Thursday, 26 March 2009
In my previous post I mentioned that I made myself some Easter jewellery.. well, here are some pics! The necklace is made with fabulous, custom-made ribbon and cord by the lovely Diane of SowZerE Designs. I am mad about her ribbons and have quite a collection. She creates the most beautiful, well-made ribbons, strings and cords that I've ever seen! Just look at those colours :) I also used a beautiful, hammered Sterling silver ring made by the wonderful George of By George. George is an amazing artist who creates gorgeous jewellery and chainmaille pieces. Her work is to die for! I've used one of my own lampwork focals for the pendant. This focal was an experiment and I'm relatively happy with how it turned out. My animals are usually in full 3-D and applying the bunny faces to the base bead was a great learning process. Since it's my first effort I had to keep it for myself and I think it works well in this necklace. I also used four of my Confetti Mini Gems at the ends of the ribbon and cord. This creates and bit of weight which makes the necklace lay nicer against the skin. I didn't cut the ribbon or cord (how could you cut something so exquisite?!) so, as an additional bonus, the beads hang down beneath the bow and create a pretty view from the back as well.
This is the matching bracelet. I created this bracelet with my own Confetti Twist Crunch beads and spacers made from one of my favourite glasses, Rose Quartz. I added one of my small bunny charms to the clasp. I'm very happy with the overall look of the jewellery as I prefer rather simplistic jewellery.. my tattoos are my real adornment ;D The colours are so quintessentially spring and the bunnies keep it whimsical enough for me to stand all the pink.. lol. I also made a pair of earrings with bunnies and pink Swarovski crystals. They are quite sweet :) I'm really pleased with how the jewellery turned out and I've already worn it twice! I've also made a necklace for Leah and pendants for my mother and Kaia. I think I'll string the pendants onto some of Diane's ribbon.. if I can bear to part with it!
Monday is my flight and I'm really looking forward to it now. Two weeks will be a long time to be away from my torch but I'll suffer through it ;) I'll try to update while I'm in Florida but, if not, I hope you all have a wonderful couple of weeks and a fun-filled Easter!
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- by keiara - lampwork beads
- Folkestone, Kent, United Kingdom
- Hi! My name is keiara and I'm a native Floridian currently living in Folkestone, England. I am a hot glass and jewellery artist and I'm passionate about what I do! I love to 'talk shop' so feel free to contact me. Thanks for stopping by!