Thursday, June 19, 2008
I have finished another bracelet. This one is made on narrow pink satin ribbon, embroidered and beaded. The flower in the center is handmade as is the Chinese knot. The bracelet is backed with linen. I love making these so you'll definitely be seeing more of them hope you don't mind! more images on flickr
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
I made this beautiful wedding cuff for my husband's cousin who will be married next year. She asked me to organise all the decorations for the wedding so I thought I had better start thinking about it now even though they haven't decided on the date yet! I'm full of ideas and am thoroughly enjoying trying them out so stay tuned for more. Back to the bracelet/cuff - I embroidered satin ribbon, then beaded it and backed it with a soft linen. The flowers, leaves and berries are all handmade. Inspiration and technique for these and the embroidery came from a book my mum gave me at Christmas 'Beaded Dimensional Embroidery' by Helen Pearce. It is a stunning book and well worth looking at. The chinese knots came from a book I bought online from Vintage vogue 'Chinese Knots for Beaded Jewellery' by Suzen Millodot. These are my first knots ever, a little wonky but do the job. Need to practice those. More on flickr.
Monday, June 09, 2008
I have wanted to put different papers on my set of Ikea drawers for quite some time and have finally got around to doing it. I also used 'Mod Podge' as it is called in Australia, for the first time and it worked really well. It's no wonder why everyone loves it so much. The papers I used were a misx of scrapbooking papers and these other thick and decorative papers I had. They were all easy to use.