Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Silver Popsicle Pendant

Convalescing at home has given me the opportunity to make and finish another pendant. Its on the same theme as the three dimensional wearable jewellery with a difference, I've added some colour. Well actually the coloured part is polymer clay.

I love the bold colours I've used on it, this reminds me of the summer sun ( I think that's wishful thinking ) this has two sides, the colour goes all the way through so its a mirror image on the back.

I think the colour makes it look quite striking I've called it the Popsicle pendant because I want to eat it.

I hope you like it.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Art Nouveau Style Pendant

I think I've finally found my style ( at last its taken some time to realise ) my work seems to be very Art Nouveau with all its swirls, dots and flowers. I drew the flowers for this pendant in my sketch book then recreated them in art clay which was fun this is another three dimensional wearable piece of jewellery. The picture below is some of my sketches for this project.

I particularly like the way this pendant can be worn, Its two pendants in one.

I hope you like it :) I will be making some more constructed pieces of jewellery, I really enjoy the challenge.

I would be interested to see If you agree that my jewellery is very Art Nouveau, perhaps you see a totally different style. Let me know :)

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Bronzclay Pendants

At last I've been well enough to sit and make some pieces of 3D wearable jewellery, I seem to be having a theme ( thats a worry ) . I decided I would have a play with some bronzclay as I haven't used it for a while the only thing I would say with bronzclay is it can be a bit unpredictable. I still love it :-)

The first Pendant I've called all bandaged up this might have something to with how I've been feeling lately:) I also set some man made stones on the top of the pendant, they add a bit colour which I like. It wanted to get the wrapped woven look I think it works quite well.

The second is a bronzclay Mandorla this time I over layed flowers on a flower back ground I like the depth of this pendant when its worn it can be seen from the sides.

Its really nice to be able to start making jewellery again I have missed it. I hope you like my new pendants as much as I do:)

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

I've got a new knee

Sorry I've been a bit quiet. I've been in hospital for five days to have my knee replaced. I was admitted on Thursday the 12 of Feb that afternoon I was operated on, I was totally awake which was bizarre. The operation went well and because I was awake I didn't suffer with sickness from the anaesthetic which was great.

The first night after the op I could give myself morphine with this pain killing thing hooked up to me, so I started to use it not much at first then my knee started to come round so I used it a bit more all of a sudden I started to itch and it got worse and worse so much so that it kept me awake all night, I was itching everywhere and It wouldn't stop!!!!!! Later I found out this is a reaction to the morphine, thank God they stopped that and gave me some pills for the pain but the itching didn't stop for three days It almost drove me mad:(

Back to the knee I have taken a picture of the knee, so if your a bit squeamish don't look, its a bit swollen but other then that its very good I have 33 clips in it to be taken out next week.

I can honestly say that its going to be worth all the pain and discomfort to be able to walk free of the arthritic pain, the discomfort I feel now will go.

Oh I've also taken a picture of the fimo beads I made one evening in hospital when I couldn't sleep.

One other thing before I go, thank you to all my friend's who sent me cards, flowers, chocolates, bracelet, scarf and emails of encouragement you know who you are, so many thanks you don't know how much it helped.

Thanks Lesley X

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Mandorla Pendant

Hi Everyone

Today I'm sharing my new 3D pendant with you I've called it the Mandorla pendant because of it shape. I'm really enjoying playing with different styles and shapes and how they can be made into a hollow forms that is 3D wearable jewellery.

I've also embellished this using a syringe to create the dots so it has that dug out of the ground look.

Oh by the way this might be my last post for a little while because I'm off into hospital to have my knee replaced..I'm looking forward to it in a strange sort of way, only because I will no longer have the pain from arthritis...Just the pain from the surgery and that will get better day by day.

See you in a few weeks and please enjoy my pendant.
Lesley X

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Etched Lentil Bead

This is a picture of a lentil bead that I etched. This technique is great, its nice to have your own drawings as your design.

My inspiration came from Emma Baird's lampwork beads who has made some beautiful organics, but her dotties are simply gorrrrrrrrrrgeous.

I hope you like my organic Lentil...............