Sunday, 31 May 2015

More Jewellery won out!

Hi well that's 3 days that flew by, its been more jewellery making for me!

2 pairs of earrings and a necklace.   The earrings were made using a technique demonstrated by Fleur Hastings yesterday morning on Jewellery Maker.   Such an easy technique takes moments, love the effect.

The first pair made with silver coloured wire and Morganite.   The next paid were made very quickly this morning to go with a Fluorite necklace made yesterday.   

Another Fluorite necklace that would also go with those earrings.   I love the variety of colour in this stone and the patterns that occur.   The results are often delicate and feminine, it feels great to wear as well.

These last 2 sets feature Iolite, another purplish stone that I like.   I've used sterling silver chain and findings for the top set.

Friday, 29 May 2015

Wet Friday

Having worked last Monday (bank holiday) today is my lieu day.   It is very wet, had thought about going out, or at least having another play in the garden.   It's not looking very likely.    Guess it's another play day might be more jewellery or might go into the craft room and get inky fingers time will tell.

Here is another piece of coffee Jasper that I have framed with five 1mm bronze coloured wires woven together with .4mm copper wire.    Need heaps more practice but am improving each time or so it feels.

You can see why it is closed Coffee Jasper, reminds me of the surface of a fresh cup of black coffee right out of the percolator still moving.   

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Sunny Saturday

Glorious day, morning spent in the garden, really enjoying this garden and so far no urge to dig holes and plant things.   Really really hope I don't get bitten by that bug again it is great fun and makes for a lovely colourful garden but oh the hard work maintaining it.   Still today was lovely and sunny, to hot really to stay out there so can indoors to see if I could make this pendant.

Think that would be a yes!   I struggle with wire work and am glad that after finishing the frame last evening I then set it aside.  Today there was time to just sit slowly steadily weaving, bending and shaping.    The stone is Jasper, and measures just over 2 inches in length.

This Labradorite Cabochon was wire wrapped last Sunday, think the week-ends are the best time for me fiddle with wire, week days after work I am clearly to stressed.   Only recently learnt of Labradorite but the play of light and colour from the stone just blows you away.   The earrings are Labradorite as well, unpolished the play go light on the surfaces still bring out brilliant flashes of colour.

So that is me still enjoying this jewellery making lark.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Gizmo coils

Love this tool, just got a bigger version.  Wire coils are so much fun to make and give a whole different dimension to this jewellery making lark.

Potato pearls, actually teal coloured flash washed that out.  They pearls have been coiled onto wire, additional wire threaded through and coiled at both ends.   Earrings to match.

This piece was made using the same process and black agate gems.

And here is a close up of the centre piece.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Wearable stuff

It has been very quite on the blog in recent months and here is why.  I've not stopped crafting/creating but I've been working with gemstones and metal base and plated.   Here are some of the wearable things I've been making.

Now I'm wondering if I should open a crafters online shop, what do you think?