Monday, October 26, 2009

AUNTIE VERA'S NECKLACE



My Auntie Vera is in hospital and feeling very fed up.

I decided to make her a necklace to try to cheer her up a bit.

It's made of shell and plastic beads so it's nice and light around her neck, with little glass spacers to give it just a little bit of weight to make sure it hangs properly.

It has a magnetic clasp so it won't be fiddly to fasten.


I hope she likes it.

IT'S A MIRACLE


I constructed this bracelet months ago - it took me about 5 minutes. Ever since, I have puzzled over the best way to get the beads to stay put and not drift along the bracelet spoiling the design.
Eventually I decided the only option was a dab of glue at each end of the design. I held the beads in place whilst the glue was setting by using those little miniature craft clothes pegs. It worked and you can hardly detect the glue.
The green beads are "miracle beads" and they sort of glow like little lightbulbs in certain levels of light.
So after months of kicking around in my bead box, the bracelet is ready to wear. All I have to do now is make a necklace to match.

ROSEBUDS


The large glass beads have rosebuds and foil strips in them.
Inbetween there are rose quartz chips and silvery coated glass beads.

Monday, October 5, 2009

AMBER


I love amber.
These enormous beads were teamed with some gold metal spacers.