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My Creative Space – 26.Jul.2012

Loads of stuff on my desk today …

First off, a leather bracelet with a Sterling Silver double heart.  I punched holes along the lengths and threaded lilac and pink Toho thread then attached a magnetic clasp.


I finished off four bracelets I started earlier this week.


and I started work on this beadwoven bail to hang a Swarovski Helios pendant for a choker.

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My Creative Space …

I have some new supplies in antiqued copper and brass that I’ve been playing with, including some lovely filigree flowers and heart lockets. 

I’ve made my first necklace with one of the filigree flowers, for which I worked a Swarovski rivoli for its centre.  I have half a dozen flowers in different colours so I matched the crystals to the colour of the flower.

I’ve also been busy taking new photos of some of my existing work and the new packaging.




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My Creative Space – Beaded Beads

I love beaded beads!  I love the fact that what at first glance appears to be a simple bead, shows it’s true beauty on close inspection.  I nearly always wear a crystal beaded bead on leather myself, I find it goes perfectly with whatever I’m wearing, whether it’s out to dinner or even to the beach.   In fact I love it so much I put one up for a giveaway and I’m hoping that the winner will love it too! ;)

Today I’m making a more elegant version of these beads, with an inner row of light grey Swarovski pearls instead of crystals.   I recently made a bracelet as a gift, featuring one of these beads.   I’m planning on making more in this range for my shop.

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My Giveaway on Handmade Europe!

I’m sponsoring the June giveaway on Handmade Europe!

Anyone can enter to win this Beaded Bead Choker:

You can win this leather choker with a handworked beaded bead made of Swarovski crystals sent free anywhere in the world!

Visit Handmade Europe for details.

Simple but Stunning!

Stunning in its simplicity … a Swarovski 20mm Square attached to a memory wire choker by a beaded bail.

The beadwoven bail has been worked one bead at a time,  in the tiniest 15/0 silver lined amethyst cylinder beads to complement the colours in the crystal perfectly.  The Swarovski Square has tinges of pink, lilac, mauve and the lightest turquoise depending on the angle at which it catches the light.

Beatiful in real life, other colours coming soon.