Thursday, 5 January 2012

Jewellery gifts

Quite a few of the Christmas gifts that I gave this year were handcrafted jewellery items. Some were made from scratch but a couple were made from ‘bits’ which I had given to me and then altered.

DSC01912These cute little memory wire bracelets were given to my grandaughters as stocking fillers.

SAM_0971This cascade style bracelet was made for my daughter, it uses silver plated jump rings, silver coloured shiny and textured beads and pink glass drop beads.

SAM_0974These 2 pictures show the altered jewellery items which were in fact both broken. I simply used the components to make my own, with the addition of ear-ring wires and silver plated chain.SAM_0975

Sue xx

Sunday, 1 January 2012

‘Special’ Christmas cards

I realised i’ve not blogged for absolutely ages so thought i’d post the cards I made for the family this Christmas.

The week before Christmas I received a lovely gift of flowers through the post from my Mum, 10 days later they still look beautiful.SAM_1047On Christmas eve Mick gave me a potted orchid as he couldn’t find any nice flowers. Another bud has opened already, I just hope I can keep it alive.SAM_1051SAM_1052

I hope everyone had a good Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Sue xx