Monday, 23 May 2011

pretty green delights

Old designs, new colour,
Knitted bracelet with coloured wire, rocaille beads and Venetian Piatene beads

Knitted brooch with coloured wire, rocaille beads and glass pearl centre bead

Knitted brooch with  coloured wire, rocaille beads and centre button

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Crocheted necklace and matching bracelet

Just thought I would show you what I made yesterday

This set won't be going to Gallery at 12 straight away, you can purchase direct from me instead, just ask!

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

My halo inspired tiara

Wasn't it just the most perfect wedding, everything from the dress, to the bridesmaids and page boys to the music and even the TV coverage. It was just totally captivating and I enjoyed every moment of it even though, as a hopeless romantic, I managed to get through 5 tissues during the course of the day! I am of course talking about William and Kate's or more formally The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding.

I am not a great fan of copy cat weddings, so when I initially heard about the wedding I was more than a little concerned that this would probably define weddings for several years to come and brides would be demanding outrageous dresses as a consequence, but when Kate arrived at Westminster Abbey and her dress was revealed, all my fears evaporated. If this is going to influence brides in their choice of dress then it will bring back much needed style and elegance and long may it stay!
And the icing on the cake for me -  to see the Duchess of Cambridge wearing the most beautiful understated tiara -
The Cartier Halo Tiara  it complimented the dress perfectly!

And of course it then sent my mind racing!
So after a week of planning in my mind, I finally started working on the tiara ,after several hours working with wire and tiny rocaille glass beads, here is my finished 'halo' inspired tiara.

Ok! so I have knitted it -  it wouldn't have felt right making it any other way!
I am so thrilled with this, it has been a delight to make despite the raw fingers, I hope you like it as much as I do.
It will be on view in  Gallery at 12 hopefully by the end of the week.

Gallery at 12

I am very proud to be a member of the Staffordshire Artists Co-operative, we initially set up the Co-operative to set up Gallery at 12 . Two years ago we opened the Gallery with seven members, we have seen some members leave and new ones join, to date we currently have 11 members and several guest members, at the end of this month we will also start hosting exhibitions.
For me it is a great place to get my jewellery onto the high street, without paying a large commission for the privilege.
I would like to take some time to show you some of the items of jewellery I currently have for sale in Gallery at 12 in Eccleshall

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

crocheted bracelet with glass pearls

So here is an example of a crocheted bracelet - this one is made with glass pearl beads on ivory wire and a sterling silver wire...
If wanted I can make up similar bracelets using a variety of coloured glass pearls on a choice of coloured wire, matching necklaces can also be made - just ask me!