This is my second attempt at a hair comb - this time I've used lucite flowers and leaves which are wired and glued onto the comb. The centres of the flowers are swarovski crystal bicones and japanese seed beads. The wire is 28 gauge silver by Bead Smith. I'm looking forward to making more of these! Not bad for a first attempt using glue on the comb - I think!
Can't believe 2008 is nearly over! This has been the quickest year yet! Whatever you are doing to bring in 2009 I hope you all have a great time and wish you all the best for a Happy New Year!
Jewelled hair comb - first attempt at wire wrapping. After having a go at this I've ordered a book on tiara making. I've used fire polished facetted beads here rather than swarovski so it's not as sparkly as it could be - I wasn't sure how it would turn out as a first attempt. Good fun to make though!
Made this to match the charm bracelet I made a while ago. Love this mix of colours - very festive! The way I've finished this off is different for me.. usually I have two tails - thought I would try having just one this time!
Well, at least its a change from earrings! This necklace is made from glass pearl beads - 12mm in aubergene, and 8mm in moss green. There are czech glass facetted beads in between. It's threaded on Beadalon 7 strands, in satin silver (.38mm). I should really make earrings and a bracelet to match.
I treated myself to a crafty christmas pressie - something totally different - a felting kit! (I got the needle kit as well incase I'm no good at the wet felting!)
I had a good google around and found one on gilliangladrags.co.uk.. It won't arrive now until after christmas so it's something to look forward to! Here's a pic of the kit... ... and the kind of thing I can aspire to make (somehow I think this will be a steep learning curve - but you never know!!) Watch this space!!
First attempt at using jewellery glue - dries fairly quickly! This brooch is made out of lucite flowers and leaves, and couple of pearls. Its not that great a picture and I'm sure I will get better with a few more attempts!
And while I was waiting for the glue to dry completely I made this altered box for the considerable collection of lucite beads that I now seem to have! The papers are Stella Ruby from Basic Grey.
These are the last of the family cards. I seem to have been making christmas cards forever! I love these images though - the snowman is watercolour pencils and the carol singers are copics and promarkers.
Hello from Scotland. Thank you for you for visiting my blog! I'm Tracy, 49, I live in Bathgate, Scotland, with my husband, gorgeous daughter, three very spoiled and lazy cats, and one puppy. I love to craft, I've been hooked for about thirteen years or so now and my main passion is anything paper.. cards, scrabooking, etc.. I also love to make jewellery, do some wet and dry felting, knitting, cross stitch, soap, perfume and candle making, play with fimo and art clay.. and generally have fun! Luckily I share all of this with my daughter!