Thursday, 10 March 2011

Finally finished

Well I've finally got round to making my mother in laws christmas present!! Only 2 and a bit months late. She had requested some earrings for going out in the only specification was for them to be black. This week I decided I had procrastinated enough, I sketch out some rough ideas and ordered the required beads. As usual, for me, when the beads arrived they weren't quite what I'd imagined but with an array of beads in front of me I set about experimenting. In the end this is what I created, made from swarovski crystals I have hung them on sterling silver leverback ear wires which I think gives them quite a 1920s feel. I'm thinking Downton Abbey.

Friday, 4 March 2011

The Call of Spring - Folksy Friday

I can always tell when spring is round the corner, the sun starts to make an
occasional appearance,I get a sudden urge to visit garden centres and even venture outside without my woolly hat and scarf. The other noticeable change is the garden suddenly becomes very noisy, not with the screams of the kids, but with I wonderful sound of bird song. Although not that wonderful at 5 o'clock in the morning!!
So this weeks Folksy Friday is all about our beautiful feathered friends, I hope you enjoy my choices.

Rae Welch Buttercup Boutique
Dottery Pottery Lauriepunzzle land
Talulahblue Ali Bali Jewellery
clairenobledesign The Felt Menagerie Handmade Needle Felted Gifts

1. paper Goldfinch by Rae Welch 2. Bird Brooch by Buttercup Boutique
3. Ceramic bird by Dottery Pottery 4.Fine art print by Lauriepunzzle land
5.Bird fascinator by Talulahblue 6. silver bird by Ali Bali Jewellery
7. Bird note cards by Clairenobledesign 8. needle felted lovebird by The Felt Menagerie Handmade Needle Felted Gifts