Wednesday, 15 July 2009


Originally uploaded by gom6699

How beautiful are these!!!
Since I can't do any work at the moment myself I thought I just post some beautiful canes I have been admiring. Can't wait to get stuck in and try some more clay designs. Just have to get my move to Florida over with and settle in. Still a million and one things to do until Sunday - the big day.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Red Mosaic Necklace

I have definately caught the clay bug. Shame I have to stop for a while as I am moving a week on Sunday and am just rushed off my feet. But before I go cold turkey and stop any kind of jewelry making for a few weeks I wanted to show a little something I made last night. The large trapezoid necklace beads were made with kaleidoscope canes made by me yay.gif and then strung with red delicas and garnet beads.

Friday, 3 July 2009

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Ophelia - Finally Finished

Just finished my Ophelia collar. All in all it has taken me 32 hours from the first rough sketch to the finished necklace. The fringe really put me through my paces. Will post better picture in a couple of days.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

First Go at PC

Just had my first go at polymer clay. I knew it wouldn't take long until I give it a go. It is so different from my usual work and still need to practice a lot more but really enjoyed it. Needless to say have not done anything to the Ophelia collar. Hopefully I can get it finished this weekend.

The large bracelet was inspired by a tutorial by Donna Kato. I love her work.

The oval beads for this bracelet were made with scrap bits of clay and a bead roller. My 10 year old daughter helped with these and really enjoyed it. Her best friend wears the bracelet now.

Just had enough clay to make two pendants. I used a texture sheet with writing and used some left over slices from the canes for the large bracelet. Hopefully with a bit of practice I'll get better.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Ophelia - The End Is In Sight

After tonight's 4.5 hours of beadingI am getting there. Just need to finish the fringe which is proving rather tough. Getting the spacing right takes forever. Then the clasp and reworking the side without chain. Should take about another 3 to 4 hours I hope.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Today's Progress

I had a day off yesterday but managed to do a "little" more today. Took me about 7 hours so I am having a rest now.