Yes, I have been away, but now I am back. And I have a new passion, which means that I'll be giving the blog a bit of a face lift, as all that paint and stuff... well it has to go... in favour of...beads, and crystals and gemstones, and metal... Bright Shiny Sparkly in fact!
Here are some of the things I have been making recently...
St Petersburg stitch bracelet and earrings, with Swarovski crystals, antique gold seed beads
I call this a Cleopatra bracelet, because the first time I made it, it looks like antique bronze and lapis. Here (left) it's made with antique gold seed beads, crystal briolettes, and sapphire blue seed beads. On the right, it's pale petrol/amethyst seed beads, black briolettes, and crystal seed beads
A special commission for a special lady... the tiniest wrist ever!! Matt black, with Swarovski crystals, in an art deco style.
I made these from a bead soup I received. Carnelian, agate wood and antique brass beads, and antique brass charms and findings, with waxed cotton and ribbons for threading. As soon as I saw the colours, I had a model in mind. And yes, she's wearing them!!
Hope you like!