Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Birthday Gifts Part 1.

I'll have to do this in two parts as my camera ran out of battery before I could download the monster of a necklace that I made for my friend Lisa. These are the pieces that I made for her sister Claire, Claire wanted earrings or rings, so I raided my stash and made her a few pretties. I will only post the things made from stash here the others will be on April Is Forever.

I bought these gorgeous turquoise ceramic flowers at the Chepstow Bead Fair in January but have been a bit stuck on how to use them, a simple circle of seed beads made with Beadalon and a crimp bead were the perfect solution.

Claire wears a lot of green, so I paired 4mm peridot and 3mm olive swarovski's and made this pretty raw/peyote ring and made a matching pair of earrings, again using a simple bead wire circle with a wire wrapped dangle.

I'm glad to say that she liked all of them!


Kirsty.a said...

Mmm. love them all. What's the jewellery equivalent of scraplifting? I'll try those hoop ones

Clair said...

I'm just about to echo Kirsty's comment! I've just made a similar pair of hoop earrings, but without the dangle. Now I know just how to finish them off prettily!

Loving all of the fresh greens. Beautiful!

Liz said...

These are gorgeous Sarah! Love what you've done with the ceramic flowers :)

Kitty Ballistic said...

I love ceramic flowers, that's a great way to make them into earrings.

I saw a tutorial for Peyote in a magazine recently, and your photos have reminded me again to give it a go.