Saturday, 10 November 2007

Thong and Dance.....

Here are three pieces I made last night. The above is a five strand grey suede necklace with soft blue round wooden beads and sludgy green wooden fish beads interspersed with silver and MOP fish and shells. The fastener is made with silver wire. This has turned out even better than I expected - looks very nice on indeed. £16 + P&P
I love this bracelet - I may have to make one for myself too after having a practice run of wearing it for an hour this morning. It is five strands of grey suede thong with little groups of three soft blue round wooden beads and five silver fish scattered among them. It hangs so beautifully when on the wrist and the thongs kind of spiral round each other like ripples on the water with the fish swimming along underneath! £7.50 +P&P
This giant glass bead was bought from a little old man called Pericles in Monastiraki Flea Market, Athens. I bought some beads from him last year and they have all gone, so we went back this year in the hope of him still being there and sure enough his little shop was exactly the same. I chose a few chunky glass beads (this was the only round one unfortunately) and when I went to pay and spoke to him in Greek, he did the same as last year - knocked the price down and gave me a couple of free beads! I have hung this bead on a mixture of grey suede thong, grey ribbon, organza ribbon, and two strands of grey and clear seed beads, with a simple silver clasp. The bead can be removed if you want to wear the strands on their own. £16 + P&P

4 comments:

Ashley said...

Amazing pieces. I especially love the last one!

natural attrill said...

I like the last one as well, I like jewellery made with different materials, this looks great with the organza, leather and seed beads, and I like the simplicity of the large central bead.
P.x

Laura said...

My, you have been busy, Caroline! Love that bracelet. It's great!

Laura x

backpakker said...

very pretty as always..aloways liked your jewellery . I like the one with the fish ,..u will love indian jewellery ..loads of beads and silver and gem stones