Archive | May, 2014

Go green

12 May

Last Friday, at my local market, I’ve bought these lovely green tinted agathe beads. I really liked their colour and their “natural” look and I wanted to make something that would show these features.

So I made this three strings bracelet. It was a first time for me to use this technique, and I think it came out pretty well. I’ve also been very lucky to find a charming silver toned toggle clasp which also matches beautifully with the decorated cones.

three strings green tinted agathe bracelet

three strings green tinted agathe bracelet

detail of the silver toned toggle clasp

three strings green tinted agathe bracelet

the green beads at their fullest!

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Surprise

7 May

Last Friday I bought a bouquet to brighten up my home and bring some Spring colours in. This bouquet is composed of a couple of fuchsia roses, a fuchsia gerbera daisy, a bunch of small white chrysanthemums, a lot of ferns and other green “stuff” among which there were these green odd-shaped things that I really hadn’t the idea of what they were… until yesterday….. when I got home from work I found this lovely surprise….

This little “adventure” made me realise how ignorant I am about flowers….

the gerbera, lilium and chrysanthemum connection!

the gerbera, lilium and chrysanthemum connection!

Saffron

5 May

I made this bracelet using the same material that I used for this other bracelet here…. basically the leather is waste matter to which I added two terminals – fixed with a bit of glue – on both sides. Then on one side I added a lobster claw clasp, and on the other a little chain with a small heart shaped charm.

Since it can be worn both sides it is a reversible bracelet, but I particularly like the saffron-yellow side because I’ve just bought a new pair of shoes of the same colour and I wanted an accessory to go with it….

I’m looking forward to wearing both shoes and bracelet! 😀

Saffron yellow leather bracelet

Saffron yellow leather bracelet

The other side....

The other side….

Matching shoes and bracelet

Matching shoes and bracelet

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