Recent cuff-links & other items

I’ve continued to make Richard various cuff-links. Most are fairly simple. A selection below:

Dragon pin/pendant and darth vader.

Dragon pin/pendant and darth vader.

Various cuff-links

Various cuff-links. All dragon inspired (darth vader tie pin visible also).

Dragon pendant/pin

A dragon pin/pendant.

cuff-links

Various cuff-links. All dragon inspired (darth vader and dragon tie pins visible also).

Various cuff-links

Various cuff-links. All dragon inspired (bees in background).

TARDIS cuff-links

Cuff-links made from cheap Chinese necklaces, with cuff-link blanks glued on. Cheap, effective TARDIS inspired.

TARDIS cuff-links

Cuff-links made from cheap Chinese necklaces, with cuff-link blanks glued on. Cheap, effective TARDIS inspired.

Bee cuff-links

Bee cuff-links. Inspired by Terry Pratchett’s Discworld and the recent inauguration of the Order of the Honeybee.

Bee cuff-links

Bee cuff-links. Inspired by Terry Pratchett’s Discworld and the recent inauguration of the Order of the Honeybee.

Recent cuff-links & other items was originally published on Kelly's Creations

Cuff-link storage

One thing Richard complained about for a while was how to store all the various cuff-links and tie pins I keep making him for gifts.

Thoughts turned to what would work best. At first I tried a paper-mache book, with the intention of using a ring holder for cuff-link storage. This didn’t really work as planned.

In the end I found a pine box with drawers on eBay and after a bit of effort came up with the following:

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Successful import of missing posts

Well, I’ve completed the export/import from the old data base file backups of the old self hosted website. The cross posting meaning it has appears on wordpress.com also.

The attachments also transferred ok on the self-hosted site, but not wordpress.com. At least that missing content is restored.

Another thing I’ve done is changed around the theme settings, with a new header image of pieces of my work, which works ok, there are several versions that will be different on both sites and the site logo has changed too.

Now I just need to track down photos of newer items to post in the time I was offline, can’t believe I overlooked it for about 2 years, so many other things took my attention alas.

However, a bit of a sneak peek of items is below.

Successful import of missing posts was originally published on Kelly's Creations

Some quick gifts and a finished project

So in my last post I showed photos of a work in progress:

A current work in progress :)
A current work in progress πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today I finished it off and am rather happy with the result πŸ™‚ Although one part of the ‘tooth’ pieces broke sadly in half, but epoxy glue fixed it, but it’s left a bit of a mess on the surface, i’ll have to see if i can lightly sand it off.

Close up of 'tooth' piece.
Close up of ‘tooth’ piece.
I'm quite please with this one :) quite a bit of weight to it though!
I’m quite please with this one πŸ™‚ quite a bit of weight to it though!

I also decided to make a pair of earrings and a pendant for my friend Natalie. Quick and simple, but I’m sure she’ll be happy with them πŸ™‚

Pink agate slice pendant. Love the colouring.
Pink agate slice pendant. Love the colouring.
These are rather nice and cute I feel. Just right for Natalie!
These are rather nice and cute I feel. Just right for Natalie!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Until next time πŸ™‚

Some quick gifts and a finished project was originally published on Kelly's Creations

Some recent items and a work in progress.

I find it strange sometimes when I find the time to be creative and create new items. These were created due to having a horrid bout of insomnia!

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A current work in progress :)
A current work in progress πŸ™‚
Love the simplicity and colouring on this :)
Love the simplicity and colouring on this πŸ™‚
Love the effect this agate slice has. A very simple wrap.
Love the effect this agate slice has. A very simple wrap.
The colouring is lovely.
The colouring is lovely.
A repurposed necklace.
A re-purposed necklace.
My new dragon cane. Made for me by a good friend :) love it!
My new dragon cane. Made for me by a good friend πŸ™‚ love it!

 

Really quite happy with a few of these. The agate slices are so simple and easy, I’ve a number of other coloured slices so think I’ll do some more. I did attempt to wrap one with a more elaborate wrapping, but I messed up the loop and just couldn’t get happy with it no matter what I tried so cut it all off sadly.

I also finally mastered the double slip knot for adjustable cord necklaces. Needed for a couple of current items i’ve been trying to figure out.

 

 

Some recent items and a work in progress. was originally published on Kelly's Creations

Inspirations

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 πŸ™‚

Finally none of my items would be possible without the websites I get beads and supplies from πŸ™‚ the main one being madcowbeads.com they provide great service and great prices:)

xx

Inspirations was originally published on Kelly's Creations