Monday, 31 August 2009
They have kindly included my Shades of Orange - Carnelian Coiled Jewel Pendant. Carnelian is such a beautiful gemstone. I love the depth in its colour. I would not have thought to pair it with turquoise but that combination looks amazing in some of the above jewellery. To see more details of the jewellery shown in this treasury just click on the photo.
Monday, 24 August 2009
Firstly is 'Blue Waves' with wonderful sparkling blue kyanite.
And secondly, 'More Shades of Orange' with different shades of carnelian. This bangle co-ordinates perfectly with my 'Shades of Orange' coiled jewel pendant.
For more pictures and details, please click on the photos.
Saturday, 22 August 2009
I have been thinking about fusing silver wire since Shay suggested it to me following my post about my first coiled jewel bangle where I was thinking about needing to make my bangle design less flexible.
Liz Jones' book makes the process of fusing fine silver wire look quite simple. I shall just have to see. I have quite a few of the recommended tools and materials but have not got a 'fire brick'. I'm not sure how essential this is - my husband has found a smooth brick from his out house and suggested I use this. Can anyone advise me about this or suggest where in the UK I can source a fire brick quite cheaply?
Saturday, 15 August 2009
Fingers crossed for some good weather. See you in a week...
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Saturday, 8 August 2009
The design needs a little modification to make the front part of the bangle more sturdy - I think the circle needs to be complete or smaller or I might try thicker wire. Maybe now is the time for some lessons in soldering - I always knew that my journey would lead me there one day but am I ready?
My head is buzzing at the moment with new ideas for different shaped bangles. I love the problem solving process I have to go through to turn my ideas into reality. It is so satisfying when you create something from your own design and it works!
Friday, 7 August 2009
Blue Swirl Glass Bead & Sterling Silver Teardrop Pendant and Earrings - a repeated design based on my Green Swirl Bead & Sterling Silver Teardrop Pendant and Earrings and featuring more swirl beads from Kanna Glass Studios
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Inspired by the beautiful coastline we were staying at and feeling nicely relaxed, I really enjoying creating these Coiled Jewel Pendants and co-ordinating Coiled Jewel Earrings.
I will be listing some of these pieces in my Etsy and Folksy shops over the next day or so.