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Monday 29 July 2013

As i don't keep this blog going now but it's on my ad cards. if you come here to look at my jewellery designs please go to my facebook page. most of my facebook is friends only but i have my semi precious stone jewellery album as public so you can leave a message there or just have a look and email me if you want any details
thanks for looking
gill x

Sunday 5 May 2013

todays makes

hi here again
made this little bracelet today while lying of sofa resting my back
it's made using a 12 thread kumihimo using 2mm rattail on 8 of the points which lay to the left and right of north and south. then used s lon thread for the 4 threads that are placed at east and west.
started the bracelet be making about an inch of plain kumihimo then threaded beads onto the s lon thread and each time i moved one of the s lon threads i added a bead to the centre of the disc carried on doing this until bracelet was and inch off the desired length then finished off just doing the kumihimo without the beads like at the start. then finished off in normal way added a toggle clasp.  hope you like it i'm quite pleased with it just a bit different

latest makes

hi here again with my latest makes
a couple of sets and a semi precious necklace

the first is hematite set of necklace bracelet and earrrings
next is a pastel glass pearl and crystal set
here is the sodalite necklace looks just like teeth love these beads so have invested in some others in tigers eye amethyst and coloured shells will make some up soon hope you like this one
made a few versions of this as several people wanted one the only difference is the spacer beads are different but makes the necklace look quite different

there is another one but camera playing up so will have to leave it for now and show  you on my next visit to my blog
hope you like what you see
if you stop by please leave a comment then i know whos' been visiting
gill x

Wednesday 1 May 2013

more jewellery creations

hi all
been at the beads again so thought i would show you some of the things i have made hope you like them.
i am in the throws of making a pair of earrings made with each semi precious stone i have (do have quite a few just love them) thought it would give folks and idea what each stone is like. they may then decide they want somthing making using that particular stone.
also made some more kumihimo always making that as i can do it lying down which is useful with my stupid back spasms. wish i could get some painkillers that helped the pain without knocking me out i'm either in pain or asleep these days.
anyway here are the pics hope you like





 right that is as many of my semi precious stone earrings i have made so far quite a few more to go most of the above are some kind of jasper it's amazing how many types of jasper there are. more to come in the following weeks.
now for a few necklaces some kumihimo (on the pic at bottom of page on hanger most have bracelets to match) this one made with sodalite is a favourite just love this one looks like sharks teeth

this silver one which i saw the design on beadsdirect seems very popular my friend bought it and everyone is asking where she got it so may get some orders you never know i did make some earrings to go with it but forgot to take pic but they were a glass crystal and a dangly spikey bead looked good together

this one has a hematite disc held on with a silver coloured heart beads are a mix of glass pearls, hematite beads, glass crystals and seed beads love this one

this jewellery hanger gives you some idea of the different types of items i have been making over the last few months i thought it would give people a taster of what is on offer if they wish to purchase anything. just need to price them all up now that's the bit i hate i don't make a profit just like to cover my costs really as it's a hobby i would be making them anyway whether or not i sold them.
 here are a couple of close up pics of some items from the hanger above this is one of my favourites of the kumihimo designs as love the pendant.
right better sign off have others i could show you but i would be here all night must get the tea started.
hope you like my makes so far there will sure be more to come
bye for now
gill x

Sunday 10 March 2013

hi happy mothers day to all the moms out there
make the most of them while you have them as they are so missed when the are gone. i lost mine just over a year ago and miss her more every day
so if you have your mom still with you tell her you love her.

right on a jewellery note made more bits and bobs so more pics for you
more kumihimo took  my kit on hols last week so made some during my lying down times so relaxing to do when you get the hang of it.
hope you like these. they are all 12 weave again but the first one is a different pattern found on beadsdirect. i love the pattern used on the others which i found on yourtube as it looks like there is cord wrapped around it favourite is the lilac as just love the colours. which is your favourite
gill xx
 this one has alice in wonderland charms on it
 same colours above but using the weave found on youtube love these
same pattern below but using lovely lilacs
 this blues one has no charm added as the galaxy clasp is a feature in itself it gorgeous and a really strong magnetic clasp very useful as well as attractive to look at

Monday 4 March 2013

another kumihimo

i can't leave this alone at the moment so theraputic relaxing
hope you like this bracelet this one is made with a 12 weave i just love this pattern so might be keeping this one but would make one for anyone who would like to purchase one you can also choose your colours.

so this is yesterday's make hope you like it
if you drop by please leave a comment so i know what you think of it
gill x

Sunday 3 March 2013


hi all
just thought i would show you the kumihimo pendant necklace i made yesterday. these are great as i can make the braid whilst lying down resting. love doing kumihimo so relaxing. just used 8 weaves and simple barber pole design for this one using black and silver rattail cord. the red heart is from my collection of dyed howlite which is a semi precious stone usually white, but you can get it dyed too lovely weight to it for a pendant. hope you like it gill x

Friday 1 March 2013

long time no see

hi all
well it's been a year since writing on my blog
thought i would pick up where i left off and start to upload some of my creations again

i still do paper crafting but have now took  up jewellery making too so will have more to show you,hope you will drop by and have a nosey

so for my first post for 2013 thought i would show you some of my recent piece of jewellery. then hopefully will pop on weekly to show you what i have made that week whether it be paper crafting altered art or jewellery.

have built up quite a liking for semi precious stones and shells so here are some of my first makes using those
also have been making shamballa bracelets in many different colours so will show you a few of those too.

if you want to see more pics of stuff i have made in the last year or so pop by my facebook page as there are many pics there. bye for now gill x

Saturday 3 March 2012

made to order cards

had a couple of orders for cards one is a 75th birthday card and the other a wedding keepsake hope you like them. made both with my new spellbinder sets really pleased with the dies. hope you like the cards

Monday 27 February 2012

wall hangings made to order

had some orders for wall hanging for mothers day
paint fusion again lol hope you like them