Tuesday, 31 December 2013

2013, My highlights October to December

October
In October whilst knitting another bracelet, I came up with the idea of knitting some wire, bead and sari silk dresses, I also worked with freshwater pearls and semi-precious beads to make more necklace, and I also made a wire dragonfly brooch, which could be the start of something else entirely!
Knitted dresses 




I still have some of these dresses available from my etsy shop and if you quote Mistletoe13 you will receive a 15% discount when you buy before the 31st January

freshwater pearl and semi-precious necklaces




dragonfly brooch
November
In November I made more jewellery specifically with Christmas in mind, so I chose to make with Venetian glass necklaces and pendants, I also continued with my wire dragonfly idea and made my first attempts at wire sculptures, hares and dragonflies. Novemebr ended with a visit to Birmingham to spend a day with twitters #sbs winners and Theo Paphitis, the post though wasn't written about it until December, as I wanted to include some of the official photos from the sbs website.

Venetian glass necklaces and pendants



Wire Sculptures



Theo Paphitis and #sbs


Kim Thomas-Jones, Jude Robimson and myself, all wearing Angela Smith jewellery


December
In December I photographed a lot of my wedding jewellery again with the plan of putting it online to sell, hopefully this will happen sometime in 2014, I also made a selection of small earrings to take in to Gallery at 12 as stocking fillers and small Christmas gifts
wedding jewellery




Small earrings



So that is my review of 2013 in four brief posts, I have a few plans for 2014, but as always plans are made but other things happen, so I wait with excitement to see what will happen in 2014 I can't wait to share with you my new makes - 
Have a wonderful 2014  
Angela x