Monday, June 30, 2008

Shell pendants and domino pendants

I made these pendants today with mother of pearl shells with crystals, vintage pearl beads, freshwater pearls and silver beads.
Some more domino pendants

Friday, June 27, 2008

Holly's necklace

I made this necklace for Holly, it has handpainted wooden beads, freshwater pearls, Czech crystals and gold plated alphabet beads on gold wire.

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Here are my latest domino pendants and a few scrabble ones.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Friendship cards

I made these cards after I found the image of the girls in a 1967 primary school textbook, back in the days when radio broadcasts were used in the classroom. This was an ABC radio book that students followed while listening to the broadcast. This image was from the unit on friendship and I love the illustration. I've put some Japanese craft fabric behind it and some ribbon and stitched it on the machine. The inside is lined with an insert.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

silver, crystal and pearls for beautiful little girls

I made this necklace for a friend's birthday. It has freshwater pearls, Czech crystals and hand painted wooden beads, with silver plated alphabet beads. I can make this with sterling silver beads which are cubes, but I like the look of these round ones.

Friday, June 20, 2008


Here are some pictures of necklaces and pendants I've made recently.

Sunday, June 15, 2008


I went to my first market today since living in QLD and my first since making jewellery. It went quite well considering it was the first. I took this Dragonfly painting there and got a lot of nice comments about it. It's acrylic on canvas then mounted on board painted bright red. I also sold one of my Dragonfly necklaces to a lady who is moving to India and opening a restaurant called 'Dragonfly' in Mumbai, so make sure you check it out if going to Mumbai! Sounds good to me.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

More pendants

I found some beautiful butterfly and dragonfly pendants so added some beads and made the pendants with artistic wire. I also loved this pewter pendant which I made a leather necklace in brown "moose" colour which looks really nice with it.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Birthday present

I made this pendant for my friend Prue, whose birthday is tomorrow. I hope she will love it. Orange is her favourite colour so I'm hoping she will!

More uses for Yuzen paper

Today I covered these business card books with Yuzen Paper and cardstock and covered the inside cover as well. Now they look and feel beautiful. A great present, I made one for myself and put all my cards in it.

Pendants and Op shopping

Well today was great because I got my coloured leather in the mail and made a few necklaces which look great. I also picked up the plate in the photo for $1 at an op shop in town, along with some a nice little cut glass tray and vase and this awesome cabbage patch doll. It looks like her first owner liked doing haircuts, but Holly doesn't mind. Here are a few pics of the pendants with necklaces on them, and one of the new doll on my display table with Holly.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

fabric covered pegs

These pegs are covered in fabric and I love them, the texture is really nice. I have lots of different fabrics to try out so will probably end up with about 100 fabric covered pegs soon!

making old things new

I revamped a friend's beaded necklace by covering the cube with Yuzen paper then finishing with acrylic resin. I also covered 4 of the beads with several small pieces of Yuzen paper then lacquered them. I can't believe I didn't take a 'before' photo, as although it was a nice piece before, it looks much nicer now. Doing this is what led me to do the beads for the key chains. I am burning a coffee scented candle in the photo and this tea cup belonged to my grandfather. Needless to say after I took the photos I had a cup of tea and ate both types of Lindt chocolate pictured.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Things I made today

Here are some things I made today, I made lots of leather necklaces for my pendants, the markets are only a week away so I want to get lots made. I also made 3 keyrings with charms and beads. I covered the feature bead of each one with small pieces of Yuzen paper in layers then lacquered it. I have also been making displays for my upcoming market. It's amazing what you can make out of someone else's rubbish. I made my display board for the Australian Outback wooden pendants from polystyrene offcuts from my friends' new patio roof, covered in a piece of hessian I've had in my drawer for about 6 years. I always meant to use it for something.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Today I made these pendants. It is exciting to see how they look once they have the bails on them. Aren't the cat's cute. They are made from Japanese fabric I bought on etsy.

My favourite thing for the week

This week my favourite thing is this beautiful coffee scented candle I bought. A friend, Toni, makes them and I went over and picked up a few candles and this was my favourite. If only I could transmit the smell to you, it is SO good! Love it. Can't wait to go back and get more!! Heaven Scent Candles is the name of her business and there are the most amazing smelling candles I've ever experienced.

More precious pegs pics

I made about 60 precious peg magnets today! It is fun choosing from all the different papers and I love the way they look all together on the plate.


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