Saturday, 22 January 2011

Beads & beyond

Hi all

I Finally got my hands on a copy of Beads & Beyond.
Page 74 is a two page meet and greet and its all about me, I'm so pleased with it, it looks great.

Then if you turn to page 36 I have my first tutorial with Beads & Beyond

Sorry not the best picture ever but it gives you an idea:)

I also got a little surprise in the post this morning, I came in joint second place in jeweller of the year in Beads & Beyond but didn't know there was a second prize which consisted of some Metal clay a clay shaper, cookie cutter and a firing chart. Not bad as I didn't even know LOL.

This was the second place piece.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Look what I made :D

Hi Everyone
I been in my studio and made myself a new chain.

Graduated texture 18" chain made with metal clay.

This will be worn alot I think!!!!!

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Start as I mean to go on:)

Hi All
I'm trying to be good and keep updating my blog ( I wonder how long I can keep it up)
These are a couple of bracelets I made in a quiet moment at the shop, I love them and have been asked to run a workshop on  the silver parts and how then to put these together.

I have to be honest I love them so much that once again they will end up in my jewelllery box Sssshhhhhh don't tell K. LOL

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Ok so I have been so quiet!!!!!!

Hi All
Firstly to all my blog followers and Fb friends I would like to take this opportunity to explain why I have not been as active as I should be. Just before Christmas my dearest mum was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Which sadly has no cure.

My mum is very strong and so courageous and is, believe me enjoying life to the full. This has been so tough to deal with, mum has made me realise that life goes on regardless.

So I am now back at work in my studio being creative again, here's a look at what I have been up to.

This is my Autumn collar made with metal clay and stiling silver.

I also made this pendant, it is hung on a 30" long silver chain, I called it YES or NO?

The other things I have been making are glass hollow beads and these are BIG