Tuesday, 24 February 2015

The return of the scarlet pimpernel...

Well, hello...

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.

The pendant is Swarovski pearls and crystals, in shades of green, purple and teal.  And it is now on a necklet of leather and ribbon, in shades of purple and green.
Netting - I just love netting!  Antique bronze, with Astral pink Swarovski crystals, earrings and brooch.
 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!!

A special request from my sister, for a slave bracelet!
This takes me back to the old days of being a punk.  Not that I ever wore a studded dog collar, but... and certainly never pearl encrusted!
More netting, more Swarovski crystals and pearls embellishments.  (you can never have too many embellishments....)
Possibly the piece de resistance... Peyote, around Swarovski rivolis... delish! Good enough to eat... 

 So from here on in, I'll add a bit more detail about how I make them.  But this just catches you up!

Hope you like!