Well, I’ve shown you my mum and sister-in-law’s Christmas
presents so now we turn to the men in my life!
They are difficult to buy for at the best of times and even harder to
make things for - it is difficult to think of something they may actually want or need. However I’d set myself
the challenge of a hand-made Christmas so I came up with these – clips for money/paper/anything you fancy.
(Left: Sterling Silver, Brass and Copper
Right: Sterling Silver)
Any suggestions for what to make them next year will be gratefully received....!!
A while ago my sister-in-law showed me a picture of a necklace and asked if I could make her something similar.The picture was of a beautiful, enamelled
Faberge-style egg – and so was a bit beyond my skill set!!!But I had a think about it and came up with
this for her Christmas present...
(Sterling Silver, Ceramic egg, Glass Beads)
It is certainly not a Faberge egg but it, I think, has a
certain charm. Actually, it has set off
a few ideas in my head – I think there may be a few more egg shapes turning up
in my jewellery again.
For as long as I can remember my mum has had a collection of
those intriguing little shards of pottery that turn up when you are digging in
the garden – and I’ve picked up the habit from her. I’ve also found a beach near where I live
where you can find pottery shards. I
think there was a ferry that came up onto that beach many years ago - lots of
cups of tea must have been drunk to celebrate reaching shore again!!
I’ve never really known why I’ve collected those shards – I
just did it because my mum did – but now I’ve found something to do
(Sterling Silver, Ceramic shards dug up in my garden, Resin and Glass Seed Beads)