Wednesday 29 December 2010

Wednesday's Wear It or Frog It.

I just made this necklace a few weeks ago, but it's just not my style so rather than leaving it to languish further in a box, I decided to bite the bullet and frogged it last week. I have wanted a ribbon necklace for quite a while, so I searched for a tutorial and found this one from A Beautiful Mess. It was really quick and easy to make and I love it! It will go perfectly with a new tunic that I bought just before Christmas, so I am very happy!

Wednesday 22 December 2010

Wednesday's Wear It Or Frog It

This is just a part of a very long necklace! I had the pack of different size grey pearls sitting there for some time before I got the idea to link them all together to make a necklace that I could wear double - one strand high around the neck with the second one long. I was really miffed to find that after all my hard work, the necklace just didn't sit right, the large pearls stand out from the smaller ones too much. I'm afraid it's off to the frog pond with this piece. At least I've got all the pearls to use in other projects and thankfully I used plated wire...

Wednesday 15 December 2010

Wednesday's Wear It Or Frog It.

I made this necklace for my craft stalls back in the summer but sadly it never sold. I like it but got a bit fed up of looking at it! I love making tassel necklaces, so I broke up the original and used some of the beads in a little tassel pendant. Best of all I've still got lots to use up!

Have you rediscovered any old pieces lately, or have you remade a piece? If so we would love to see it and share it with our readers! You can add photo's to our Flickr group here

Tuesday 14 December 2010

Monday Moodboard Update

Here's my entry for the current Monday Moodboard. I'm in 'beaded bead' mode at the moment so I decided to make a set using this challenge's green, brown and cream colour scheme...

Don't forget you can send in your photos for this challenge up until the last day of December. We're looking forward to seeing your creations!

Wednesday 8 December 2010

Wednesday's Wear It Or Frog It

I've made some dodgy pieces in my time but this ring I found really is the pits! I fancied having a go at making a ring but I didn't have a proper mandrel, only an aluminium ring sizer with flat sides. I was so chuffed with it - mainly because it actually fitted - that I wore it quite a bit after I made it. But I can see now that it's a right old mess and I think that lovely big bead deserves much better, don't you?! Off to the frog pond with you!

Feel free to giggle now girls...

Monday 6 December 2010

Monday Moodboard Reveal (ish) - Green, Brown & Cream

As everyone is going to be really busy in the run up to Christmas, we've decided to extend the current Monday Moodboard challenge until the end of the year. So if any of our lovely readers were thinking of joining in with this one you now have a lot more time to create your piece! Please send me your photos or add them to our Flickr pool and I'll post them on the blog as I receive them.

Maria is first up with these gorgeous teardrop shaped earrings!

Wednesday 1 December 2010

Wednesdays Wear It or Frog it.

Earlier this year I went through a phase of beading big floral rings, I wore them for a few weeks, put them in a box and forgot about them! This week I wanted to wear some jewellery with a black and white outfit but didn't think a bracelet or necklace would work. I suddenly remembered my box of rings and found this one, so it's back on my finger and definitely a keeper!