Thursday, 10 April 2008

Teardrop Necklace and Presents....

Really enjoying getting back to work with beads and wire at the moment, although I only had the time to make one necklace yesterday as it was a bit complicated. This is made using silver wire and clear and frosted glass teardrop beads. The hand-made chain incorporates clear seed beads on each link. £15 + P&P
I didn't make the above - isn't it beautiful? This was my swap for the felt dragon and daisy brooch from the lovely Sybille at Magpie Magic. She made this just for me and I absolutely adore it - the wire has been hammered to an almost paper fine finish,and there are so many different charms and beads all with a stormy sea theme. I can't stop looking at all it's components and admiring it all! If you haven't seen Sybille's work, have a look here - you will be blown away!

I spent today in Basingstoke taking my daughter on a long overdue visit to the cinema - Horton Hears a Who, which is fun - and some retail therapy. Who knew Primark was such a brilliant place - not me! Came out with a huge bag of goodies for under £30 in total - can't be bad! When we got home, I found a parcel on the doorstep which was some old jewellery from E-bay which will be washed and cannibalised. When I turned on the computer, I discovered I had won some fabulous beads from Laura - check out her work here. And I got my bank to re-imburse a £12 charge with no quibble - what a great day!

3 comments:

Laura said...

Sounds like you did indeed have a great day yesterday! Love that top necklace. And what a lovely swap!

Laura x

natural attrill said...

That tear drop necklace is just BEAUTIFUL !!
P.x

Raggy Rat said...

thanks for sharing your great day ... i miss louise as she is far away and i cant drive, but we chat ont he phone !

doing some 2D art again, a commission, and i always think of you because yours are amazing, and done with paint too :-)

cat xxx