Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Venturing into the unknown - #10, 11, 12

Ages ago, I would pick up crafting bits here and there, whenever I saw a bargain. This led to me building up a collection of jewellery making items, that, being quite honest I had NO idea how to put together and use. So I sold it all on as a job lot.

Then one day when flicking through Thriftstoreuk on Livejournal a girl was selling beading packs that had some beads, findings and charms in it. I couldnt resist partly because at one of the craft fairs I do regularly I always end up sitting next to a wonderful lady called Anne who makes jewellery and Id been watching her at her table if she was making things (mainly because I was genuinely interested in how jewellery is made).

So i took the plunge and bought it and I borrowed Vonnie's beading pliers and away I went. Well, I really didnt thinking jewellery making would be something I would enjoy but I was soooo wrong and these pieces came together really rather quickly.

First off a penguin charm bracelet (I have no idea who this is for so if you want it feel free to leave me a comment :-p):

Then I made this bracelet for my neice, Emily Janes christmas. Which of the charms is your favourite, mine is the masquerade mask :-D :

And finally I made this set for myself. I bought the sewing machine charms from the same girl, I really love them.


scotstwinmum said...

I am assuming mines has cats and is next in line to be made lol :) Honest they are all gorg.

Love ya

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

lovely those sewing machine charms are fabulous!

Vonnie said...

Bloody good job! I'm going to have to get you to teach me how to make them :D

Chrissy said...

They're all beautiful! I love penguins ;) and those sewing machine charms are so cute too.

Domestic House Kat said...

Fran: Way to be a demanding family member! :-p I dont have any more bracelets to put them on so you'll just have to do without one :-D

Ill make you something ever more awesome for christmas tho, promises!

Megan: THey are gorgeous arent they, I couldnt resist when I saw them.

Von: Think Im passing on my tricks of the trade to you?! :-p Kidding, obv, I will show you. Dead easy like.

Chrissy: Thanks love. *pings pennydog* Can I get Chrissy in secret santa swap :-p