Monday, 26 May 2014

My Happy Customer

So here is the lovely Jen with her new Watermelon necklace which I made to match her new skirt made by our friend, Lindsey James of Violet Flamingo.  


If you are interested in commissioning me to make a piece of jewellery, please email me at beadsfromtheart@hotmail.co.uk to discuss your needs.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

The Watermelon Commission

I was recently commissioned to make a necklace who had recently bought a skirt from Violet Flamingo in a bold watermelon pattern.  The brief was to make a necklace which incorporated a watermelon pendant.  She is allergic to nickel so I had to make sure that any findings I used would not touch her skin.  I decided to make a fastener which incorporated a small "slice" of watermelon which would act as a toggle with a loop of seed beads.  I made stripy beads using the red, green and pale yellow colour palette, plain red beads and I sandwiched some with silver leaf to give it a bit of a lift.  I then strung them with large green sead beads, green bobbly lampwork beads and red ceramic beads. It was a bit of a challenge, especially as the hot weather and a batch of especially soft polymer clay were working against me, but I rose to the occasion and this is the result and my customer was very happy!  *phew*




Friday, 9 May 2014

Currently in my Etsy Shop


I currently have this floral offering in my Etsy Shop! 

Handcrafted polymer clay floral art beads with Tibetan silver daisy spacers and tiny black seed beads, fastened with a small toggle clasp. 

The necklace is accompanied with earrings made with matching polymer clay disc beads and Tibetan silver spacer bead dangling from silver plated kidney wires.

The round polymer clay beads measure approx 14mm
The disc beads measure approximately 10mm x 10mm
Necklace length is approximately 18" long

Beautifully packaged within a Kraft gift box.

It's the last of this particular bead, and there won't be anymore quite like these, so get it while you can! Just £19.95 for necklace and matching earrings, plus £3.50 p&p. Click on my Etsy Shop link to take you the listing! x

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Sweet dreams are made of these....


welll....I admit that my creative ideas sometimes come to me in my dreams 
and last night was no exception and I feel truly inspired!!! 
Unfortunately, I'm mega-ly 
(this IS a real word and is in the AHB Dictionary of Words I've Made Up Myself!) 
busy today and tomorrow, so putting my dreamy thoughts in to action will have to wait! 

So....what did YOU dream about last night??? Comments below!

And here's a photo of a truly inspired vision that became one of my best sellers a few years ago.


I've just finished a batch of a new updated version for Summer 2014
so watch this space for more details!