Monday, 31 May 2010

Red/Magenta Retro Necklace with satin hoops

I had been wondering what to do with these hoops for a while as they have no hole in them to thread them onto something, and I am really no good with those knotted necklaces (harder than you think to even out the knots). I used double curb chain to made individual loops for the rings and created eye pins for the beads . It would probably work just as well as a lariat.

Summer Bright Necklace

I couldn't resist these large frosted ovals, so I bought two sets!. I have attached them with eye pins to this large oval chain.
I have just ordered some new business cards from Photobox, and I can't wait for them to arrive.

Asymmetrical Bracelet

These large asymmetrical beads look almost liquid when they catch the light. They also have a hint of red in them. I have strung them with night and light blue Swarovski pearls.

Friday, 28 May 2010

Simple Blue Bracelet

Light blue Swarovski pearls and bright blue AB ovals.

More twists!

These retro twists are becoming a bit of a signature, but they are gorgeous and very wearable. I have made these again as a result of an order from my party, for my good friend/colleague Jeanette.
I have also received today a bag full of unwanted jewellery bits which I am desperate to recycle.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Recycled necklace with Swarovski pearls

I was given a broken necklace yesterday, and as soon as I got home I deconstructed it and re-made some of it into this! The black rectangles are some sort of stone and I have added some orphaned Swarovksi white pearls and a black chain. I was so pleased, that I wore it today!

Purple twist necklace

I love these retro twist beads so much (I have used them also on a green necklace in an earlier post) that I have ordered them in every colour! They are quite difficult to get hold of.

Sunday, 23 May 2010


I was at Pizza Express last night and the first thing the waitress said to me was "I love your necklace", and I proudly said back "I made it!". I was wearing the loveheart necklace.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Swirl Necklace

As a consequence of an order at the party on Thursday, I have re-made the stripe/swirl necklace which was strung on ribbon, into a necklace with a chain. It looks much better actually, and perfect for the beginning of summer.
I had a little restocking trip to Madison Beads in Taunton this morning, as I needed to get some more Czech peacock beads also for an order from the party. I had to pick up some more bits and pieces though as I just can't resist. She has so much stock in just about every colour imaginable, but I still usually buy variations on the same colours blue, green and purple.
I am on the search for a perfect yellow sundress. I have seen a nice one in Boden but it is a little too plain. Also seen a Calvin Klein one in TK Maxx although it must have been made for Jordan/Katie Price or whatever she is these days as the bust was huge and it was a size 8/10! Any suggestions?

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Loveheart Necklace

Totally irrestible loveheart charms - they look so much like the real thing you can almost taste them! Attached to an oval link chain. If no-one else wants this one, I will probably have it for myself!

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Recycled Glass Bead Charm Bracelet

Pale blue eco beads have been used on this silver plated diamond link charm bracelet, as well as an assortment of other glass beads and pearls.

I have spent the afternoon arranging my jewellery in a mock up of the display I am going to use for my party. Well, I started with one arrangement and then re-arranged adding more height with a tall glass pasta jar under a tablecloth! It looks much better, although I immediately noticed that I have more blues, greens and purples than reds, oranges and yellows. Maybe I need to balance it out a little.

Organza ribbon necklaces

More necklaces due to be sold at the party. The beads are lovely and light as they are acrylic and have been threaded onto organza ribbon, where they can be tied choker style, mid length or longer with the bow at the back or the side. The blue necklace has a couple of 10mm cream Swarovski pearls added.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Peacock Coin Necklace

Czech peacock AB coins with gold plated facted spacers attached to silver plated diamond chain, and finished with a silver plated lobster clasp.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Bollywood Necklace

Large satin beads are threaded with smaller gold beads to create this Bollywood influenced necklace.