It’s nearly the end of summer, and we are about to have a fairly long stretch of hot weather! I have to admit that it’s fairly hard to work in my studio when it’s hot. With the torch, kiln and hotplate all going, it makes for a very warm room. Still, it won’t be long before I am longing for the sunshine and warmth again. I’m not much of a winter fan, but it can be nice working in my studio on winter days.
I am working on some new colour play jewellery for March. I have some new ideas, and some old ideas that I have changed a bit. I can’t wait to show you. The newsletter will be out on March 9 showing all of the new work. Have you signed up yet?
I really love that Banrock Station are an environmentally conscious organisation. You can read all about their philosophies here: Banrock Station.
That is why, when I make beads from wine bottles, I mostly use Banrock Station wines. They care about the environment. And their wine bottles are such a pretty colour!
A big thanks to everyone who bought a random necklace from me recently, I hope you enjoy wearing them! I also really appreciated all of the comments that came through. Random necklaces are not easy for me to make, so I am glad that you all seemed to like them. I’m working on some new jewellery for March, and I can’t wait to show you.
Tuesdays are studio days for me now that the kids are settled back into school and kindy. It has taken me a couple of weeks to adjust to the sound and feeling of no children in the house! I think today is the first day that I’ve felt OK about it all. I’m trying to make the most of my time.
I have just finished making a series of 8 random glass bead necklaces. All necklaces are etched, and they are quite eye-catching! I made an extra one for myself, and I find myself wearing it with all sorts of clothes. (This is not normal for me, usually I stick to red)!
They are available in my online shop now. Click on the image to get to the shop! Or just click HERE!
I made a couple of necklaces recently using some random beads. I have to say, the feedback was so nice, I decided to make some more. Now, it would seem that random would be an easy combination to put together. However, I can assure you it was not! I agonised over every bead selection….and I’m hoping they will kind of stay a bit like this:
I try really hard to not work on the weekends. I feel like weekends are for family time. Or for indulging in a book! But, some orders came in on Friday, and it seemed like a good idea to get the beads made over the weekend so I could post them on Monday.
Very grateful for the orders. It was nice to get into the studio. I had a few other little jobs to do, like dipping mandrels, so glad to get that done while I was there.
Hope you are having, or have had a great weekend, wherever you are!
These earrings have all been made from recycled glass. This photograph features Skyy Vodka, Peroni Beer, Coopers Ale, Banrock Station and Bombay Sapphire Gin. And I am happy to make these earrings in other colours too. Last year I made a pair from a Moet Champagne bottle, and they looked SO pretty! The beads catch the light beautifully.