Thoughts on craft and the art of creating; on sewing and the art of the needle; on beads and the art of jewellery.
Sunday, 13 January 2013
New year, new opportunities - and my birth month too!
floating necklace in pink.
I am starting my new business in general crafts although concentrating on jewellery and sewing. This month I have a number of varied and exciting projects on. A bead jewellery challenge for Valentines day. A bespoke necklace for a friend who is getting married. Another necklace, just finished for a friend of a friend - isn't it great how word gets around!
sea green marquise earrings
And, possible the most immediately - I am making and posting in the Art Jewellery Elements Earring Challenge! I've not take up this challenge before so I am a bit wibbly-wobbly about it. Its a pair of earrings every week for 13 weeks. Maybe even for longer - lets see how it goes. Have a look here: AJE Earring Challenge. Part of the fun is using artisans hand made beads or components. So as well as being indicative of my ability, its a great showcase for lamp-workers precious metal clay makers and anyone else who makes handmade beads. If you have something unusual, bead wise, which you have created , get in touch!
This is my first pair. The gorgeous beads were made by Helen at Alchemy Lampwork.