Monday, 31 January 2011
I thought I'd name this Mermaid Bracelet as it reminds of the beach and sea and looks like something a mermaid might wear;0) I did crochet it on a Cornish beach as well so that probably has something to do with my thought process as well, I finished it off here at home though by putting on the copper hook fastenings and making the copper rings for the extender chain and the spiral which finishes off the end. It is made of green wire with a wave sea edge at the top and small gold/copper, green, rusty red beads. It is approx one and a half inches long and six inches long plus chain.
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Sunday, 30 January 2011
Friday, 28 January 2011
This necklace is made up of rings joined one to the other and give a lovely flowing movement when worn. On some of the rings I have put on beads in sort of peacock colours to give it a bit more colour, and I have finished it with an easy to use toggle clasp with spirals on. I did have a bracelet that made to go with this Shaggy Loop Necklace but it's already been taken. I might do some earrings in a similar style as I think they would swing and move very well.
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
A while ago I was asked if I had any vases with symbols of the Goddess or Pentacles on which I hadn't, but not wishing to disappoint, I engraved some and gave the person who had asked the choice of which she would like. She only wanted a small vase so that she could put seasonal foliage, flowers or herbs in on her altar, leaving the cauldron free for other use. Thinking that this was a lovely idea I have this one ready to go, a Goddess figure with an arm full of flowers and a spiral on her stomach (the second spiral you can see in the photo is actually on the bottom of the vase, my mark). The vase is approx 5 inches high, maybe ideal for Imbolc do you think?
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Sunday, 16 January 2011
We're never quite sure what to give my husbands mother as presents as she says she has no sense of smell (so smellies out), chocolate gives her migraine, she's not overly fond of ornaments, her birthday is in December as well, so if it's a gift for the garden not plants and her garden is now over flowing with statues, bird feeders etc, and they go away for New Years so cut flowers aren't really much good.
Anyway after racking our brains I remembered her saying that she wanted some earrings to go with a necklace that I had made her, but not too dangley. So I made up two different styles for her, I think the cone ones were her favorite, and then also added a bracelet made with the same pearls. We put some other bits and pieces in the gift bag as well, so that it wasn't just all stuff that I had made for her.
Saturday, 15 January 2011
I was quite pleased with this pendant, it was the first time I had used different types of solder on one silver item and I breathed a sigh of relief when I picked it up of the soldering block and it all stayed intact :0) Again the photography is not great, the circles have a nice hammered finish but on the photos it looks more as though I've just mangled them up a bit! I gave it to the mother-in-law as a birthday present and she looked suitable impressed especially after I told her it was all handmade.
Thursday, 13 January 2011
My first knot ring or I thought it was until I brought it in to show my husband who said 'oh have you made a woggle for dad's present), his dad is a scout elder and loves all things scout related. So yes it became a woggle, which is the thing scouts use round their neck scarf to keep it together in case you're not sure, and the one they use for their scouts is traditionally a reef knot.
If you would like a similar one please let me know either by commenting on here or via the contact me page on my web site www.morningstarcraft.co.uk/contact-me.html
Must practise my photography skills, my photos don't do anything for my items!
Wednesday, 5 January 2011
Cor it seems as though the kids have been off school for months, they've gone back today, with the snow and the school boiler braking down it must have been a month! It's been good though, apart from illnesses and running around like a mad thing.
This is the festive branch dec'd out in it's winter attire, we have the christmas tree in the other room with it's baubles and such like one. Most of our house has foliage garlands and shiny pretty things placed around it for Yule, it always seems so bare when they all have to go away again.
Must go and scare the spiders out of the shed again and get creating now :0)