Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Flowers ..... spring is in the air!

Yes oh yes ..... flowers!!

I am in flower mode as the weather has warmed up a little.  What a Spring like day it's been!

It's been lovely and bright here and I love to see the sun as well as various spring flowers trying to pop up through the ground as they spark into life.

I bought some daffodils recently and WOW the smell was so wonderful it just filled the room.

My tulips are all different colours I love them (my favourite)

Inspiration for beads I think!!

Here's a few I made recently

White Roses one on a headpin

Rose Bead

I am getting more confident making roses now, I do like doing the headpin ones.

And here are some lovely new bud spikes in Opalino Carnelian glass.

Carnelian Bud spikes

It's a colour changer and I love it as it has pinks through to orange which is brilliant.

I will use it for flowers I think it will look fab!

And I had a little play and come up with this...... dumbells.  I think I will shorten the wire seems a bit long.

I was concerned that the glass would crack and yes I did lose one on another one so I just cut the cracked one off!

I will get round to trying torch fired enamals as I think it might be easier.

Thanks for popping in

E x

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Happy Earrings

I have been making some earrings over the last week or so, I wanted to do a bit of jewellery making partly because I wanted a bit of a rest from beadmaking also I lost some of mojo too.

It's been a strange few weeks as I've been a bit 'out of sorts' I suppose!!

Something to do with a near miss last week, with a car coming at me head on on my side of the road...... freaked me out... Big Time!! 😲😲😲

This, I realised had an adverse effect on me and I have been suffering with a painful shoulder and neck and then added a stomach bug to my pain! So as you can imagine I was feeling very sorry for myself.... indeed!  😟😟😟

I finally started feeling better this week my shoulder and neck have improved and my tummy finally calmed down.

So time for a bit of wirework ...... I had some fun searching for beads to pair up for earrings I wanted to make to go with some outfits!!

How can a jewellery and beadmaker go out and not have any jewellery to go with any of her wardrobe!

Scandalous I tell you.....

So here's what I have come up with so far....

Frozen Rose Earrings

Lovely white ceramic spikes by Petra Carpreau from Scorched Earth on Etsy.

Resin roses and tiny white Czech glass flowers and antique brass hoops and findings.

These will be lovely in the summer. I have many tops in this blue as it's my favourite blue..... 😊

Next, these

The black and white components by Nicola Morse are metal with painted detail with resin coating. They are beautiful and they match my top exactly.

I teamed them with my red Spitspot lampwork beads and crystals, I made my own brass earwires to compliment the design.

I love dangly earrings and I'm really happy with the way they turned out,
considering I had them apart twice before I was happy with them. 😀

I hope to have more to show you soon.

Thanks for visiting

E x

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Gothic Sutured Heart Necklace

Well I won another challenge, this time from Jenny Davies-Reazor a team member on Art Elements blog.

February Component Challenge was one of Jenny's Ceramic Sutured Hearts mine was a lovely deep red with black base and gold leaf highlights.

I love red so was very happy to receive the red one.

Now what to do.....

I did leave it a bit late starting but I ended up making some deep red and cream coloured spacer beads to go with the heart.

I found some resin black rose beads and some small red pearls and a few crystals. I decided on antique gold/brass findings and chain and my usual asymmetric style.

So here it is

I think I need to get it hanging to give it full appreciation and I have had to rush my photos this morning before work so they aren't as good as they could be.

I hope you can see it though!!

Below you will find the other participants as well as the team members links:

Thanks for visiting

E x

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Giveaway ... be quick

Yes I completely forgot to write this post during the week.

So you need to be quick to enter as I will be closing my giveaway on my ChatElaine Glass Creations business page on fb tomorrow 12th February so it's just in time for Valentine's Day (well for UK participants anyway).

These earrings are the prize.

They were originally made for a Component giveaway challenge on an fb group called Artisans Create Together.  The spear shaped polymer clay components in the centre were made by the lovely Helena Benkoczka of Areto Beads and Jewellery Designs who was the sponsor of the challenge components for January.

The polymer components I realised when places together forms a heart with a zigzag cut down the centre.

So I loosely based the shape of the wire into a heart then wrapped the seed beads along the edge of the zigzag. They are then topped with a pair of my bells and finished with copper beads and my own handmade earwires.

It's been a while since I made any jewellery so it was fun getting 'back into the saddle'... as it were!!!

So please pop over to my page to enter. It's fairly easy you just need to like my page and then share the post so others can join in.

Thanks for visiting

E x

Monday, 30 January 2017

Jewellery time!

I haven't made jewellery for some time but last year I did a show so I made some new pieces and had a few older pieces up for auction on the group Handmade Jewellery Showcase.

Here are a few new ones to show you:

Scarlet Diva Necklace 
My favourite necklace 
(Oh I kept it for me)

One of my Tulip beads
Polmer clay Birdie by Christine Walker  

Tangerine Shell Earrings
Lovely shells by Dawn Williams
With some Trails Beads by me
These are long and dangly and the crystals are part of the handmade earwires

Denim Shell Spears Earrings all made by me
Lampwork spears with shell impression and all wirework by me

Gorgeous Ammonite shell Earrings
Shells by Bhakti Mahbubani made from Polymer clay with pebble beads

Dragonfly Daisy Earrings
Polyclay Dragonfly charms be Helena Benkoczka 
My trails beads with Czech glass flower beads

Well there are quite a few earrings in this little lot. I enjoyed using different compoments from various favourite sellers.

I can't believe how many new beads and components I have been buying,  I really need to get some new items made me thinks!!! I have a vast number of metal components of various sorts which I love... just need to make my beads to go with them.... 😊

A couple of older pieces too:

Steampunk Fashionista Charm Necklace

Nouveau Brooch
All wirework by me 
I so love this one ... I originally made it for one of the magazines as a tutorial

I think thats it for this time.

Back soon with some new current things for you.

I have a Challenge reveal to show you very soon after the reveal tomorrow.

Ta ta for now

E x

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Bells, Bells lots of lovely Bells!

I love making bell caps (or Bells) and they seem to be quite popular as I have been very busy with orders, I haven't had much chance to do anything else.

I thought I would show you some styles and the many colours I've used:

Scruffy - Deep Purple

Fairy Skirts - Oz green

Frilly - Pink Lady

Plain - Amber Gold

Silver Edged - Neon Blue

Frosted Ice

Confusion silver 

Two tone - Azure/Lime

Ridged Clear Gold

Frosty Edge - Raindrop

Silver Splash - Rudolph Red

Multimix Cones

Snowberries -Black

I can't believe the different sorts so far but I'm going to work on some new ones very soon. Getting a few ideas popping up and the odd happy accidents!!

Will show you my ideas as they develop.

I will be working on some of my petal headpins next.

Come back soon

E x

Monday, 16 January 2017

Flowers and Headpins

Oh I have been producing all of these for some time now so just thought I would show a selection of them.

Headpins with flowers and leaves

Headpins Bud Spikes

Lots of lovely silver rich glasses

Well just a small selection

Till next time
E x