Friday, 4 September 2009

A jewellery interlude

So my weaving has been rudely interrupted by my wandering mind...which rested on my jewellery projects. I finally picked up my jewellery stuff from my parents house where it's been out of sight, out of mind and I can feel myself getting carried away.

Here are photos of some necklaces I made a while ago which I've just been reunited with.

This is the last one I made and is my favourite. I actually made it for my mum for Christmas but I think it's a bit heavy and extreme for her! It's made of red coral - ethically sourced I'm led to believe - and it's really very long. The white beads are sparkly and give it a bit of a glam edge. The big sticks of coral remind me of chillis!

This is a little neat necklace that I often wear when I go to visit clients - it's business-y enough to wear with a shirt but the glass gold beads brighten suits up a treat. Again I used the red coral pieces to punctuate it.

I wear this one most. It's large turquoise pendants all the way roumd with coral chips and sparkly beads. Looks nice with a white dress or shirt but again is very heavy! Also because the coral circles all the way round, it scratches your neck and I usually end up getting frustrated and take it off half way through the day!

I also collected boxes and boxes of stones, findings and all the paraphanalia that goes with it. Ivan might be coming home to a big mess of beads all over the bed and floor........


  1. They are all beautiful, but the last one is my absolute favourite. I love the colour of turquoise.

  2. Thank you Laura! The last one is chunkier in real life than it looks in the photo. Have to agree about turquoise - I've got quite a thing about it too!

  3. You have a beautiful blog!!! Lots of great projects to check out!

    I love the large beads in that center necklace. Just gorgeous!!

    Nice "meeting" you - I'll definitely be back!


  4. I too just followed a link to your blog, and can't wait to see more. I'm a fan of the turqouise and coral necklace too; they're colours that seem to compliment just about everyones skin tone and really freshen up an outfit. And I have to admit to being a bit of a's my favourite part of finishing my scarves.


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