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Monday, 29 June 2009

Wire flower and Butterfly

This is a hairslide I made for the Highfliers challenge over on the cb forum...I made the body out of a single piece of wire bound together at the top with thinner wire...then I wove seed beads around the bottom to form the body....the wings are made out of a single piece of wire,shaped and then attatched to the body...The wings are made with beads and thin wire woven between them...
This is the underneath of the slide....the attatchment part..
The front of the hairslide ...



This is what I ended up with after I sat down for the afternoon to play with my beads....I made the flower by threading on a single bead and then twisting the wire around it to form the flower..The flower was then attatched to the chain with thinner wire, all the beads around the flower are made with head pins and then attatched to the chain...

It hangs nicely when wearing....





This is a necklace and earrings I made for a swap over on the cb forum, I used two strands of tiger tail for the bracelet, seed beads and the larger beads are shells. The seed beads are threaded onto each wire and then joined together by one bead...The earrings are shell beads on head pins joined onto a silver plate ....


Thanks for looking.....Rachel x


Monday, 22 June 2009

June Swaps for CB..

Today I have been catching up on all the swaps for this month on the cb forum, jewellery next...well I have to do something while watching the tennis...
The theme for the June Tag swap was "thinking of you, visions in blue"...and this is what I came up with....hopefully whoever gets them will like them..
This is my fat page for the June swap on the cb forum, the theme was summer and I thought the Sugar Nellie Daisy stamp covered this in one...she is a gorgeous stamp to work with...

The theme for this months card swap was "Summer Holiday", I know at a glance this doesn't look anything to do with holidays but my thinking on this was country walks , cows in the field, picnics , all equal holidays...I thought so anyway..

These are my oriental atcs for the atc swap on the cb forum, I love oriental images and I haven't used them enough recently, will have to remedy that....

Monday, 15 June 2009

Two Challenge Cards

Haven't done a lot of crafting this week, mainly due to the suffering of hayfever...I hate it, makes me want to rip my head off in frustration...I can't see due to runny eyes ,I can't breathe due to snotty nose and then to top it all everyone decides to mow their lawns..inconsiderate so and so's...thats my winge over for today...I need to find stronger drugs I think, to banish this hayfever forever..
This is my entry for the picnic challenge over on the cb forum, this is my picnic in Mr McGregor's garden....it is a cross between a card and wall hanging, Rebecca made me add ribbon to hang it up when finished with...I think it was a hint to pinch it for her room..
This is my entry for the male card with a twist challenge over on the cb forum, the twist was to put a flower on there somewhere...and I added some pink just incase...

Sunday, 7 June 2009

All Jewellery Today...

Today I had a jewellery day, I managed to enter a few challenges on the CB forum ,I made a ring for Rebecca and the rest I made to sell.....
This necklace is made with wooden and glass beads , added in a cluster at the bottom of a chain...I made this for Tiggertastics Jewellery challenge blog, I used the colours from the butterfly...
I made this necklace for a challenge on the cb forum, I made the heart pendant out of a thicker wire and then wound a thinner wire around the heart shape and added beads....
I used some thin wire on these hoops and I think they look like spider webs....really pleased with the way they turned out...

I received these beads from a rak from a friend on the cb forum, I added some green beads I had and used some tigertail wire...

A silver and black cluster ring...I made this for a challenge on the cb forum...I used a pewter ring base and added beads and headpins....

A couple of handbag charms, made with beads I had from a rak over on the cb forum...

This is a ring I made for Rebecca, she chose the bead and told me what she wanted...and this is what I came up with...she was very pleased with it...