Monday, 5 September 2016

A Daisy necklace

First of all can I thank you all so much for all the lovely comments and best wishes you left on my blog and Facebook on Friday wishing me well with my Designer news for Visible Image. I was so touched by the kindness expressed. I am still buzzing with excitement and looking forward to creating for the Create and Craft shows on TV later this year. Visible Image are also launching on USA Create and Craft this week. If you missed my post you find it here.

We had the pleasure of a visit from Daisy and Co this weekend. As we still have Bear (our son's dog) staying they came up to us on Saturday afternoon. I'm not sure Bear would have been very comfy our car for an hour and a half.

 When I last saw my DD she told me that Daisy keeps putting on her necklaces.  I have made my DD lots of lovely lampwork glass bead necklaces over the years and she was concerned they might get broken. I offered to make Daisy something suitable for a 2 3/4 year old and that's what I planned to have ready for Daisy's visit yesterday.

I have already made Daisy a silver daisy necklace for when she is older so I needed something "beady".
I had lots of different ideas I  knew that it needed to be a long one, 22" to be precise so that it was like Daisy's Mummy's. Also it needed go over her head. I looked a "child" beads like fish, stars etc on Ebay and found some rather nice bright coloured acrylic hearts, which I bought.
I decided not to use the it just me or is orange a rather odd colour??
I set up these colours and they sat on my workbench for a few days whilst I played with different spacer beads but I really didn't get anywhere...until I took Bear out for a walk. I saw a little girl of about 4 walking to a party with her Mummy. She had a sweet dress on and a pearl necklace. That was it! My daughter has lots of necklaces with pearls in and if Daisy's was like her Mummy's she would also be more like to wear it. In my stash I have some good "faux" pearls and I got them out.
Rather than a fiddly clasp I used one of the fixed clasps I had made in my silversmithing class a while back for my jewellery stash.
I used the round one on the right.
I found 3 beads worked well between the pearls
and here it is

So the real test was would Daisy like it and wear it instead of her Mummy's necklaces...?
I think the cheesy grin says it all. She wore it all the time she was here, even down to my studio.
However she decided to keep it safe whilst she crafted and she put it in its little organza bag next to her.

Just look what she made
Yes we were in Halloween mode...LOL. She got out some brown distress inks too.
When Daisy and Co went home I decided to continue crafting in the same autumnal colours Daisy had got out.  I made a fairy card using my Lavinia stamps I won in the summer. I also wanted to enter some fun challenges which started in September. I created the monochromatic background by blending my Distress inks and made a moon by masking as I blended. I love the sentiment.
This will be making its way down to Dotty's this week as my fairy cards seem to go down well there. I am also starting to change my colour palette as I am so inspired by the changing seasons. So it will soon be out with the summer cards and in with my autumnal inspiration.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

That's Crafty 1/3 all square my card is 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 " square
Crafty Catz 1/3 anything goes with an autumnal twist
Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes
Simon says stamp work it Wednesdays 2/3 stamping
Mod squad foliage
Ribbon girl 1/3 September card challenge
Card Mania 1/3 earth tones
Time out 1/3 trees/leaves
The Artistic Stamper 1/3 Monochrommatic
The Emerald faeries monchrommatic
Penny Black and more add a sentiment

Thanks for your kind visits to me today. I hope you enjoyed your weekend? We finally had some well needed rain overnight. My garden welcomed it as the lawn was getting quite parched. The sunshine is due to return again mid week so it appears that we are still hanging onto summer for the moment.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Awe, I love Daisy's smile and her adorable necklace! I'm getting in that fall mood as well, ready for some cooler weather! Love your card and how you created the moon, using a mask.....I must try this! Beautiful card Jane, as always!
    Thank you for sharing! Hugs!
    Mary Anne

  2. What a sweet little Daisy. I'm sure she loved her necklace. It's so grown-up. And I love everything about your card. The use of a silhouette with neutral tones. The subtle clouds. That wonderful sentiment...

  3. Awe look at that little face in her pretty necklace!! Its gorgeous Jane, no wonder she's smiling!!
    Love your pretty card and the sentiment is beautiful. :)
    Let's hope it's not just you southerners that get the Indian summer!!
    have a great week my friend,
    V x
    P.S. I quite like orange! ;)

  4. That's a really pretty necklace you have made for Daisy and I do like your autumnal fairy card. Congrats on your DT with Visible Image. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. What a great design, your necklace turned out beautifully.
    Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  6. Oh how adorable is Daisy in her gorgeous necklace! Good job, Grandma! She did a super job on her card.. and yours is faboo! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. Such a perfectly sweet necklace for Daisy and how adorable she looks wearing it! You chose just the right beads Jane! Lovely autumnal card too. And congratulations on your exciting DT news, that is wonderful!
    Helen xox

  8. a beautiful card Jane and wow - Daisy is growing fast isn't she? That hair is getting so long now! Her necklace is wonderful - but even better is the clear sign that she loves it!!! Big huggles! Rachel x

  9. What a happy post. Love your fairy card. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  10. My goodness your little Daisy is growing up.. and looking so pretty too in her new necklace! :-) Congratulations on your exciting news....I'm so happy for you and it's so well deserved ♥
    Happy new week,
    Susan x

  11. What a precious little girl Daisy is! LOVE the necklace you made Jane, and so sweet that Daisy popped it into the little organza bag for safekeeping whilst she crafted :) Love your card, awesome sentiment as well.


    Di xx

  12. Fabulous autumnal inspiration on your great card and yay for Daisy and her creative talents too. Love her new necklace and her happy face, she is so gorgeous xxx

  13. Love this scene and the colors. Thanks for joining us at The Mod Squad Challenge

  14. She is such a cutie! Love the necklace too ♥

  15. The nechlace looks so good on her! But my eye went to your card ofcourse... It is a beauty; that background is eyecatching! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

  16. Hi Jane,

    Miss Daisy is so pretty with your beautiful necklace!
    How precious!!
    Love her work and enthusiasm for crafts.
    Your card is beautiful and absolutely perfect for Autumn.
    Would love to see more pictures of Dotty's!


  17. That necklace is really beautiful with just a touch of cuteness from the hearts...and it seems it was a hit with Daisy!
    I love the autumnal colours of your card and the gorgeous silhouette stamping; it's a really magical design :-)
    Thanks for playing along with us at The Ribbon Girl!
    Kat x

  18. She's a real cutie and a beautiful child. As an owner of some of your beautiful jewellery I bet Daisy will love and cherish this one too, it reminds me of shaped candies, like M&Ms or similar xx

  19. Gorgeous card! Great necklace for that little cutie, too. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz.

  20. A gorgeous inked background and lovely night time scene.
    Thank you for entering our September challenge atPenny Black and More and we hope you will join us again next month.


  21. Beautiful fairy card ! thank you so much for sharing with us at The Artistic Stamper
    WIshing you good luck to win beautiful stamps !


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