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I’ve gone knotty!!

Certainly not nutty, I was born that way (damn it, now I have that silly Gaga song in my head).

I was in a bit of a funk this week trying to make myself a super long bright pink necklace.  I had the dyed pink Agate, the pearls, the clear glass beads… so what could go wrong with a simple repeating pattern? Everything. I tried too many times to no avail. Nothing was going to work. They are now sitting on my desk in a pile waiting. When they are ready to be made, they will call for me and I will then have my necklace.
I was wandering around the Chickenfeed (cheapy shop) looking for more canvases when I came across these gorgeous bright wooden beads.  I knew straight away what I could make.
Hence the start of my going knotty.

This is the product of yesterday. I’m very happy with the results.

Turquoise and wooden beads. 126cm length.

Knotted glass beads – 2 strands 63cm length

Mega long knotted wooden beads – 210cm length.

Ok, so this is not knotted, but wrapped loops and linked – ceramic beads with Swarovski crystals. Chain length can be adjusted.

This one – what can I say. Not happy.  Too chunky, too blah.  I was going to knot it, but don’t know what happened. Feedback is gratefully accepted – it will get pulled apart. How it is re made is another story…

And the beads that started it all.  I’m going to hunt out more and make a short multi strand knotted necklace.  This one will be finished with two strands in between the current lengths.  I just had to order more silver spacers to do it.

Saying ‘get knotted’ my not be appropriate, but I’m saying in the nicest possible way.
Jennifer 😀

Beads and Bags

I have been busy this last few weeks making and revamping some jewellery items… playing with a few different things.

I have also made a few mini bags – very funky things, from a book given to me several years ago.  Such cute little bags full of character 🙂

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Enjoy, and keep smiling 🙂
Jennifer

New Beadies + weather update

Just in case I didn’t explain it properly (actually I didn’t explain it all), the pictures in my “today’s weather” posts are what reflects my mood of the day, not the actual weather.

Now some pictures of a few new necklaces I made over the last couple of days.  I have so many ideas and motivation oozing out of me I almost don’t want to go to the market.  All the glass or ploymer pendants are ones I have made myself.

Blue stone (I know it’s something special but for the life of me cannot remember it) with Moonstone, Lapis Lazuli and Swarovski.



Clear glass pendant with Fluorite, Rose Quartz, Amazonite and Swarovski


Glass Pendant with Swarovski and redline Marble.


Glass pendant with acrylic beads.

Ploymer pendant with acrylic beads and Swarovski.


keep smiling 🙂
Jennifer

It’s new header day…

Every Sunday I am changing my header picture, and I aim to include the full picture for you to see.

This weeks picture is a gorgeous necklace I made some time ago – now living with a lucky lady – from an Onyx ‘fan’ with Swarovski crystals in Jet and Clear. Simple but stunning.

Jennifer 🙂

Decorate the Decolletage….

While I scull down a coffee and think about breaky, a quick post  before I am out all day dealing with the masses at the local Middleton Annual Fair (post on that later and then tomorrow at my regular bi-monthly twice monthly market).

So, we’ve done earrings and bracelets, it must be time to show off a few necklaces… I have so many, which ones do I choose?

Long or short, chunky or delicate, (weird) organic or modern and contemporary….

Jade discs on leather

this reminds me of honeycomb - love the colour, almost edible 🙂

Glass Rose wiht dangles on multi strand seed & bugle beads

sold

 

Rose Quartz & Swarovski

 

Keep smiling and have a great day 🙂
Jennifer