Sunday, 21 June 2015

Apple Blossom latest jewellery design in my Etsy Shop

Wearable Art Jewellery

Apple Blossom Necklace and Earrings

Now for sale in my Etsy Shop

Apple Blossom Necklace
 € 130.00 
  Pretty apple blossoms and pink glass pearls, make this a very summery necklace.
I used natural slubbed silk and butter milk coloured yarns to wrap cotton jersey material to make the necklace and wrapped aluminium wire to make the spikes. The spikes are decorated with glass pearls in shades of pink attached with silver wire.

The necklace measures 55cms. end to end and is fastened with a silver plated hook and ring.

Apple Blossom Earrings 
 € 30.00
 S shapes in aluminium wire covered with natural silk yarn and below three glass pearls in pinks and different sizes hang on silver plated wire
Made to compliment the Apple Blossom necklace in my shop.
Pretty and lightweightThe earrings measure 5 cms. from hook. The hooks are silver plated, nickle free.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Wearable Art necklace and earrings finished at last

If you remember if you were following my blog I started on a new wearable art piece

 It has been a challenge to make this happens!
I got as far as this....

 and then scrapped everything but the pendant, I have put aside the rest of the design as I still have ideas to make another necklace from it.
I kept the buttermilk silk yarn and introduced a stone and brown slubbed cotton yarn.
This when wrapped around the jersey material blended beautifully with the pendant.
I completed the two pieces of the necklace and made a hook and eye to fasten it.

I tried many ways to attach the pendant, none of them worked for me until I remembered that I had some leather pieces; cut in a strip and bound with yarn made the perfect fastening.

The effect was good but too plain so I added some yarn tassels.

I decided to add some more pieces of leather to the necklace.

At last I was happy with the results; I made a pair of earrings to complement the necklace.

The finished set  'Painted Jasper'