Archive for April, 2010

Bonkers

April 28, 2010

Another Alice-inspired necklace with lace. The way I wired the beads was an experiment, and I’m not so sure I like it. But I love their colours, and I wanted them to be seen entirely, not use them as spacers. As for the bracelets, there are two more in the planning stage, but I can’t complete them, because I’m out of supplies. I will have to post those next month and focus on my challenge entries in the next days.

Pirate Booty

April 27, 2010

Well, I wanted to do a different bracelet, after the last two were basically the same old design with different beads. And I had watched Pirates of the Caribbean (the first one), so I was inspired to do something piratey. Not entirely serious, but fun – a great opportunity to do mixed metal – after all, everything mixes up in a pirate’s treasure chest! I molded a stamp to create the little skull in the connector, so that i would be able to recreate it any time I might want to. It turned out a little larger than I had hoped, though.

Bracelet #4

April 26, 2010

Another similar bracelet. This one has immediately been claimed by my mother, which was very practical, since she had her birthday last week. I love this chain, unfortunately I’m running out of it, and I can’t remember where I got it. Stupid me.

Quick Update

April 25, 2010

I am sorry for diasappearing over the past few days, I had problems with my computer (it seems to work now, we’ll see how long it lasts…)

Here’s one quick little bracelet (so that’s number #3) I made with two beads of the found necklace. I’m working on a necklace as well, but I don’t know if I will finish it on time (when was that deadline again?).

Lost and found

April 18, 2010

I was on my way home from work when I saw this necklace hanging from a fence. The string is torn and the closure is completely rusty, so I didn’t feel too guilty about taking it – it looks like it’s been there longer than just a day, and it’s broken anyway. It’s cheap costume jewelry, of course, mostly plastic, some glass and metal, but I really like the colour scheme. Who knows, maybe I can use it for Erin’s current challenge – Inspired by… Before and After.

Bracelet #2

April 16, 2010

There we go – another bracelet. I had made a similar one a while ago, if you remember – except all in turquoise. This time I added the reddish brown seed beads for a little more colour contrast. Do you think it works? It’s actually a little less flashy, the colours didn’t photograph well (darker blue, less red). Yesterday’s bracelet has slightly different colours in reality, too – lighter yellow and blue, and the gemstone beads aren’t as bluish. Don’t know why the colours of that one changed that much in the photo, really. On today’s I had to use flash, so it’s not that surprising. Nasty grey day… now that I think about it, it might be the ash from the Iceland volcano blocking out the sun? They said that the sky might look “milky” for the next few days, and that the next several months will be cooler. Of course this did have to happen now that spring finally has arrived, the past days were so nice, warm and sunny :(. I’m hoping for some pretty sunsets, though. Some of the most spectacular sunset paintings are said to have been inspired by the red sunsets that volcano ash causes.

I will have to pause with bracelet-making over the weekend, because I’m going to be very busy (roofing ceremony of friends, confirmation of a family-member, etc.). I will most likely find the time to blog some of the other stuff I made in the past few days, though.

A Bracelet A Day…

April 15, 2010

Alright, so the only person who commented on my question the day before yesterday said “mix it”, and the only person who voted said “and now for something completely different”. Hmm… so what now? I decided to challenge myself and make more bracelets, because they have been underrepresented so far and because anything that poses a challenge is usually a good way to improve skills. I’m not going to do bracelets only for a month, though. I’m going to do a bracelet a day for a week, this month, probably again next month and we’ll see when I’m tired of it. I’ll count the vintage chinese button one as the first of the seven, though (yeah, I know I’m a cheater!).

So this is number 2. Remember Silver Parrot’s colour challenge? I now created a bracelet for the last inspiration I didn’t dare to use back then, the gaudy grasshopper:

Today is Pink Shirt Day

April 14, 2010

Mobbing – Schluss damit!

Vintage Button Bracelet

April 13, 2010

So far I was under the impression that people tend to like my necklaces better than the other types of jewelry I make. Upon a closer look though, this may be entirely due to the fact that I made a lot more necklaces than anything else. So, I’d really like to know: What jewelry do you like best in general? What do you think I’m best at making and what needs improvement? What would you like to see more of around here? If you follow my blog, please vote or comment and make me happy! 🙂

Sweeney Todd Necklace

April 8, 2010

Slightly reworked version of yesterday’s necklace – I changed the pendant into a connector and added more “blood drops”. Good practice, I’m not very firm in the craft part of jewelry designing…