturday, 25 April 2009
Mel has just updated her Kookie Designs website and I recommend you take a look at the beauties on offer. She has an assortment of gorgeous jewellery for sale at very reasonable prices.
Kathleen is a talented glass artist and jewellery designer. Go to her blog ‘Reflections of a Glass Artist’ to see some of her beautiful work. In her blog posts she often shares her processes and shows you the stages she goes through to produce her wonderful pieces.
Friday, 24 April 2009
http://muranosilver.blogspot.com/2009/04/blog-giveaway-for-england-st-george.html to see details.
I am SO lucky - they look fantastic in her picture. This is what Jenn says about the beads:
"this is a really nice set of 18 (yes, eighteen) small beads. They range in size from 7-9mm by 4-5 mm. Kiwi is a delightful bright, green transparent. It fooled me the first time I used it because it's transparent sheathed in opaque. But that combo creates the above deliciously swirled green beadberries. There are enough to create a beautiful necklace and earrings...and if you space them just right you could stretch the beads into a bracelet as well!
Quality assurance: These are my first-rate beads! I quality check them to make sure they are well-balanced, have proper dimples, are round, and no smokey or scummed glass. I spin them, touch them, and look at them carefully. Any that don't past muster are sent to the seconds jar. I also guarantee my beads...if any don't pass your muster, I will fix it!"
Jenn has recently launched her own website at http://www.kannaglassstudios.com/ which has links to her blog , her Artfire shop and her Flickr pages where you can see some of her beautiful handmade lampwork beads and the lovely pieces of jewellery she has made using her designs. (I only hope I can do her beads justice when I receive them).
Sunday, 19 April 2009
And lastly, some more earrings from my range I am calling 'Spiral Adorned'. These earrings are made from some stunning glossy vibrant blue agate coin beads adorned with spirals. (My husband said the beads looked liked blue Smarties but the old type before they stopped using all those E numbers in the colouring!). These earrings are also for sale in my Etsy and Folksy shops.
Thursday, 16 April 2009
I have been overwhelmed with how many downloads my 'Wire Flowers' tutorial has had so far on JewelryLessons. It has certainly been worth the time and effort it took to produce it.
It is now also for sale in my Etsy shop.
Monday, 13 April 2009
These earwires were the product of many attempts made out of silver plated wire. I am so glad I tried the design out on the cheaper wire first because, as you can see from the picture below, it took quite a while to get the design just right!
Throughout my trials and errors, I realised that tools marks are a real issue with this design as shown on my little chandelier pendant below. This will need more work with my sanding pads and back in the tumbler again.
Saturday, 11 April 2009
If you would like to purchase the tutorial please click on the picture to take you to Jewelry Lessons or follow this link: http://www.jewelrylessons.com/tutorial/wire-flowers-4-variations
Thursday, 9 April 2009
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
These are my medium-sized earwires which are designed so the spiral sits on the earlobe
(a bit like studded earrings).
I took most of the above pictures a couple of evenings ago in the garden as the sun was going down and it was like a bit of magic had happened with the light.
Some of these earrings are now for sale in my Etsy and Folksy shops.