Tuesday, February 23, 2010

It kind of looks like I haven't been making stuff recently....

...when actually I have, I've just been too lazy to blog them....

So here goes, a little round up of things I've made over the past couple of weeks...

First of all, I made a necklace for my best friend for her birthday.

It was my first attempt at wirework with sterling silver, and my first attempt at wet felting too (the base of the pendant - the swirls were needle felted on top afterwards), so it was a bit nerve wracking, but it turned out ok in the end, and Alison loved it, so that's all that matters :)

It's actually quite satisfying to make something completely from first principles from just wire, wool roving and some beads.

I took the first couple of not very good pics, Alison took the much cooler one below.

The beads are Labradorite (which I bought in Granville Market, Vancouver, almost 2 years ago, with the express intention of making them into something for Alison, I've taken my sweet time) and Aventurine.

While we're on jewelery, I also made a chainmaille bracelet for a very cool young lady that I know, called Lauren:

This was super quick to make as her tiny slim little wrists are about the width of my thumbs:)

Very girly, not like the stuff I usually make.

And neither was the Disney CJ layout I made last weekend - all pinks and purples and glitter and bling.... I barely recognised it as one of mine :)

But the theme was "the castle", and you can't really do justice to Disney's castles without a bit of fairy dust....

Excuse the bad photo, I had my lens on manual focus I think not auto:

It's a real pity the pic doesn't show the sparkle overload going on here, from glitter paper behind, to opal dust around the photos, stardust pen used on the title, glimmer mist on the metal rimmed tags, and jewelled brads.

Like I said, it's SO not me :D

My interpretation of the brief was to compare the Disney castles (I didn't include a photo of the Tokyo one as it's essentially a direct copy of the one at WDW anyway)

And inside the Oscar stylee gold envelope is my verdict as to which one is best.

I'll give you a clue - it has the longest name and the most dangerous inhabitant....

And last, but absolutely nowhere near least, it was Valentine's Day last weekend but one, so here's my card for the J-dude:

th-th-th-th-that's all folks!


Alison said...

And the best friend thinks it was well worth the wait :) I love it love it love it.....that girlie Byz bracelet is rather divine too. It would probably make me a thumb ring as well :D

Love the CJ, especially the 'Oscar' envelope and the cute charm...you could almost convert me to the cult of Disney..

and last but not least, very cool card for a very cool dude :D

Kelly Jeanette Swift said...

Loved that necklace. very interesting.

Anonymous said...

nice to see you posting - love the different styles of work youve been creating...really wish I had the patience to make such gorgeous jewellery....wonderful work.dont leave it too long before posting again!

Heavenly Anarchist said...

That necklace is truly beautiful and original.

Dan said...

No wonder your friend loved her necklace, it's beautiful! Isn't Granville Market brilliant? Perfect for a good mooch around! :)

Erika Jean said...

Do you have an etsy shop? Great stuff!