Friday, 27 June 2008

Summer Madness

I needed something for a forthcoming trip to Athens, in August (August??). It had to be fun, suntan lotion-proof, cheap and I'd been obsessing over some acryllic beads for weeks. Bob's your uncle; a strand of the aforementioned acryllic beads, some leftovers, a couple of lengths of hemp cord all knotted together in 10 spare minutes and I had a necklace. We won't mention the earlier version that wasn't so simple, quick or effective and is still waiting to be dismantled.

Saturday, 14 June 2008

No ideas for days, then 2 come along at once

I hate wire work, loops, pliers, all that malarky. But I had to make this. It's all sterling silver and agate, so is horribly expensive. But I'm quite pleased with it. Smug so-and-so.

The Good Old Days

Remember my first picture? How pleased I was with it? Well dear readers here it is again.... dismantled and re-assembled into something that can actually be worn. State-of-the-art is all very well, but pointless if it's unuseable (as William Morris said to Walter Crane).
This little beauty is strung on elastic, so can be worn as a necklace or as a bracelet. I think I'm improving with age.

Friday, 6 June 2008

Repeating Myself

I made a necklace for myself more than 6 months ago, then a friend said she liked it so I sold it to her (hey! This beading obsession costs). Now her mother has seen it and wants a similar one for a friend. So I made it again; only to find that my technique has come on in leaps and bounds. Sooo satisfying.
Here they are; the old and the new....