Time goes by

Recently, whilst purchasing a birthday present I treated myself to some tasty beads and other bits to make this watch. It has been worn quite a lot recently and has seen double duty as a timepiece and worry beads. Yep, I broke it whilst fiddling with it absent mindedly whilst updating a chart  mid-afternoon at…

Birthday Brooches & Keepers

A few presents for a recent birthday. First a brooch made with some lovely Aizome Chiyogami Washi* Something to keep the above in and along with the recipients collection of brooches, a brooch keeper. It is a variation on this brooch keeper from Buttontree Lane (or it could always be used as an extra large…

A little get together

A little more origami jewellery has been made but this time I wasn’t solo. G & X were my willing victims pupils and came along last week and created their own origami brooches (left & right above, the ones in the centre were my sample pieces).

More bag charms

More bag charms I have dug further into my bead stash (I have one of those too) and created a few more bag charms whilst watching The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. The little yellow one is a series of wrapped loops on head pins and wire as mI had run out of chain and…

Jewellery Workshop 2

Spent another pleasant evening at a jewellery workshop at my company social club (its better than it sounds). Where I rustled up the following yummy bracelet: This was finished after the lesson as I was mainly occupied during the lesson with this bag charm: I can now (almost) do wire wrapped loops with my eyes…

Birthday bits

A month ago I attended a jewellery making workshop with my friend G where we learnt how to make floating bead necklaces. It was led by the people from World of Beads, a local bead shop in Winchester.It is my friend C’s birthday, a significant one, but we’re not shouting about it too much (the…