Monday 21 May 2012

Sorry it has been so long

I realized last night that it had been 2 weeks since i last posted.. I dont know where the time has gone??
Must admit though i have been having problems trying to put this current blog up and if you are reading this it means that the 3rd attempt has actually worked!!!

I have been busy making more jewellery over the past weeks and have been trying lots of new techniques. It is amazing what free tutorials you can find on the internet to get you going.

My proudest piece is this black swan necklace which I made following  a handmade jewellery tutorial. It is made up using black pearls and black glass faceted beads for that real bit of sparkle. I even managed to make a pair of earrings to match.

The latest trend is Shamballa bracelets which are made out of either leather cord or wax coated cotton cord. Most of the designs that you see have wonderful round sparkly beads on them and look amazing but most of those beads cost anything from 50p each upwards so a bit out of my price range at the moment. With my nieces birthday coming up I ordered some semi precious skulls and made the following bracelets and they are selling fast so you must like them;

I have also made some using glass beads and these are really nice...orders for these can be taken if you let me know what is your favorite colour is and I can make one up for you.

I have also taken the plunge and started using some semi precious beads. There is a real world of stunning beads out there so you have to be so careful you dont go to mad. Not easily done in my case. I have tended to go for more earthy tones and have made up this lovely set using Olive Jade, Jasper chips and Agate. The sparkle and colours from these stones are wonderful and they are so nice to work with but can be combined with my huge stash of glass beads.

Notice the bracelet in this set is made in the Shamballa style using the Agate faceted beads.

The last one from me for now is a floating necklace I made using sterling silver crimpable chain and glass beads from Beaders Companion. The floating necklace can be made using normal beading wire but with the silver crimpable chain it looks pretty as well as functional.

Floating necklace and earrings using silver crimpable chain

Hopefully this post is now available for you to read after 3 attempts during last night and today to post it. Thanks for popping by and if you see anything you fancy or want a piece making for someone special just get in touch. xxx


  1. you have been very busy good to see you having the time and energy to blog Cathy

  2. Wow Cathy these are amazing. love them all.

    Hope you are ok ?

    Hugs Pam xxx