I have had this
piece of sea glass for ages but could never come up with a design that
suited the shape and colour of it.......until found these gorgeous fresh
water pearls in ivory and pale greens. Then the design started taking
shape... I added various glass beads in shades of green and some tiny
silver balls. I made a silver plated wire scroll shape for the back of
the pendant and attached all the beads and sea glass to it with fine
silver wire. I hung the pendant on a silver chain. The chain measures From end to end 51 cms. The pendant 4.5 cms. Wide 5.5cms. Long 2 cms. Deep
Seagulls are very common where I live. I love them, they always seem to have so much attitude!
This is a Print of an original painting of mine. The print is 8x10 inches.
printed on FujiColor Crystal Archive Paper from a Digital Scan of the
original. The print colours are vivid and true to the original.
paint the original paintings of birds on unprimed quality Irish linen.
The tone and texture of the linen gives a vintage feel to the piece. It
also compliments any backdrop from white walls to brickwork. The weave
of the linen is clear in the print. The paper has a Matt finish. Each
print is signed on the front and dated on the back.
Shipped in a clear plastic sleeve and an envelope reinforced with a backing board to prevent bending.
The original painting is also available in my shop.
At the beginning of last year I started experimenting
to make a necklace base that was soft and pliable yet strong and wearable.
I wanted it also to be integral with the
embellishments I chose.
I tried different types of crochet in
different yarns from silk to hemp, ribbons and strips of fabrics.
Then quite by chance I was cutting up a T-
shirt for a different project and suddenly realized this was what I was looking
for as a base for my necklaces.
A cotton T- shirt cut into bias strips
After a few more unsuccessful attempts I
found a way to wrap the bias strips so they behaved just the way I envisaged
all those months ago!
But of course that was only the beginning I
had to find embellishments that fitted in with the twisted woody vine effect I
I was using some little red clips to hold
the vines together, my daughter on passing thought these were part of my idea.
This was enough to start my mind rolling, so I worked with that colour and with
the placing of the clips, and chose for my first piece miniature fruit, berries
Of course like everything handmade it took
hours to make but it’s relaxing, peaceful, and portable and needs very few
Now I am hooked no T-shirt is safe from my
Fastening the necklace was another time
consuming process but after a few trails I decided to use my own hooks made
from silver plated wire, with rings; neat and effective.
Very Simple Fastening
I will create a few more in this series and then they will be for sale in My Etsy Shop