Friday, 27 March 2009

Wrapped Leaf Ring

I have had some real fun with the ring's I've been making so I thought I would share this one with you I call it the wrapped leaf ring.

I made this ring hollow so that it would make it nice and light and very comfortable to wear..
I love it, I hope you like it

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Poppy Pod Ring

Awwwwwwwww I hear you say :) yep its another ring...Sorry I just can't help myself at the moment.

I'm having such fun making these rings and I love this one in fact I'm wearing it right now.

So what do you think?

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Its Not a Baird Ring

Sorry to bore you all with another ring but I do think this is rather gorgeous. I have made a light weight hollow ring and then set this beautiful dotty bead right in the centre.

The colour's are amazing and the dots are spot on ( sorry about the pun ) the bead was made by Emma Baird, she is very talented.

Well I love this and will be wearing it tomorrow, can't wait:) It will also go with the bracelet I made with Emma's beads.

Friday, 20 March 2009

A Touch Of Glass Bracelet

This is a beautiful bracelet I have been working on, so simple but so stunning.

Its a combination of fine silver and some gorgeous Pansy beads from Emma Baird, She has at last put her beads online, I purchased these because I fell in love with them.

If you want to buy any of her beads here's the link to The little bead shop where she sells these little gems

Well I hope you all love this as much as I do, I think this is one for the summer which seems to be finally on its way.

Friday, 13 March 2009

Fine Silver Ring with Lava Bead

I think I've gone rings mad, I'm really enjoying making these rings. This time I made a hollow ring and then set a gorgeous little lava bead right on the top. I'm really pleased with the way it looks:)

This one is for me, their is no way I can part with it. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Art Clay Etched Ring with enameling

Here's my art clay silver etched ring, I love doing this technique and I will be teaching this at the Art Clay World UK conference in Jersey this year. I have already been asked to teach 3 dimensional wearable jewellery which is very exciting and a honour. I've etched the ring and then enameled it, to really make the etching stand out. I think it works really well, I hope you all like it.

Oh just one more thing if you would like to learn how to create jewellery like mine and would like to attend my classes or any of the other wonderful classes at the conference then you need to become a member of Art Clay World UK if you're not a member you will not get invited.

So go join its well worth it :)

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

New York Ring

Here is a picture of my new ring I've been working on, it is a construction ring which is completely hollow. I realised that I don't really make that many rings, so thought well what can I do that is a little different to the norm. So this is what I came up with, I've never made a ring with this type of construction, so it was a challenge for me, but I'm very pleased with the way it turned out.

I named it The New York ring, I hope you can see why.

If you ever feel you would like to learn how to make a ring like this or any of the other jewellery I've made then please take a look at my website or you can always come and see me at our shop and take a look at our wonderful range of beads in the bead cellar.

I would love to get some feed back about this ring so please feel free to leave your comments.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Uk Handmade.blogspot

OMG I can't believe it, UK handmade has written a review about me called spotlight on Lesley Messam
I'm so pleased, I wanted to share this the you all. Whoopeeeee :)

So if you want to have a look just click on the link below.

Its an online magazine just for UK crafts people, they have some really great items on their, it makes for a very interesting read.

Friday, 6 March 2009

Enamelled Pendant

This is my first ever piece of enamelled jewellery. I'm really pleased with the colours which give this otherwise un-interesting pendant a bit of life. I enjoy adding colour to silver but not to completely cover it, I like to see some of the silver exposed, it makes the piece more interesting.

The back is identical to the front so can be worn ether way. I believe the back of a pendant is as important as the front. When ever I look at jewellery I will always check out the back, its a habit.

So what do think? .

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Metal Clay and Sterling Necklace

This heart necklace was made from metal clay, the chain is sterling silver. The hearts have a delicate hammered texture I also did the same to the toggle and bar. I made a chain with jump rings which have all been soldered. It's a very simple necklace and sits beautifully when you wear it. I know it's a bit late for Valentine's but I still love it:-)

The necklace is sporting my Hallmark. I always make my own tags for my hallmark, when you send it to the assay office they will just put it anywhere, so I tell them to pop it on the little tag, that way its where I want it.

I hope you like it.