With two sales events over the next three weeks and a charity day in Gallery at 12 I will be busy making up more jewellery to replenish my stock.
This is the first of my new makes this weekend....
aqua foiled glass and silver plate beads
Today I finished knitting this commissioned wire and bead poppy and attached it to a silver plate brooch pin.
This poppy was knitted on 2 1/4mm knitting needles, using such fine needles made the knitting quite tight and awkward to knit two stitches together when it came to reducing the stitches in a row. So I chose to knit another poppy using 3mm needles, the knit is much looser and consequently the resulting flower is much larger. I decided that that this larger poppy would be better attached to a brooch bar.
Following on from the necklace and earrings I made yesterday I returned to my carnelian chips in the afternoon and made these bracelets, these can be made to order in any length and could even be made long enough for a necklace or spectacle chains if preferred.
A single stranded standard length bracelet would cost £10 - necklaces would be more depending on the length
A lovely day for working outside sat at the table, in the sunshine making more jewellery including this lovely necklace earring set.
yet another longer length necklace with no clasp,this time made with carnelian nuggets and chips linked together using silver plate wire.
If you have problems with fastening and unfastening clasps this clasp-less necklace is long enough to fit over your head. It has been made using vintage coral pink beads along with rose quartz and rhodonite beads linked on silver plate wire with a matching pair of earrings on silver plate earhooks.
This necklace earring set has been made with Swarovski crystal pearls, glass beads and silver plate beads. the necklace has been crimped onto nylon coated wire and finished off with a silver plate clasp,
Having made this wire and bead flower last month and photographing it, I then asked the question on here, twitter and facebook what should I make with it?
wire and glass bead flower with Swarovski crystal pearl
Thank you all - I had lots of suggestions, such as a brooch, a choker, a bracelet and several people saying they would wear it in their hair, so I considered all these options and decided to go the hair route - so that could have been on a pin, a hair slide, a comb, a head band, a single tiara band or a double tiara band, I opted to go for the double band.
Here is the finished item -
A silver plate wire glass bead and Swarovski crystal pearl double tiara band with matching flower
These pretty silver plate wire and glass bead knitted rings will be heading to Gallery at 12 in Eccleshall, Staffordshire this week, after a request for some larger ones than the one remaining ring currently on display there. I have been meaning to knit some more for a while so it was great to have the excuse to, I might knit some slightly smaller ones too.
hand knitted silver plate and glass bead rings with a Swarovski crystal pearl
these rings should be removed before immersing hands in water to prevent tarnishing. handmade jewellery by Angela Smith