Good morning! My morning started really early this morning as I scrambled to finish my last assignment for this semester. I went to bed with a very fuzzy brain last night, and woke up feeling ready to tackle those final edits. Phew, I’m glad it’s done now.
Speaking of done – my window display is also set up at T’Arts. The theme is “Something new from something old” and I’m really pleased with what I have put together! I hope you get a chance to see it before it comes down on June 25. I’ll share some photos in a separate post.
I hope you enjoyed the blue/green studs from last week.
Now it’s time to share some more of the necklaces with you! I was really pleased with how these turned out. They are both made with the same beads, but start at different points on the spectrum. I have etched the beads on these necklaces. They are available for sale in my online shop.
Today it’s so cold here, I’m starting to remember what winter feels like (and I don’t like it at all).
So, today I put on my new red boots, and every time I looked at them, I felt happy. Do you have a colour that works like that for you? Or an accessory? For me, it’s red shoes!
This weekend I will be setting up my window display at T’Arts. The theme is “Something new from something old”, and it’s coming together really nicely (I think)! I have all sorts of new things from old things. When I say old “things” I mean –
- I have cut up a necklace from an exhibition and made new necklaces and bracelets with the beads, and also made some new beads and jewellery to go with it all. There is no point crying about work that doesn’t sell during an exhibition. You can either hold onto it, try to sell it somewhere else, or just cut it up and start again.
- I have made a collection of jewellery from a Bombay Sapphire Gin bottle. There are all sorts of new necklaces, bracelet and earrings to see (along with some old favourite pieces too). I love making beads from recycled glass, and this is one of my favourites.
- I have thought about my favourite exhibition of all times, and it was my “10,000 Red Glass Beads” exhibition that I put together for SALA 2012. I loved everything about that exhibition, and I wanted to revisit some of my ideas from that, but with a 2016 feel!
- I also have some new work! Yay. I’ve thought a lot about how much I love playing with colour, and I have made a series of contrasting necklaces. I won’t reveal too much more, but let’s just say I have had a LOT of fun making these new necklaces.
- Oh, then I will be decorating the window with….no, I’m not going to tell you about that just yet. Let’s just say that our puppy has destroyed a few library books and rather than throwing them out, I have put them to use.
Hope you are having a great week.
After sharing the vibrant fine silver wire necklaces from last week, I thought it would be nice to share some more stud earrings.
I actually love all of these earrings, and I could see myself eventually owning most of the colours that I’ve made. Having said that, if there is a colour that you would like, and it’s not available in my online shop, then please feel free to let me know. I’m happy to add to the range.
When I make glass beads from recycled glass sources, I try really hard to let the beauty of the glass shine through. In these sets, the glass is only decorated with some fine silver wire. The colour is so beautiful in each of them. Bombay Sapphire Gin, Green Depression Glass and Skyy Vodka.
So many deadlines. The following 2 weeks are filled with big projects that have to be finished!
First, I have almost finished another semester at Uni. 2 subjects. 2 assignments and 1 test left to do. Nearly there….and then it’s a solid 6 weeks until the next semester starts! I am picturing myself reading some books in that time.
Second, my window display at T’Arts is starting to come together. The theme is “Something new from something old” and I have to say I am quite liking what I am making. I am looking forward to setting it all up on May 28.
Last week I shared the first set of studs. This week I’m sharing the first of the new necklaces.
I have made these beads a bit different from the way I usually make them. I have used two colours, and I love the way this necklace looks, the result is really colourful and interesting. The fine silver wire and the silver beads in between add some sparkle to the necklace.
They are available for sale in my online shop.
I’ve made some new etched glass bead jewellery, with options! You can choose silver or silk cord. And you can also choose long or shorter earrings. Here are two of the colour ways that I like a lot because you can wear them with lots of different things:
So many things to be happy about!
- My husband is back from his overseas adventure. We missed him, and we’re so happy he is back. Now things can return to normal around here.
- I got to go for an actual, real walk this morning! I have been walking on the treadmill for the past 3 weeks, while my husband was away. Now that he’s back, I can walk down to the river again.
- I get to work at T’Arts (the textile and art collective in Gays Arcade) on Saturday. I love my days in the shop.
- It’s poncho weather! Which means it is earring weather. I love wearing earrings – long, short and stud earrings.