Wednesday, 19 December 2012

More Shamballa sparkle for Christmas

My final jewellery making session before Christmas and it had to be all sparkle.
Five shamballa necklaces, heading to Gallery at 12 in Eccleshall tomorrow for anyone needing some last minute Christmas presents.

All finished off with Swarovski crystals and hanging on silver plate chains

handmade bespoke jewellery by Angela Smith

Monday, 17 December 2012

Venetian hearts

Following on from the success of my previous Venetian heart necklaces, I have made a second selection, some are the same hearts and some are totally new, I will be taking these and hopefully some other new items, to Gallery at 12 on Thursday.

handmade bespoke jewellery by Angela Smith

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Not too late for some extra Christmas sparkle

I always have  a selection of Swarovski crystal earrings, and at this time of year you can never have too much sparkle, so here are three pairs of sparkles!

handmade bespoke jewellery designs by Angela Smith

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Freshwater pearl and Swarovski crystal necklace

Yesterday Gallery at 12 held it's first ever charity day.
'Art With A Heart' in aid of The County Air Ambulance and Katherine House Hospice. We enjoyed a very successful day and we are already planning our next event!

Most of the member artists provided a prize as did the gallery - offering a gift voucher to put towards anything in the gallery.
This Freshwater pearl and Swarovski crystal necklace was made specially for the raffle.

The raffle was drawn at the end of the day and winners will be notified tomorrow, I hope this will be well recieved by it's winner

handmade bespoke jewellery designs by Angela Smith

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Beaded Christmas cards

Recently I have been busy threading beads onto fine wire and attaching them to cards to create individual beaded Christmas cards - each one is different even if I have based it on a similar style or design.
Here is a selection.

All of these cards and others are now in Gallery at 12 in time for our heart with a heart charity day on December 8th

Unique handmade cards by Angela Smith

Monday, 3 December 2012

Fishy earrings

These wonderful glass fish beads make great earrings, they are a bead I return to time and time again. So when I saw them sat in one of my bead boxes I decided it was time to make up some more earrings. I have had my own pair of fishy earrings for several years now and I have to say they amongst some of my absolute favourites as they go with so many colours and are such fun!

handmade bespoke jewellery designs by Angela Smith

Monday, 26 November 2012

Venetian heart necklaces

You can't go wrong with Venetian glass - It is something I keep going back to, such beautiful colours and of course such high quality glass beads.

Here are three Venetian glass hearts I have combined with Swarovski crystals to make a simple yet stylish drop to hang on a silver plate snake chain. I have also made earrings to compliment the three necklaces.
Venetian glass heart with Swarovski crystals and Swarovski crystal earrings

Venetian glass heart with Swarovski crystals and Swarovski crystal earrings
Venetian glass heart with Swarovski crystals and Venetian glass with Swarovski crystal earrings
handmade bespoke jewellery designs by Angela Smith

Sunday, 25 November 2012

A touch of shamballa sparkle for Christmas

Two new necklaces made this weekend.

I don't have any more of these Shamballa beads, so never to be repeated in any way - both of these have been made using one Shamballa bead and Swarovski crystals, then hung on 16 inch silver plate snake chains and would be perfect to add a bit of sparkle to your Christmas party dress.


Bespoke handmade jewellery by Angela Smith

Monday, 5 November 2012

Knitted fish!

When the Staffordshire Artists Co-operative set up Gallery at 12 some of my fellow member artists encouraged me to expand my knitted jewellery repertoire and may be knit some other items as well as jewellery. At that time I had some knitted crowns, tiaras, chokers and bracelets and one masque. Since then I have increased my range, knitting flowers for bouquets and brooches and adding to my masque collection too, but it wasn't until this summer that I started to play around with some other ideas I have been developing in my mind since may 2009 . These fish are some of the items I came up with.
Four wire hand knitted fish

two hand knitted fish with silver coloured wire

hand knitted wire and bead fish

hand knitted wire and bead fish

Why have I waited until now to show these? Well in truth I hadn't decided what to do with them, they have been lying in a dish in my work room for a good four months - then, last night on twitter I gained a new follower John Binet Fauvel. when I read on his bio that he knits wire sculptures on knitting frames I had to take a look. Some absolutely amazing and inspiring work met my eyes, and it reminded me of my fish. I still have to work out what to do with them i.e. how to display them , but I thought I would share them on here as a start and may be they will be on display elsewhere soon along with a few other items I have as unfinished pieces at the moment.

handmade knitted fish by Angela Smith

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Malachite chips

Two of my recently wire knitted malachite and glass bead bracelets.

bespoke handmade jewellery by Angela Smith

Friday, 2 November 2012

Christmas decorations -

With Christmas fast approaching I decided it was time to add some festive items to Gallery at 12 in Eccleshall. So while I was manning the gallery yesterday I sat and made a few of these.

I feel another workshop calling!!!
Anyone interested in a Christmas decoration making workshop please contact me and we can arrange a date!

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Jewellery for an October wedding

This multi-stranded freshwater pearl and Swarovski crystal necklace and matching earrings was commissioned by a mother of the bride for her daughters October wedding.

I made three pairs of earrings so I could offer a choice, all three were loved and two of them were finally chosen one for the wedding and the other for the reception.

handmade bespoke jewellery designs by Angela Smith

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Freshwater pearl jewellery

As well as working on my new knitted items of jewellery, I have also been stringing freshwater pearls to make necklaces and bracelets, along with a few pairs of earrings too. So here are just a few of them.

 Handmade bespoke jewellery by Angela Smith

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

crocheted rings

- yesterday I added to my ring collection, with these three wire crocheted beaded rings.

each finished off with a Swarovski crystal pearl.

handmade bespoke jewellery by Angela Smith