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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

WOYWW 2 for me... More of my Jewllery Efforts and a Sale!!

So here I am again for another go!!! Thanks to all those of you who visited and left me a message... I tried to spy on all of you but I failed I'm afraid, as the weekend became quite hectic!! So above is part of my desk for the work this week. Below are two pictures from the beginnings of a piece which was discussed with a lady in my local chemist shop!! She had admired my own one last week... I had already made these blue and gold beads on Monday, from Viva Pardo clay. I baked them in my halogen oven, which saves so much on heating up the large one!!!
Below is the finished piece, with all it's beads and chains etc. I finished it off Tuesday (yesterday as I write) which was my 65th birthday, and it became the first day I sold a piece of my jewellery!!! YES she bought it from me and was delighted with it!! WOOO I was, and am, so excited because my daughter has also secured some more commissions for me at her school, and there is the prospect of a table to sell some pieces at their Christmas Fayre!!


Below are a couple of other pieces I have made. On the left is a necklace based on a Tim Holtz chain and several Leandra beads. After the first dip in UTEE, I dotted with Pearlydoodles in gold and blue, dipped again then wrapped wire before dipping again. Another couple had silver and gold flakes embedded.  The one on the right, I only made the five main beads, and threaded them on to a chord.

Julia, of WOYWW, was very kind to visit my desk last week, and implied that I would need to show those bits of my desk that I had witheld last time... (tee hee, not really as menacing as that sounded!!) So I have gone round my space to the left of where you are in the top photo... below you can see the shelves

and here you can see the beginnings of the cupboards... this room once belonged to my late husbsand for his model making, so there are LOADS of drawers and shelves etc. HE kept it much tidier than me... there are still things here that belonged to him which I can't bring myself to move out and some that I am now using - for example, he had lots of wires, tools and cocktail sticks, which I am using in my jewellery making... thanks Pete.

If you have got this far, thanks very much. Have a great WOYWW, and I hope to get to your desk very shortly, after I have posted my tag challenge on my TIO blog


Lizzybobs said...

I am loving your crafty space (HAPPY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY) and congratulations on your first sale - fab piece of work - love and hugs Liz (24)

Katie said...

Love your space! Beautiful work too! (91)

Louise said...

Happy Birthday for the 21st - a special day for me too as it was my sons 11th birthday!
Beautiful jewellery again!
See you for your tag challenge once I've created something using "windows"!!!!!

Sue said...

Hi ya
lovely crafty desk, gorgeous creations, happy birthday, have a great day. happy WOYWW,sue,x (3)

Phree said...

Beautiful jewellery, congrats on your first sale. Love your craft room, my hubby builds models too and when I started crafting he kindly donated some useful stuff like a spare craft knife, metal ruler etc. Err.... he still kinda donates from time to time, tho I think these days he thinks of it as me stealing his stuff [big grin].

Helen said...

What a fab space, I love your desk, and that jewellery is beautiful. (19)

Sarah Youde said...

Love your desk and your jewellery looks really lovely.

Sarah (57)

Serendipity Stamping said...

How exciting to sell your first piece of lovely jewelry. Wishing you the best on this venture. Love your space. Looks pretty busy. #98

Carola Bartz said...

I love all those Distress Inks! They belong to my favorites! Happy WOYWW - Carola, 92

lisa said...

Well a big fat Happy Birthday Frankie. You kept that quiet. I hope you had a really lovely day.
Your jewellery is just beautiful. I'm not surprised people are asking you for it. It'll go brilliantly at the school fayre.
It's amazing how many crafty ladies have crafty Husbands. Mine is a model maker too as was my Dad and they always have interesting tools we just have to borrow don't they?
Hugs Lisax

Unknown said...

I love the jewellery and I am just getting into a bit of that myself.


Such a busy desk and lovely jewelry!

Zue said...

Lovely jewellery! I adore the ones with buttons and roses!
Have a great week!
Sue xx 8

Spyder said...

welcome to woyww again, it's sooo addictive and
congrats on your first sale you make beautiful jewellery.
Happy WOYWW ((Lyn)) #40

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Frankie! And well done on selling the piece, it's beautiful by the way! I'm sure you'll do very well with a stall at the Fayre too! Great space you have.

Brenda (88)

Sarah said...

Belated happy birthday and congrats on your first jewellery sale, may it be the first of many

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Glad you came back. Sorry I missed your birthday. Sounds like it was a great one. Congrats on your first sale. That in itself was a great thing for both you and the lady who bought it. I've never heard of that clay before, but that's what I love about this blog hop. I read about so many things I've never heard of before. Happy belated WOYWW (#2).

Morti said...

Fab desk - bleated happy birthday and well done on selling that piece of jewellery.... (128)

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow Frankie - your first sale, such a kick - long may they continue. I loved your first picture - 2 meltpots and working on the edge of the table..sounds a familiar method! But I love the other pics more - so much to look at - and I'm perfectly sure that your late husband would love that you're using his space and bits and pieces..perfect way to keep him with you, huh. Happy returns Frankie, sounds like you might be in for a very creative year!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Wow, fab desk and fab pieces of jewelery.

A.xx (38)