Thursday, 23 February 2012

What is a knitted tiara?

It is a question I get asked frequently - My Bio on twitter reads I knit tiaras. well I do, and if I show someone a knitted tiara they will often say something along the lines of  "What - you knitted that - with knitting needles?" and the answer is yes - with ordinary knitting needles. and this is why I do it.

All three of these stunning tiaras were knitted this week along with one other that was an order which I cannot share with you yet, until it has been worn:)

All items shown on this post have been designed and created by Angela Smith

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Today I played with more amethyst

Here are some of the items of Amethyst and Swarovski crystal  jewellery I made this morning - I made some earrings similar to the ones shown on here which in time will end up in my Etsy shop

all of these items are original designs by Angela Smith Jewellery

Thursday, 2 February 2012

What is the birthstone for February?

In 1912 The American National Association of Jewellers met in Kansas and drew up a list.
This list was compiled of the stones that the jewellers most wanted to sell at that time, but even so, today the list is still accepted throughout the world.
According to this list the birthstone for February is Amethyst which represents wisdom, spirituality, sobriety and security. It is one of my favourite colours - a violet form of quartz and it is said to protect the wearer from seduction and drunkenness.
I do from time to time have amethyst beads in my collection and this is one of my most recent amethyst designs - I have added a selection of Swarovski crystal beads with these faceted amethyst beads to make this multi- stranded necklace and matching pairs of earrings.

This set will be available from Gallery at 12 shortly

This is a unique design made by Angela Smith  for February 2012