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!