Sunday, 6 July 2014

Handmade Monday : Woodlands Inspired Jewellery

'After the Rain' Charm Bracelet and Earrings

Sunday evenings always seem to come round so fast! I feel like I have had quite a productive weekend though, so it's not all bad. I spent all day yesterday creating some pieces for my new 'Woodlands' inspired range of charm bracelets and earrings. I found these gorgeous little copper pine cones and the idea spiralled from there. I also have some really pretty glass ladybirds which I am busy creating pieces with to add to the collection. I've made several bracelets over the last couple of days and I'm really pleased with how they've turned out. As you can see from the picture below, my black and white rescue boy Dexter got in on the action when I was trying to photograph the bracelets this morning. He is absolutely fascinated with jewellery making and sits with me for hours whilst I make things, sometimes he can be more of a hindrance than a help though. He stole some of my sari silk earlier this week and ran off into the garden with it in his mouth! Needless to say, I won't be using it to make jewellery now, so it's now 'his'. 

Dexter and my charm bracelets
Jewellery-making tuxedo cat
I'm very busy creating at the moment as I have a couple of big fairs coming up.....Stonor Park in Henley on Thames August Bank Holiday weekend and then Penshurst Place a couple of weeks later. I was on the waiting list (I've been trying to get into these fairs for a few years now) and have finally got in! Of course, now though I am in a bit of a panic trying to get enough stock made with 6 weeks to go. Despite the panic, I am very excited and cannot wait. It's my first fair of the year as I have been very selective about the events I am doing and decided to go for fewer high quality events. 

 On that note I suppose I had better get on with finishing off a few pairs of earrings....and of course popping over to Handmade Harbour to see what everyone else has been up to for Handmade Monday.

Woodlands Inspired Earrings

Woodlands Inspired Earrings