Archive | August, 2012

Onyx and glass

31 Aug

Here is another of my creations. It is made with onyx and some glass beads. I particularly like it because it is the first bracelet that I made using a bit of creativity. I also really like the colour mix. What do you think? The smaller glass beads within the onyx ones are actually more whitish than how they look in the photo.

Black Onyx and white/red Glass

Granny’s beads

29 Aug

My new passion for beading has its origins with an old garnet necklace of my late grandmother. The necklace was damaged and it was basically worn-out. So I had all these garnet beads laying around in a small box waiting for something to happen.

And something did really happen: one day last month, as I was shopping at my local market, I found at a stand some findings and components and I thought “why not give it a try?” And here is the result. Well, it shows all the signs of my inexperience, but that’s a start.

BTW the earings are made with some flat garnet beads I have been given by a colleague of mine: she had only 8/9 beads and she didn’t know what to do with them… but I did! 🙂

My Granny’s garnet beads and their new life

Busy Summer

28 Aug

I might have been lazy with my blog but not with my hobbies and such. Actually I’ve also added some new ones such as DIY earings and bracelets. So, in order to keep them in order (if you’ll excuse the pun), I made this organiser with some tulle framed with some fabric left from my previous project. I have been thinking about it for a while and it is actually very handy!

BTW, all the earings and bracelets on display have been made by me as well. 🙂

Earings and bracelets organiser

It’s been a while…

27 Aug

I know I have been lazy with this blog but at least I haven’t been too lazy with my sewing machine.

So, since I got myself a brand new e-reader I decided that I didn’t want to spend too much money for a case too, and I decided to make it myself. Well the final result is a bit rough, but this was just a prototype so don’t be too harsh with me. I’m sure the next one will be better!

Anyway I definitely need to improve my skills with the sewing machine!!

PS in the meantime I decided that some outer parts of my e-reader cover (see the 2nd picture the right hand side) had to be re-sewed, and now it looks definitely better! 🙂

My e-reader cover: inside

My e-reader cover: outside


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