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Wednesday, 12 January 2011

WOYWW - Jewellery pieces and a Display Project

Hello all... I am having so many problems with my computer connection still and this post has taken so long to sort out. Sorry for the moan and on with "the show" tee hee...!!! Above and below is a set of large mottled beads with additions of cane flowers. They are yummy and linked with silvertone findings and chain.


This set of beads was made with a flower cane I showed at a different time, surrounded with sections of the cane made for the centre of that flower. They are linked on a chain with amber coloured glass beads and the earrings are made like a little liquorice allsort shape... They look really different...

This pendant is a domino, printed with a stamp from a Judikins cube and coloured with alcohol inks. I wrapped it with different coloured wires and strung it on a thicker chain than I usually use.


I made another tree of life pendant with rose gold coloured wire and gold seed beads. It is about 1" in diametre and strung on a copper chain... smaller and more delicate than the first one. I am working on another in gold for my friend Michele's birthday at the end of the month...

This set of pink beads is much smaller than the ones above but using the same clay... The pendant was shaped from the clay and embellished with a clay flower and seed beed. The silvertone flowers are dangled from the earrings too, to match.
This is a closer look at the pendant and earring... so dainty.

These are very different. They are much flatter than any others I have done. You make a round bead, then take a piece of acrylic and roll the bead with it to swirl the colours on the clay. It flattens as you roll and the colours mix like magic!!!

As you can see, I have also added swirled wire top and bottom, and linked with swirls too... There are some wonderful demos on YouTube for these types of beads... some beautiful effects...

Finally, here are the large flower beads I showed at an earlier time.. I have strung them with gold wire and silver bead caps. The earrings are made like liquorice allsorts again, but much larger here!!! the flowers on the beads started from the cane these came from... rolled much smaller...


I trailed a display project in the title of this blog but it's not quite finished as this post has taken so long to put together!!! So I will finish it and put it up shortly... please pop back to see it!!! It is to display the jewellery I have been making, in a glass cabinet in a shop!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!! I have my nails done in a little salon and they have agreed to let me show and sell from their cabinet. We will see how this goes.... Thanks for looking and don't forget to go and look at the other WOYWWs on Julia's admirable blog!!!
Frankie
xx



PS... I have finished the display piece now... painted wth gold and orchid eco paints, with PVA in the middle of the sandwich to crackle!!! It's just amazing to see it work as you heat the second layer of paint...
Next to the drawers is my new storage system for my cut n' dry pieces for the distress inks... I ADORE Ferraro Roche and the little boxes are just right for the size of my pieces... hope that helps those of you who were interested a few weeks ago tee hee!!!

I put a Tim Holtz knob on top and the drawer plates are from the tag die, cut down to fit the drawer fronts... I distressed wit blue patina... I thoroughly enjoyed doing this project.  Cheers from me again!!

17 comments:

butlersabroad said...

Amazing pieces Frankie, absolutely beautiful and good luck with the new venture.

Hugs
Brenda 99

S said...

Good luck with your sales - you have such pretties - I'm sure you'll do well. I especially like the lady pendant -- ooo!

ArtSnark said...

wonderful pieces

Claireliz said...

lovely ccreations & love the drawers too
C
xx

Marjo said...

Gorgeous work! Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #23 Happy WOYWW

lisa said...

Hi Frankie. When I first saw your beads I thought they were bought!!! I had a bracelet for Christmas with all different glass beads on and they looked very similar. I can't believe you made these out of clay, they are fabulous. Congrats on getting them on show in a shop, they'll fly I'm sure.
Good Luck with it all.
Hugs Lisax

Susan Allan said...

Did you make all of that jewellery...wow, they are amazingly beautiful pieces. I can hear oriental music coming from your blog...that is lovely too!
Sue xx 67

Magia da Inês said...

Olá, amiga!
Passei para conhecer seu blog... amei!!!
Todas as peças são muito bonitas e elegantes.
Tenha uma boa semana, cheia de muita luz, paz, saúde e inspiração porque criatividade você tem muita nos seus trabalhos.
Bj♥s
Brasil ♥♥
♥♥

——>Katie Bolinger said...

love the domino piece. the way the wire wraps around it is so nice.

Kezzy said...

Bet you can't wait to see your jewellery in the shop. They look beautiful.

JoZart said...

Your beads are stunning and such lovely tones and shades. Love them,
joZarty x

Tertia said...

oooh!! Such lovelyness!
Tertia 88

okienurse said...

Most awesome pieces! Your beads are gorgeous.

Nicky said...

Love your jewellary and your storage thanks for sharing ~ Nicky 45

Helen said...

Congratulations - I am sure your jewellery will sell like hot cakes! Love the decoration on those drawers!!

Tracey Brossart said...

Fun beads and gorgeous pendants! Looks like you had fun!

Thanks for the peek! :D

♥Tracey♥...ƸӜƷ

MaggieC said...

Beautiful jewellry. I am sure it will sell like hot cakes.