For my 3rd countdown to Christmas post I thought I would share with you some of the Christmas jewellery I have made. I love to wear seasonal jewellery. I suppose that is a perk of being able to make you own, if you see an inspirational bead then you can make it into something or I can use my silversmithing skills to fashion something out of silver. I would never wear more than one piece at a time, that would be overkill, but I always find that if you wear something Christmassy it is a great topic of conversation and can even be a great ice breaker at a party.
As you already know I do have a slight addiction to buying rather expensive one of a kind lampwork glass beads, I showed my autumn goodies in a previous posting.
These are some of the Christmas pieces I have made over the years....one of my favourite is this snowman bracelet...
It totally screams Christmas and is deliciously over the top.
Whenever I wear it I always get comments and smiles. It cheers everyone up! I teamed the beads up with some very festive snowflake charms I bought.
(Remember you can click on any of the photos to see the details).
Being a greedy girl I also have a second snowman
bracelet which is smaller than the one above and
a little more subtle, I also love the little Christmas trees on this. I also managed to source some matching holly green and deep red beads to match.
A third (well a girl can never have too many, can she..??) bracelet I enjoy wearing is this more delicate floral bracelet which I teamed with rock quartz and lovely sterling silver pine cones...I do sometimes wear this piece during the year as it is not obviously a Christmas bracelet.
After bracelets I obviously needed a necklace and I have a real favourite one....
Also you may remember that at my visit to Bead Heaven (aka the Big Bead Show in October) I bought some very sweet Rudolph the red nosed reindeer one of a kind lampwork beads shown here on the right...
You may be interested to see what I did with them.......................................
Here they are...I bought some pretty sterling silver snowflakes and wire wrapped them using Swarovski crystals and some unusual new ear wires.
I have not worn these yet but I am sure they will cause some smiles...such happy, fun earrings.
So as you can see that I have a good selection of Christmas jewellery to choose from and yes I do also have some other Christmas beads in my stash which have not yet been more than admired in their box!
Does anyone else have Christmas jewellery they enjoy wearing? I would love to hear about it if you do.
As this has been a light hearted Christmas piece I thought my verses today should reflect the same ..so here are a festive joke or 2...enjoy!! ;0
The Last Reindeer
A reindeer walked into a pub, strolled up to the bar and ordered a pint of lager.
Completely unfazed, the barman poured out the lager and passed it to the reindeer, who handed over a ten pound note.
As he handed over the change of a few coins, the barman said "I have to say, you're first reindeer I've seen in here."
The reindeer studied the change very carefully and said. "Tell you what sunshine, as these prices I'm also the last reindeer you're going to see in here."
And these are so bad they made me laugh...
What do you call a reindeer wearing ear muffs?
Anything you want because he can?t hear you!
What do reindeer always say before telling you a joke?
This one will ?sleigh? you!
How does Rudolph know when Christmas is coming?
He looks at his calen-?deer?!
I hope they made you smile...;0)
I have just returned from a wonderful weekend in York and will be back with a "Yuletide York" post at the weekend..it looked so pretty with all the Christmas lights and decorations up.
Bye for now,