On my way to London for the Swarovski Elements Launch tomorrow till Thursday. Looking forward to demonstrating my four pieces of jewellery including this wrapped rope necklace. It’s got a kumihimo rope, some handmade ropes made from rattail and a sturdy nylon rope bought at www.bead-workshop.co.uk. Evelyn – here’s what you can do with that black rope!
Finally finished the last piece for the Swarovski Launch and all ready to go. This year the main theme is Traces of Time with four sections: classic (faded memories), romantic (sunset rituals), progressive (vivid moments) and glamour (forgotten dreams). Can you tell which design comes from which theme? If you get a chance next week do come along to see the collection before it gets into the shops – I’ll be demonstrating on all days.
I’m just finishing adding the Fancy Stones and beads around the micro macrame to create the bib design. The piece has been designed to showcase the Romantic trend for the launch of the new Tangerine colour of Swarovski Elements. It works well with light silk, rose gold and these fabulous petrol blue pearls.
I’m a big fan of micro macrame and just love the way the Superlon colours blend through – lets you choose to match the beads. I’m working on this design and plan to add Fancy Stones to create a bib style necklace.
A lot of concentration required to keep the right number of stitches on each row of this crocheted cuff bracelet. Swarovski XILION beads are crocheted in as you work and then the cuff is further embellished with square stones and mini beads.
Trying out various arrangements for the Snake Necklace.
With summer weddings and graduation balls around this time – I thought it a good idea to post a Make Jewellery magazine feature from November last year. I just loved working with the cup chain and silver silk cord to create the fabulous necklace, earrings, bracelet and hair comb
This design for the Swarovski Launch, Spring 2014 is the most advanced embroidered piece that I have done. Embroidered onto Lacey’s Stiff Stuff, some of the Fancy Stones were inserted into settings and stitched in place, others attached using a beaded bezel before filling in the background with seed beads and Swarovski Elements.
For those who like crochet, this is a stunning design that is easy to make using simple shaping and basic double and treble stitches. The crochet bib is embellished with the new rose gold square fancy stone as well as new light silk and amethyst square mini-beads.