Thursday, 23 April 2015

Another dip into my bag of paua shells

Today I got back into making more jewellery after feeling pretty awful with a nasty cold that knocked me for six, pretty bad timing as my exhibition starts in just over a weeks time!
This morning I knitted another bracelet, which still needs a clasp attaching, so once that is done I shall hopefully put it on a post on here. Later this afternoon I made this, I have been wanting to make a paua shell necklace for my exhibition for quite a while, but it wasn't until I realised how well these tiny glass beads went with the paua shell pieces that the multi-stranded necklace idea hit me, my first thought was to have every strand with a mix of shell and glass beads but then after stringing my first two strands I decided that it would end up being quite an expensive necklace if I were to continue in that way, so the final three strands then became just the tiny small glass beads and I actually think it balances the necklace well and may be with all five strands as shell  I would have ended up with a very heavy looking necklace.

handmade jewellery by Angela Smith

Monday, 20 April 2015

And today's mood is 'Golden'

Today's new Monday's makes are these two striking necklaces,
I have used gold coloured Venetian Glass beads, along with Swarovski crystals, Swarovski crystal pearls and glass beads.
Both of these are going to be part of my May exhibition in Gallery at 12

handmade jewellery by Angela Smith

Saturday, 18 April 2015

classic knotted freshwater pearl necklace in dusky pink

I find knotting pearls very relaxing so it was a perfect start to yesterday - a day that would become much busier later - not home until after dark.
I have a small selection of loose freshwater pearls which I decided needed another visit and discovered that I had just enough of these pretty pink pearls to make a short necklace and by adding the extension chain  it provides the option of wearing it slightly longer.

handmade jewellery by Angela Smith

Friday, 10 April 2015

Delicate five stranded freshwater pearl and Swarovski crystal necklace with matching earrings

I have been wanting to make this necklace for a few weeks now and today I finally found the time to make it.
I have used pale pink freshwater pearls along with clear Swarovski crystals in random groups. The earrings are hanging from sterling silver ear hooks.

handmade jewellery by Angela Smith

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Knitted flourite and glass bead bracelet

With my very first exhibition starting in May I am spending a lot of my time planning and making for it.
Today I finished off these knitted bracelets, they have been knitted on silver coloured enamelled wire. the clasp is silver plate.

To view my exhibition please visit Gallery at 12 any time in May - my launch is planned for May 2nd.

handmade jewellery by Angela Smith