Saturday, June 30, 2012

All tied up (2)...

Here are the bracelets that I mentioned last time....

I've done these with a sliding knot - perfect for wrists of every size!  I've used a few different knots on these - twisting, flat and half-hitch - together with semi-precious gems.....

Porcelain, macramé and semi-precious gemstones

I also made some porcelain buttons and have used these as bracelet clasps....

Porcelain, macramé and glass beads

Friday, June 29, 2012

All tied up...

I've been busy making some of my porcelain disks into jewellery using macramé.  I really enjoy macramé - it is time-consuming but I find it very soothing.  I've been using C-Lon thread which comes in some amazing colours.  

First up, some of the disks knotted with a twisting macramé knot (I love this knot, so delicate and pretty) together with some semi-precious gemstones (including some watermelon jasper which looks good enough to eat!)...

Porcelain, macramé and semi-precious gemstones

and next, some of the disks knotted up with some interesting (great colours and shapes) glass beads that I found....

Porcelain, macramé and glass beads

I've also been making bracelets, I'll blog about them next time.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Curlicue pendant

I’ve set one of my porcelain disks into silver.  The porcelain had such a lovely texture so my intention was to keep the setting simple so as not to distract attention.  But I couldn’t help myself and added a curlicue of silver as an extra flourish.  

Sterling Silver and Porcelain

Friday, June 22, 2012

Porcelain Disk Obsession

Lately I’ve become somewhat obsessed with making porcelain disks.  I’ve been using various textures on these.


Things that I discover out and about…..
(My rambles in the countryside have become a whole lot slower as I keep stopping to ponder whether the leaves, flowers, seed heads, bark I’ve just come across will work well pressed into porcelain!) 


I’ve made them with and without holes so I can either use macramé or set them in silver.   I’ve been trying some other shapes too….

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Travellers Necklace

I thought I’d start with my Travellers necklace.  I go to a silversmithing class and Adele my teacher has an amazing stash of stones.  I’d been coveting this picture jasper cabochon for a while but it is quite large and so was reasonably pricey.  But as luck would have it, Adele got her stone stash out on my birthday and I naturally decided to treat myself.  It is a lovely stone – like a Chinese painting - I see three people starting out on a trip through the mountains to a castle on a hill.  What do you see?  I didn’t want to distract from the stone so I kept the setting fairly simple, just with some added interest with the toggle at the front rather than the back.  

Sterling Silver and Picture Jasper