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They were originally made for a Component giveaway challenge on an fb group called Artisans Create Together.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

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Time has flown by ...

Yes it has!! It has been some considerable time since I've been blogging and I am going to try my utmost to start again.

I found that the blogger app just never worked very well for me but now I have a better phone I may be able to do a better job of it!

So here goes ....

What have I been doing in the last year or so...... mmmmm mainly concentrating on my beadmaking. I have had many online shows in facebook groups, as well as my Facebook page (ChatElaine Jewellery).

I have now also created my own group called ChatElaine Glass Creations on facebook. This is a closed group with only a request to join facility so I can decide who to allow into the group to stop spamming and just have friends and customers that can view my work under no pressure or obligation to buy!!

I will have my own Auction events from time to time, but purchasing or ordering can be done if you would like to as and when new items become available.

So here are a few of the new things I've been doing

               Bell caps -- scruffy design

Pendant Leaves

Petals Bells

My bell caps have proved quite popular and I'm trying to finish off orders right now. It's been a bit of a long haul as I was ill before Christmas (as usual when I was really busy of course), the backlog was getting to me a bit but I've ploughed through them this last week or so and I'm nearly there!! Sigh of relief!! 

Different designs are:

                                 Frosted Ice

Frilly Pink Lady

Fairy Skirts

Amber Gold Clear 

I am coming up with new designs, as often as possible, as I go along and I will get things moving along quicker now I'm back to blogging once again.


See you all again soon

E x