Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Adventures in jewellery making

I have hardly knitted a stitch this past week. However, that doesn't mean that I haven't been crafting! For once, I have been indulging in the other crafts I profess to enjoy, the ones that knitting has pushed to one side  for the last couple of years.

I broke out my shiny new jewellery making supplies, and finally got around to making the necklace for the wedding. I had already decided that the earrings I will be wearing on the day will be my oldest pair of earrings, Swarovski crystal hearts that my Gran bought me after I got my ears pierced (I was probably seven or eight at the time). When I found similar Swarovski crystals on sale at Blue Streak Beads, I decided to make myself a necklace to match.

The crystal is so pretty, the colour changes from pale pink through to a darker purple, depending on the angle you look at it. I've paired it up with some clear round beads, and cream coloured pearls. It was very much a trial and error experiment, but it came together very quickly.

This is the best photo I could get of it. I can't wait till the end of April, when I pick up my dress and can finally try on all the elements of my outfit together!

Once I'd done that, I wanted to carry on and make something else. Before I knew it, I had these:

By this point, I was keen to carry on with the jewellery theme, but was rapidly running out of pretty beads! I went stash diving through my craft supplies, and pulled out my bag of felt and some embroidery floss. Which became this brooch:

It's a good thing I'd dismantled the dining table to make space for the hen night, otherwise I'd have got my sewing machine out as well!


  1. That necklace is beautiful :) I bet it's going to look so perfect with your dress :D

  2. The necklace is so pretty and delicate. I think it's lovely that you are going to wear your very first pair of earrings. I don't have mine anymore, they were lost decades ago! With jewellery making, it's very easy to get distracted and lured into making other things because it is all so pretty and it takes next to no time to make.

  3. It looks extraordinary and Chic!!

  4. Look at your set up! I wanna try jewelry making one day. I love the dangly earrings.

  5. I left a comment but think I closed the tab too soon. Crafting is so cool. THere are so many options out there. Jewelry making is certainly one I wanna try. Love the dangly earrings.


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