Friday, 27 August 2010

Karen's Beads

some of you will know that I also make my resin beads and pendants for others to use in their own jewellery making projects. 

I'd happily sit in my workroom and experiment with resin all day, every day.  The result is that I make more resin pieces than I can possibly use myself.

I don't make much beaded jewellery these days although I'm still obsessed with beads - I try not to look anymore so I'm not tempted.

Some of the customers who buy my resin pendants from Karen's Beads make the most fabulous jewellery with them.  I'm luck enough to be "friends" with some of them on Facebook so I get to see the photographs of their jewellery creations.

I'll be blogging about one particular jewellery designer soon - I just need to go through her photographs and decide which ones to feature.

The pendants I've featured today have all just been listed in Karen's Beads on Folksy
(I so nearly kept some of them for my own jewellery - had to tell myself NO)

Saturday, 21 August 2010

1950 coin dish - walnut wood

I was asked recently by Jean of Talking Beads if dad could make her a special wooden dish for her brother's 60th birthday.  She wanted a small coin dish with a 1950 coin set into the bottom.  Dad hasn't been well recently so I wasn't sure if he wanted to take on a commission but he said yes and we discussed dimensions.

Dad found a piece of walnut in his workshop & we found a 1950 halfpenny in a box of old coins that Nick remembered he had.

My dad is an absolute perfectionist and the little coin dish he made is just beautiful.

I know Jean likes it because she's posted that she does on the Misi forum!

Friday, 13 August 2010

Childrens Jewellery

So far I've resisted making childrens jewellery - apart from some charm bracelets for a friends daughter & her pals.
I found some cartoon animal and butterfly stickers recently and made them into hearts and shapes - they were just calling out to be childrens pendants!
These are all for sale in my GroovyCart shop - I'm still offering free P&P in this shop!

Thursday, 5 August 2010

The A-Team - thursday

well the July Jesters have now become the A-Team - our daily listing challenge on Folksy

here's a few of my favourite things today - click the links below each photograph for more details about the item and seller

and my own listings so far for the A-Team