Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Lots to catch up on!

Hmm, 2 1/2 months since I last posted.  Where does the time go?  I've got quite a bit to show you so this may be a long post. ;o)

Firstly, back in October I made this necklace using a fabulous handpainted wooden button from Fiona Macneil and beautiful lampies from Laney at Izzy Beads.

I created a bezel and bail for it using delicas then added the teeny lampie toadstools to the bottom.  I made a simple spiral rope to go with it and was really pleased with how it turned out.  I've got a few more of Fiona's buttons still to play with so expect some more pics soon.

I made this Halloween bracelet, again using a Laney Mead lampie.  This time a little witch that I'd had for a while.

Her body forms part of the clasp and the fringe represents her cloak.  Another Laney bead, this time simply turned into a pendant for my Sister and suspended from a silver chain.

Inspired by some hair clips that a friend had made, I searched online and found some blanks and came up with these for my Nieces.  They loved them and I can see me making lots more.  Might see if I can come up with some Christmassy designs to put in with their presents.

This bracelet was for a 'Bah Humbug' challenge over on Bead Buddies.  We were only allowed to use black and white.  It's really light and easy to wear.

More wooden buttons, this time as earrings.  They're simply set into a beaded bezel and hung from sterling silver earwires.


The last couple of weeks I've had three Secret Santa gifts to make for various forums/groups I'm a member of so can't show those yet.

These started off life as a zipper pull I designed for Kieran (minus the bows) and adapted to become earrings.

I'm not really into the whole skull thing normally but I think these are kinda cute.  Then, I adapted them to become these alternative Christmas ones:

Not sure what I'm gonna make next.  Maybe more skulls, or I might bezel some more of the little buttons, or maybe some more hair clips...