I recieved my sterling silver goodies the other day and couldnt wait to start some new items for my shop. A simlar pair of these earrings in silver plated wires sold about a week ago which were one of my favorite pieces so I have recreated them with sterling silver earwires. I loved making these! Getting the composition right with the colours and beads took a while because I didnt want to just copy the ones I sold but I got there in the end and I love them :)
Monday, 21 September 2009
Monday, 14 September 2009
I was in the Etsy forums the other day and noticed someone had put on a question "do you go for sterling silver or silver plated?". I was curios to know everyones choice as my jewellery is silver plated. I use silver plated because its cheaper to buy so keeps my selling costs down and I have never had any problems wearing silver plated jewellery. So in the forum about 97% of people were saying they prefer sterling silver and dont mind paying the extra cost of it. After this insite I had a think and decided to buy a few items of sterling silver to see how well it sells. I went online and placed a sterling silver order for 3 different wires, ear hooks, jump rings, chain and some bolt rings so I can start offering a sterling silver option. Im quite excited to recieve my order and will keep you updated on my sterling silver items as I make them.
Monday, 7 September 2009
These are my recent pieces, Lobster pink shell earrings. I really love the colours of the lobster pink and the lime crystals, they go so well.
With this necklace I had the idea that I wanted to make a colourful necklace that was fun and made for everyday. I love using pony beads as the colours of them are gorgeous so I used a mix of large and small ones. I was careful to not make the colours clash but to keep them in harmony with each other and I think it worked.
This is my blue shell necklace. Blue oval shell hoops with glass and wooden beads, threaded onto purple hemp with a silver clasp. I really love the way this has turned out. Id had these blue shell hoops for quite a while but no ideas came to me with what to make with them that I liked until the other day when I made this. Its exactly what my jewellery is about, a boho ethnic feel.
Friday, 4 September 2009
So I made a start on Monday but still haven't made too much progress with the polymer clay beads, even with the help of my cat Jasper!
I have been quite busy this week so I haven't had time to make any new pieces of jewellery or any crafing at all until tonight. I have made two necklaces and a set of earrings which Im very pleased with and will show you on here when I have done the photos of them for my Etsy shop.