Saturday, 30 January 2010

One a Day craft challenge - Days 12-16 !!!

Hmmm, well I've been making one a day all week but haven't taken the photos to put on the Blog! As I said last time, I was away for the weekend (at my in-laws') last week, so wasn't able to make anything then which is why there are no days 10 and 11. I've put which day I'm up to in my desk diary, so couldn't jiggle the days and pretend that what I'd made on Monday was in place of Saturday - I'd get confused and it's probably cheating anyway! So it's not my inability to count, the Blog does jump from 9 to 12 on purpose!!
Anyway, here's this week's makes, some for the website, some for my stock box.
Day 12 - another pirate necklace for my website!

Day 13 - my friend Sarah came round to choose some Pandora style beads for a couple of presents and we came up with these two bracelets, one in shades of blue and one in amethyst and white-ish. The photo isn't great, I took it very quickly as I just remembered to do it as she was about to leave!

Day 14 - as well as challenging myself to make one-a-day I'm also challenging myself to make some different styles each week, including things I haven't attempted before (time permitting). On Wednesday I made this bracelet with jump rings and large seed beads. As you can see it's a pretty simple idea, but looks quite effective! I'll try it in some other colours as well.

Day 15 - on Thursday I made a long necklace from chain interspersed with faceted and black & clear two-tone crackle glass beads, with Tibetan silver beadcaps and spacers.

Day 16 - yesterday I made a similar necklace, this time with dark silver glass pearls and acrylic silver beads.

I'm getting into a nice habit of making jewellery whilst watching 'How clean is your house' and 'Relocation, Relocation' on More4! Though it's the weekend now so I'll have to find something different to watch today...right, I'm going to put the kettle on and decide what to make today!


Friday, 22 January 2010

One a Day - Day 9

Just a quick blog with today's makes...added to my website Pirate necklaces
I won't be able to add any tomorrow so made two today!

One a Day - Day 7 & 8

Hmmm, slight fail on Day 7 as housework got in the way! So Day 8 I made up for it by making a whole set of necklace, bracelet and earrings. I used millefiori coin beads and red seed and bugle beads, plus a couple of Czech glass bicones on the earrings.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

One a Day - Days 4, 5 & 6!

Well, it's not that I didn't make anything on Sunday or yesterday, I just didn't get round to photographing them before it got dark! So here's the missing Days 4 and 5 plus today's make... these aren't for sale on my website, they are going in my box ready for the next stall I do.
Day 4 is a long necklace with seed beads interspersed with faceted beads and crackle glass beads, with Tibetan silver spacers.
Day 5 is a child sized bangle with Pandora style beads and Hello Kitty charm.
Day 6 is an adult size Pandora style bracelet with a variety of red beads and a heart charm.

Now to plan what to make tomorrow....

Saturday, 16 January 2010

One a Day - Day Three

Today's make - a long lariat necklace. Made with dark silver silky rattail cord, knotted at intervals with beads (clear, white & silver) and silver heart charms. Contemporary necklaces    
Modelled by Rebecca!


Friday, 15 January 2010

One a Day - Day Two

Here's today's make - a St. Valentine's Day themed charm bracelet, full of hearts and red beads! It's on my website.

Tomorrow I'll be finishing a lariat necklace which I started this afternoon...

Thursday, 14 January 2010

One a day craft challenge - Day One

I've recently joined a craft forum and one of the members (her blog) has set up a challenge to make something new each day and post a photo on our blogs. What better incentive to make pretty things and at the same time keep up with blogging!
So here's the first two, which I added to my website this evening...

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

New jewellery at Pirate Treasures!


Well my aim of blogging on a weekly basis has failed already, but I intend to keep at it and try and do it more regularly, New Year's Resolution and all that!
Anyway, Christmas has come and gone, snow has come and gone and come back's snowed again this morning. The main road isn't too bad, but living on the top of a big hill doesn't help when orders need to be posted - I can walk to the Post Office, but the Royal Mail collection van can't always make it up the hill!

So what have I been working on this month so far?

I have re-stocked on the popular brass lightning bolt necklaces, which can be found here kitsch necklaces and added a new pirate theme charm bracelet in the Pirate Jewellery section. I've made several new pairs of earrings for the Contemporary department - lampwork and millefiori glass hearts. I'll be making more heart-shaped design jewellery over the next couple of weeks, with it being Valentine's Day next month - plenty to buy as a treat or a present, hint hint!!

That'll do for now, Jane