I’m constantly looking for inspirations from either the world around me or things I see on the internet.Books and magazines also provide inspiration and help in learning new techniques.
I’m by no means any kind of expert, very much a dabbling beginner. I make stuff when I’m well enough to do so as a therapeutic hobby mostly. Though being able to make things for friends as gifts is lovely too!
I find sites like instructables.com and pinterest invaluable for the array of ideas they showcase.
Pinterest can be like searching on wikipedia in a way as you find something, you look at the website, then it spirals from there. A great time sink! and great fun too!!
I use springpad too to save bookmarks from my phone. Often I’ll be unable to sleep so will find things on my phone to come back to later. Whether I will is an entirely different matter, but I prefer to bookmark/pin/spring such things so I can if I so desire later.
My pinterest boards for jewellery or crafts
Springpad for jewellery
If you wish to have your blog/tutorial linked to here please comment and I’ll happily take a look 🙂
Finally none of my items would be possible without the websites I get beads and supplies from 🙂 the main one being madcowbeads.com they provide great service and great prices:)
Inspirations was originally published on Kelly's Creations
After making the items from the previous post I was inspired to fiddle around with some beads and tried a couple of ideas out.
In the first image I wanted to experiment with these lovely beads supplied by madcowbeads.com in a recent promotion they had on glass beads. I think it came out ok, but I still need to practice more on some techniques I feel, hampered a bit by shaky hands.
The second one was me wanting to give bead connectors a try. This one is a bit random in how I laid it out, but I like it. Again my wire work could improve!
Some experiments 🙂 was originally published on Kelly's Creations
Recently it was my boyfriend Richard’s mother’s birthday. It was the first time we’d met as well so for the occasion I decided to make her some jewellery as a gift.
She loved it and I’m very happy with how it came out seeing as was first time really making something for another person without knowing much about them. She loved the colour as apparently her birthstone is ruby 🙂
Some points about this design:
* Richard’s father was a gardener and his mother still lives where he worked
* I wanted a feeling of nature
Now for the photos 🙂
I do need to make up some magnetic clasps though for her.
Earrings and necklace made as a gift was originally published on Kelly's Creations