Monday, 2 September 2013

Some bits to share

I was thinking of making this post a summer catch up but we did so much I could be here until Christmas, especially considering the regularity with which I update this blog.... Suffice to say it consisted of lots of trips out, catching up with friends, eating lots of ice cream, a week in France and sun sun sun!

I thought I would share a few of my recent makes with you:

I made these early in the summer holidays, as you can see I was definitely feeling the summer vibe.  The bottom two beads are made using a beautiful mini-mo club selection.  These beads ended up being added to a birthday present for a special friend. 

I was so pleased with how this necklace turned out.  
Special friend wearing birthday gift.
It has been a long time since I treated myself to some new glass, well it feels like a long time, so I ordered a few colours among them was CiM Gunmetal.  What a revelation this glass was!  In the rod it looks like any other black.  However, once melted, cooled then heated again this fabulous gun metal sheen appears.  I combined the gunmetal with ivory and I am rather pleased with the outcome.
Another glass I bought is CiM Rainforest which is the dark green in this set of beads.  I made these to go with a dress I bought, I still have the colours at my work station to make some more so that I have enough for a necklace.

I have also been working on some new jewellery designs which will be winging their way to my Etsy shop very soon!!