Green memories

I decided I wanted a new ring and a new bracelet.

The ring was pretty simple and not really any difference between it and previous efforts. I rather like the style and simplicity. I intend to try experiments with a few other designs, but that’ll be for another day.

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I then started to try something else with another ring. But the results were not to my liking sadly.

I have had some memory wire for a while and not really been sure what to do with it until today when an idea struck me. I’m quite happy with the results for a first attempt. I’m by no means in my opinion good at this sort of thing but muddle through best I can.

The most important aspect however are not the results as such but the distraction that making items brings from fatigue, chronic pain and depression. All of which are a part of daily life, so any respite however small is welcome.

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I’m quite happy with it though πŸ™‚

I’ll be trying a couple more I think. As long as I can find enough suitable beads that is, the next one will have to be purple I think as I’ve already got a red one I found in a charity shop.

Until next time πŸ™‚

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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

Earrings and necklace made as a gift

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

I do need to make up some magnetic clasps though for her.

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Earrings and necklace made as a gift was originally published on Kelly's Creations