Friday, 30 October 2009

BIG buttons......

I love buttons !!
old vintage,new ones,unusual ones and BIG ones.
The button in the pic is huge,when i saw them i had to have them even though i had no idea what i was going to do with them.
I made a necklace pretty much the same as the pic but in cream for myself and everybody seemed to like it ( i loved it ),although my sons girlfriend said i looked like an art teacher in it ( not a bad thing when you think about it, art teachers have a certain unique style )
This one I've adapted slightly and added more cords's designed to be a choker style ,not everybodies cup of tea i know but suits the button and makes it a statement necklace.
I'll put it out at my next event and see what people think,sometimes the more unusual the design the more people love it ( sometimes they don't,lol)and if people don't like and it sits gathering dust then i have another button necklace all for me !!

now to find something to do with all the lovely mother of pearl buttons i have ...hmmmmm

Thursday, 29 October 2009

I have no patience ......

I know ,i know I should wait for the glue to dry before i take a pic, but i've never had any patience with little things like that !!
I tidied up my worktable recently ( there was actually a mound of bits and pieces in the middle of the table at least 10 inches high )and found a bag of cufflink blanks...i think i bought a wholesale amount when i had an order for some scrabble cufflinks ,obviously i'd planned to do so much with them then forget all about it !!( typical me )
Well this is my new idea ( not new new but new to me )

I quite like them and the clear cabs on the front make the words "pop" out,I have about 6 pairs of cufflinks now ( the others being gaming dice ones) which i will box up and sell as Christmas stocking fillers at the next fair we do

Let you know if people liked them,lol

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Sooo long since I've made a new charm bracelet.....

I havn't done one of my fully loaded charm bracelets for ages , but after a lovely trip to the auctions yesterday I have loads and loads of lovely "new" vintage here is make #1

My bracelets are a mix of new and vintage beads,charms and gemstones, each one is totally unique, I never repeat a bracelet ( although I have done similiar for customers in different colours )as I can't cause each one takes shape as I make it and involves so many different beads that I couldn't remember what went into one,lol,this one has a real Autumn feel to it and I have called it "Fall".

I made this one when watching t.v last night and I'm pondering over a design for another one in black with a nice strong contrasting colour ( not sure yet which colour to use)

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

A cardmaker I'm definatly NOT !

This year I decided to have a go at making my own Christmas cards and I've got to be honest I didn't discover a hidden talent,lol
I did only want something simple , the text on the tree is about Charles Dickens "Christmas Carol" and I even managed to print a greeting inside
( out of 20 only 2 went really wrong,one i did a tree upside down ! and the other the card slipped in the printer )

I quite like them but don't know if I'm brave enough to actually send them out,lol

so all you card makers , well done it's harder than it looks

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

And some bracelets.........

Two posts in one day , i'm on a roll......
I've had a productive day ( well jewellery wise, I've not done much housework,lol)...
The 3 bracelets together are for selling ,2 are minus clasps at the minute as I can't find my clasps!!...I love wearing this style and have another similiar one with a vintage bead on that came off a broken 1940s necklace.
The yellow one I'm going to keep ( I must stop keeping so much ,lol) cause I love yellow and I made it a tad too big so it fits my chunky wrists nicely

now which do I wear out tonight...the russian doll necklace or the bracelet ??...hmmmm

My little russian dolls....

I've been playing with my stash this week and come up with this cute necklace, I love russian dolls and think this necklace is quite sweet...unfortunatly ( or maybe not) I'm going to have to keep this one as the glue has bubbled under the I will wear it when I go out tonight :)
I will definatly make more and experiment with different images and different styles of chain.
hmmm wonder if the bubble will go the more the glue dries.....