I had so much fun doing the “Is this useful” series, and sharing where the recycled glass beads originated from. I think it’s fun to make those connections, and for people to maybe start wondering about glass and recycling a little bit more.
Today I made a pair of earrings from a Hendrick Gin bottle. I am heading “out on the town” with my husband tonight. These nights are fairly rare, and very precious! I feel like wearing these earrings as I sip on a Gin and Tonic at a trendy little bar in Adelaide!
I made these earrings this morning, they will be part of the Adelaide Remakery SALA exhibition.
The earrings feature beads that I have made from a Hendricks Gin and Fever-Tree tonic water bottle. I am loving the little splash of red in these earrings!
Hidden inside yesterday’s post is a pair of earrings that I made with two different beads. I don’t often put two beads together, and yet every time I do I wonder “why don’t I do this more often?”
This week my challenge is to make earrings with two beads! I’m actually looking forward to seeing what I come up with, hope you are too.
Yesterday I made a lovely pair of long earrings that were very dangly and very swingy. They were made from a Hendricks Gin bottle and a Fever-Tree tonic bottle, and featured some enamelled copper tube beads that I had also made. I test wore them yesterday, and really loved them. But I thought to myself….they might not be for everyone.
So today I have made a more streamlined, refined pair of earrings. Featuring the enamelled copper tubes, and a small Hendricks Gin bottle bead, they are super elegant.
I am right in the middle of getting ready for my exhibition at Local Images. The design process often takes the longest (it certainly has this time). After I’ve gone through that I have loads of beads to make, and then the easy part is making the jewellery!
I have been trying very hard to make sure the pieces in this exhibition are a little bit different from my usual style of jewellery, and I think it’s starting to come together nicely (fingers crossed).
This pair of earrings was made from Hendricks Gin and Fever-Tree tonic bottles, and the copper tube was enamelled with red/purple enamels.
These earrings actually look great with a range of different coloured clothing. They are not too red, nor are they too black and white in colour. The mix of colours means they will work with black and white, red, pink, purple, and grey clothes. Hmm, that basically sums up my winter wardrobe.
I was asked to tweak the design of a recent pair of earrings that I had made. In case you were wondering, this is the pair of earrings.
I was happy to take the challenge. I used Hendricks Gin as the base of the beads, and decorated them with gold leaf. And I feel like they have turned out to be quite an elegant pair of earrings.
I was a bit inspired by yesterday’s earrings, to make a slightly different pair of earrings. This time the silver embellishments are on beads made from a Hendricks Gin bottle.
The little hooks are super cute. They still hook through your ears, but they sit really close to your lobe.