Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Rosebud and Lace fabric covered beads

While experimenting with my fabric covered beads I discovered I could create a beautifully textured effect by adding cut out pieces from some old brocade anglaise style lace.

I used Fabri-tac to adhere the pieces onto the beads. I think they make  fabulous focal beads  and it has opened up a lot of ideas to experiment with now.

Monday, 7 March 2011

I had a great jewelry making day yesterday

I really went for it and  made 6 pairs of earrings on Sunday. I`m really pleased with the results.
These are using Hand carved coral flowers and freshwater pearls
These are upcycled vintage from a former brooch
These are my acorn earrings made from faceted jasper and Tibetan silver bead caps
These are white Jade teardrops with antique bronze filigree bead caps 
Here are my Spring earrings made from carved Lemon Jade butterflies  and  Turquoise,  Green Jade and Vintage yellow beads
Lastly my Turquoise and Faceted Jasper earrings

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Cashmere sweater with Russian doll design I am working on

I had to show you this beautiful sweater I am working on at the moment.
It is a shrunken pale grey cashmere sweater that will be perfect for a little girl. I am guessing 8-10 years, so a bit big for my daughter.
I wanted to felt a Russian Doll design onto it like one of my dolls from my etsy shop.
Girls clothing can be so much fun.

I am very tempted to add a couple more dolls and maybe some flowers.
I will be taking photos today to show you how I am felting the design on. It could make an awesome project if you have any wool  sweaters that have shrunk and you would like to make something from them.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011