Friday, February 27, 2009

More jingle jangles!




I've been side-tracked from my usual pursuits and have been busy creating a few pieces of jewellery through a need to create something pretty, not shop bought, but something that still looks professional. There are mother's days coming up and a few birthdays this month and I think that making something yourself is a much nicer gesture, it also means I can splurge and gain something from it too... so you sort of get a double hit! (: I've only just recently started with jewellery making and since treating myself to a professional set of pliers/tools there was no stopping me, they really do make things so much easier.
The 'Spirit' charm necklace is made with sterling silver findings & chain, a charm and tiny bicone crystals and is a tweaked version of a project I'd seen.
The earrings are composed of sterling silver ear wires, plated butterfly connectors/charms, crystal flower pendants and jump rings.
Hopefully there will be more cards to make too...... I am so glad my mojo and energy has returned (:
Hope you all have a great weekend.X

Thankyou card



Just one card for now. I have some more crafty makes to upload later :)I made this card a while ago and need to send it off pronto.....long overdue, much like everything I do is lately, but that's another story, best left alone!

Anyways I had the idea from one I saw in a crafty mag eons ago, but it had been stored in the old noggin waiting to be retrieved in one of those crafty 'ping!' lightbulb moments, I'm sure you all know where I'm coming from. lol! Stamp used was a clear set from hero arts. It might not look like it, but this card took quite a while as I decided to paper piece all the little bits of the tree (rather ambitiously!) together. I stamped the image first onto textured, green cardstock and then onto plain white card which was then coloured using prisma color pencils and then set to work cutting & cutting & more cutting! Phew! Finally finished and stuck into place. Ladies & gents, please take note - this is not a card to attempt if you are in a hurry, but it doesn't half give you a feeling of achievement once it's finished :) Some snipped strips of card finished with ribbon & I distressed the cardstock and finally, coz something did'nt quite look right I inked the edges of the blank card with an old ink pad & added some light brown chalk smudged around the edge too, to try bring it all together. I'm not usually one for 'faffing' so much, but there are those odd times when I do get carried...lol!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Simple cord necklace



It has been too long since I last posted. I've started crafting again and should hopefully be posting a bit more in the future. This is a bit of a change for me.... I'm usually found knee deep in papers, inks and stamps, but have begun a little bit of an affair with jewellery making. This is only my second attempt so please make allowances...lol!

It was made with a length of purple cotton cord, a simple spring & clasp fastening (although it was'nt that simple for me.... I went through 3 spring/coils before getting it right!)

A pretty swarovski butterfly pendant and some seed beads knotted here and there. How'd I do? It's winging it's way to my daughter's friend for her birthday pressie.

I'll be going back to my first love of papercrafting later today :)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Apologies

Sadly I've had to enable comment moderation. Hope this does not make life too difficult for everyone.
Should be up to posting again soon, I've received some crafty goodies in the post this morning and will be playing shortly :)

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