As it will be almost a pre Christmas party I have tried to make some new party sparkly type pieces.
This is a new necklace I have made to add to my stock.
I have used some large spider agate discs and added rock quartz nuggets. It is much more sparkly in the flesh and the quartz looks like chunks of ice.
It is quite a heavy necklace so I finished it with a sturdy twisted wire sterling silver toggle clasp which will happily take the weight.
A real statement piece.
On the same "ice" theme I made another necklace, this time using all rock quartz
I have used some chunky "shards" of rock quartz here which hang down like icey daggers and then finished the necklace with quartz nuggets. I have a version of this necklace myself and it actually looks good in winter or summer. I wore it on my recent holiday to Rhodes and even in 35oc it looked very good with a summer outfit.
I have again used some rock quartz in the piece below, in the centre hangs an agate leaf focal.
This is a gorgeous deep cobalt blue with clear aurora borealis together with cobalt cats eye beads and a wedding cake lampwork focal bead in the centre.
This is a second variation without the cats eye beads.
And a bracelet in the same cobalt colour
And this is a necklace using the stunning ruby red Czech fire polished beads...
I have also made a few new bracelets, these below both have toggle clasps.
And also I made another purple and black necklace as this seems to be very much the colour of the season. I also made a few of these recently and they seem popular, one is still for sale in my Etsy shop.
I also found some wonderful display items from the very talented Nicola who makes the most amazing felt cakes. I have bought 2 with a Christmas theme and will use these to drape some of my jewellery over at my party.
I also had a check through my existing pieces and as always you can guess who wanted to be involved.......
Yes....Billy! Mind you this time he decided to rest his weary head on some of my pearl stock. He is actually such a good cat around my beading. I can leave everything out, wire,beads etc etc and he never touches a thing. One of our old cats, Meg was a real beast and would always try to eat threads etc so I had to be so careful. I think that even from a few weeks old Billy would sit on my lap as I make my jewellery : he regards it as part of me. He's now too big to do that as he no longer fits under the table when he sits on my lap. Instead he watches from (or sleeps on ) the chair. What a good cat!
Bye for now,