A new red and gold iris pendant inspired by Anglo Saxon Jewellery (see also the altered book post below), with some brooches made some time ago. The other images show a selection of bangles and bracelets, and a few necklaces.
Sorry the blog has been sadly neglected for a few months. I will show some seasonal makes here and then gradually add other new work completed in the missing months.
These Christmas tree decorations were inspired by the CGB pierced arrow design. After I finished them, I realised they would make good earrings so made a slightly smaller pair as earrings – now gone to a good home.
I love these Miyuki silver-lined blue zircon beads. The combination of the size 11 and delica beads with crystal AB delicas and size 15s and a denim blue Swarovski rivoli gave me a new interwoven rivoli star. I gave it a warped square bail and hung it from a Russian spiral rope, the first time I have put one of these stars on a proper necklace – the others have all been just pendants or brooches (see here ). This will be in my display for Bucks Open Studios 11th – 26th June.
This was inspired by the wonderful bangle by Vee Pretorius in Contemporary Geometric Beadwork Volume 2 by Kate McKinnon. The book is a real feast for the eyes with amazing examples of beadwork by many artists using the techniques generously shared by Kate and the team.
I have been working on a new version of daisy chain cubed. The necklace has a larger focal element, and the bracelet echoes this element. I’m not too sure about the placement of the straps on this version though, so I am re-working it in a different colourway with the straps attached in a slightly different place to see which works best.